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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    Hi! I bought my books yesterday, 16 of them (ugh). I am waiting to buy the January book just so I can save some money in my pocket. I got them off of amazon for ~$780. I also signed up for amazon prime and will be getting them today/tomorrow. Thought I'd share some random insight from my friend who is in the program now; Questions I asked her.. Do I have to buy new books with access codes? or can I buy used ones/rent them? you can buy used books but you need to double check with the book list that the school sent you for ISBN # . There are classes that require new books, it really depends later on when you are actually in the class. Should I do anything to prep myself for August? The best way to prep yourself up is to read a head of time once you get your schedule. Most of the teachers will send an email to you letting you know. It's always good to stay ahead of yourself ( there are tons of reading later on, you do not want to stay behind of your reading) Does the color of my stethoscope matter (I was offered many colors at NOVA uniforms) or should I stick with black? Stethoscope's color doesn't matter but just buy one with an okay price, we tend to lose our stethoscope quite often so you don't want an expensive one. Range around 20-40 is good. You can get them at Nova Uniforms (offers a GMU discount 10%). Also get a pen light and a pair of kelly forcep. How is the INOVA comp testing? The inova comp test is really easy, you just have to go through the tutorial once or twice by yourself the the week before you take it. When you are actually there to take the test, the instructor will actually goes over most of the tutorial again before you take the test so it's really nothing to sweat over. You'll do great. No one failed it yet ~ haha.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    i noticed that about the scholarships as well, good thing gmu is not private! i submitted my fafsa and have been checking my account but still no financial aid activity. has anyone purchased their required textbooks for fall yet? i don't know what the better deal is for purchasing textbooks; buying the books through sites like amazon, renting the books, or purchasing a custom package through elsevier? estrella55: what did you do for purchasing your textbooks? did you need access codes/cds for the texts? i ask that bc if we do need the access codes, the books must be new. did you find any recommended books especially useful? i appreciate any input/advice you are willing to share :)
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    hi everyone! i will be attending gmu for fall 2010 accelerated nursing as well :) i graduated from gmu with my bs in 2008 and was/am very happy with the school overall. has anyone applied to scholarships/grants for this upcoming year? if you have any information regarding financial aid, please share! thanks :)
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    Marymount Fall 2010

    metrogirl - i haven't heard back either & i received a postcard saying i was exempt from the teas exam, had all my docs, yada yada. i think my application might have arrived a little later than i thought due to the snow storm. i don't want to call and annoy anyone who might put a 'thumbs down' on my app for not being patient... ehh!!! i did get into shenandoah and got a scholarship there. is anyone else deciding between other programs and shenandoah? i live in arlington.. right on wilson blvd so 1 block from the metro if i ever needed to use it. i am really hoping for marymount, mainly bc i hate driving. this process has made me so impatient!
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    Marymount Fall 2010

    gkvegan - i'm seriously shocked you didn't get in either.. i would call just to verify. i haven't received a letter yet and now i'm sure i won't get in. i don't have any previous experience in a hospital setting and have been working in government consulting since i graduated with my bs. i did get accepted to shenandoah which isn't too far from arlington. go figure, i live in arlington and i get accepted to a program in leesburg, va. shenandoah also offered me a partial scholarship for my academics - did you apply there gkvegan? ..now i'm really hating this wait game. did anyone else find out yet?
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    Marymount Fall 2010

    did anyone get a letter in the mail today?
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    Marymount Fall 2010

    i got a postcard saying i was waived from the teas exam and a letter saying i should hear after the first review on march 12th.. this friday! goodluck everyone!! :)
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    Georgetown Accelerated BSN Fall 2010

    I'm turning into a walking panic attack haha.. I just want to find out from all the schools all at once and get it over with! Every time the mail man comes I feel like I walk in slow motion to check the mail, ahh! I also read above that they might be delayed due to the snow we got around here, which would make complete sense. Everything was shut down including the post office.. so that could have postponed things? Fingers crossed.. good luck everyone! :)
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    Georgetown Accelerated BSN Fall 2010

    Hi! I also applied and am anxiously waiting if I get to interview or not. The last email I got was pretty generic stating the application, interview's going throughout march, and the scholarship due by april 5th. The website and the email said the invites for interviews would be sent out late Feb.. did anyone receive theirs yet? :)
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    Marymount Fall 2010

