UNE Accelerated BSN - page 5

Just wondering if there are any people applying for the new ABSN program at University of New England in Portland Maine. I am also interested in knowing if there are any current/past students who... Read More

  1. by   Med Research11

    I am currently in the program and have been for almost a year. In short, you will be very busy. If you attend any accelerated program time management will be necessary. It is a lot of information but it goes fast and the instructors are pretty easy to access. I have heard that the incoming class will be roughly 30 students but I dont know anything other than that related to admissions info. Hope this helps.
  2. by   zpriest
    Thanks for your help. I know I will be very busy but it will be worth it in the end. How many students were in your program? I am looking forward to hearing back
  3. by   Med Research11
    We initially started with 23 and are now down to 21. 17 females and 4 males. We lost 2 students over the summer semester which was extremely condensed.
  4. by   eliz7854
    Hi everyone - I was just given provisional acceptance to UNE! Since the program starts so soon and they want my deposit within two weeks, I'd love to hear your feedback!

    Where are your clinicals?
    How are the faculty?
    How are the other students?
    What are the job prospects like after graduation?
    What kind of financial aid is available to second degree students there?
    Overall, are you satisfied with the program so far?
    Any other advice/"I wish I had known this going in..." kind of feedback is very welcome!!

    Thank you!
  5. by   Med Research11
    You are in the second ABSN class that the university has admitted. Unfortunately, some of your questions cannot be answered as no one knows the answers as of yet. As for clinicals, pretty much everything has been done within Portland so there is hardly a commute unless you live outside of Portland. Faculty are friendly and nice to work with and are almost always accessible. Be prepared to have a very busy schedule starting in December.
  6. by   ES1990

    I was accepted to the December 2012 class as well! I'm finishing up a Chemistry class now. I'm very excited to start and move to Portland. I have heard amazing things about the city and the program. Looking forward to meeting everyone
  7. by   mcobbey
    Is this the eliz I've been talking with on a different message board on this site??? I too was accepted to UNE! I am putting my deposit down this week. Would love to chat more if this is you...Thanks to everyone who has been answering questions so far. Any info. or feedback from current students is really helpful!
  8. by   eliz7854
    It is the same eliz!! This is so funny. I don't think I can private message yet, but I have a gmail account with the same eliz7854 user name so feel free to write! Same goes for you, ES1990, if you'd like to talk more about the program at UNE.
  9. by   ES1990
    Mcobbey and Eliz7854

    Would love to talk to you both more. Looking forward to starting the program. I was between UNE and a program in western NY that is 12 months long. UNE was always my first choice for a number of reasons. The location, small class size, and the length of the program.

    FYI I just started a group on fb (UNE ABSN Class of 2014) for the class. Please join And Eliz7854 I'll email you.
  10. by   ORJH4

    Just thought I would leave a comment! I also am in the first ABSN cohort! I came across the country so it was a big move, but definitely the best decision! The school is amazing, the faculty is so knowledgeable and they really try and get to know each and every student. I like the clinicals placements so far and the clinical instructors have been amazing as well. There have been a few kinks, but it is to be expected with a new program. Congrats on the acceptance you won't regret it!!
  11. by   zpriest
    Hey guys, I was just accepted into the UNE accelerated school of nursing class of 2014. I am excited and looking forward to starting in December. Just wondering if people are looking for apartments? I tried looking for the group on Facebook but doesn't seem to be there
  12. by   ES1990

    Congrats! Very exciting. I made a facebook group over the weekend. It's titled UNE ABSN Class of 2014. It might not pop up because I'm the only one in it. haha.

    Email me at Emily.Strumpf@gmail.com or friend me on facebook so I can invite you to the group. That goes for everyone else as well

    Yes I will be looking for an apartment and roomates as well. Probably going up sometime in November to check it out.

    Excited to meet everyone!
  13. by   Med Research11
    Congrats to you all on your acceptance!! Be prepared to "hold on" once you start in December. This train moves fast, but I think it's well worth it in the end. Portland is a nice area and has lots to do during your down time.