Mount St. Mary's College LA -- ADN - page 3

Hey guys! I was just wondering if anyone here is applying for the ADN program at MSMC for Spring 2010... ANd if anyone has gone to any information sessions.. Let me know! I'm looking into MSMC... Read More

  1. by   vlove
    Hey guys... havent been here in a while.
    Have any of you heard from MSMC?

    Jehida, I decided not to take the TEAS with MSMC. I plan on reactivating my application next semester and I'm also applying for other programs at CC's...

    Updates please!
  2. by   jehida
    Hey vlove,

    I do have some exciting news to report: I was accepted!! It all happened so fast. Last Tuesday, someone from the nursing department called wanting to schedule an interview asap, as in the next day! This gave me little time to prepare but I just wanted to get things rolling. They emailed me a list of possible questions, very similar to our admissions essay so I wasn't that nervous. My interview was with one of the nursing administrators and was very conversational. She really just wanted to know about me, why I chose nursing, but really, it was very much about my interests. It was great, very easy going, lasted about 20 minutes and at the end she welcomed me into the nursing program! I had absolutley no idea I would be told then. Thought I would have to wait until nealry the end of December. It was a great early thanksgiving surprise. :-)


    I have a 3.54 science gpa,3.6 in overall core prereqs, 2.76 overall ( I know pretty bad but that's when I was younger ) and an 85.3 on TEAS. I have my MA back office certificate, but really I'm not sure how much that factored into their decision. Of course I don't know your academic standing, but I think that as long as you get them all the transcripts, you shouldn't have a problem getting in. Besides, I think they focus first on science gpa, core prereq gpa, and TEAS. I'm also fairly sure that once you get an interview, you're essentially in.

    Let me know if you have any other questions. :-)
    good luck to you!!
  3. by   vlove
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    awesome thanksgiving surprise.
    so happy for you!

    aww i wish we could have gotten accepted TOGETHER! stupid me and my stupid transcript! UGH!

    good luck with everything! hope to see you on campus one day
  4. by   munoz7rox
    Hey Jehida,

    Congratulations on being accepted to MSMC. Do you know how much it costs to go to MSMC per semester?

    Thank You
  5. by   hauyoudoing
    im getting so nervious. i still havent heard anything back from the admissions office yet......
  6. by   jehida
    Hi hauyoudoing,

    Did msmc contact you to take the TEAS? If they did and you took it, did they contact you for an interview? From my understanding, they were setting up interviews on November 25 and Nov 30. Could be more days, but those were the days that I was offered for my interview. I think there was something like, 72 spots available for spring.

    I would give them a call. It can't hurt. Trust me, I called them soooo much during this entire process. Call them, email them, do whatever just to let them know you're truly interested. I think that's what helped me; my relentless pestering since August. LOL

    Good luck to you!!
  7. by   jehida
    Hey munoz7rox,

    Thanks so much for the congrats, I'm so excited this is finally happening. You have no idea how much effort this took. Glad it worked out.

    MSMC is very pricey-- Here is the breakdown:
    Associate Degree in Nursing (2009-2010)
    Tuition (12 units) $8280
    Per unit $690
    College Service Fee $220
    Nursing Fee $275
    Health Insurance $1362/yr

    Factor in books, parking, gas, incidentals, I'm sure it's well over $10,000/semester.

    I know what you're thinking, sounds crazy, right? But look at it this way, you could wait 2-5 years and go to a community college, essentially putting your life on hold, OR you could pay around $40,000 and go directly into a program. And it's not like you would have to pay the entire amount. I qualify for a variety of financial aid help, you can get controlled loans that you won't have to worry about until after you start working, so really, it's very doable. I consider it an investment. My grades aren't terrible (refer back to my previous post ) but I have already been through a year of denials from other colleges, I'm older, and I'd like to get my life started. I will gladly pay to do this.

    I'd recommend you check it out and see if it's for you. Glad to meet you and good luck
  8. by   jehida
    Quote from vlove
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    awesome thanksgiving surprise.
    so happy for you!

    aww i wish we could have gotten accepted TOGETHER! stupid me and my stupid transcript! UGH!

    good luck with everything! hope to see you on campus one day
    I know. It would have been so nice to be nursing buddies, but hey, I'm sure that you will get in for the Fall. Then I can give you a heads up on what to expect.

    I'm gonna be nerdy and go next week to get my books, and of course, some MSMC paraphernalia like a sweatshirt, mug, pens--you know, essentials. LOL

    I do hope I see you around one day. Take care!
  9. by   vlove
    HA! I would do the same! I'd get on the sweatshirt ASAP... gotta represent now. lol.
  10. by   hauyoudoing
    i applied for the pre-nursing so im guessing i wont need to take the TEAS till next year. However, i didnt get a call about any interview? -_- i tried to email them but no response yet.. so scurrred
  11. by   hauyoudoing
    also if im going in as a prenurse do i have to reapply again for the ADN? and if thats the case theres a chance i might get rejected too???

    im stresed out
  12. by   vlove
    Hey guys...
    the strangest thing just happened. I just received an acceptance letter into the pre-nursing program. (They told me my application was rejected because of incomplete transcripts.) So I don't know what's going on... I'm gonna give them a call later today to see whats up. Jehida, we might see each other on campus sooner than we thought! Haha
  13. by   jehida
    Quote from vlove
    Hey guys...
    the strangest thing just happened. I just received an acceptance letter into the pre-nursing program. (They told me my application was rejected because of incomplete transcripts.) So I don't know what's going on... I'm gonna give them a call later today to see whats up. Jehida, we might see each other on campus sooner than we thought! Haha
    I think that if you apply direct to ADN and you're denied they put you in prenursing. Obviously you have all the ADN core prereqs, your denial was a transcript issue (very lame btw) so I really do think you will get in for Fall. I believe they give priority to continuing MSMC students, so maybe you should take that religion course RST 41. That way you can have it out of the way before you even start ADN, you'll be given priority because you're a continuing student, and then you can get yourself a sweatshirt too. HA!

    On the other hand, like I've said before, I don't know your academic record, but you strike me as being a good student with a great GPA. Maybe you should just wait and apply to Community Colleges as well as MSMC for Fall. Decisions, decisions, right?

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