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    WSSU 2020 ABSN

    I got accepted as well, and look forward to meeting you all!
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    WSSU 2020 ABSN

    I called Monday and spoke to someone on the DON ABSN admissions committee regarding my university application, and he said we should know either by Friday of this week or by the end of next week max.
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    WSSU 2020 ABSN

    Neat! I don’t work there anymore (had to leave to take Gen Chem I this summer), but I really enjoyed working there, and I miss it so much!
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    Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) ABSN Applicant Hub

    My house is literally three miles as the crow flies from the VA state line (northeast corner of Surry County). Actually driving to Dry Pond/Stuart in about an hour to stay the night with the best friend!
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    WSSU 2020 ABSN

    I've got a BA in Theatre (and actually got paid to work in my degree field off and on for five years straight, haha), but I wanted to pursue a degree in nursing since I love human beings, I'm great at understanding other people's perspectives (thanks, acting!) and respecting people when they're at their most vulnerable (again, theatre is the best!). Rather than spend my days miserable working a day job as a server where money is inconsistent and there are no benefits available when I'm not working as an artist, I'd like to be a nurse and actually enjoy my day job while making as much of a difference as I do onstage. The fact that I've always been adept at science only helps matters! In fact, thanks to taking a Gen Chem I pre-req this summer, I decided to switch my original goal of midwifery to that of a pediatric oncology nurse that cares for children undergoing chemo/radiation therapy. (Most of my acting work was for touring children's theatres, so it fits me and my background well.) I worked at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for nine months as an NA I, and for about six months in a nursing home before that, so I've gotten to see a pretty truthful depiction of what it means to truly be a nurse these days, and I believe I can do it. (*jazz hands*) Good luck, everyone! And if we get in and you need a roommate in December, hit me up! (*shuffle taps offstage*)
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    Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) ABSN Applicant Hub

    Out of curiosity, where in NC are y'all from? I'm from about 45 minutes away, and will be moving to Winston in December if I get in for the sake of my car (it's already been totaled three times, LOL).
  7. Hi, everyone! Since applications could be sent in starting yesterday, I wanted to go ahead and start a forum for those of us applying to this program for next year! I walked in today and left my application in the mailbox , so I'm psyched to get to know you all whether or not I get in! Anybody else ready to find out if they got in? After two and a half years of pre-reqs, I say let's do this!
  8. Not even a nursing student yet, but I certainly work in a general medicine unit as an NA I+4, and I can tell you doctors know less about a patient than nurses most of the time. If you're going to depend solely on them, you're screwed. (Not to knock doctors; they're wonderful. However, it is the nurse's job to observe the patient, and provide life-saving information to the doctor that they may have overlooked or are not aware of. That's why it's called a health care team.) I truly hope your finances turn around, dear. I feel like the stress of money and time weighs hard on you, as it does for many of us. I'm actually going into midwifery (ironic for this post, I know) as a second career, and have no one to help me financially this time around. I get that money sucks, and life is short. Truly. (Is this your second career too? Let us know!) Just don't forget that your end goal is to help people. You've got to take the class and learn from it to pass the NCLEX; I understand how frustrating that can be. But please, don't let your frustration distract you from your end goal of licensure. And the only way to get licensed, and make all that time worth it, is to pass the test. Which, as frustrating and pointless as it may seem now, will ultimately pay off. And who knows? You might even need some of that info some day. It will be a win-win-win situation. Peace, dear. Hope things turn around for you. :)
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    WSSU ABSN 2020 (Questions!)

    Hi, everyone! So, I'm hoping to apply next year for WSSU's ABSN program, and was wondering if anyone who is in the program (or graduated from it) could answer a few questions... 1. How expensive was the program? 2. What snags did you run into while getting your application together? (From WSSU admissions issues to College Board, I want to know!) 3. Is it feasible to live 45 minutes from campus with my parents for the thirteen-month program? 4. What was your collegiate GPA, prerequisite GPA, and Critical Reading SAT score? Any and all information is super helpful! Thank you!
  10. Hi, all! I've been told by an admissions officer at the university that I'm "definitely competitive" for their ABSN program due to my first Bachelor's GPA and my prerequisite GPA, but I still have a couple of questions... Anyone who is in the program, or has graduated from the program, could you tell me... 1. Roughly what the cost of the entire program would be? (I'll be living 45 minutes away with my parents, so the room and board cost isn't necessary.) 2. Is it feasible to live 45 minutes from campus and complete the program? I'm not applying until next year, but I want to know if I need to work 60ish hours/week to save up. Thanks for the help in advance, everyone!
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