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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Hi! I can feel your frustration (and totally relate). Honestly, for the longest I have pursued nursing on and off since I started my undergrad (received my degree in 2016). It took me three solid years to finally make things happen. There are so many things that I have done that I regret, but also so many lessons I have learned that are very priceless. I hope I can help you feel less frustrated as I've learned quite a few things through this process. Most labs have to be in class, so I say if you can afford it please take it at a city college (they have options for night classes, it's very rare that they would take an online lab, plus I took an A&P course that had the lecture online and lab in class that might work better for you). Also, there are Facebook groups dedicated to studying for the TEAS and HESI A2. I found them extremely resourceful as the groups acted like a study group and support group. I know living cost is extremely high in LA and there are quite a few absn programs here in norcal (where I reside). Please look into CSU Stanislaus, the central valley is quite affordable and the program isn't pricey either. I felt like giving up so many times , as I am not an ideal candidate. I have experiences, but I don't quite have the superb grades. But, if I never try I will continue living with regrets. So please don't give up. In the words of maya Angelou "we may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated". Merry Christmas and wishing you all the best !! Ps. I made like a list of schools with their requirements (some have point matrix available, due dates for application, recommended teas/HESI score, etc) and just planned out which schools to knock out first during application season. With most CSU , you would have to apply to the school first then apply to the program during their "cycle" ( yes 2 apps for one school, extremely chaotic). Some of these CSU use nursingcas while some do the old fashion way (just gotta find out so you know what to expect, nursingcas is extremely easy to use. if you have multiple programs that use nursingcas you can easily add the programs into the nursingcas application and do it all on that platform). Best of luck to you.
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    No, the bio and chem sections were not in the test at all. It was only sections that SMU needed (math, english, A&P). I would recommend you just taking the Hesi with the school code that will have all the sections you need (as the schools can take the sections which they need). I hope this clarified it a bit lol
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Hi! So what the counselors told me is that if you need bio and chem (samuel Merritts code doesn't have bio and chem) you would use the schools code that has bio and chem (as well as the other sections needed for SMU) and when you send in your test scores, SMU will only take the scores from sections they need.
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Ohh ok. My advice would be to reach out to Samuel Merritt and see if you can confirm with them that they got your application. It can be that there was a high volume of applications and it messed up their algorithm for generating the emails?
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Hey! I did the same thing but got a confirmation the following day. Have you searched your inbox?
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Ohhh!! I didnt know they closed fridays ! Well hopefully your references are able to send them in on time. I set up my due dates for the letters a month prior to the due date for the app just in case lol so with the applications, the classes , personal info, achievements, etc will roll over. Your personal statements, references, and letters of rec will not. So when I applied this time around I had to contact all my references and people who wrote me letters to reupload them and/or expect Samuel Merritt to reach out. And yes SMU admission counselors are super nice. After I found out about being waitlisted for the Sacramento campus, I reached out to the Sacramento counselor and she pulled up my file and just told me what I could do to better my chances. I occasionally reach out to her for all types of questions and shes always helped me out every time.
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Hi All, I didn't see a thread for the Samuel Merritt ABSN summer 2020 cohort and just wanted to start one, as I know most of us are in the process of applying right now. I applied to the Sacramento campus, but am currently waitlisted. I just wanted to see if anyone has any recommendations on how to be more competitive aside from GPA (as I am going to retake some courses to up my GPAs). I love that Samuel Merritt looks at applicants holistically. Please share the wisdom , whether you are applying or you are already in the program. Thank you and have a blessed day !
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