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Hey MDC soon to be RNs:)

We've been leeching of the Fall 2009 thread too long. It has 78Pages so far. I just wanted to see if we could hear from those that are in.

Has anyone registered yet? Bought your books? Any recommendations? Anyone applying for the New UM Scholars or Baptist Scholars?

Btw, that was great news to hear that UM is taking over where Jackson Scholars left off. Even, for those not interested in the program it's great because with those 2 programs it adds another 80 seats to the program. Thus, lowering the GPA cutoff, which should be great news for those that will apply in future semesters.

I'd love to hear from those that got in the Fall 09 but I can't seem to locate most of them.

FINALLY SOMEONE DID IT!! LOL thank you Prospective! we needed a new thread :yeah:

IM IN and once again congratulation to all who made it! I already registered for the generic full time option at the Homestead campus.. no books yet.. im waiting for our orientation.. how about you Prospective?

FINALLY SOMEONE DID IT!! LOL thank you Prospective! we needed a new thread :yeah:

IM IN and once again congratulation to all who made it! I already registered for the generic full time option at the Homestead campus.. no books yet.. im waiting for our orientation.. how about you Prospective?

Wow, how did you register without going to orientation? Be on the lookout in case they drop your classes or at least thats what i've read from former students. Then again there's new protocols at MDC since their is new administration, but not sure if that affects the Homestead campus.

We had orientation on Thursday and I registered the next morning. I'm crossing my finger cause I'm applying to both scholarships.

zaydonima

Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

Prospective,

I waited until Saturday like they told us (bad idea) a lot of the times I wanted were already full. Three of my professors are TBA, kind of scary. Orientation was riveting, don't you think?! ;) I registered, bought most of my books, got my uniform. The shirt is seriously ill-fitting on me, I'm gonna have to do something to it. I'm applying for the Baptist Scholarship. I still haven't made much headway on my essay and its haunting me. I need to calm down, b/c the real stress will soon come. "MDCupcake, what are your reasons for choosing a nursing career?", my response "Duuuuurrrrr, i dunno..." Ahhhh. Its not that hard I know. As my RN friend said, it doesn't have to be the greatest story ever told, it just has to be YOUR story. Good piece of advice I think. Prospective, I wish we would have met up, I didn't really make any contacts at orientation, but I guess we'll meet plenty of people when classes start!

Hope everyone is having a good Fall semester, and congratulations to everyone!

MDCupcake

If anyone gets a phone call or email from the Baptist Scholars program or UM Scholars for an interview please let us know.

I heard that for the Baptist Scholars only 50-60 students turned in applications. Those are good odds considering there 40 spaces. Not sure about how many applied for the UM Scholars.

I just got a Baptist Scholars letter today date Nov. 20th, the same day I posted the question about this program. What a coincidence.

It just says that the application has been received and is complete and to wait to be informed for next step.

Anybody else applied to Baptist Scholars or UM Scholars heard anything?

zaydonima

Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

Hey Prospective,

I got the same letter yesterday from Baptist.

Hey Prospective,

I got the same letter yesterday from Baptist.

Did you also apply to the UM Scholars?

I'm surprised that only 50-60 applied, I thought it would have been more, since there was such a large crowd the evening it was anounced.

zaydonima

Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

No, I only applied to Baptist. Surprised? Try shocked! That room was packed, and it seemed that all 180 of us were going to apply for sure. Prospective, I was wondering, who told you that only 50-60 applied? If that's true, those are wonderful odds for those of us who did apply!

hello,

I also applied for baptist and received the letter.. but never got to apply to UM.. and I really hope is that amount of ppl that applied .. that means we have a veryyyy good chance of getting in ! .. good luck to all of us!

on eagles wings, ASN, RN

Specializes in SDU, Tele. Has 2 years experience.

Hey MDC soon to be RNs:)

We've been leeching of the Fall 2009 thread too long. It has 78Pages so far. I just wanted to see if we could hear from those that are in.

Has anyone registered yet? Bought your books? Any recommendations? Anyone applying for the New UM Scholars or Baptist Scholars?

