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51 minutes ago, Deohen said:

Can those who got accepted go over your application stats?

I’m a current ABSN student. I had 4.0 in all my science pre-reqs and a 3.8 overall. The TEAS isn’t required for CSUN...at least not for our cohort. Our backgrounds all vary quite a bit in terms of experience/no experience and what our previous degrees were in. I heard that they do plan on doing interviews moving forward. We have 40 in our cohort if that helps too.

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Thank you for your response. When you say 3.8 GPA overall do you mean your overall cummulative bachelor's GPA including transfer GPA? Or previous major GPA? Or all prerequisites GPA? Sorry just super anxious about the whole thing at the moment.

Currently I have a 3.76 major GPA (finance), but 3.14 cummulative GPA (darn those first years at Pierce college), my ABSN prerequisite GPA is 4.0 however. 

I have about 250 volunteer hours at a medical clinic where I mostly did patient intake, payment processing, recording of vitals, and appointment scheduling. For the volunteer verification form did you turn in your timesheet or a letter with appropriate letterhead from a supervisor verifying the hours? 

Other than this volunteer experience I have not held a paid position in the medical field, I've mostly worked in the hospitality industry. 

This year they only require 2 letters of recommendation and I plan on getting one from the primary physician at the medical clinic I worked at and my anatomy professor. (I asked if they'd take more, but they said it was unnecessary)

Would you say I have a fighting chance at getting accepted? I'm so worried and anxious. Also in my statement of purpose I covered all the prompt questions, would this be ill-advised compared to focusing on a few of the questions?

 

Any tips for getting in would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks again!!

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3.8 overall cumulative for my 1st bachelors. They don’t look at major specific GPA. The only pre-reqs I did during my first degree were English and Public speaking so the 4.0 was everything I did just before entering nursing school. I believe there is a GPA requirement, but that most of us are probably well above that cut off. I do think that they likely give more weight to pre-reqs, but I don’t know for sure.

I just attached a copy of my COPE health scholars certificate which stated how many hours I had, and I believe I had the program director at my hospital sign a form too. Can’t remember for sure...that feels like forever ago.

I’d say tighten up your personal statement as much as possible. Pretty sure some of my cohort got in because of theirs if their GPA was lacking.

I will try to answer other questions you might have, but we have two huge exams this week so be patient if it’s not right away.

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On 3/29/2019 at 8:38 PM, Jetsettingnurse said:

Hi there!

This program is EXTREMELY fast paced. I know I personally underestimated the workload by a lot. Many of us have had to quit our jobs because it’s been too much. The program will 100% be worth it if we make it through but it’s stressful and definitely an extreme undertaking so be sure that you want it and can manage the workload. The clinical days have been my favorite part so far, which is a good thing since we will have 30 hours/week of it this summer semester coming up.

Thank you for your input! I'm hoping to get into CSUN ABSN's program for Spring 2021 since I'm going to graduate Spring 2020. Thanks again and wish you all the best.

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On 3/29/2019 at 8:57 PM, Deohen said:

Thank you for your response. When you say 3.8 GPA overall do you mean your overall cummulative bachelor's GPA including transfer GPA? Or previous major GPA? Or all prerequisites GPA? Sorry just super anxious about the whole thing at the moment.

Currently I have a 3.76 major GPA (finance), but 3.14 cummulative GPA (darn those first years at Pierce college), my ABSN prerequisite GPA is 4.0 however. 

I have about 250 volunteer hours at a medical clinic where I mostly did patient intake, payment processing, recording of vitals, and appointment scheduling. For the volunteer verification form did you turn in your timesheet or a letter with appropriate letterhead from a supervisor verifying the hours? 

Other than this volunteer experience I have not held a paid position in the medical field, I've mostly worked in the hospitality industry. 

This year they only require 2 letters of recommendation and I plan on getting one from the primary physician at the medical clinic I worked at and my anatomy professor. (I asked if they'd take more, but they said it was unnecessary)

Would you say I have a fighting chance at getting accepted? I'm so worried and anxious. Also in my statement of purpose I covered all the prompt questions, would this be ill-advised compared to focusing on a few of the questions?

 

Any tips for getting in would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks again!!

Where do you find the information on what CSUN wants for the application? Maybe I'm looking on the wrong site or tabs, but I haven't been able to see anything about the letters of recommendation and etc.

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The info session was full by the time I RSVPed, can someone give the a summary?

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I will be applying to this program for the Spring 2020 Cohort and I was wondering what was the size of the last cohort?

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1 hour ago, KDL23 said:

I will be applying to this program for the Spring 2020 Cohort and I was wondering what was the size of the last cohort?

We started with 40

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