UNE ABSN 2019

  1. -Hi Everyone

    I wanted to start a thread for UNE's ABSN (Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Program starting January 2019. I submitted my application May 2018 and received my acceptance letter July 5th 2018 (letter was dated 6/28). After getting this great news, I declined my spot at UMass Amherst's ABSN program. I declined due to the start date being Aug 2018 which wouldn't allow enough time to transition (quitting my job, moving to Springfield...etc,.) I am currently waitlisted for MGH's DEN Program and am still waiting to hear back from a few other schools. UNE is one of my top choices due to the success of past students, receiving a merit award and the start date being next year. I will most likely be attending.

    Anyone else planning on attending this program?!
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Hi...hope fellow students stop by to offer advice.
  4. by   beccak30
    Hi lophryn19, thank you for starting this thread!

    I too was accepted into UNE's ABSN program, got my letter on July 2nd and also applied sometime in early May. I am waiting to hear from a few other schools but UNE is definitely a top choice for me so far. I don't know a lot about the program and its a big move for me since I'm from California but I am visiting next week and can't wait to learn more
  5. by   lophrn19
    Nice to meet you beccak30! I love Cali! What part are you from? I wasn't familiar with this program either but was able to connect with two students that graduated this year and they both loved the program and found that the teachers were great. Plus I liked that the pass rate for NCLEX was high. I'll be relocating from Boston and plan to also visit sometime this summer. Let me know how your visit goes!
  6. by   beccak30
    Nice to meet you too! I'm from the Bay Area but i lived in Santa Barbara for a few years too. Boston seems like a cool place to live! I will probably visit that too while im on the east coast! I'm so glad to hear thats grads liked the program..I'll let you know what I learn from my visit
  7. by   lophrn19
    Quote from beccak30
    Hi lophryn19, thank you for starting this thread!

    I too was accepted into UNE's ABSN program, got my letter on July 2nd and also applied sometime in early May. I am waiting to hear from a few other schools but UNE is definitely a top choice for me so far. I don't know a lot about the program and its a big move for me since I'm from California but I am visiting next week and can't wait to learn more
    Hey Becca! How was your visit to UNE?
  8. by   madisondcurtis21
    Hi lophrn19 & Becca!!

    My name is Maddie and I just received my acceptance letter to UNE ABSN program today!! I am super excited now that I feel like I have some weight lifted off of my shoulders. I am still waiting to hear back from a few other programs, but UNE is one of my tops so I'm very happy! I haven't visited the campus yet but am hoping too within the next few weeks. Have both of you already decided to go through with UNE?

    I look forward to chatting with you guys if you are!

    Maddie
  9. by   lophrn19
    Quote from madisondcurtis21
    Hi lophrn19 & Becca!!

    My name is Maddie and I just received my acceptance letter to UNE ABSN program today!! I am super excited now that I feel like I have some weight lifted off of my shoulders. I am still waiting to hear back from a few other programs, but UNE is one of my tops so I'm very happy! I haven't visited the campus yet but am hoping too within the next few weeks. Have both of you already decided to go through with UNE?

    I look forward to chatting with you guys if you are!

    Maddie
    Hi Maddie! Congrats on your acceptance. Very exciting and Yes, I have decided to go through with UNE! I plan to visit eventually but might just wait until orientation Jan 14 & 15. Are you from the area or will you be relocating like me to attend?
  10. by   madisondcurtis21
    I am in southern NH! So I haven't fully decided yet if I will be commuting the hour or so everyday or consider looking for housing up closer to the area. Other than my acceptance letter, I haven't received much information on start dates or anything, have you?
  11. by   lightmel
    Hi everyone!

    My name is Mel and I just received my acceptance letter to UNE yesterday!! Like you guys, UNE is a top choice of mine and I will most likely be putting my deposit down next week. I'm originally from the Boston area and I graduated from the University of Maine in 2017. I reluctantly moved back home after graduation so I'm super excited to be coming back to Maine!
  12. by   beccak30
    Hi everyone and congrats on your acceptances!

    Lophrn19- sorry it took so long for me to comment, my visit to UNE was really nice! The campus is lovely and the simulation center is really high-tech and seems like a really helpful way to learn. I still hope to learn more about the program but I have decided to attend as well, can't wait to meet you! If you have any further information about the program I'd love it hear it, and let me know if you have questions about the campus or anything I could answer from my visit!
  13. by   beccak30
    Hi Maddie!

    The classes start January the 16th I believe..and theres orientation the 14th and 15th. Is that what you were wondering regarding start dates? But I agree in general the school hasn't provided me with a lot of information either!
  14. by   lophrn19
    -@Beccak30 exciting to know that their simulation center is high tech. That should be a great learning experience! I think I am more nervous about finding a place to live than actually starting the program at this point.


    -@Maddie as far as information, when I called after making my deposit in July, the gentleman i spoke to told me that they wouldn't be reaching out to anyone for next steps until all seats were filled (he said around October). He advised me to complete the checklist they sent, like health care forms, setting up email, etc. but he said there was was nothing left to do and someone would be in contact with me to provide details specifically for our program. I hope that helped.

    -Will anyone be keeping a job part time or full time during the 16 months?

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