Jump to content
Gram Stain

Gram Stain

Member Member
  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  • 51

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 1,170

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

  • 0

    Points

Gram Stain's Latest Activity

  1. Gram Stain

    FIU Accelerated program Spring 2018

    For my first bachelor's I graduated with a GPA of like 3.2. But I aced all my prereqs and got a really good TEAS score and got accepted, so take that as you will!
  2. Gram Stain

    FIU Accelerated Option 2018

    Hello! I can’t speak for everyone in my cohort, but there have been quite a few of us who found work immediately after graduation. For me, I landed a nurse residency at a large regional hospital about two months after graduating. The interview was set up before I even sat for the boards. One thing that became immediately apparent upon hitting the floor is that school nursing is extremely different from the real world haha. There are a ton of little things you pick up on the job that are necessary to be an excellent nurse. School gives you the basics: how not to kill your patient, a general understanding of their illness, and the methods you’ll use to care for them. As far as advice goes, just STAY CALM and know you’re doing just fine. If our lazy butts can get through this program and find jobs, you can too. Find a few good friends in the group and keep each other motivated. The rest will come with time. Good luck!
  3. Gram Stain

    FIU Accelerated Option 2018

    Only people who would know the actual average would be the admissions staff. However, I do know that 85 and up is considered to be a competitive score. Volunteer work and a solid interview can help bolster your chances, though.
  4. Gram Stain

    FIU ABSN 2019

    Our program started during the second week of December if I remember correctly. We had a two week boot camp for Fundamentals during which we practiced clinical skills and procedures in the simulation lab and did self-directed studying for a pass/fail final. Admission decisions were sent out for us in October and we had orientation in November. Our "heavy" coursework began with the spring semester.
  5. Gram Stain

    FIU ABSN 2019

    I applied to UM's ABSN program and Miami-Dade's ASN three semester program. Both accepted me. FIU was my first choice because A) it's a really good school and B) the cost of attendance is $14k versus $40k at UM (OUCH!). Dade was my backup because I wanted to get my BSN in one shot. We do actually have a couple parents in the program and they are managing pretty well. Obviously having kids is a big stress, but as long as you can stay one step ahead of your classwork you should be A-OK. What I love doing is taking assignments that professors release at the beginning of the semester and knocking them out ASAP, leaving me time for the meatier stuff instead of the busy work. Good luck to you!
  6. Gram Stain

    FIU ABSN 2019

    Questions are good! I'll start from the top. Your TEAS score is excellent and your GPA is pretty good too. For reference, I came out of my first Batchelor's with a 3.11. I scored all As for my prereqs and got a 91.3 on my TEAS. That, plus 75 volunteer hours at an ER and my interview, got me in. Plenty of my cohort didn't have any volunteer hours, however, but it always helps. I'm not sure exactly how many applied for this cycle but they accepted 30. Two dropped out in the first week due to personal reasons leaving us with 28 now. I know in previous cohorts the ratio has been about 120 applicants and 30 acceptees. For us, they only invited 38 to the interviewing process, meaning you had a REALLY good shot of getting in just by sitting down for the one on one. The program so far has been pretty tough, purely because of how much they throw at you in a short period of time. Personally, I find the material is not that difficult. But managing 19 credits including clinicals can be pretty demanding. Our first semester consisted of two absolutely packed lecture days from like 8am to 4 or 5pm, and one clinical day from 7am-2pm. This semester it's two separate lecture days that let out pretty early and three clinicals from 7am-3pm. Honestly, if I were you and I got in, Id take the last few weeks/months to chill out big time, get my personal life in order, spend time with family/friends and get ready to say "No" to them a lot for the next year lol. Your cohort is ABSOLUTELY your best resource for help. They will remind you about deadlines, help you out with assignments, answer your questions and motivate you when you are down. This is why it really pays to be nice to the people you meet on interview day!! They are your extended family for better or worse for the next 12 months. As for the textbook question, if you get in feel free to private message me and I'll see if I can hook you up if the textbooks are t
  7. Gram Stain

    FIU ABSN 2019

    Hi there! Very cool to see the next batch of applicants start a conversation. I'm in the current 2018 cohort that's about halfway through the program. Please feel free to ask any questions and I'll be happy to answer to the best of my ability.
  8. Gram Stain

    FIU Accelerated program Spring 2018

    Try to show your confidence, and like LaAura said be clear about why you want to be a nurse. Something that helped us calm down about the interviews was that 38 people were invited for 30 slots, so you had an excellent chance of being selected.
  9. Gram Stain

    FIU Accelerated program Spring 2018

    From what I understand you have to order all the packages on Complio, which comes out to roughly $230. That price also includes your fingerprinting and drug testing, both of which you have to go out and do in person. As far as the titers and any boosters you might need, it's totally up to your insurance, so you should check your benefits. My coverage only pays for those if I get them done at my primary care, who I've never met b/c I just switched policies, so I elected to get it all done at FIU student health services instead. All of the titers plus a tdap and PPD test ran me $130, which me to isn't that horrible. They also give free flu shots!
  10. Gram Stain

    FIU Accelerated program Spring 2018

    Hi Alle, The interviews were conducted on Oct 17th and admission letters started going out on the 21st if I remember correctly. If you were at the interview day and haven't heard anything, I'd suggest reaching out to someone at the program to see what's up!
  11. Gram Stain

    FIU Accelerated program Spring 2018

    Yup! Seems like a bunch of people got their emails today.
  12. Gram Stain

    University of Miami Accelerated BSN spring 2018

    On the program's webpage it says the class size is roughly 70 per year. From what other people are saying on the forum, they may send out more than 70 acceptances to make up for those who inevitably decline or don't respond to the offer.
  13. Gram Stain

    University of Miami Accelerated BSN spring 2018

    Not sure about your situation specifically, but it's probably worth calling the nursing college and asking!
  14. Gram Stain

    FIU Accelerated program Spring 2018

    Looks like they'll be one-on-one interviews with either a member of the nursing faculty or the administration, according to the email. I believe they say it's going to be a long day because you don't get your interview time until you actually arrive on campus, so you have to stay all day even if your meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
  15. Gram Stain

    University of Miami Accelerated BSN spring 2018

    I've been apartment hunting in Miami quite a few times and can send you a message with some of my thoughts/experiences.
  16. Gram Stain

    University of Miami Accelerated BSN spring 2018

    Same here!! Congrats everyone else
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.