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  1. Carebear28

    MUSC Accelerated BSN

    uh oh, that doesn't sound good. can you message me what you're talking about too?
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    MUSC Accelerated BSN

    Just an FYI - For those of you who have been accepted - Charlestonsailing has created a facebook group, you should join if you have facebook... MUSC Nursing Students Spring 2010
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    MUSC Accelerated BSN

    Congrats Leigh & charlestonsailing! Are you guys going to the Nov. 13th meeting? I am down in CT and I don't think I'll be able to attend, but I'm wondering if this is something I really need to go to! Sheepwithagun - did you go to that first orientation? How big of a deal is it if I can't go? Any advice?
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    Spring 2010 Hopefuls!

    to update....I GOT IN!!! I only applied to 1 school - and I was accepted :) Soo excited and thankful. I will be starting the program January 2010 at the Medical University of South Carolina and I can't wait!
  5. Carebear28

    MUSC Accelerated BSN

    You can always email the admissions dept. As far as I was told, this is how they break it down (although, it may change): 50% GPA (20% cummulative, 30% prereqs) 35% Essay 10% Recommendations 5% Resume
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    MUSC Accelerated BSN

    nics - My GPA wasn't so good - my undergrad really brought me down and i was so worried. It was only a 2.89, and then my prereqs weren't the best either, 3.3. BUT, I didn't give up and I did my best under the circumstances. I think it's really important to be sure to answer the essay question and be direct about it. 100 words - each word counts. I don't know what helped me to get in, but I am so thankful. I also had 2 of my professors write reccomendations and I think that helped, but I really don't know what they put down on the reference forms. I think what helped me was that I have had volunteer experience in the ER and I have worked previously in a psych hospital. THanks for the congrats charlestonsailing! and those of you who are on the alternate list - I have high hopes that you will get in - many people apply to several schools so they may not necessarily accept. I hope to see some of you in the Spring :)
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    MUSC Accelerated BSN

    Listen, Don't get down on yourself. Be glad it was just your essay and not your GPA. The essay is the easiest to improve (and you don't have to spend more money on re-taking classes). I had spent about a month working on my essay. 100 words is not easy to express yourself. I think that I had a hard time in the beginning because I wanted to say so much. I read and re-read the question constantly because at the end of the day, even if you want to include personal stuff in the essay, you MUST answer the question directly. I think it's great that they said everything else was fine! You can improve your essay - I know you can. Ask for help from a professor, friend, etc. A simple switch of a word can make a big difference. If you need help, I am here too!
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    MUSC Accelerated BSN

    Wow. I was just checking my email and I received an email stating I was accepted!!!! I am so thankful and so excited! This is the best news I've ever had, hands down. Keep you heads up guys - I will be thinking positive thoughts for all of you!!!!
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    Spring 2010 Hopefuls!

    So, just wondering: Does anyone have any idea how the admissions process works? I'm waiting to hear from my school and I keep going over in my head the pros and cons of my application. Just curious how they make their decisions out of hundreds of applicants - we all take the same prereqs, but we took them at different schools. One "A" may be equivalent to a "C" at another or vice versa....obviously my GPA is my main concern, so just trying to keep my head up while I wait and wait and wait :) Seems like I get a mini panic attack every day when I turn onto my road coming home from work wondering what's in the mail! Always hoping for some good news :) Anyone hear from their school yet? Thinking positive for EVERYONE who has applied, we all know the efforts it has taken to get this far :)
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    MUSC Accelerated BSN

    I am also waiting to hear if I get in. SO nervous! Keep going from being confident - to thinking I am crazy to even apply. This is the only program I applied to...and the only one I want to go to! I wish there was a way to tell them that if I am accepted, I'm definitely going and won't waste a space! Have you guys finished your prereqs or did you apply with classes left to still take? i wonder if that makes a difference at all. And what did you all think about the 100 word essay? I have a BA, but I don't know if that helps since my undergrad GPA was terrible. My cummulative GPA is my main concern. We shall see. Best of luck to everyone!
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    MUSC ACCEL NURSING PROGRAM: How did you get in?

    You're right, they are very helpful at the College of Nursing. I definitely had my share of questions for them. I'm curious what your essay question was for the Fall 09 application? and was there a word limit?
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    MUSC ACCEL NURSING PROGRAM: How did you get in?

    I kept looking at the essay and was thinking maybe they meant 1,000 words? :) It was very difficult to get it right, but in the end, I am happy with the essay. It's the GPA that worries me since that is worth 50% of the admissions. I've moving to Charleston in January regardless of what happens though, and I've very excited!! Best of luck to all!
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    MUSC Accelerated BSN

    I have some family down there and my best friends from college moved down 5 yrs ago - the program is exactly what i am looking for and it's right in Charleston. The passing rate for graduates of this program is very high and i want to stay down there when i'm finished. Many other reasons, but these are the ones that really stand out. I am applying for Spring 2010, so I will be submitting my application within the next week or so. Regardless, i will be moving down in January. Keep me updated with you as well! best of luck to both of us!
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    MUSC Accelerated BSN

    Oh, no! ...I wasn't implying that at all! I am in no position to judge, just in the same boat as you and suggesting what I tell myself - stop thinking about it and just do it :)
  15. Carebear28

    MUSC Accelerated BSN

    Just apply...if you don't, then you will never know!!!!
  16. Carebear28

    MUSC ACCEL NURSING PROGRAM: How did you get in?

    Thank you for responding...I would love to hear from more people if anyone sees this and can help! :) Congrats to you two that have been accepted, I wish you the best!