USN ABSN July 2011 - page 4

Hello All! Has anyone on here applied to the ABSN at USN for the July 2011 cohort? I applied a few weeks ago, and I am just waiting to hear when my interview date will be. Just curious if anyone... Read More

  1. by   NoBadDays
    Hi Tex201,

    Thank you for your response! My main reason for applying to Roseman is because including prerequisites, I've been working towards this for the last 7 years. It took me 2.5 years to do prerequisite work and I've been on waiting lists for the last 3 years.

    Your posting was very detailed and it gives me an in depth look as to what I should expect and honestly, it sounds EXTREMELY overwhelming! However, the benefit to me seems to be the trade off of getting in and out in 15 months. But, aLos if only 40% of the students in your cohort have survived to the point you are at-it might not make sense for me considering the financial commitment. I consider myself a reasonably smart person but I can't afford to become apart of the 60% who haven't made it through. This is a lot to think about!

    I'm amazed that you'd only get 9 study days to get through pharmacology! I'm taking it right now in a 6 week course and that is intense. I guess I will have to give this more thought. I plan to attend the interview and will wait to see if I get accepted to decide. How long do they give you to accept their offer?

    Thank you again for your honest response and best of luck in finishing your program!

  2. by   Tex201
    Hey Ashley,
    I understand working toward nursing and wanting to move onward and actually become a nurse! I was working 40+ hours in the corporate world (and hating it) while I was taking pre-reqs nites, week-ends and online. Then I found each school had different requirements just to apply. After spending over twelve hundred dollars in application and transcript fees, just to be told to re-apply next term, or get "no" after "no" I jumped at Roseman and 14 months to a BSN.

    You will definitely be ahead of the game already having pharmacology! This will be a big "leg up" for most of the Blocks. I'm sure if you are determined to make it through, you will do it! You will certainly be accepted, no doubt! Knowledge is power, so just understanding what is ahead will be a big help. The group you are assigned to the for duration of your time at Roseman will be your greatest source of support and stress relief.... They will be your "family" while at Roseman, and probably for the rest of your life.

    I received my acceptance within a week after interviewing, but then my interview was in early June, orientation was the third week of June and our cohort started July 10th. With that said, I think it's pretty quick. Let me know what you decide and if I can be of any help. You can always PM me too.

    Best wishes,