yukitiki 811 Views
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Anyone having second thoughts about attending? I was reading other threads from students in the program about how disorganized the school can be and no show instructors at clinicals? ahh...As you all know tuition, is very expensive. I would expect better quality instruction and staff. Anyone having second thoughts?
And my application count is hereby ended at approximately 115. I've been offered a seat in a hospital new grad class. But it's been two and a half months of hardwork getting this offer.
And no director took care of this baby.:chuckle
MBA2RN, I am really sorry to hear this.
Are many of your classmates experiencing the same?
I have heard (from a couple students at SMU) that SMU ABSN students are often offered jobs on the spot during their preceptorships at the end of the program.
I have heard (from a couple students at SMU) that SMU ABSN students are often offered jobs on the spot during their preceptorships at the end of the program. ......She also said she doesn't think it will be terribly difficult for ABSN students from SMU to find a job - you're getting a Bachelor's degree from a very good university.
Thanks everyone and congrats back to you!
Mochi57, I'm still waiting to hear from a couple of other schools but what's the chance? So most likely yes, I will go to SMU. We have about 3 weeks to decide, right?
late_bloomer, I didn't see you either. I was on the left side of the room. I'm sure yours is on its way...let us know!
Izzy16, my last 90 qtr GPA was like 3.4~3.5. My previous degree GPA was pretty bad. My prereq GPA is 3.8~3.9. NET 93. I think good essay and ref. letters would also help.
NursesRock08, Yeah, classmate. I wonder if all 48 of us will go into clinicals all together or are we going to be divided into small groups? 'cause 48 seems like a big group to be moving around together....
Got an acceptance letter to San Mateo today.
I also received the acceptance letter to San Mateo today.
Honestly I'd much rather got picked at De Anza lottery this morning...but 16/270 is way too slim.
Conditioning your body to work for night shift one day?
How about taking a CNA course at an adult school ($500), volunteering at a hospital, or studying for NCLEX? I bought the Saunders book (my X'mas present ) and plan to go over it as soon as I get my patho final done (today).
You're right, SMC is doing really well in this economy:chuckle
It would be nice to be in a cohort with someone you know but it would be also nice to start in Jan. because I don't know what to do for the next six months.
Thanks for the info. That's encouraging. Not holding my breath, but still nice to dream...
[quote=StarBelly;3304824]Yukitiki, How do you know you are on the bottom of the list? Since we don't find out anything until end of February?
I'm also wondering what you mean by "last summer, everyone on the list got in and still 4 more seats left for San Mateo campus. Not this time around..." Do you mean they are not letting anyone else into San Mateo this year? How do they know that everyone will accept their offer? One more question: what campus are you accepted into for summer? How do you know? Did you apply for spring and they automatically rolled you over to summer?[quote=StarBelly;3304824]
I'm waitlisted for Spring - January start.
Last summer, it seems they had very few applicants for SM campus, therefore everyone applied (qualified) got in and there were 4 more seats left. That's not the case for Spring 09.
I don't know for sure that I'm accepted for Summer but I am in their alternate list, so I can request it to be rolled over. It is not automatic. Unless 48 applicants are better qualified than me, I'm thinking I'll get in but I could be wrong.
I thought you applied for Summer 09. Are you done with all your pre-req's? I still have 2 easy ones for the winter quarter. I wish I had taken them earlier so that I could start nursing school Spring 09. Too late now. Thanks for your good info. Happy Holidays!
Hi everyone, I just went to the info meeting at Oakland campus today. I know I should've gone to one a long time ago but missed the ones earlier this year.
So, anyhow, not much info that I didn't know before. Just found out that I am waitlisted for Spring but not much hope there since I'm at the bottom of the list. Lizzie said that last summer, everyone on the list got in and still 4 more seats left for San Mateo campus. Not this time around...
The good news is I'm in for the summer! ...I think.
And they are still doing the Kaiser scholarships, just a few per cohort. Regarding the job market, they said, "there are jobs out there, you just have to be patient and not picky. Most likely med/surg at night or weekend shifts for the first job." But they also said, they know some graduates that are still looking for jobs. I don't know for how long.
So, there aren't much news from the info meeting. But I'll share this.
ABSN 2007 Summer Data for 3 campuses(Oak, Sac, SM)
GPA(last 60) 3.383
Average NET 78.11(Reading) 91.64(Math) 85.1(Composite)
I think we have all the reasons to be optimistic!
I have sent my app packet a while ago and have not heard anything. My picks are San Mateo and then, Oakland. Don't think I'd enjoy driving to SF everyday. From what I heard, SM campus isn't too competitive unlike the CCs around here. So let's hope.
Currently taking patho, pharm and history online. I am taking it so much easier, too, compared to the A&P, Microbio era I just need to find a job...
Will keep you posted if I hear anything from them.
Thank you for all the valuable information. It really helps me get a picture of what it would be like. iluvmusak, what you said about "not learning the materials in depth...wished to have gone to CC instead" comment kind of bothers me. Do you feel like the program is not good enough for what you paid for?
Another thing I read in another thread. Has anyone got a kaiser loan forgiveness program and actually worked for them for 2 years? I read that you sign up at the beginning of the program and towards the end, they come in and say "We are not doing that anymore b/c no more shortage." I don't know how they can do that. It sounds like a ripoff to me. Of course, you are not guaranteed a placement, so maybe not. But you could have gotten a better rate anywhere else...
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