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  1. UCSF Nurse Residency Program Oct. 2021

    Just did a phone screen for ICN, they said they are narrowing it down to 12 candidates and will schedule a panel zoom interview by the end of the week. Finally something is happening!
  2. UCSF new grad fall 2021

    Hello! Does anyone have a name of someone to contact at UCSF if we have questions?
  3. Challenges of working in the NICU?

    Hello, I'm a nursing student interested in NICU nursing. There are so many things about it that I feel like sound like a dream job, but I'm also trying to think critically about the challenges as well. One thing that has stood out to me is the s...
  4. Challenges of working in the NICU?

    I'm going to update here! I just finished my preceptorship in a level IV NICU and it was absolutely wonderful. I loved all the aspects of the job and everyone I worked with. I am now just trying to figure out a way to get a job!
  5. What was your ABSN program like? Was it hard?

    When I was trying to make this same decision all I heard from people was how awful it would be to do an ABSN program. I think it depends on the program, but honestly mine hasn't been bad at all. It's busy, but I rarely feel overwhelmed. I agonized ov...
  6. Hello! Could someone who has gone through the program recently or is currently in the program tell me about the hours? Maybe an example of what a typical week would look like? I know it’s intense and I’m trying to figure if a standard program would b...
  7. Samuel Merritt ABSN intensity? Update!

    Hello! I am going to answer my own question for other prospective students. I am in my second semester of the SMU ABSN program and now have some perspective on the ability to do it with kids. The first two terms were a lot of work- class (online sinc...
  8. Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    I’m in for Oakland!
  9. Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    That's fair, I apologize for my response. Things sometimes don't have the same nuance as if we were in person and I certainly don't mean to be snarky. There is still a possibility I will go if it doesn't work out with Oakland, but Oakland is a much m...
  10. Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    My first response: No way! I was only considering Oakland. Then looking back at my application: ?‍♀️ Oh yeah, I guess I did check the box for San Mateo too. Still waiting on Oakland then...
  11. Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    I just got an acceptance letter... to the wrong campus! I was apparently accepted for San Mateo but only applied for Oakland. I waiting to for a response right now to make sure I'm still being considered for Oakland ?
  12. Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Hi Rachel, From the Samuel Merritt ABSN summer 2018 thred it sounds like in 2018 decisions started to go out the first week of Feb, and in 2017 it was around Feb. 24th. So it could be soon hopefully?
  13. Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Hi Christina, I would recommend contacting the admissions department directly to see what they think you should do. I'm sure they have run into this issue a lot!
  14. Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Thanks, Christina! One factor in my decision was that I would rather be with a cohort that was similar to me- that is, "more mature" (I'm 38- today is my birthday!) and going through the same kid/spouse/mortgage stress that I am so that we can suppor...
  15. Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Hello again! I've turned down the CSUEB offer so all my eggs are in the Oakland ABSN basket. Hope to see you in May!
  16. CSUEB - Cal State East Bay Nursing BSN Spring 2020

    Thanks so much for the input! Since I would be getting out of school a full year sooner with the ABSN program the cost is actually less with SM than CSUEB. I've decided to turn down the CSUEB offer and go with an accelerated program. Good luck to the...
  17. CSUEB - Cal State East Bay Nursing BSN Spring 2020

    I am leaning toward CSUEB, mostly because an accelerated program just sounds miserable. But your question of which program would be stronger in one particular field of nursing is an interesting one, and I'm wondering if you have any specific knowledg...
  18. CSUEB - Cal State East Bay Nursing BSN Spring 2020

    I just found out I got into CSUEB off of the waitlist! Now I just have to decide if I should accept, or do the Samuel Merritt 12 month ABSN program?? Such a hard decision! Any advice?
  19. Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Hello! I also applied for the Oakland cohort and have been gearing up for the program, but I just found out I got into CSUEB off of the waitlist! Now I'm not sure if I should accept and do their 2.5 year non-accelerated program, or suck it up and jus...
  20. Samuel Merritt ABSN (Oakland) 2020

    @IzaKhan Good luck to you too! Have you applied other places? I was discouraged to be waitlisted at CSUEB, but I think that I have a much better chance at Samuel Merritt. While I'm intimidated by the accelerated program, it is probably a better fit f...
  21. Hello! I'm just finishing up my application for Samuel Merritt's ABSN 2020 program (Oakland) and wanted to see who else was out there!
  22. CSUEB - Cal State East Bay Nursing BSN Spring 2020

    Hey guys, just got an email that I was waitlisted. Oh well!
  23. CSUEB - Cal State East Bay Nursing BSN Spring 2020

    Hi OakRNland, Yes it is my first choice. I thought I had a pretty good chance of getting in, but since I already have a degree from somewhere else I'm not going to be considered a local applicant. Now I think it's a long shot!
  24. CSUEB - Cal State East Bay Nursing BSN Spring 2020

    The admissions department just told me that decisions would be sent out Nov. 1st. Only a couple more weeks!
  25. CSUEB - Cal State East Bay Nursing BSN Spring 2020

    Following! I'm a second bachelor's applicant with a 3.8 GPA, 92 TEAS, and volunteer experience. I'm planning on also applying to the Hayward program and Samuel Merritt ABSN. I just emailed to see when in November they plan to send out decisions- I'll...