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  1. jb2010

    Direct Entry MSN's 2010

    I was in a similar position deciding between mgh, regis, and simmons. I'll be at UMass Med next year as well!
  2. jb2010

    Umass Worcester GEP!! Please reply!

    I'm in the acute care track too! See you all at orientation in June! Julie
  3. jb2010

    Direct Entry MSN's 2010

    I got it! Woo. Heard from MGH too, decisions decisions.
  4. jb2010

    Direct Entry MSN's 2010

    I was accepted a week ago (via a call). I'm going home now so maybe it's there!
  5. jb2010

    Direct Entry MSN's 2010

    Anything in the mail today? Also - anyone who was accepted to UMass Worcester - have you received your acceptance letter already? It's been at least a week for me and I'm still waiting.
  6. jb2010

    Direct Entry MSN's 2010

    Hi Cassie - I'm 99% sure I'm going to UMass Med also! Which track did you pick? I'm in the acute care track. Right now I live in Cambridge - which is about an hour away from Worcester. I think I'm planning to move about 10-15 minutes from campus.. maybe in Westborough or Northborough.. but I grew up in Framingham (30 minutes) away and know a bit about the area if you have any questions. One thing to note is that there is public transit into Boston via the commuter rail. The area between Worcester and Boston is more suburban, but there are some nice areas to live in. Julie
  7. jb2010

    Direct Entry MSN's 2010

    Hi PsychRN - I did find this article this morning. Please note it is from a year ago (Jan 2009), but due to the slow recovery of the economy it may still be relevant for a bit. http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2009/02/02/story9.html It's important to remember that health care always lags behind the recovery of other industries. I think some hospitals are starting to hire again, or only have a soft freeze instead of a solid hiring freeze. I hope that a lot will change over the next 2 years.
  8. jb2010

    Direct Entry MSN's 2010

    Congrats!!
  9. jb2010

    Umass Worcester GEP!! Please reply!

    I was just accepted to the Acute Care Track today for the GEP at UMass Medical!!! I'm pretty sure I will be heading there next fall. Very excited!!!
  10. jb2010

    Umass Worcester GEP!! Please reply!

    I just had my interview and am waiting to hear. I forgot to ask how large their program is, but what I can tell you is that they have a fairly intense program. The first year they recommend not working at all and you are in class or clinical pretty much all week. I think clinicals start the 3rd month in. If I hear back, I can let you know more information. Good luck with your schools!
  11. jb2010

    Direct Entry MSN's 2010

    Regis is $103,000 total if you do everything full time. Yikes. My fingers are crossed for UMass Worcester. No MGH decision today.... Good luck everyone! And if I don't hear, I will drive my deposit over as well. That's a great idea.
  12. jb2010

    Direct Entry MSN's 2010

    Not yet, I'll check the mail when I go home.... errrrr
  13. jb2010

    Umass Worcester GEP!! Please reply!

    Hi Zmrma - I'm still waiting to hear back - but maybe someone else on the thread has an answer.
  14. jb2010

    Umass Worcester GEP!! Please reply!

    I have an interview tomorrow for the acute care track. Thank you for your helpful advice, I feel much more prepared now!
  15. I am currently working for a health care quality improvement organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After 3 years out of college, I have made the decision to go back to school for Nursing. I am most interested in obtaining a masters and eventually becoming a nurse practitioner. I'm having quite the time figuring out how to complete enough prerequisites to apply to more than one school. Some schools require several course in social science and unfortunately I graduated in 2006, so many of my classes are no longer current enough. My plan was to take general biology and inorganic chemistry in the fall, microbiology and organic chemistry in the spring, and an accelerated class for anatomy and physiology 1 and 2 in the summer. This would hopefully allow me to start a program in Fall 2010. Some schools let you apply without having completed all your prerequisites. Others don't. I'm having the hardest time and am wondering if anyone else who was a non-nursing major has found an easier way around these obstacles. Does anyone know about any programs in Massachusetts or California that have Spring entry / start dates? Does anyone have any general advice for the application process to a direct entry MSN program? Thank you in advance! This board seemed like a good place to start.
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