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George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

Specializes in Psych, Stepdown, Research.

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I think they are very strict on the prereq policy -- we had to send our transcript in by the end of May. If you can't make it to an information session, definitely give them a call and see if you can talk to/email one of the advisers.

vwde

Specializes in Psych, Stepdown, Research.

They are very strict on the policy of completing the pre-reqs by the end of the spring semester. That is the final deciding factor on whether you get in or not and they send the letters out in early June. I would recommend you take an accelerated version of one of the classes somewhere or just double up. It's not worth taking another full year off. There are too many options at all of these local schools we have. You should be able to find something that works with your schedule.

Did GMU want reference forms? I can't seem to find if they do or don't require them.

we were told at the information session that they do not take recommendation letters.

Hi All! I'm planning on apply next fall, and had a question about the pre-reqs. I can't get to an information session, with my class schedule. I'm starting them this fall and the way I have to take them I won't be done until the summer. But in the brochure it says they have to be completed by spring in time for fall. How strict are they on this policy? Has anyone been allowed to finish a pre-req over the summer?

I'm in the exact same position, I won't be finished with A&P 2 until the end of the summer.

Did you find anything out??

They are very strict on the policy of completing the pre-reqs by the end of the spring semester. That is the final deciding factor on whether you get in or not and they send the letters out in early June. I would recommend you take an accelerated version of one of the classes somewhere or just double up. It's not worth taking another full year off. There are too many options at all of these local schools we have. You should be able to find something that works with your schedule.

Ahh, so the application deadline is in January and they take until June to decide?:yawn:

I guess I will have to look at 8 week A&P classes then:sniff: Seems really unnecessary though, most other schools just need you finished by the start of classes. That way the material is fresher in your mind too!

Have any of you taken the Ethics course yet? If so, where did you take it?? Easy enough to do online some place?

vwde

Specializes in Psych, Stepdown, Research.

I took it at Thomas Edison State online but a lot of people I know in the program took it at NVCC, which I'm sure was offered online. Good luck!

Hey thanks!

Are you in the program now or applying for the fall?

vwde

Specializes in Psych, Stepdown, Research.

I'm in it now. Be prepared, it's certainly an undertaking.

I'm in it now. Be prepared, it's certainly an undertaking.

Is it true there are lots and lots of presentations you have to give? Rather than essays/projects?

vwde

Specializes in Psych, Stepdown, Research.

"lots and lots of presentations"... I don't know that I'd say that. There has been a (group) presentation in almost every class but I wouldn't focus on that. They're usually easier than the actual material you have to chew up and I prefer those to long-winded essays anyway. There's no time for long-winded anything in these classes and the professors are well versed in this program and know that you don't have a lot of time for anything.

If you're deciding between this program and another, I know that this one is one of the most revered in the area, so take that into consideration. I hear finding a job (I hear it from the hospitals who hold clinicals for us as well as the GMU professors) won't be a problem after this program. Though, I think some of that also has to do with the fact that a lot of us have had some good work experience already and all of us will have 2 BS/BAs by the time we're done here... not too shabby. It's a very difficult program and I'm only halfway through but I am really, really glad I didn't go for the ASN program I was looking into. Also, there are plenty of Scholarships out there so don't worry about expenses either. Twelve months for a BSN and an RN just can't be beat, no matter what anyone says. Let me know if you have any other questions.

"lots and lots of presentations"... I don't know that I'd say that. There has been a (group) presentation in almost every class but I wouldn't focus on that. They're usually easier than the actual material you have to chew up and I prefer those to long-winded essays anyway. There's no time for long-winded anything in these classes and the professors are well versed in this program and know that you don't have a lot of time for anything.

If you're deciding between this program and another, I know that this one is one of the most revered in the area, so take that into consideration. I hear finding a job (I hear it from the hospitals who hold clinicals for us as well as the GMU professors) won't be a problem after this program. Though, I think some of that also has to do with the fact that a lot of us have had some good work experience already and all of us will have 2 BS/BAs by the time we're done here... not too shabby. It's a very difficult program and I'm only halfway through but I am really, really glad I didn't go for the ASN program I was looking into. Also, there are plenty of scholarships out there so don't worry about expenses either. Twelve months for a BSN and an RN just can't be beat, no matter what anyone says. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks for the information! I'd love to go to GMU, but think I won't be able to get all of the pre-reqs finished by May. Why do they insist on that??:angryfire

Was the TEAS test also required by the application deadline for you last year?

vwde

Specializes in Psych, Stepdown, Research.

No, they have you take the TEAS after you've been accepted. There are plenty of places that offer the pre-reqs in accelerated formats so I'd still try to have it all done by May if you don't have many left to take.

Hmmm, that's good to know. How long did it take for the school to accept you? I'm afraid I won't get accepted to the school to begin the nursing program application by Jan 15th.

vwde

Specializes in Psych, Stepdown, Research.

Not sure. If you're serious about it, I'd apply right now!

I'm thinking about it, but the only school I know of that offers an 8 week A&P is full! Tough decision wondering if spots will open......

Do you know if it's just a typo on the website when it says "Unofficial" transcripts from each college attended under admission requirements??

http://chhs.gmu.edu/pdf%20files/About_chhs_Programs/NSG-UG-BSN-2ndDegree.pdf

That would save about $60 if so:coollook:, but it's kind of unusual that they'd be okay with unofficial ones.

vwde

Specializes in Psych, Stepdown, Research.

I'm not really sure. I think it's probably ok because you send official transcripts to GMU and the school of nursing doesn't need a duplicate official. However, just make sure you're sending 2 of everything...i.e.: send an official to GMU and an unofficial (but I sent official copies anyway) to the school of nursing. People were getting confused in that and I wouldn't be surprised if that wasn't the reason someone didn't get in.

I am pretty sure you have to take the TEAS before submitting the application. I am taking mine next week.

vwde

Specializes in Psych, Stepdown, Research.

Oh, that's different from when I applied. I would recommend double checking their website for everything then, since things have changed. But, on the website, it does say they won't accept a TEAS test with a date prior to Jan 15 and it has to be taken in their testing lab.

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