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Becca Lynch

CNA. Pre-nursing at Sierra College. Starting Chamberlain Sacramento’s BSN program fall 2020!

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  1. Becca Lynch

    Applying to Chamberlain Sacramento

    Hi!! So originally before I found Chamberlain, I was applying to ADN programs. Once I added Chamberlain to my list, I chose 13 units that consisted of GE classes that Chamberlain requires for a BSN like statistics, political science, philosophy (critical thinking), and I can't remember what other classes. They were all classes that I was able to transfer for credit. I think getting your CNA will be great for your application! :)
  2. Becca Lynch

    Applying to Chamberlain Sacramento

    Congratulations! ❤️ Thank you for sharing. I think it helps for future applicants to see the variety of students Chamberlain accepts!
  3. Becca Lynch

    Applying to Chamberlain Sacramento

    From my experience, as long as I was above a 3.0 I was eligible to submit. In your passion statement you can use a small portion to explain your GPA, like if you have any gaps in your academic history or if you had a bad semester, etc. Personally I was going to school previously to be a teacher, didn’t really care about my grades. Then took some time off, and when I came back for nursing I was doing a lot better. But since I had so many units previously completed, it took a lot of classes for my GPA to even budge. That’s the great thing about Chamberlain’s application process is being able to explain yourself. Whereas other nursing programs have black and white requirements, you either meet them or you don’t—just to get put into a lottery system. Chamberlain’s application process is very personal and they do put effort into getting you in as long as you put the work in too.
  4. Here is my advice for applying to Chamberlain College of Nursing, specifically the Sacramento, CA location! The sacramento location is looking for a minimum 3.0 GPA and high 80s-90s on your HESI exam. **my application was accepted for the September 2020 start date** I got a lot of questions on Instagram so I’d figure I’d answer them all here! 🙂 1. attend an open house! You will get your questions answered there about the program, the application process, etc. They also hold information sessions 2x a week which is the same information in a much smaller group. These sessions are great because you can speak to admissions advisors one on one 🙂 2. Apply EARLY in the application cycle!! They accept applications 3x a year. The application cycles are listed on Chamberlain’s website for each application window. 3. Study for the HESI at least one solid month before you submit an official application! Once you apply, they schedule your HESI exam asap. So plan accordingly! If you haven’t taken any prerequisite classes (A&P, Microbiology, Chem) I’d recommend beginning your studying earlier. Use HESI test booklets, the mometrix online study guide is worth the investment, and Khan academy on Youtube is great for science! Take it seriously. I deleted all social media and any other distraction apps off my phone. Eliminate distractions and put the work in! 4. If you aren’t accepted right away, KEEP PUSHING! The first time I wanted to apply my application was not competitive enough. So I took 13 units at my community college to boost my GPA before I applied again. Your advisor wants to see a change in your application!! Show them you’re serious. They accept up to 54 transfer credits, you can see which GE classes are accepted on the BSN 3-year schedule. 5. Make your passion statement personal. This is your chance to show admissions who you are besides your GPA and exam score! They don’t want to hear you want to be a nurse because someone you know is a nurse. They want to know who you are, what fuels your fire and how you’re going to make an impact in this field. 6. Ask questions! Instagram is a big tool to meet people. I’ve met so many people from Chamberlain’s Instagram account that have given me a lot of useful info! You can usually find current students by searching #ChamberlainUniversity or the Sacramento location’s geotag 🙂 Be patient! Your time will come. You will reach your goals! You will become an RN ❤️
  5. Becca Lynch

    Chamberlain College of Nursing

    Actually I take that back, she called me on a Friday so she didn’t make me wait all weekend for Monday LOL. So you still have a few days!! I know waiting is awful!
  6. Becca Lynch

    Chamberlain College of Nursing

    She will!! I know exactly how you’re feeling! She called me the very last day of the window they gave me to hear back. I’d guess Cathy is probably the busiest one. You’ll hear soon!! Have you applied to any other programs?
  7. Becca Lynch

    Chamberlain College of Nursing

    The committee meeting for my application was February 17th and I got my call February 21st!
  8. Becca Lynch

    Chamberlain College of Nursing

    CONGRATS ❤️ see you in the fall!! 🙂
  9. Becca Lynch

    Chamberlain College of Nursing

    If I remember correctly they didn’t give me log-in information, I went on the student portal and acted like I “forgot my password” and somehow was able to get in. I really don’t remember exactly, I’m sorry! do you have any prerequisites completed? Are you applying to any other programs? we have allll been there! It is super stressful! If it’s not this fall, your time will definitely come soon ❤️
  10. Becca Lynch

    Chamberlain College of Nursing

    ME TOO!!! Congratulations!!!! Can’t wait to meet you!!
  11. Hi, is anyone applying to Chamberlain Sacramento for Fall 2020 start?