Mount St. Mary's College LA -- ADN - page 4

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   jehida
    Quote from 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

    I know that feeling of stress, don't worry though. I think they are much less selective of pre-nursing applicants. I really don't see why they would deny someone. Plus, if you take the pre-nursing courses at MSMC they give you priority when applying directly to ADN. That being said, I do think you must still have competitive grades. Before I applied, I attended a group counseling session lead by a nursing admissions counselor and she said that while they do give priority to continuing students, if it's between a MSMC pre-nursing student with a 2.5 and an outsider with 3.5, obviously they're going to favor the one with a higher GPA. So yes, if you are an average MSMC student, you could potentially be turned down.

    Also, make sure you note the repeat limit as it pertains to D's and F's. You can repeat ONLY ONE course if you receive anything below a C. Example, if you took Micro and Physio, failed them, took them again, got A's, you would still be ineligible. From conversations with staff, they have gotten very strict with this rule, just something to keep in mind.

    Here is directly from the MSMC ADN page:
    GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS
    Human Anatomy w/lab * 4 Units
    Microbiology w/lab * 4 Units
    Chemistry w/lab* 3-4 Units
    Human Physiology w/lab * 4 Units
    Speech 101 3 Units
    English 101 3 Units
    Lifespan/Developmental Psychology 3 Units
    General Psychology 3 Units
    General Studies Elective (Art, Music, Literature or History) 3 Units
    Sociology 3 units
    Philosophy- Critical Thinking 3 units
    * Effective Fall 2009, a student may repeat a course required for the nursing major no more than once. Failure (C- and below) of any two required science or pre-requisite courses results in non-admission.

    Finally, I really wish I would have known just how competitive one must be when starting the road to nursing. I took Chem in the summer, got an A, but over-loaded myself with the rest of the sciences. I made the mistake of taking Anatomy, Physio, and Micro in a single semester. I guess I wanted to make up for time wasted. I got 2 B's and an A. Not bad, but certainly not good enough to enter any program directly. Plus I wasn't always as ambitious of a student as I am now and have a lower cumulative GPA. This really hurt my chances in getting into any community college or CSU. So my honest advice to you is if you really want to make it easier on yourself when it counts, take only the amount of classes/semester you KNOW you can handle and get A's. Trust me, I definitely would have spent 3 semesters taking the prereqs had I known. They say 2.5GPA, but that is truly the bare-minimum. So yeah, that's my advice and my

    Hope this helps.
  2. by   vlove
    I called the admissions office today and asked about the whole pre-nursing to nursing thing and she said that as long as you're in the pre-nursing program, you have a spot in the Fall ADN program. I sure hope she knows what she's talking about!

    I think I'm going to just do Pre-Nursing at MSMC. I dont want to wait for JC, I just wanna get started and get out of school already. My problem is this: I'm going to be out of town (and when i say out of town, i mean half a world away, literally...) until the 17th and classes start on the 11th! Ugh... I dont know how I'm gonna move my flight up without paying 100 or more dollars!!! Im also gonna miss all the orientations and such...
  3. by   newbiepnp
    Why are you choosing the ADN vs the BSN program. It seems they have almost the same pre-reqs. Just curious, as I'm applying for the ABSN.
  4. by   jehida
    Quote from vlove
    I called the admissions office today and asked about the whole pre-nursing to nursing thing and she said that as long as you're in the pre-nursing program, you have a spot in the Fall ADN program. I sure hope she knows what she's talking about!

    I think I'm going to just do Pre-Nursing at MSMC. I dont want to wait for JC, I just wanna get started and get out of school already. My problem is this: I'm going to be out of town (and when i say out of town, i mean half a world away, literally...) until the 17th and classes start on the 11th! Ugh... I dont know how I'm gonna move my flight up without paying 100 or more dollars!!! Im also gonna miss all the orientations and such...
    GREAT NEWS about Fall!!! I think you would be fine missing the orientations, but not the first day of class. But I don't know, this being a private college, maybe they would be more accommodating? If you're guaranteed Fall acceptance, I'd go for it.
  5. by   hauyoudoing
    vlove if u dont mind me asking... what was ur gpa???
  6. by   jehida
    Quote from sugarlips
    Why are you choosing the ADN vs the BSN program. It seems they have almost the same pre-reqs. Just curious, as I'm applying for the ABSN.
    Hello!

    I definitely would have preferred BSN, but when I went to the info session back in September, they said only the top 10 transfer students were accepted and 3 alternates. I didn't think I'd make the cut and you can only apply to one program at a time, so I chose ADN.

    The ABSN seems like such an intense program! But I'd be willing to commit myself to a year of stress in exchange for a BSN.

    Good luck to you!
  7. by   vlove
    hauyoudoing,
    hello! as of right now, my total GPA is 3.2...
    dont know my science gpa though. still working on micro.
    my science grades arent that great. C's in anatomy/physio...
  8. by   silvermermaidRN
    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
    Vlove: just curious if you had any other pre requisites outstanding besides the religion? I applied to the direct entry adn with a ba sociology thinking I had all pre reqs in the bag but apparently many of my pre ups classes didn't transfer over. They did accept me into the pre nursing option but I will only accept if I can get into nursing by fall. Did you talk to a counselor or just someone who answered the phone? Sorry for all the questions
  9. by   vlove
    nope. the reliogion class is my last pre-req for the ADN program. I spoke with someone who answered the phone... you might wanna double check and speak with a counselor
  10. by   vlove
    btw, on the transcript eval they sent (with the acceptance letter), a bunch of my pre-reqs "appear to be missing". A lot of my classes are to be reviewed by the DEpt. chair.. I'm going to call them on Monday to ask them about that.
  11. by   hauyoudoing
    well i got my acceptance letter into MSMC pre-nursing and thats the route im going to go with. wish everyone here the best of luck in the future!
  12. by   lilone5122
    Hi everyone!! So i have a question. im planning on going to the next session at Mount St Marys cause i want to go there. I have only taken one call in college all together. My question is... what pre-reqs do you have to have to get into the pre-nursing program?? Can you start that program not having any pre-reqs at all. Does that mean i can do all of them in that program??
  13. by   vlove
    Quote from hauyoudoing
    well i got my acceptance letter into MSMC pre-nursing and thats the route im going to go with. wish everyone here the best of luck in the future!
    hauyoudoing, did all of your pre-requisites transfer? have you met with your advisor? i have yet to turn in my decision form & deposit.

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