    Hi! Metrogirl - Living in a group house is def the way to go if you're trying to keep the cost down on living. Check out craigslist.com for houses for rent/roommates, landlords and tenants usually start posting around June/July. The house I lived in 2 years ago with a group of girls in Arlington we found on Craigslist and my rent was only $760 in a 4br 3ba house. I live in a house now off of Wilson Blvd in Ballston and my rent without utilities is 1000 a month.. so total for each month, I pay around 1200-1400 on "living." This varies due to VA's water bill - it comes every 3mo and it's a hefty one. Also add Falls Church to your neighboring areas, it's like 5 miles down the road and sits on the orange metro line like Arlington. The city of Arlington is pretty small, so if you lived in a neighboring town and can access the metro, you're golden. If you are going to commute, the Ballston mall has a parking garage and you can purchase a monthly parking ticket so you don't have to worry about street parking... which is limited, all the time. I got my letter saying all my documents were in and ready to be reviewed for MU. I'm a little confused if I missed the first review date or not.. I had all my documents in before the week of Feb 15th but my letter was dated Feb 22. I am getting really nervous/anxious about finding out from schools. Oh, and I thought the TEAS test was only for students who didn't have a BS degree? Does anyone know how much tuition is for Marymount? I'm trying to figure out which school would be the cheapest option. I'm already sitting on school loans, so I'd prefer not to take out a huge loan if I get accepted to a cheaper school. Good luck everyone! :)
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    Marymount Fall 2010

    Yea, I think I was just talking to students working in the admissions office. My BS GPA does not require a TEAS test and yes I took it for GMU. Just makes me nervous already having my application in and then thinking I am missing something that is required yada yada. I live in VA Square area off Wilson Blvd. The best places to live in Arlington are along Wilson or Clarendon Blvd. Those are the 2 main roads that run through the main parts of the city.. keep in mind Arlington is VERY small. Last year I lived off of S Glebe Rd (also a good street if it's N Glebe) which is near Columbia Pike. Yes, those areas are much cheaper in rent but you are also further from the restaurants and Marymount. It would require you to drive to school opposed to either walking or metroing 1 or 2 stops. If you are curious about any spots in Arlington def let me know and I can try and help you out! I have my BS in Psychology from GMU. I graduated in 08 and have been working in govt consulting (until Aug when I quit for full time school). I worked as a research analyst right out of college for a while and realized that I really didn't like it.. one of the reasons why I'm going back to school for nursing. Gkvegan - I also am thinking of peds or possibly the NICU. I guess I'll have to see where I get in and what my options are.
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    Marymount Fall 2010

    I am applying/applied to GMU, Georgetown, GW, Shenandoah, Marymount and NVCC (as a super back up). I live in Arlington now and really like it.. it's a whole lot cheaper than living in DC but it's still pretty expensive depending how close you are to the metro lines. Every time I call Marymount about my application and just to make sure things are where they need to be I get told I need to take some exam yada yada, and then after about 30 mins of going back and forth that I already hold a BS they tell me I can speak to some advisor and possibly get the test waved.. pretty confusing. I know from their site they say if you have a BS then you're waived from the TEAS or other test they require. Where did you find out the scholarship info with INOVA hospitals - I'm very interested in that. I have to quit my job come August so any money I can get for the next year or so would be so helpful. I know Georgetown has an 80% tuition with their hospital but I've also read that it only accepts x amount of people and is pretty competitive as well. I am leaning towards the cheapest program.
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    Marymount Accelerated BSN - Spring 2010

    Hi All! Congratulations on MU Spring 2010! I just sent in my online application for Fall 2010 at MU.. kinda nervous. I still need to send my packet of stuff (transcripts, resume, cv, recommendations) in before Feb 19th. How many recommendations did you all send in? Do you have any tips on their program or others that you applied to in the NOVA area? I live in Arlington, so honestly it would be the closest etc. Did anyone apply for financial aid or student loans? I'm soooo nervous. This site makes me feel more nervous, I think! I keep reading on how hard it is and how some people get rejected from every program they apply!! I would be so upset...
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    Nursing Application Essays/Personal Statement

    Hi Chiliwings! I just submitted 3 of my application essays and I'm coming from the same situation as you - well similar. I work in government contracting and received my BS in psych. I have a perfectly fine job but to me it has become dead end and I get nothing out of it. I spoke in all my essays on how I became inspired, how my education and time in the work field has made me a dedicated hard worker etc., and my drive for endless self-reward through nursing. I think it helps if you don't have a nursing background, that you pull aspects of your life/career that show the strong traits you carry and will bring into nursing/helping others. Hope that helps some! Good luck writing your statements, I was told not to do it in one night.. write an outline then start writing with some days/nights to think about it before submitting. I changed mine around a LOT, lol. OH, and I also was told that if you have something in your academics (such as a bad grade, semester, you switched schools a couple times) to touch on that and how you have evolved. Good luck :)
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    George Mason Second Degree BSN

    I applied for GMU 2nd degree BSN for fall 2010.. not very hopeful tho! Metrogirl - I think I just responded to your post about Marymount. What other schools are you applying to?
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