accelerated nursing - page 2

Hello all, Well, i have finally been able to apply to the accelerated nursing program at my school. I am so nervous. :p Been taking one class for about a year and a half, pretty much broke,... Read More

  1. by   Keely-FutureRN
    Good Luck to you all! Just wondering...what qualifications do you need to have to get into these accelerated nursing programs? I'm still finishing up pre-requisites so still relatively new. I haven't heard of this being offered. What is a "good" GPA to have?

  2. by   Nurse2bSandy
    I am planning on starting an accelerated program in the fall. It is a 23 month program for students that have all of their prereq's done and a GPA of 3.0. I am a first degree student but will have a BSN when I finish. I will be going to Hawaii Pacific University... hopefully I won't be too stressed to enjoy the view!
  3. by   RedVaz
    The requirements for the accelerated BSN (@ MUSC) is to have completed 60 credits of prereqs, SAT 1100, at least a 3.0 GPA. Also need to submit 3 letters of recommendation and an essay. Very competetive program.

    Good Luck Keely!
  4. by   Keely-FutureRN
    Wow! Good luck to you guys!

  5. by   PennyLane
    Besides gen. ed requirements, mine require A&P I and II, Micro, Nutrition, and Human Growth and Development. MD also requires Chemistry, Biology, math, etc.
  6. by   RedVaz
    I just found out today; I didn't get in to the accelerated program at MUSC in Charleston. I have a 4.0 and had 3 excellent recommendations. I don't understand what happened. My advisor kept telling me that I was worried for no reason, guess not.
  7. by   emmybsu
    I am so sorry to hear that. What are you going to do? Wait until next year and then apply or are you going to apply to another program?

    I don't find out until the end of this month. I hate waiting.

    I hope all is well.

  8. by   RedVaz
    I'm going to call and see if they can tell me if there is a waiting list/alternate list. Also going to see what I could possibly do to improve my application. Found another college to apply to but it will take me three years more instead of 1 1/2. Third choice is to get on waiting list for ADN program at the community college, then go the RN to BSN route. If I don't get into any of them I will reapply next year.
    It seems to be the same everywhere-nursing shortage, but there are plenty of people want to take courses, but not enough spots. Not any porblem if you want to be an English major, but if you're going into Nursing it takes a lot of luck as well as good grades.
    Good Luck to you. The waiting is rough!
  9. by   emmybsu
    Well, all, i found out that I hadn't made it into my program that I had applied to the third week in March. It has taken me three weeks just to come back to this forum. I was really depressed when I first found out and had no idea what I was going to do. The next day, I tried calling some of the other universities in my state. I called my alma mater and found out that they have a 19 month program that I may qualify for. I just have to finish my microbiology and then a health science class and find out if I have been admitted into that program.

    I don't even know if my GPA will be high enough. That is all the first school looked at when I applied. I am just a bit depressed because this is all I have ever wanted to do and if GPA is holding me back, then it seems that it will hold me back with any program that I apply to, and that upsets me.

    I imagine that I will find out more from my alma mater when I finish this microbiology class but wish it was a better system rather than waiting, wasting time and money trying to do something that I have wanted to do for a very long time.

    Just wanted to let you know where I have been, what I have been up to, and what is going through my mind. Maybe I should just go and try to do a pharmaceutical rep or an EMT or something rather than nursing, if the career doesn't want me.

    Thank you all for being here for me and for all your kindness.

  10. by   Angella Walker
    You really can't take rejection personally. You all knew that these programs are highly competitive. If 80 people applied, 40 had 4.0 GPA's and excellent recommendation letters like you and they only had 20 slots, it is pretty much a lottery.

    Always have a plan B and don't give up on your dreams!!!

  11. by   Disablednurse
    Come on emmybsu and redvaz, when one door closes, another one is opened. Just cling to the dream. I will keep you both in my prayers. It will come when it is time for it to come. I have always believed it and it has always worked for me.
  12. by   RedVaz
    Thank you all for the encouragement.
    Fortunately the school I applied to is starting a BSN program in the Spring semester as well as the fall. When I called after I found out that I wasn't accepted I was told that I had a very strong application, but since there was so much competition (450 app for 50 spots) they had to wait to accept me until I had more of my science courses completed. At the time I applied I only had one finished and I was enrolled in 2. I know have 3/4 completed with a 4.0, which means I qualify to apply for the early admissions program. When you apply for early admissions if you are not accepted from that pool of applicants your application is considered again with those that did not qualify, so my app will be looked at 2x. Hopefully I will get in this time. If not, I do have plan B and C. I learned not to put all my eggs in one basket! :chuckle
    Good luck to everyone and thanks for the help!!!
  13. by   emmybsu
    Guess what!!
    I made the second program I called to!! My alma mater. I had to read the letter twice!!

    woo hoo

    now...i just have to get things together so I am prepared for the fall semester. classes, payment, ect.

    I'm so excited!!