Hi everyone,Im looking for advice from people who have been accepted into accelerated programs or any nursing program as a student with a prior bachelor's in an unrelated field. I've applied at UMass and didn't get in. Ive been accepted at Laboure but nervous to start as i only hear negative things, and I dont like that its an associates program. I would really also like to apply to simmons dix scholar program as $ is certainly a consideration and I would be able to maintain my job in that program. I was just wondering what types of credentials people have that got into the accelerated programs. Everyone knows they are super competitive, but i can't help to feel that i need direct patient experience to even get a consideration. I currently work for partners healthcare (but in communications) and have previously worked at an eye dr. office. Otherwise I'm just beginnning to volunteer at MGH. What else do I need to do to get accepted!? I had above a 3.0 as an undergrad and got mostly B's in my prereqs. What did you do to stand out?Thanks!!!