MGH Accelerated BSN - Spring 2013 - page 11

Hi all, There were one or two comments at the end of the 2012 thread that went unanswered, so I figured I would start a thread for those applying to the MGH ASBN beginning January 2013. I... Read More

  1. by   maqer
    Quote from ng8399
    Hi St3veC,
    My name is Nina. I got accepted into the Spring 2012 ABSN program and just wondering what the class schedule is like. I can't seem to find anything...anywhere. I know its full time but is it like an 8-430 day Mon-Fri, or are they regular college courses spread out at different times of the day (like day and night). I know the summer might be set up differently but any input you have would be great.

    Thank you

    Hey Nina,
    I'm in the program currently (started summer 12') and the schedule isn't very typical of what regular college courses are like. Basically all the classes are chosen for you since there's only one new cohort of students at a time for the ABSN program. Your first semester consists of 4 courses, a mix of online/hybrid/on campus classes. The first few weeks consists of some heavy frontloading where you'll be in class a lot. A typical week consists of one skills lab (4 hrs), 2 clinical site days (psych and med-surg, 7-9 hrs each), one lecture day (4 hrs typically), and a bunch of online class material. Very rarely are you on campus every day of the week once frontloading ends. There are no night classes, usually one saturday class meeting per month for the online ones. Also the class will be split up along the way for the med-surg clinical, one day half the students will be in clinical while the other half have skills lab. Summer is pretty much the same as any other semester. Hope this helps. Let me know if there are any other questions, otherwise good luck to you all.
  2. by   abanis
    I applied for it too but my pre requisites are still in progress: AandPII, Stat and Chemistry andI was asked to send my transcript as soon as I finish the classes. I hope this Spring 2013 I will be accepted! can't wait for another year to start NURSING...
  3. by   huangmichellem
    Hi Steve! How do you like the program so far? Did you do your clinicals in at MGH?? Were you able to find a job right after?
  4. by   St3veC
    Quote from huangmichellem
    Hi Steve! How do you like the program so far? Did you do your clinicals in at MGH?? Were you able to find a job right after?
    I really am enjoying the program! The faculty are great and well respected within their fields. Both of my med/surge clinicals were at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and I just started my OB clinical at MGH this week. We aren't officially done with the program until sometime this summer - once we complete our immersion, which is similar to a preceptorship. As for jobs, I just began working at the Brigham and Women's Hospital as a patient care assistant and it's going great so far!
  5. by   kelsey939

    I'm hoping that someone can comment on some of the non-academic aspects of the MGH Institute. Many of the schools that I've applied to are part of large universities and I'm wondering if MGH still has that sense of community. I'm also wondering about clubs, recreational activities, health club membership discounts?

    Thanks in advance!