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Cumberland University-Fall 2011


I just received my acceptance letter Saturday for Cumberland University's BSN program, I will be attending the traditional day classes at the Lebanon campus. I am super nervous about the "unknown," but more excited than anything. Are there any other CU fall nursing students on this forum, or any graduates of the program who can offer any inside information? Thanks!


Has 2 years experience.

Congratulations!!!! I also got my letter on Saturday to attend for the Fall. I was suppose to start in the Spring of 2012, but I got in for Fall. Have you already taken all of you required classes?

Congratulations 2 you both! I applied for Fall 2011 Mt. Juliet site, and I was wondering if either of you knew of anyone who has received an acceptance letter for the night weekend program? I just want to know if I should keep checking my mailbox or not:-( I live in Murfreesboro, so I'm wondering how long a letter would take to get to me if I got accepted.

@Starla, Congrats to you, too! I have my second Spanish and college Algebra left to take, I wanted to take the CLEP test and get out of Algebra, but I need to be "full-time" to get my grant money.

@CUbsnHopeful, I do not know anyone attending or trying to attend the MJ campus, but I would imagine they would send you a letter regardless of acceptance. How were your GPA/HESI scores? From what I have heard, CU has a pretty high acceptance rate, so I would still be optimistic! You could always call the admissions department, they can access your record and let you know, and they usually do it on the spot, instead of having to wait on a return call or email from the nursing deptartment! Did either of you apply for endowed scholarships? If so, have you heard anything?

@MamaLinds when I was accepted to the University my transfer eval said my cumlative gpa was 3.1 and transfer gpa 3.4 and my HESI score was a 89% I am trying to stay hopeful. I want this so much!

I did not apply for scholarships but I plan to do so for the spring. Also, the only prereq I have left is intro to nursing, hopefully that is a good sign since you @MamaLinds were accepted with two classes left to take. What were you gpa and hesi scores?

I know the requirements for the Lebanon campus are different than the MJ site, Lebanon allows you to enter into the program with less than 10 credit hours of pre-reqs left, but I think MJ requires you to have completed all of your pre-reqs. However, I don't think Intro to Nursing is a pre-req, I was under the impression that the Intro class is part of the first semester of the program. My cumulative GPA is a 4.0, and my HESI scores ranged from 89-97%, I am unsure of what my official average was, though.

Wow that is really great MamaLinds! Maybe I should've applied to the Lebanon site instead of mt. Juliet. Idk but I think you're right about intro to nursing being apart of the program. One of my co workers is in the program and she said her classmates in the mj site still had statistics and nutrition to take and got in. Maybe I just need to be patient.

They actually have nutrition and statistics factored into two of the semesters, maybe the second and third? I took statistics at NSCC, but haven't had Nutrition yet. :)


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@MommaLinds, I have not applied for any grants at CU yet. I was hoping on the registration day I would be able to do all that. I have tried to get in touch with the SON and admissions to ask about the class days and time. I might need to change my Micro class. I have already the nutrition and stats, micro is the only one left. Where are you from? Are you close to CU?

@CUbsnHopeful, when did you take your HESI? I would think you would hear something soon. I agree with MommaLinds I would try to call them or email. I can never get anyone on the phone.

@Starla, I'm super close, in MJ. The deadline for the endowed scholarships was April 1st, have you met with financial aid yet? I have a pell grant and a transfer scholarship that is GPA-based, so that may be worth checking in to! Are you close? You may try to meet with them prior to registration, just to get an idea. I've never made an appt with financial aid, I've always just walked in and met with someone in the office. Like you, I can NEVER get anyone on the phone!

@starla2112 I took my hesi June 9th. I emailed my admissions Rep and he says if I got accepted I would get a letter early this week. Which makes me think they don't give out letters if you were not accepted.


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@MommaLinds- Well I guess I will not be doing that. I probably would not get an endowed scholarship anyways. No I have not been to meet with financial aid. Maybe I should try to do that this week. I was supposed to start in the spring 2012 so I have not been worried about going and working on any of that. I should be able to get the transfer scholarship. I live in Gallatin so I am still close. I for see a trip to Lebanon wed or thurs.

@CUbsnHopeful- I think they have a waiting list too. You should get a letter either way. If you could do the day program as well I would call and see if you were accepted and try to get into that one. It cannot hurt to try to call and ask someone. I can usually get through to Pace Pope, but then she transfers me to people that never call back. I might even try to call the dean (Carole Ann Bach) and see if she could find out anything for you.

@starla2112 Ok. I will try both of them tomorrow and let you know what happens.


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Please do. It would be great to have someone else in the program that we are familiar with!!! Good Luck!!!

Thank you! Yes, it would be great especially to have a study group already formed too.

Hi. I talked to Pace Pope and she said the letters were sent out this week and I would get a letter even if I was not accepted. I guess I'm playing the waiting game, now! Did either of you have to sign for your letter(certified mail) or did you just get it out of you mailbox?


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I am glad you got to talk with someone!!! I did not have to sign for mine. It was in the mailbox when I got home Saturday night. I am so excited for you! Keep us posted:)