accelerated bsn program at njcu in jersey city, nj - page 38

Does anybody attend the accelerated BSN program in NJCU? If so what is the cost of the program? How competative is it to get in? Will they accept you if your overall GPA is lower than a 3.0 but you... Read More

  1. by   2011gradbsn
    I forgot to add that although I don't think giving an extension was unfair bc no one's file was reviewed before the deadline, I do agree that people should be able to take thier HESI only once....
  2. by   NJEMT87
    Yea I submitted my application in March too lol oh well.. we'll see what happens...

    good luck!

    ps i am a girl haha
  3. by   ukhawaja
    Received my letter monday. basically didn't get into the program this year.. It's a bit confusing as to what they're looking for as my friend got in with lower scores? Guess I'm looking into other programs now.. or wait for next year.. anyone know of any schools with deadlines that haven't passed ?

    Good luck to those that got in.. It will be a fun year
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    gentle terms of service reminder

    no potentially libelous information about specific schools, instructors, or health care facilities/entities should be posted in these forums. while it is important to be able to network, everyone should be mindful of the following:

    1. it is a small world - when we narrow it down to a state and throw in some personal info, there is actually a pretty good chance someone may recognize you if you are not careful. your privacy is paramount to us.
    2. while this site is a wonderful place to vent (without excess personally identifiable details) it is not the place to express why ("x" specific person, place or program) is terrible. gripe away, but since we cannot permit allegations to be made about named entities, your care in not naming them is very much appreciated.
    3. please do not give out personal information about others. do not name names where anyone could identify the person in any facility including your nursing programs.
  5. by   burtonRIDE
    For those that did not get accepted. Try not to get discouraged, and stay determined. Here's an old proverb that is fitting:
    "There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same".

    In regards to the comment that the application deadline extension was unfair, I am not sure if that is a valid criticism. It would be unfair if they did not inform everyone and only some applicants were made aware of that extension. That didn't happen though. Their website actually stated that the deadline dates were subject to change. So they made it aware to everyone that it was a possibility that the date could change. It's really in the best interest of the applicant to try to apply early, and it would be unwise for someone to wait until the last minute hoping that the deadline would be pushed back. Everyone had that option though.

    I do agree with the criticism about retaking the Hesi. I see how that could be unfair for those that were not aware that they could retake the test. Then again, everyone had the ability to ask the school if a retake was possible.

    Don't get me wrong, I have no issues with criticizing the school. I just think you may not have a strong case in proving that they were unfair if those are your only two arguments. I actually feel that they were unorganized and unclear when notifying people that they were accepted or not. There is no logical reason that they should have held back the decision letters until people filled out their waiver forms. The only reasonable explanation for that is that the response to the letter potentially impacted their decision. If that is not the case, they have to understand why someone would think that. They actually even made it seem like it was our mistake for not submitting this form, and we potentially could have put our application at risk if we didn't reply in time. I think this is wrong, especially since they never gave us that form in the first place. I think this caused unnecessary confusion. People that got the waiver email may have thought they definitely got in only to be disappointed when they finally received the letter. People that never received the waiver email may have thought they did not get in. People that may have needed the waiver may have declined it because they didn't want to jeopardize their decision. I think all of that could have been avoided.

    Hopefully someone from admissions does read this and hopefully they correct how they notify people for the sake of the future applicants' peace of mind.

    I'll get off my soapbox now.

    Good luck to everyone that got in and good luck to those that did not.
  6. by   2011gradbsn

    I could not agree with you more. Everything you said is exactly how i feel. I don't know if you were accepted or not, but if you were I look forward to meeting you in September. If not, I know you'll do very well and be a great RN....
  7. by   NJEMT87
    Hey guys, does anyone know when we will be contacted if we have been off the waitlist and accepted into the program?? Is it sometime this week?? Thanks!
  8. by   njcutwentyten
    hey guys,
    congratulations to all those that were accepted... im in the wall township program at the moment and we'll be finished first semester as u guys begin in september... if anyone wants to buy BOOKS from me for your first semester.. obviously at a discounted price let me know.. email me at
  9. by   sundrop

    Has anyone been called off the wait list? It may be safe to assume that all the deposits were sent in .
  10. by   NJEMT87

    I was told that there were no more seats available at this time :-(

    sucks because I really wanted to do this program but I got accepted into a master of science in public health so I will probably end up doing that...

    I was also told tha I could be contacted as late as august if there is a seat available
  11. by   sundrop
    I was thinking about also getting a Masters. I really wanted to go to NJCU too.
  12. by   njcutwentyten
    if anyone needs books for the september semester please email me @ and I'll sell you discounted books.
  13. by   1gavi1
    Any books left??