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  1. nursingnursing1212

    Direct Entry MSN 2020 at Columbia University

    just chiming in to share that I currently commute to the school. Lived in Manhattan over the summer but my lease ended, so I moved back home to save money. My train ride takes about 40 min to get to Penn, then I take the subway from there. I really don’t mind it when weighing the cost of renting an apartment in the city vs living with parents for free . The subway station is literally a 1-2 min walk from all of your classes which is helpful. Hey! As a current student, just wanted to offer a bit of positivity — I've heard that the admissions team prefers “second career” applicants who are farther along in life vs applicants who are fresh out of undergrad.
  2. nursingnursing1212

    Direct Entry MSN 2020 at Columbia University

    The fall semester has proven to be a lot more manageable. Still accelerated and a lot of work, but nothing compared to the summer. I think around 25 out of 200 have dropped out for various reasons
  3. nursingnursing1212

    Direct Entry MSN 2020 at Columbia University

    I don't know that, sorry . Our "projected" cost for our second summer semester (tuition and fees only, not counting indirect costs) is $28,865 to be exact. LMK if you have any other q's, happy to answer here or through private message
  4. nursingnursing1212

    Direct Entry MSN 2020 at Columbia University

    Hey all, chiming in as a current student. It seems like most people received merit based aid (with some GPAs that I know being 3.1 and still getting aid). I believe the standard need based aid scholarship was 30k (15k in fall, 15k in spring). They don't offer scholarships for the summer semesters, and please keep in mind that the tuition cost you see does NOT include the last summer semester, so that's an additional cost you'd be paying.
  5. nursingnursing1212

    Direct Entry MSN 2020 at Columbia University

    @birthjunki I'm a current student in the fall semester. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer using your nursing skills through the school. The school frequently has booths at local festivals (I believe Harlem Multicultural Festival was the most recent) and fairs, and things like the NY Marathon where student nurses check blood pressures, provide public health education to the community, provide first aid, etc. I believe there was also an opportunity recently to sign up to be a part of a home based case study team where you work directly in the community with a team on an assigned case. I will say though, that very few people that I know in the program have time for any of this. The program is very demanding and when you're not studying the material that you've already learned, you're getting ready for next week, sleeping, or trying to relax a little bit. Kind of the sort of program where you're spending so much time thinking about school that it's the last thing you want to do after all of that is done ;). So far in my experience, the only thing that I can say I dislike about the program is the cost (though I doubt anyone actually likes that part lol). At the end of the day for me, however, getting a master's degree (instead of another bachelor's degree) at an Ivy League School, where I'm able to get clinical experience at tons of different hospitals in NYC in a period of 14 months, is worth it. Also worth noting that you get a really decent amount of school breaks! We had off August 10th - September 3rd, and we'll get a week for Thanksgiving, December 20 - January 21st, March 14-22, May 16-June 1st. -- So while the program spans 14 months, you are getting some breaks in between to relax which is nice, and could also offer you an opportunity to volunteer in the community independently! If anyone has any questions, don't hesitate to tag me here or PM me!
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