Summer Entry 2012 Accelerated BSN Johns Hopkins - page 26

Okay I have searched far and wide to find a topic relating to this but have only found older ones... I mean come on guys the world isn't really going to end December 2012. :yeah: So here's to the... Read More

  1. by   embracechange
    I don't know how they are going to notify people, but the email specifies "summer BS students," so I think fall students still have a shot...?
  2. by   jagoda3
    Hello All,
    I am new to this blog.I was accepted in the Fall 2012 ABSN at JHU and acc. summer program at Linfield Nursing School. I currently live in Portland, OR. Anybody have advice about those programs?
    I'd be interested to hear about the amount of support each school gives to job placement for new graduates. Experiences, anyone?
    What advice would you give someone just entering the program?
    thank you
    Last edit by jagoda3 on Apr 5, '12
  3. by   embracechange
    Hi Jagoda3 - I'm in the exact same position as you. I'm also waitlisted at OHSU. Did you decide what to do? I'm having a hard time deciding because I love Portland. I'm currently in Baltimore visiting and going to accepted students day this Friday. Linfield is half the cost of JHU for me thus far, so I'm really torn because Hopkins seems the better school, but is so much more money, plus moving expenses and higher cost of living. I want to say that Hopkins will give a new grad more opportunities, plus the job market is better on the east coast. Let me know if you've found out any good info and good luck in your decision!
  4. by   washington89
    Hey! Did you end up making a decision on where to go? I also went to the admitted students day for JH on Friday but am having trouble deciding because of money issues.
  5. by   tyroneserval

    I am starting in Summer but still have not received my financial aid award. Anyone else in this boat? I didn't receive the merit scholarship and was told to pursue private loans but not sure how to go about asking for money if I don't know much I was awarded to begin with. Anyone else working through financial aid stuff?

    I also looked into the NHSC HRSA repayment program (a lot of people were talking about that at interviews) but I saw that you cannot apply if you are in a nursing bridge program (bsn-msn, etc). Anyone else know of a repayment program we can apply for that allows applicants from our kind of accelerated program?

  6. by   embracechange
    Washington89 - I'm about 85% sure that I'm going to choose Linfield. I feel that an accelerated nursing program is so intense already and moving across the country would add too much stress to my life, along with the fact that I will have around $40,000 less in private loans coming out of school if I stay here. I feel that spending $80,000 on a bachelor's degree is a little excessive, especially when I have less expensive options, and I would rather spend more money on a master's/doctorate. Which schools are you deciding between? What did you think about accepted students day at JH? Did you like Baltimore? I'm waitlisted at OHSU also, so keeping my fingers crossed that I may get a call from them in the next month. Good luck in your decision!
  7. by   gwelltravaille
    How do you all pay for JHU's tuition and living expenses?

    Just curious - I would be moving out of state if I attended that school and I currently have no loans now.
    But I'm just interested in seeing how other applicants factor that.
  8. by   embracechange
    gwelltravaille - I've decided to attend JHU and will be moving there from out of state. I am paying for school through a combination of federal loans, grants, and mostly private loans. It is a lot of debt to take on, but if you can live frugally for a couple years after graduation and get a job quickly, it is possible to pay it off pretty fast. There are also a lot of scholarship opportunities out there; the sooner you apply the better. Also, there are programs that will help pay off a portion of student loans if you committ to working with undeserved populations for a couple years after school. Good luck to you!
  9. by   AniLMT
    Hello all! I was accepted but deferred until next year, so I never got a financial aid estimate from Hopkins. Comparable schools (Penn and Columbia) gave me a pretty dismal package--about $90,000 in fed. loans and another $20,000 to come up with out of pocket after grants and scholarships. I have 0 EFC and absolutely no income or assets (I'm POOR!), so I was just wondering if I can look forward to an equally dismal financial aid package at JHU, or if people with similar financial situations got a more reasonable package. You can PM me if you'd prefer.

    Thanks so much!