UNC-CH school of nursing Summer 2011 acceptance

  1. Hey Everyone,

    I applied to the first round at UNC-CH school of nursing and am wondering if anyone has heard back from the school. Or know when they should send out acceptance letters. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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  3. by   makunc
    Decisions should come out mid to late March, the latest being April 15th (they shouldn't take that long though).

    I applied to the first round too! So nervous
  4. by   weluv3
    Is this for the Accelerated BSN? Does anyone know how many times per year UNC Chapel Hill accepts applicants for the ABSN program?
  5. by   makunc
    I think it's the same as BSN, so they have a May and January matriculation.
  6. by   UNC-CH 2011 HOPEFUL

    UNC Chapel Hill just released the new acceptance schedule. Because of state wide budget cuts the nursing school is only accepting ABSN in the Spring and BSN only in the Summer term ( which means now one can only apply once per year). On top of that they have also cut acceptance by 25% to meet the budget.

    All that info can be found on the school of nursing website. Changes went into effect Feb 14th 2011
  7. by   UNC-CH 2011 HOPEFUL

    Yes, I am def. nervous. Especially because of the change the nursing school had to implement in order to meet the new budget. According to the letter they released on Feb14th, we should be hearing back by March20th the latest. I think that date may actually be for all applicants, regardless when they sent in the app.
  8. by   makunc
    Hi again,

    I would agree. Unlike general acceptance to colleges, there's no "early" deadline, so all decision letters go out at the same time. I'm just wondering, do you think they'll get our letters out earlier considering they aren't reviewing any ASBN applications? That's 174 applications they aren't even looking at, so I would assume it would cut down their time to reply...just a thought. I'm getting even more nervous than before, if that's possible!!
  9. by   UNC-CH 2011 HOPEFUL
    I really hope it goes faster, because the anxiety is killing me! Since you can only apple once a year, if I don't get in I've gotta figure out a major at UNC. Did you apply anywhere else? What are your grades like?

    Because they cut 25% admission I would think the competition just got a little bit higher, so maybe it will take them the entire time to re- evaluate the best candidates? I don't know... JUST PRAYING I GET IN.
  10. by   makunc
    I knowww! I didn't apply anywhere else this time because I thought if I didn't get in now I could just reapply in August for January matriculation...now I have to figure out what I'll do for a back up major here at UNC since I'll have a whole year until I could even start (instead of just one semester). This whole situation is just so unfortunate...

    Grades wise, mine aren't great by any means (Carolina science courses are a killer), mostly B's and A's. I have a lot of EC stuff I hope they take into consideration though since my GPA isn't stellar. But seeing as though it will most likely be more competitive this cycle, I really don't think I stand a chance.

    I was thinking if I didn't get a BSN from here I could just do a direct entry program into a MSN program after college, but that would put off my dream of entering the nursing field even longer. I have no idea what I'm going to do!
  11. by   CRNAbound7
    Hi everyone,

    I also applied to the BSN program at UNC for the summer. I'm still a bit confused as to how these new changes will actually affect those who applied to the program. Their plan is to accept 96 students to the BSN program for the summer. This is up from about 70 students who were previously expected to matriculate. So at first, it seems like those who applied to the BSN program would have a better chance of getting in this time around. The only thing is I'm wondering whether they will allow any applicants who submitted an ABSN application to now be considered for the BSN track? I tried getting a response for this question, but the person I spoke with did not have a good answer for me. If that's the case, then I would imagine that a good number of the ABSN applicants would take up this offer. I'm wondering if anyone has heard anything relating to this?
  12. by   makunc
    I don't think that's how they're doing it. People who applied for the ABSN track have 2 options:
    1) to withdraw their application and receive a refund, or
    2) to keep their application in and have it be considered for January matriculation.

    That's the only two options they have. They can't be considered for the first degree option.

    I have a question though...where did you hear they were adding 26 spots? I thought they were taking these spots from the 70 for BSN students, meaning there would only be about 50 admitted? Am I wrong...? If what you say is true, that would be a HUGE relief, haha!
  13. by   RosePMHNP
    I think New2NC is correct, in that there is a good chance that some of the spots for January matriculation could be added to summer matriculation, but with a 25% reduction in total admissions for the year. I think that is good news for our matriculation, since I could guess that most people planning on entering next January (without knowing that they would no longer offer the January matriculation) would not have applied our round. I hope that makes sense! I wish all of you the best of luck, and hopefully we'll all get in!
    Last edit by RosePMHNP on Feb 23, '11
  14. by   CRNAbound7
    Hi makunc-

    Technically anyone who applies for the ABSN option can also be considered for the BSN option, but not everyone who applies to the BSN option could be considered for the ABSN option, since there would be some individuals who don't already have a BA or BS. A friend asked if ABSN applicants could transfer to be considered as BSN applicants now. She did not get a definitive "no," so that is why I'm wondering if anyone has heard anything about this.

    I heard about the 96 spots being available from the same friend who also applied to the BSN option. The SON has a weekly online chat. Before (for the BSN program), they would accept about 70 students in the Summer, and about 60 students in the Spring (total of ~130). Now, since they will only be accepting BSN students once a year, they are planning to accept 96 at one time. There is a similar plan for the ABSN students who will be applying for Spring.