Mount St Marys University BSN Fall 2019

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by BJC94 BJC94 Member Student

Hello everyone!

I noticed there doesn't seem to be a forum for Mount Saint Marys University BSN program (Located in Brentwood). I have applied to their program for this upcoming fall 2019. As you all may know, the program is said to only accept 10 transfer students a year! I was hoping this forum could get a discussion going about the application process and if anyone has heard back from admissions. The Kaplan would also make an interesting topic. Hope this helps anyone who is nervously waiting for an acceptance email (fingers crossed).

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Welcome.

We moved your thread to the Schools/Colleges forum for the best response.

GOOD LUCK!

BJC94

BJC94

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One thing I would like to say is that I don't think most people should completely cross MSMU off their list. Yes, its a private institution which means more expensive but there are ways to get around that. MSMU is an all women college but their program does accept men. Has anyone ever been to the campus? Its BEAUTIFUL. You can see all of Los Angeles from there. All I'm saying is that more people should consider applying to MSMU even if its just as a plan C. People are usually surprised to hear that its my first choice. I was already accepted into CSULA's nursing program but I'm still holding out for the mount. Seriously guys, don't limit your options.

a_ar

a_ar

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Hi!

I also applied to their BSN program! I had no idea they only took 10 transfer students. Does anyone know when we would hear back?

BJC94

BJC94

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At the orientation they told me they only accept 10 but the real number is around 20 or so only because some might not actually take the offer.

I called to ask yesterday when we would know and they told me it is usually two weeks after the application deadline. That means we should hear back early April !

etchensketch

etchensketch

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@BJC94 MSMU's nursing courses are primarily in the Doheny campus, not their main Chalon campus where most of the undergrads are. And, you got accepted into CSULA? Their acceptances haven't been sent out yet.

*Edit: Oh wait nevermind. I realize this thread is for the regular BSN. I was thinking of the ABSN program. Carry on... and goodluck to everyone.

And in regards to MSMU ABSN, usually applicants are already in much debt (from their first bachelor degrees that they don't want to accumulate more debt with an expensive second degree. Also, MSMU has a low NCLEX pass rate, at least that's what was presented to us at their orientation, and I was there for their ABSN info session. Hence why I did not bother including MSMU in my list of applications).

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BJC94

BJC94

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12 hours ago, etchensketch said:

@BJC94 MSMU's nursing courses are primarily in the Doheny campus, not their main Chalon campus where most of the undergrads are. And, you got accepted into CSULA? Their acceptances haven't been sent out yet.

*Edit: Oh wait nevermind. I realize this thread is for the regular BSN. I was thinking of the ABSN program. Carry on... and goodluck to everyone.

And in regards to MSMU ABSN, usually applicants are already in much debt (from their first bachelor degrees that they don't want to accumulate more debt with an expensive second degree. Also, MSMU has a low NCLEX pass rate, at least that's what was presented to us at their orientation, and I was there for their ABSN info session. Hence why I did not bother including MSMU in my list of applications).

CSULA's acceptances are out. I received my email on Wednesday. As for ABSN, I have no say. I can imagine it isn't easy going to an expensive university after accumulating so much debt. As for their NCLEX scores I believe it has a lot to do with the fact that they give priority admission to people who are already at Mount Saint Marys rather than picking from a competitive pool of applicants like other schools. You get out what you get in. Other schools, like CSULB with 100% passing rate, pick the top applicants with high GPAs and TEAS scores. Mount Saint Marys gives their students (who are probably already deep in debt) preference over transfers. That means people who might not be as academically gifted as those in other programs. NCLEX passing rates don't tell you everything.

Park1006

Park1006

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Hello!

Thank you for making this thread. I also applied for the Fall and was wondering on when we were getting some news.

Wasn't the application deadline Feb 1st?

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BJC94

BJC94

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11 hours ago, Park1006 said:

Hello!

Thank you for making this thread. I also applied for the Fall and was wondering on when we were getting some news.

Wasn't the application deadline Feb 1st?

Hey thanks for joining! That is correct. The application deadline was Feb 1st which means we will hear back early April. On February 15 I received an email from them to take the KAPLAN exam, which I did.

BJC94

BJC94

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Did anyone else get an invite to the KAPLAN? I took mine February 24th and there were at least 20 or so other students there taking it as well. How did everyone do?

a_ar

a_ar

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2 hours ago, BJC94 said:

Hey thanks for joining! That is correct. The application deadline was Feb 1st which means we will hear back early April. On February 15 I received an email from them to take the KAPLAN exam, which I did.

Hey I took the Kaplan a Sunday. I believe it was the last day to take it. I honestly didn’t study the night before because I didn’t see the email till a day before. Luckily I got an 86%. It’s not the greatest but I’m satisfied for not having studied....how did the rest of u guys do??

BJC94

BJC94

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9 minutes ago, a_ar said:

Hey I took the Kaplan a Sunday. I believe it was the last day to take it. I honestly didn’t study the night before because I didn’t see the email till a day before. Luckily I got an 86%. It’s not the greatest but I’m satisfied for not having studied....how did the rest of u guys do??

That's very impressive for someone who only studied the night before lol I actually started studying the Monday before my test date which was also Sunday and scored an 89%. I am satisfied with that too. I wish they would've given us more time to really study , but I think at this point you wither know most of these things or you don't. I was really hoping to get something above 90% , but from what I have heard most people average 70%-80%. Hope that means we're in the clear!