UNC BSN May 2014

  1. Has anyone applied for UNC's BSN program which starts this May? I applied and am nervously waiting. Just wondering if anyone else is going through the same thing.
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  3. by   Blossom7
    I have applied for the BSN program at UNC. I'm waiting and waiting.....They will send their decision in March. I know, it is a boomer!!! I'm very nervous because I'm a second degree student and I heard they prefer first degree students. We have a loooonnnggg way to find that out.
  4. by   liliping
    Yes, I'm a second degree student as well. Very nervous about that factor based on what I've read. But, I'm hoping that I bring experience and other dimensions that will help me be an asset. I've also applied to Duke and have an interview there in 2 weeks. I have a pretty good shot at getting into Duke, but my first choice is UNC. I wish these next few weeks would go by quickly!
  5. by   BSNhopefulVet
    Another 2nd degree student here. Only I didn't know what I was getting into when I applied... It was last minute based on hubby's job transfer and had I known what a competitive program it was I would have poured a little more into it. I'm a bit worried. Does Duke have a traditional program with a spring start also? I only knew about their ABSN and I am finishing my last pre-req (and didn't have time for the GRE, it's the ONLY school I looked into that required it) so I couldn't apply for that. Maybe for January though...

    I haven't seen as much activity on here as for other cycles, not sure what that means but hopefully good things for us!
  6. by   Blossom7
    Hey BSNhopefulVet if you don't get into the BSN this fall you can apply for their ABSN for spring 2015. That's what I'm thinking to do if I don't get into the BSN. I think I'm a great candidate for either program. UNC receives 400-500 applications for their BSN each year and they only admit 104 students. It is a tough program to get in even if you are a great candidate. The wait is driving me crazy!!! Duke doesn't have a traditional nursing program but the ABSN is offer in both Fall and Spring, so you can always apply to Duke ABSN for Spring 2015.

    Good luck with it though
  7. by   BSNhopefulVet
    Blossom7 - Thanks! I didn't know Duke's program was offered in both fall and spring, oh well. I guess if all else fails I can improve my application with more current volunteer time, re-taking a class if need be (my stats grade wasn't so great, but it was also many many moons ago and all my science pre-reqs have been As) and go for round 2 for Jan '15 admission... at least since they are ABSN programs graduation won't be any later, just more crammed into a shorter period of time
  8. by   liliping
    Wow, there really aren't many people contributing to this thread. Definitely not as many as other years. I'm hoping this goes in our favor...
  9. by   malibu12
    Hi everyone. I received my letter of acceptance today in the mail. I'm nervous and excited but this is what I have been working hard for. It was a tough road to get to this point. Good luck everyone and I wish you all get accepted!
  10. by   liliping
    Congrats, malibu12! What's your story? Are you a current UNC student or 2nd degree student?
  11. by   malibu12
    Thanks. I really did not expect to hear so soon!

    I am a second degree student. I work full time and am a full time mother of a 3 year old and 1 year old. Over the past two years I've been retaking classes part-time and volunteering all with the hopes of getting into UNC's program. I'm very excited and hope more people start posting their good news as well.
  12. by   liliping
    Sounds like we are very similar. I am also a second degree student. I am a full time teacher and a mother of 3 (ages 7, 4, and 1). I've been taking the prereqs over the past few years. The only thing I am nervous about is my volunteering component. With my job, classes, and commitment to my kids, I simply do not have time to volunteer in a health setting. The volunteer hours that I do are at my school. I hope that UNC views my teaching and volunteering at school as community service.
  13. by   BSNhopefulVet
    Yikes, I didn't realize letters would go out so quick! Now I'm super nervous! Malibu - what date do you have to let them know by? Will you post when your MyUNC status changes? My mail is on hold through next Wed and it usually takes a couple of days for it all to be delivered. ACK!!!

    ETA : I'm out of town, which is why my mail is on hold... Checking MyUNC incessently. :/
    Last edit by BSNhopefulVet on Mar 6, '14 : Reason: add
  14. by   malibu12
    Three kids will definitely keep you busy! Sunday mornings was the only time I was able to volunteer while my husband stayed with the kids. Luckily I was able to volunteer at a local health setting, which I believed help.