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    Yeah, apparently there are a few ways of obtaining tuition forgiveness, some institutions have agreements with hospitals that will pay a portion of your tuition if you commit to working there for 2 years, etc. Also the military.

    Damn that is a large cohort!!!

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    You're talking about being employed and that employer paying for your tuition?

    The cohort is very, very large. I think it may be the biggest in the country, rofl. The current freshmen cohort is like 120 or something.

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    Thanks again for your reply. How large is the cohort?? Also, have you thought about/looked into tuition forgiveness programs? I hear there's a lot of that for nurses.

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    Thanks, Kuriin, for your reply. That sounds stressful! Happy to hear that it's a little more spread out, though. I'd never even heard of the HESI exam until now. I wonder if that ultimately makes the NCLEX a bit easier.

    How many people get expelled for making 3 bad mistakes?

    I've heard from others that there are good/bad teachers. I guess that can be said for any program.

    Are you, in general, happy to have chosen USF for nursing school?

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    I've been accepted to USF's BSN program for Spring 2015. I'd love to hear from current and former students who can shed some light on the pros and cons of this program.

    A few specific questions...

    1. Why is it most state school programs last 2 years (I'm talking upper division nursing courses) and this one, and other private school programs, is 3-year? Are there extra nursing courses or is it easier paced?

    2. At 40K per year it's a hefty amount for tuition...is it easy to obtain a student loan for that amount? Any thoughts of scholarships or tuition forgiveness?

    3. Any other advice/suggestions regarding this particular program?

    Thanks in advance!!!

    Cesar

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    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated!

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    I'm trying to apply to a number of BSN programs (even a couple ADN) in Northern and Southern California. I plan on sending out around 10 applications because not only are CA programs highly impacted, my GPA isn't amazing (3.6) and my TEAS score was only 81.

    However...

    I can't imagine that Cal State San Marcos is as impacted as San Francisco State! There have GOT to be schools in Cali that have a smaller pool of applicants.

    Anyone have knowledge on this?

    Thanks!

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    I'll be applying to nursing programs soon but I'm really worried about cost. I'm in my 30s and on my own so I'm concerned about being able to afford school full-time.

    1. I had a couple foreclosures a few years back so my credit score is probably crap (haven't even checked it in years). Will this be detrimental to getting financial aid and/or decent interest rates for personal loans?

    2. Where should I begin searching for scholarships? I'm Latino so I can apply specifically to those targeting minority students in health fields.

    3. Am I eligible for grants if I worked full-time all of last year?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    So do you think because you enrolled in the university that improved your chances of getting accepted into the BSN program?

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    stephanie -- My cumulative GPA was 3.6, but then I found out they wanted it cumulative from only pre-req coursework, so it might've been higher. I scored an 84% on the TEAS and placed in the 91st percentile. My grades were Anatomy - A, Micro - B, Chem - B, Physio - A. Although I may not have had the right Chem class, I'm trying to figure that out now. Aside from this, I have years of experience working in public health with patients in a clinical setting (as a health educator and researcher).

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    I spent several years taking pre-reqs and took everything that was required. I thought my application was really strong, and I have no idea why I wasn't accepted into these programs, other than that they're highly competitive (all state schools which admit about 10% of their applicants). On paper I was an ideal candidate, which is why I'm trying to strategize on my next move and how to strengthen my application for next year.

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    I appreciate the advice, thanks folks!

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    I applied to 4 programs, all state schools, and I've received rejection letters from 2, one of which was my top choice. I did, however, get accepted into the universities as a undergraduate transfer student. Has this happened to any of you? I need advice. Should I just take another year off and apply to more schools next year? OR should I get into one of the universities, change my major to (let's say) public health, and reapply next year to the nursing program with the hope that being a current student and local resident I'll have a better chance at getting in?

    Any suggestions are appreciated, thank you!

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    I checked the ATI website for exam dates and there are very few this summer, plus they're all sold out through October. This is cutting it way too close for my application deadlines. I'm looking in the Los Angeles area and I may have to drive to Napa to take the exam at a reasonable date. Does anyone know another way to register for the TEAS that isn't through ATI? Or is there a wait list for the sold out exam dates?

    Thanks all!

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    What does "developmental" mean exactly? The course I took was 5 units with a lab.



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    I'm confused about this...I'm applying to state schools in California (SF State, etc.) and according to assist.org, Chem 60 is an acceptable pre-requisite. But other pre-nursing students tell me you have to apply with Chem 101 under your belt. I don't think I can stand another Chemistry class. Anyone know the truth??

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    I'm confused about this...I'm applying to state schools in California (SF State, etc.) and according to assist.org, Chem 60 is an acceptable pre-requisite. But other pre-nursing students tell me you have to apply with Chem 101 under your belt. I don't think I can stand another Chemistry class. Anyone know the truth??


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