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    Applying for UMSL's 2010 accelerated BSN program

    The answer to the gpa question varies...do you already have a bachelor's or are you entering as an undergraduate. If you already have a degree, the gpa requirement is less stringent. The advisors are pretty good at knowing what you need.
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    Saint Louis University SLU?!

    CWE stands for Central West End, the area around the hospital complex, more or less.
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    Hard for GNs to get jobs in St. Louis?

    Patrick and Precious- A question if you don't mind. Were either of you working as patient care techs previous to your hire? The reason I ask is this.....we are just finishing our first semester in an accelerated program. A recruiter who came and talked with us was very blunt about how they don't hire anybody to the GN programs that weren't already working with them by the second semester, and the such.... We are all wondering how we are going to get through the next two weeks, yet alone the remaining semester without throwing 25 hours a week work on top of that! Just wondering what your situations were prior to entering the GN program. Thanks!
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    Applying for UMSL's 2010 accelerated BSN program

    What a crazy two weeks this will be, finals this week, next week start! Whew. I have the orientation in my calendar as 0900-1230, Seton 6. Time to finally meet everybody.
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    dosage calculation course, credit course

    The SCC course is really designed to get you through the Dosage Calculation exam that is the first hurdle for SCC's nursing school. She teaches the class to get you through the test at SCC and nothing more. My two cents worth.
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    Question on where to go...stl area

    Just reinforcing mmgirls mama's comment.....What was so far away a year and a half ago, is now five weeks away. Five weeks from today will be the first day of nursing classes. As to university versus community college....I decided on UMSL's accellerated program. Yes, it cost $20,000 more than St Charles Community College, but it finishes 9 months earlier with a BSN. I didn't need my business degree to figure out the math on that one.
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    Applying for UMSL's 2010 accelerated BSN program

    So by my calculations.....in five weeks we will be sitting in class!
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    Discharged Florida "Gay" Nurse Reinstated

    I am glad to hear he was reinstated. I used that case as a reference in a class assignment. The professor kept using the term 'sexual predator' instead of convicted sex offender. I did a commentary on how difficult it can to be draw the line. Clearly a person hosting an event with consenting adults is not an offender that patients need to be protected from. On the other side, I lived outside the SF bay area when numbers of girls disappeared., one even at a market in walking distance from our house.Those predators are just that. Predators. Maybe fear was a goodthing, my daughter had a best friend and playmate that was always on duty Rottie
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    Applying for UMSL's 2010 accelerated BSN program

    Ree- I was told by financial aid they would do my package after after I register. Since I am not currently an UMSL student, I don't get to register until sometime in April. It will be cutting it a little close! The way I understood it, the fafsa from the 2008 tax year info covers summer. Once you have 2009 taxes done, you can do the fafsa that will cover the fall and beyond semester. I figured out last weekend, that I will have my A&P final on a Thurday, and start UMSL on the following Monday. I am looking forward to that summer break weekend! As much as I would like a week on a beach somewhere, I am excited and amprehensive about the start date getting closer and closer!
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    What to expect from UMSL accellerated program

    Just bumping this to keep it alive
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    Advice for my friend re: GPA

    The school I applied to recently takes only your first attemp at Chem and Bio, even though they make you retake them if they haven't been in the last five years. My first attempts were a big party year at a big party school. I had a lot of fun, and my GPA showed it. Since then, as a returning learner and a wiser individual, I have had excellent grades. I was able to make an appeal to the univeristy's Academic Committee in regards to those couple of zeros for grades, basically asking that they don't allow one rough period of life, 25 years ago define who I am today. It was granted, so those grades were not averaged into my entrance GPA. Doesn't hurt to ask, or try.
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    I need a lot of help, failed out of nursing school

    i don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. general george s. patton okay, i know that should be person, but that's not how he said it. life knocks you on your butt sometimes. focus not on being knocked down, but how you are going to stand up, dust your butt off and move forward.
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    UMSL Fall 2010 Traditional BSN Program

    solidermedic, Congrats! keep in mind that your Hep B series will take a total of six months to complete...so if you have not started it, get on it. Also, the state is paying the counties for health workers to be immunized, so I got mine free at the county health dept when I told them I was going to be a nursing student in the next few months. I think my titers was $10 for TB, also at the county dept of health.
  14. The take away that I received from reading a bunch of these threads is this......in good economic times, in terms of getting hired, not much difference between the two....in rough times.....the BSN wins hands down. The rest boils down to this...time, $ and commitment, if you have it, go for the BSN. If cost is a roadblock, the ADN gets you on your way. Just my uninformed, uneducated and still on my way into NS opinion.
  15. I can not seem to find anything about what to expect, workload wise while in this program. Perhaps some of you veterans of it can fill us in as to what to expect. What is the rhythm of the week? Are certain things always done on a certain day? When do you start clinicals? Are they done a certain day of the week or outside of what you would expect to be normal classroom time? What sort of time commitment (yes I know, all of your free time!), but really, how many hours a week did you need to spend to be successful? What am I not knowledgeable enough to even ask about that I should be asking? Any feedback would be good. Thanks for you help!