UNE Accelerated BSN

  1. 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 could comment on the nursing department at UNE (likes vs. dislikes, intructors/preceptors, etc.) Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   SON14
    Hi i just got accepted for Spring 2012. Did you hear anything from the school.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Moved to the ME Nursing Programs Discussion forum
  5. by   Med Research11
    I havent heard anything yet but I also applied late. I spoke with admissions and was told my application will be reviewed with the next group at the end of August then letters would be sent out. Did you just hear recently?? I am quite nervous but excited at the same time. Have you heard much about the program?? I am hoping to get some good news really soon. Congrats on your acceptance!!
  6. by   SON14
    Thank you! I just got the acceptance package today. Im really excited! I havent heard anything on the program. Only that its 17 months. If there is anybody out there that has graduated from the program that can give some insight that would be greatly appreciated. Wishing you luck. Hope you get in. Have you applied anywhere else?
  7. by   Med Research11
    Well I should be getting a response very soon if you just heard recently. I have not applied to any other schools for ABSN programs. I thought I would take my chances with UNE only and if necessary apply elsewhere. Its a new ABSN program and the Spring 2012 class will be the first class. It may make for a bumpy ride. Have you applied elsewhere? Is UNE your first choice? Congrats again!!
  8. by   SON14
    I had no idea it was a new program. I applied to Regis University and got waitlisted. I also applied to Rochester University and UMDNJ. I declined UMDNJ because the program seemed to rushed and unorganized. I'm waiting to hear from Rochester. What else do you know of the program?
  9. by   Med Research11
    I dont know much about the program because it is new. UNE up until this year has always been an ADN program the first two years and then students could complete a bachelors in evenings while working full time. I know about UNE because I was an undergrad student there a few years back. I know nothing about the Nursing Department or new program because its a seperate campus from the traditional undergrad degrees. I must say that UNE is an expensive school but I really liked it and felt that people were really helpful and friendly. UNE is also well known for its many degrees in healthcare.
  10. by   SON14
    Thanks for the information and I hope you hear good news soon. What did you get your undergrad in?
  11. by   Med Research11
    Thanks for the support!! My undergrad was in the life sciences. What about you? Where did you do your first bachelors? Your major? I thought that maybe more people would have responded to this blog. I wonder if many people have applied at UNE?? The info hasn't been available for all that long.
  12. by   SON14
    Im wondering the same thing. I did my undergrad at Santa Clara University and majored in Sociology. Do you know how big the class is? Im going to contact admissions. maybe they can give us more information on the program.
  13. by   Med Research11
    School on the West coast?? That sounds like it would have been great. I am unsure of the class size and when I last asked about that it was all undecided or at least thats what I was told. I would guess maybe 30? Maybe not so many for the first class to see how it all works out. I do remember first learning about the program back in March and the application process opened in April. I tend to think there will be fewer applicants based on such short notice of the program. If you happen to hear anything from admissions please pass it along. If I dont hear anything from them by tomorrow I may need to make a call. This waiting game is killing me!!
  14. by   SON14
    Are you originally from Maine? Yes SCU is in California. I will definitely let you know.

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