Jefferson 2012 APW Program - page 3

Has anyone else been accepted for Thomas Jefferson APW nursing program for Fall 2012? :)... Read More

  1. by   emdonnelly1205
    Hi Everyone. I was accepted into Jefferson's APW program on Friday only a couple hours after my interview. It was surprising how fast they responded. I was wondering if any of you know what the tuition is for the APW program. I cannot find it anywhere on the website. Thanks.
  2. by   gglove317
    Hi emdonnelly! Congrats on your acceptance! My interview is coming up this week. Did you interview in person or over the phone? How did you feel it went? Any tips?

    As for tuition, I think that the first 2 years are based on the bachelor's program cost, which is $31,500 (not including room and board or any other fees). After that, I believe you pay for the graduate portion on a per credit basis, and I'm pretty sure that it's $960 per credit so the total for the 27 credits is about $26,000. Basically for the whole program plus books and living costs for the 3.5 years I would plan on spending somewhere between $100k and $110k.

    I know it's LOTS - but, the good thing is that the return on your cost should be pretty darn good. When you finish you'll start somewhere between $70k and $100k depending on what part of the country and in what specialty you plan to work in. I hope that's helpful and I wish you lots of luck!
  3. by   jocy_anne
    Congrats emdonnelly!!! It's great that you found out so quickly after the interview! The tuition is definitely not cheap because it's a private institution, but I think it will be well worth it in the end. I'm not sure how often they raise their tuition rates, but we should keep in mind that the numbers listed on their website are for the 2011-2012 school year. I really hope they won't go up for 2012-2013, but I don't know how optimistic we can be about that. I still have no idea how I'm going to be able to afford all of this if I'm accepted into the program, but I'm hoping it will work out somehow.

    Do you mind sharing some of your background with us? When did you submit your application? Are you still taking prereqs or are they already fulfilled? I'm going nuts here waiting to see if I'm "interview-worthy" and am trying to see if I can figure out how soon I'll find out based on when other people applied. I may give Niki Kelley a call tomorrow, since I haven't been able to get a hold of her via e-mail.

    Good luck with everything and I hope that we all get to be classmates in September!
  4. by   jocy_anne
    I want to take some time to encourage anyone who might be reading this and is still waiting to hear back about an interview. I was able to get a hold of Niki Kelley yesterday afternoon, and she told me that she's been working on a FACT deadline that she has to meet this week, but plans to switch her focus back on the APW program next week (week of 3/19). So if you're like me and are waiting to see if you'll get an interview, I'm hoping we'll start getting our answers as early as next week! :spin:
  5. by   gglove317
    Interviewed today and accepted today!!!! So excited about this!
  6. by   jocy_anne
    I wish I could like that post more than once! So happy for you!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   Faith2bNP
    gglove317, Congrats on getting accepted! I came across a comment that you left on another thread! You were smart applying to several programs! I only applied to one and didn't get accepted! I didn't even know that Jefferson University had an Accelerated Pathway to the MSN. How did you find out about so many programs?
  8. by   gglove317
    Thanks Faith! I applied to 7 different schools. LOTS OF RESEARCH! I'd be happy to share my list with you - where are you located and in what area are you looking to live/go to school? I stuck with the northeast, mid-atlantic and northern midwest regions.

    I'm sorry you didn't get accepted. These are incredibly difficult programs to get into, and I've gotten my own handful of rejection letters, so please don't get down on yourself. If you want it, eventually you'll make it happen!
  9. by   Faith2bNP
    I live in San Diego, CA but I'm originally from the Midwest (Illinois). Most of the schools close to me are private and very expensive. The length and tuition for these programs varies immensely! I was hoping to stay out west but at this point I may have to look at other areas. How did you do your research? Did you use specific websites?

    I want this with all of my heart so I'm not giving up!
  10. by   gglove317
    Look by state for nursing programs. Sometimes you won't see it on a generic site, but if you look on the school website, you may find that they do indeed have a direct entry program. I'd suggest you get your BSN first, even though you probably already have a BS or BA, because many hospitals are now requiring a 4 year degree before they hire any RNs, and you may want to work as an RN for a bit before pursuing the MSN portion.

    Here's a list by state of some 2nd degree BSN programs - and many of these may also have MSN programs:

    nd here's a link I found for Cali schools:

    opefully that helps you a bit. Google is a master at throwing out these little gems with more info, so don't be afraid to spend a few hours really digging around. I wish you lots of luck!
  11. by   Faith2bNP
    Thank you gglove317!!! Did you apply to accelerated BSN programs, direct entry MSN programs, or both? I already have a non-nursing Bachelor's degree. I had not heard about hospitals requiring a 4 year degree before they hire an RN. Here is a link to the list I have been using! It has both accelerated BSN and Direct Entry MSN programs!

    American Association of Colleges of Nursing | Accelerated Baccalaureate and Master's Degrees in Nursing
  12. by   jocy_anne
    I just got invited for an interview! I'm so excited I'm practically hyperventilating!!!!!! But I'm trying not to be TOO excited, because I still need to do well on the interview. She asked for dates and times that work for me, so I e-mailed her my availability and am just waiting to hear back now. I just couldn't wait to share my excitement!!!
  13. by   jocy_anne
    I was accepted into the APW program for Fall 2012 today!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't even describe how excited I am!!!!!!! Has anyone started a Facebook group for accepted students? If not, I think I might do that. It would be nice to start getting to know everyone now! SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!