Fresno State BSN entry - page 2

Hi all, I was interested in applying to the Fresno State BSN program for spring 2010 but am unsure if my GPA makes the cut. I don't want to blow the extra $50-60 on a school I wouldn't get in to... Read More

  1. by   CranialNerves12
    awww! do you know when you will be notified? and what are you stats: gpa/teas, if you don't mind sharing. i personally don't know how the competition is at fresno state, but i'm sure you'll get in. you seem very dedicated and concerned.

    i'm very anxious too, mainly because they wont tell us when we will be notified. everytime i ask them, they are like.."oh, in may....or june...july, at the latest."

    i'm like WOW..thanks a lot...that really helps..haha!!

    did you apply anywhere else? i only applied to one school, which makes this waiting process ever more scary and frustrating! ahhhhhhh.

    good luck with your final grades. hopefully, you'll get your As!! I got lucky with my micro class because my teacher decided to be super generous with a huge curve! hahaha! :]
  2. by   sandraellen
    S. Snake: Here is what I know from a friend of mine that was going to apply to CSU Bakersfield and got tired of the constant changing so decided on CSULB. The program keeps changing. Last year at this time they had 2 separate programs, first, an entry level 3 year program for those without BA/BS. Second, they had an accelerated program - it was a 15 month program that would start in summer 09 - you had to have a bachelors in something to get into it....then last summer the accelerated went to an 18 month program and they added a pre-requisite of pathophysiology..they told you that the patho course would be offered at CSUB and to take it in Spring 09. You were to apply to the university for spring 09 admission so that you could take it and then the accelerated program would begin in Summer 09. Then in December they dropped the accelerated program and combined the regular 3 year undergraduate program WITH the accelerated one and now it is just ONE 21 month program - AND they still wanted you to take the pre-requisite of pathophysiology ( 3 semester units or 5 quarter units) ) and it has to be one that they approve of...CAN NOT be on-line must be a face to face lecture and still gave you the option of taking it in spring 09 but were also going to offer it during the summer 09 as the new revised program would not start till fall 09.

    So I guess the people taking the patho now are taking it and dont even know if they are accepted into the program. So, if your GPA ( overall and math/science to separate categories) and TEAS were good enough on their criteria ( scale and they give points) those people enrolled in Spring 09 patho are hoping that they will get in by having the patho complete at CSUB.

    I heard yesterday if you are one of the top 48 and dont have the patho class completed then you can take it at CSUB during their summer 5 week session - that they are going to give conditional admission to those top 48 and you will be in their program if you pass the patho with a C.

    So what about those people who are just about to finish and maybe they get and A or a B in the patho course? ....I guess it doesnt matter as they are basing the conditional admission on your criteria score..and because the program is impacted they dont use all your pre-requisties grades for the criteria score, they only use a few of the required pre-requite grades to figure your score...............Who knows what they will change next.

    If you apply at CSUB stay on top of things and be very flexible to changes in their program. It also helps if you live in their area as you get points for being a Bakersfield resident. My friend didnt live there and lived closer to CSULB and had applied at a lot of southern California schools. So I think she made the right choice. One wants to feel like they are going into a program that has been doing it for a while and they wont get jerked around. But from what I read on allnurses many of the programs switich things upquite a bit. I think there IS competition at CSUB as they get over 300 applications and only take 48. Well, at least that is what they are doing as of today :-)
    Last edit by sandraellen on May 30, '09
  3. by   CranialNerves12
    wow 48 out of 300 at csub! any idea what the average accepted students stats are like?
  4. by   Scooby-Dooby-Doo
    yup. its on their website. the average GPA was about a 3.2.... , i think. thats not bad though, which is why i'm applying there and literally 25-30 more schools. SFSU is much more worse. 80-100 out of 1,200+ seriously, thats really ridiculous.

    CranialNerves12: I did not apply to Fresno state yet BUT i will be applying there this coming august... which is so soon and so scary. once i apply to fresno, i go into this mode of applying to the rest of the 30+ schools. speaking of the 30+ schools, one of them i looked at was fullerton state but their BSN is only an RN-to-BSN. are you doing that one?
  5. by   CranialNerves12
    ummm...the program at fullerton qualifies students for their RN licensure and awards them a BSN....that's the one i'm hoping to get into.

    wow, you are applying to a lot of schools!

    hmmm 3.2 seems pretty low actually. Looks like it might be one of the easier CSUs to get into, cause like most of the others have an average around 3.8
  6. by   sandraellen
    3.2 was the lowest and that was probably one person who was a veteran or was classified by their point system as economically disadvantaged ( you get points on their crieteria scale for those) ..the average was 3.59 and this next fall 09 class the average person has about a 3.89
  7. by   sandraellen
    s. snake where did you take your pathophysiology course?
  8. by   rterra3
    I was wondering what if anyone got in Fresno State or Bakersfield, i am interested in applying to both of them. I am from out of state so I need all the info. I can get. If you guys dont mind me asking, what did your profile looked like?

    I plan to move out there if I get into a program prolly fall of next year ('10) ...
  9. by   Scooby-Dooby-Doo
    Quote from sandraellen
    s. snake where did you take your pathophysiology course?
    i havent taken a pathophysio course yet but i do hope to do their summer course on it if i get conditional acceptance once i apply.
  10. by   Scooby-Dooby-Doo
    Quote from rterra3
    I was wondering what if anyone got in Fresno State or Bakersfield, i am interested in applying to both of them. I am from out of state so I need all the info. I can get. If you guys dont mind me asking, what did your profile looked like?

    I plan to move out there if I get into a program prolly fall of next year ('10) ...

    rterra3, i dont think your chances in getting to both schools are fair because you are out of state and most of the CSU (california state univeristies) exclude interantional applicants and out of state applicants since the impaction is heavy.

    my stats fight now are about a 3.75-3.9 GPA in both prereqs and overall and an 80% on TEAS 1st time taken.
  11. by   rterra3
    Yeah i kinda figured that when i was doing some research that my chances would be low since I am out of state. Im prolly going to end up applying to almost every school in cali. lol

    Ultimately, I would love to go to CSU LA... Would anyone happen to know more about that school.
  12. by   ChanelCinq
    Quote from Solidus_Snake
    my stats fight now are about a 3.75-3.9 GPA in both prereqs and overall and an 80% on TEAS 1st time taken.
    Snake your GPA is high. Can I ask why you are applying to 30 or so schools? I would not think with suck a high GPA you would need to apply to that many.

    I have about a 3.3 and I plan to apply to all kinds of random schools but my GPA is significantly lower than yours.

    Any tips in your research of places to apply to? I don't really care where I go as long as it is cheap and I can get in. I figure I can live anywhere for 12 to 18 months or so.
  13. by   CranialNerves12
    uhhh i can't think about anything BUT getting into the program. im applying to csu fullerton which has a very new program...do you think new programs are easier to get into? i know there's no logic to it....but just wondering, plus, i'm desperate. ahhh. i have a 3.7 overall and 3.56 pre reqs and a 92.4 on the TEAS....what you do think? do i have a chance? they said last year the average applicant (not accepted) was around a 3.2 with a 80 on the teas.....but then again that was the average applicant....any day now i'll hear back from them...

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