umass boston accelerated bsn 2012 - page 2

Hi, Anyone applied for the accelerated bsn in umass boston 2012?... Read More

  1. by   Mapie22
    I'm sorry, ursa. I haven't received a rejection letter yet, but I anticipate it's on its way, since I haven't received a phone call. Out of curiosity, has your Admissions Decision status changed on the Application Status website? Application Status - University of Massachusetts Boston
  2. by   journey933
    I am 23, I had a 3.3 gpa from Framingham State in Sociology, a 3.7 from Massbay for my prereqs. I was a PCA for 6 years, but i have never worked in a hospital or any hospital setting. I work in a machine shop right now and babysit. Idk why I got chosen over some of you because it sounds like ursa30 had great experience and grades. This confuses me. I am sorry to hear about that. From looking at past posts it seems like they accept a few ppl each week so some people will hear later than others. If you havent been called in yet don't lose hope yet. Does anyone who had an interview yet have any advice? I have mine tomorrow.

    thanks and good luck to you all
  3. by   journey933
    O yea and bettle10 I started sending stuff in in december and it didnt show as complete on the website until the last week of January.
  4. by   ursa30
    As of yet the Application Status hasn't changed. This seems to always happen late.
  5. by   BostonRobin
    yesterday i received the following e-mail message from the admissions coordinator "the final review of all applicants is feb 29th and all applicants will be notified by march 15th or sooner". i had applied early but didn't move forward in january's early decision round so my application is being considered in this last review.

    as additional background...i'm a umass boston alum with a b.a. in polisci (3.3 gpa), m.a. in international affairs (3.3 gpa) and a 3.98 gpa in my prereqs. i've been accepted into other absn programs (mghihp and simmons) as well as the direct entry masters program at regis. i'd like to attend umb since it's the least expensive option (hope to use the savings to later pursue a msn). it's frustrating that my alma mater may not be offering me a spot...guess it's not meant to be!
  6. by   ursa30
    Did any of you included your resume in the application?
  7. by   BostonRobin
    Yes. I quit my corporate job to pursue nursing. I've been working as a CNA since Sept 2011 and volunteering at MGH since June 2011. I hoped these experiences would be relevant to my application so I included my resume.
  8. by   TREndzetta
    Quote from ursa30
    I applied as well, and unfortunately got my rejection letter today... I'm really bummed... I have MS in education, 4.0 GPA from Bunker Hill, completed PCA certificate and work at Mass General for over a year now. I had great references and applied on time. I don't know what else I could have done to make it...
    I got my rejection letter also. I'm SUPER bummed!!!!!!!!!

    My background: 3.0 GPA-BS in Health Science... 3.7 -pre-req GPA
    I currently work in a Hospital, got two recommendation letters from my dept.
    Not sure of what I could've done better either!

    But Good luck to those who have upcoming or have had interviews.
    Best of luck in Nursing School.

    Keep us posted on your progress and the program, Not sure if i will re-apply yet.
  9. by   Mapie22
    No phone call, no rejection letter, and no email. Hmmm, I think they forgot about me.

    My background: 3.68 GPA from Bridgewater State in Math, Physics, and Philosophy (graduated in 97); 4.0 in prerequisites. Worked as an actuarial analyst for 10 years, but I've been a stay-at-home mom for the past four years. No previous health care experience.
  10. by   BostonTerrier
    I applied before the deadline but it took a longgg time for my application materials to go onto my checklist. It finally says "completed". I haven't received a letter, email or phone call yet.. were those of you who were rejected given an explanation? The other schools I looked into base their admissions decision on a "score" (made up of grades, test scores, etc). Students are ranked and a cut off score is determined. Those below the cut off score do not make it. I wonder how umass bases their decision? On GPA? healthcare experience? (healthcare experience wasn't listed as a pre req though so it shouldn't be required). I'm surprised to see people with masters and 4.0s getting rejected. I wonder what a qualifying candidate looks like?

    Best if luck!!
  11. by   ahm24
    Did people get their rejection letters in the mail? I haven't heard anything, but also didn't know that if you applied early you could find out earlier. Don't you have to have an interview before you are admitted? Or do we find out if we get an interview by March 15th?
  12. by   journey933
    I think this is the last week for interviews. I went in yesterday, don't feel so great about my interview. Everyone will know for sure by March 15th if they are weightlisted, denied, or accepted.
  13. by   ahm24
    the website says:
    tentative schedule of notification:

    [color=#3a3a3a][font=georgia, times, sans-serif]notification of finalists: last week of february
    [font=georgia, times, sans-serif]interviews for finalists: first two weeks of march
    [font=georgia, times, sans-serif]initial decision notification: 4th week of march
    [font=georgia, times, sans-serif]waitlisted decision notification: 3rd week of may

    [font=georgia, times, sans-serif]and my application status says:
    we have done an initial review of your nursing application. you have qualified to be placed in the nursing pool. spring 2011 candidates will be mailed a decision letter the first week in december. fall 2011 candidates will receive a decision letter by march 15.

    so i'm not sure where i stand if i haven't gotten an interview.