Direct Entry MSN CSUF - page 2

Hello all, Has anybody heard any news about the new direct-entry MSN program at CSUF? I went to the campus today and picked up an application and while I was there asked asked about the... Read More

  1. by   nskoog
    Hey has anyone had the interview yet? I was just curious to see how the whole set up was...what types of questions they were asking, etc.?? I heard there was going to be some one-on-one and some group interviews with current faculty but four hours is a long window for an interview! lol

  2. by   nskoog
    Hey surferbruin,

    This link should help:wink2:

    It is an Entry-level MSN specifically for individuals with a non-nursing Bachelor's degree who want to go into nursing..
  3. by   surferbruin
    Nevermind my previous question! I was looking at the nursing webpage through the university site but found the site!
  4. by   surferbruin
    Thanks nskoog!!
  5. by   Asherah
    if anyone attended their information sessions offered previously was the tuition/cost discussed, per unit, flat fee by semester, entire program? it doesn't seem to give an estimate of fees on the information website.

    just trying to get an idea so i can compare/contrast with other programs.

    also, the information package states:

    coursework (18 months) will provide theoretical knowledge and clinical experiences in the areas of medical-surgical, maternal/child, mental health/psychiatric, geriatric, and community-based nursing that qualify the student for rn licensure. graduate level courses (18 months) will provide advanced health assessment, pharmacology, and pathophysiology content as well as clinical preceptorship experiences designed to help the student assume a clinical leadership role.

    is this equating to a total of 36-months for program completion, or 18-months combined? i've emailed imelda ramirez regarding these questions, and am awaiting a reply.
    Last edit by Asherah on Mar 16, '07
  6. by   dko1
    Hi Asherah!

    At the info session, the director said that the program is a total of 3 years. The first 1.5 years is dedicated for preparation for the NCLEX. So after the first 1.5 years the students will take the exam. The remaining 1.5 years is dedicated to the master's portion of the program which is a direct pathway to the MSN in Nursing Administration/Community Public Health certificate.

    So overall, it's a total of 36 months. As I could recall she said that the students would be able to do a direct pathway to the Women's health NP or Nurse Midwife.

    Hope this helps!
  7. by   Asherah
    So for everyone who attended the group interviews, how did it go? Did they let you know when you'll be notified of admission either way?
  8. by   dko1
    I had my interview last thursday, March 22nd. It was both group and one-on-one interview. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but still a bit nerve wrecking. The majority of the time was the group interview and one-on-one was about less than 10 minutes.

    The director said that we will be notified at the end of April... another long wait... it's a little frustrating not knowing... but hanging in there. :uhoh21:
  9. by   dko1
    How did everyone else's interview go? Do you know if they are still conducting interviews?
  10. by   Asherah
    Just following up with the CSUF interviewees...did they tell any of you when you should expect notifications? Does anyone have any broad idea of what this program will cost?
  11. by   dko1
    Hi Asherah!

    I contacted the admissions coordinator and she that the selection committee will conduct the final interviews tomorrow, so most likely we will be notified the end of this month.

    According to the CSUF website, the graduate tuition is $1551 (6.1 or more units) per semester.

    0 to 6 units: $900
    6.1 or more units: $1,551

    The program is a total of 3 years including some summer sessions so total cost is approximately $14,000. But I'm sure there are other costs to consider, for instance, parking, books, and other student fees, etc.

    Hope this helps.
  12. by   nskoog
    I thought the interview went well, but it's only ten percent of the total. I'm glad they conducted interviews though, it really seems like they are interested in who they accept as opposed to other schools I applied to--it was like pulling teeth trying to get someone to tell me about their program

    I do remember Dr. Wickman mentioning, however, that they will most likely be sending out early emails to the acceptances to let them know before they get the package, but the letters will be coming at the end of April.. (sigh)... more waiting....
  13. by   dko1
    I know what you mean... The waiting is the hardest!!

    I wonder if the selection committee inteviewed 120 applicants....or more?? Because today is the last day of interviews..

    Does anyone else have any updates or the latest scoop??