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George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

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I went to Lynford Uniforms today to pick out my uniform and when I asked about getting the Kelly forceps the lady in charge said it would be better if I waited because some instructors want them straight while others want them bent. She told me to just get the stuff off the list for now. They certainly do try to sell hard though.

Hmm, that's interesting. I actually never bought the Kelly forceps, nor have I needed them this year. Altogether, all of your books, supplies, and scrubs will cost "a pretty penny" though. I'd definitely wait before buying anything that's not mentioned on the list.

However, a good thing that I recommend is buying some of those foam or rubber inserts that you can put in the bottom of your shoes to help "absorb" the shock of your feet on the ground. They're worth their weight in gold and you'll be thankful you bought them after 9-14 hours of running around on the unit.

hello people.

i am looking into starting the accelerated 2nd degree program.

i have a previous bsc in management from purdue with a 2.95 overall gpa from 2004.

i did my pre-reqs from nova and have a 4.0 in those.(have wisened with age!)

i am very nervous about the whole program and applying.can anyone share their scores/gpa/experience to help me to get a feel of what will help me into getting admission into the program.

really appreciate it!

I am going to apply for the accelerated BSN in fall of 2012. (I am beginning my pre-reqs in January 2011). Does anyone know the classese that are transferable from NVCC to GMU? I am signed up for the info sesssion, but that doesn't occur until after registration for NVCC opens.

also, my undergrad is from VT in marketing. I received a 3.6 in major and 3.3 overall. Does you previous major count for all that much? I plan to do much better on my pre reqs.


Hi everyone! I'm applying for fall 2011. I took the HESI A2 this week, but I realized that I have no idea what is considered a "good" HESI score (i.e. a HESI score that would help me get into GMU!). Has anyone else taken it yet? If so, what were your scores? Thanks everyone!

I've heard a couple people say that communication and organization aren't great in the program and that really concerns me, especially if school is stressful enough I hate having to fix problems with the school that should have been done correctly in the first place (this has perpetually frustrated me with public schools ..private seem to do a much better job- but you PAY for it$$).

Could someone please elaborate on the communication/organization issues... are they annoying enough (ie can't get in touch with people, no emails returned etc) that I should choose a different, more expensive school like GW?

Also, what is Mason's reputation with local hospitals? I've heard INOVA is a great hospital and since clinicals take place there do you think they would be more apt to hire a Mason graduate?

Where do Mason graduates typically get hired? Does one typically have a job lined up right before graduation?

Thanks :)

From what I've heard, all of the schools have their problems. I know several people who were graduates of Marymount (private) who had similar problems with organization.

I think the problems with organization/communication at GMU stem from it being such an accelerated program -- it is difficult to get people through so quickly. For what it's worth, I never had trouble getting people to return my emails at GMU as a student (they weren't very forthcoming with information as an applicant, but once you were accepted/a student, it wasn't a problem -- the professors are great).

GW's program is newer so I don't know how they are doing, and they might have their own problems simply from being newer.

In terms of a job, I don't think it makes a difference where you go to school. Most of the schools have clinicals at Inova facilities. The job market stinks right now. Your best bet for a job right out of school is to work as a tech during school on a unit you like -- they are likely to offer you a job once you graduate. Your next best option is to get a Scholarship/work commitment through Inova or one of the hospitals.

Good luck!!

thanks for the response. It's helpful to know that the professors are great. I want to move back to Miami ASAP after graduation but who knows i may have to hang around VA if thats where i get a job, it's not so bad :)

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