Btw, that was great news to hear that UM is taking over where Jackson Scholars left off. Even, for those not interested in the program it's great because with those 2 programs it adds another 80 seats to the program. Thus, lowering the GPA cutoff, which should be great news for those that will apply in future semesters.

I'd love to hear from those that got in the Fall 09 but I can't seem to locate most of them.

Hello! Thanks for mentioning the UM scholars thing. I was wondering where I could find more information on this?

No, I only applied to Baptist. Surprised? Try shocked! That room was packed, and it seemed that all 180 of us were going to apply for sure. Prospective, I was wondering, who told you that only 50-60 applied? If that's true, those are wonderful odds for those of us who did apply!

I turned my application at the last minute and just asked (I wont mention name cause the mods get fussy about that) the person in charge and she guesstimated 50-60. I kinda figured the numbers would be low, cause we kept getting those emails reminding us when the applications where due That gave me the impression of a low turnout because if many had applied they would be no need for friendly reminders to turn it in.

Btw, why didn't you guys apply to the UM, it basically required the same paperwork?

Also, thought that one night about 180 showed up, many of them live too far from Baptist, me included. I would prob have to move down south if I get it. But, if I have a choice between both, I think I would choose UM for their leadership in the health care field.

Hello! Thanks for mentioning the UM scholars thing. I was wondering where I could find more information on this?

Did you apply for it?

zaydonima

Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

I turned my application at the last minute and just asked (I wont mention name cause the mods get fussy about that) the person in charge and she guesstimated 50-60. I kinda figured the numbers would be low, cause we kept getting those emails reminding us when the applications where due That gave me the impression of a low turnout because if many had applied they would be no need for friendly reminders to turn it in.

Btw, why didn't you guys apply to the UM, it basically required the same paperwork?

I think I know who your talking about, and they sound like a reliable source to me!

You know, I didn't apply to UM because I couldn't figure out if I qualified for the workforce south florida benfits (although I'm pretty sure I don't). I went to a "one-stop center" to ask if I qualified, and they didn't (or wouldn't) give me an answer. Also during orientation they gave no indication as to what the requirements were so I didn't have anything to go on.

As you can imagine, at this point I'm curious, if you don't mind my asking, what does qualify someone to receive the workforce benefits?

MDCupcake

P.S. I feel kind of dumb now, I should have probably been more aggressive in looking for the answer elsewhere instead of possibly missing out on a great opportunity.

on eagles wings, ASN, RN

Specializes in SDU, Tele. Has 2 years experience.

Did you apply for it?

No I haven't. I am applying for Fall 10. I have to turn in my application to MDC before Winter break. I just never even knew about the UM thing til I read this post and was wondering if there was like a webpage with all the info :)? That is really great they opened that up. Is it the same as the Baptist one?

zaydonima

Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

Hey everyone,

Baptist called me today to set up an interview. I'll be going in on December 3rd. Aaaahhh. Slightly terrified and excited at the same time. Let me know when you guys hear from them.

Hey everyone,

Baptist called me today to set up an interview. I'll be going in on December 3rd. Aaaahhh. Slightly terrified and excited at the same time. Let me know when you guys hear from them.

Hi MDCupcake,

I just got my phone call and will interview Dec. 8th. They mentioned to be at least 15 mins before appointment, be in professional attire, and go in thru the main entrance and just ask receptionist which way to go.

Please, tell us how your panel interview goes, good luck to all of us.

Also, keep in mind even if we are not fortunate enough to be granted a scholarship, after the 1st semester of Nursing School there is another called HCA Scholarship Program that we can apply for. It's very similar but they have a larger range of over166 Hospitals and 112 outpatient surgery centers in 20 States. Main requirements are 2.5 GPA and letters of recommendation, online Gallup Survey, Interview questionnaire plus no essay needed.

In Miami they have at least 10, from Kendall Regional to Aventura Hospital.

zaydonima

Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

Prospective,

I wrote back to your PM. I tried sending it multiple times and it said I had no sent messages, so either you have like 5 copies of it or none at all. Let me know :-)

I'll let you know how it goes on Thursday! Good luck to everyone

MDCupcake