UF Accelerated BSN - May 2010 Applicants

  1. WELCOME

    If you're applying to the University of Florida's May 2010 accelerated BSN program in Gainesville (aka class of 2011), this thread's for you! Applicants, current students, and alumni are all welcome to the discussion!

    For starters, here is the program's website:

    http://con.ufl.edu/prospective/prosp...bsn_home.shtml

    Looking forward to meeting more of you on here!

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  3. by   PacoUSA
    BUMP ... just in case anyone is out there!
  4. by   julwh
    I read the admission prereqs and it says that you need statistics, anatomy, physiology and microbiology - is that all? Do you know if it is A&P I and II? I didn't see any course codes.

    I had planned on applying only at JU and UNF but I may apply at UF too if those are the only prereqs.
  5. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from julwh
    I read the admission prereqs and it says that you need statistics, anatomy, physiology and microbiology - is that all? Do you know if it is A&P I and II? I didn't see any course codes.

    I had planned on applying only at JU and UNF but I may apply at UF too if those are the only prereqs.
    Yes, it's definitely A&P I & II, I checked with admissions about that already. They do require the GRE which probably makes up for the fact that they require less prereqs than other schools.
  6. by   jazziphat
    I am May 2009 hopeful I will be finished with prereq's in December and am focusing on the GRE this summer. For all other hopefuls when are you taking the GRE????
  7. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from jazziphat
    I am May 2009 hopeful I will be finished with prereq's in December and am focusing on the GRE this summer. For all other hopefuls when are you taking the GRE????
    You meant 2010 right? The 2009 hopefuls are already deep into their semester and they have not been heard from since before they started in May! .... I will be done with prereqs Dec as well. As for the GRE, I have no clue when I should be squeezing that in! With a full-time job and taking a whole year of A&P this summer, I'm going bananas ... LMAO! I have a 2 week break between summer sessions and the fall semester, perhaps I can do a cram session then and slowly build up to it. Hope to take it by Nov LATEST, I think that will be OK, ya think?
  8. by   julwh
    I haven't even started cramming for the GRE - looks like I better start!
  9. by   Galore
    Paco, I waited until early January to take the GRE since I decided at the last minute to apply to UF as a backup. You will be fine if you take it by November. However, I bought a prep book and halfheartedly crammed for it. I've always been pretty good at standardized tests, and only got a few wrong on the verbal section of the SAT in high school. I was surprised by how hard the GRE was! I had to study while working fulltime too and taking pre-reqs at night, but if you are serious about getting into UF, know that they place a lot of weight on your GRE score and try to allow time to study.
  10. by   julwh
    Has anyone visited the school - are there tours available of the facilities for the nursing program?
  11. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from julwh
    Has anyone visited the school - are there tours available of the facilities for the nursing program?
    Julwh, not aware if the school offers tours, although I would have to guess that you might at the very least be able to arrange a campus visit. I'd be interested in that as well. Galore I believe is an alum of the school, she might be able to let us know.

    Galore, THANKS for the GRE advice!
  12. by   Galore
    UF has group tours available but they are mostly aimed at incoming freshmen and cover more of the college experience highlights - the dorms, dining facilities, admission/financial aid office, etc. The College of Nursing is at the southernmost part of campus and thus sort of isolated from the hub of campus life (Turlington Plaza/Library area). Since all of us have already been through undergrad, I assume you don't care about that stuff much?

    The College of Nursing is in a building which is open during daytime hours. There are basically only two or three rooms you'll ever be in, so a tour would be fairly quick. Almost all of your classes are in one classroom on the first floor. The nursing lab is upstairs, which has maybe 8 stations which are set up like hospital rooms with a bed, dresser, and curtains. This is where you practice your clinical skills and assessments and get checked off on them. This room is usually locked when not in use. If you're planning to visit, you could call someone in the CON and see if they will show you around informally.

    There is a separate bookstore and library for health science students directly across from our nursing building, and you can always eat in the hospital cafeteria or a little plaza that has Chick Fil A and Einsteins Bagels. Shands UF is adjacent to that area, so it's nice if you have clinicals there!
  13. by   julwh
    I have been to the school before years ago but it would definitely be nice to see the nursing labs.

    I have toured both Remington in Lake Mary and Chamberlain in Jacksonville, I was blown away by their state of the art simulated dummies! Jacksonville University also has a really nice 12 bed lab.
  14. by   mareaszy
    Hey guys, I'm new to this site. I'm also getting ready to apply this Fall. I'm a graduating senior here at UF and would love to be able to stay here for the nursing program. I know a few of you mentioned studying for the GRE. I took a practice test last week at the kaplan testing center here on campus. It didn't seem that bad to me. Very similar to SAT. Does anyone know any males that are applying???!!! Ive have a few female friends applying but I haven't heard anything about any males. Hopefully that'll be a plus for me . Also Galore, I'm looking to start volunteering at Shands this summer. Do you know if they offer anything that is concentrated more on shadowing nurses???

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