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    Total Cost of GMU Accelerated BSN

    If you want specifics this year (Fall, Spring, Summer) cost 16,180.75 this includes all fees, etc
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    I went to Lynford Uniforms today to pick out my uniform and when I asked about getting the Kelly forceps the lady in charge said it would be better if I waited because some instructors want them straight while others want them bent. She told me to just get the stuff off the list for now. They certainly do try to sell hard though.
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    order of prerequisites

    I would say take the A&P classes closer to when you'd be planning to get accepted so its fresher on your mind. So I would do math and chem before A&P. At my school you couldn't do Microbio until you had A&P and supposedly chem as well. So Microbiology would be last.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    Please tell me you aren't required to bring these books into school, I just got a couple in and I think they each weighed 10 pounds. I'm pretty surprised no one has made a facebook group yet. Well there is a general nursing one for FB for Student Nursing Association - George Mason but I dont know if anyone wants to just have one for the future trials and tribulations of just the class of 2011 accelerated students.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    The Financial office is probably pretty busy this time of the year, I wouldn't worry unless they take longer than the month it took me to hear from them. I bought 14 books for 750~$ and I got the majority of them through amazon's used section and made sure they came with the CD if they were suppose to have one. But in all honesty I probably wont use the CDs unless they are required. I really doubt I could do better price wise than that. (12 that are required, 1 winter and 1 drug book). In terms of access codes I'm pretty certain if you really really need them you can go to the publishers site and buy it. If you buy that package deal its 7 books for 620ish dollars. So I think used books are the better way to go. I imagine when I have them all stacked up it'll hit me how much stuff we have to learn in a semester. Oh yeah, and I did notice that the booklist they gave out isn't necessarily correct in all of its info. Even though edition, author ispn, and title is correct. It might say 2010 on the booklist and be 2009 on amazon. Also the ISPN #s are written a little different in terms of where they place the dashes, so I would play around with the names/authors of the books. I wanted to buy the books asap because I know the closer it gets to the start of the semester, the used sections is not as cheap and has less options.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    My understanding is you have to fill out FAFSA at FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid GMU will contact you later when they receive the info, I think it took a month or so before I heard from them. Since you already have a degree, you won't be able to receive any grants, only loans. As for scholarships, the ones I was most interested in were already too late to apply for, which is kind of funny they had to be turned in before you even knew if you'd got into the program.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    This is sort of a silly question, but what would be the best parking lot to choose? I know when you buy your parking lot pass you just buy it for a certain lot.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    I really really appreciate when any students take the time to make a post, so thank you so much Estrella55. I am really nervous about starting the program since everyone's reaction that knows the program is how hard it is, but hearing what its actually like makes it slightly less daunting.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    Was the drama due to the instructors or the students? I heard that in other programs students can be backstabbing but I was hoping that wasn't the case in GM. Could you elaborate more on what was frustrating, other than the lack of communication? I'd like to mentally prepare myself for it this coming fall.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    Thank you vwde, your post is very helpful as well. I personally never had plans to work during the program, since I've always heard how tough accelerated programs are. I also already volunteer at a hospital but I also plan to volunteer as a EMT during the summer so hopefully I'll get some useful experiences. I was wondering do most people who start the program stay in the program, or do many have to drop. I'm not sure how many students are in the GMU but I know it has more than some other programs I've looked at.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    I almost forgot. What color are the scrubs? I'm -really- hoping its not the white pants. And is there any dress codes for clinical in terms of shoes having to be a certain color.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    Wow, julesjmf, I wasn't even hoping for such a thoroughly written answer so that is awesome you took the time to write that all out. I greatly appreciate it! The 4 days a week sounds great, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to take care of everyday life tasks. If I could ask you a couple more questions that would be great. I was wondering how you like the professors. And if there is anything I could study during the summer to start preparing for fall. Also, one of the things I am concerned about is how this program is 12 months when most accelerated are more often 15 months. I know you haven't finished the program yet, but do you feel like you will be prepared when you graduate?
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    If there are any current or past Accelerated nursing school students (or even someone who knows a person) that could give some insight what day to day life is like in the program, I'd really appreciate it! I heard its 7 to 7, but I'm not sure if that is true. I'd also like to know how writing intensive the program is, and if there are many big projects like presentations + long papers.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    What comes in the mail is definitely not a packet. I guess they want to make sure who wants to attend before they send much info. I doubt you have to take the transfer orientation, I think that is mostly just for your benefit for learning the campus better. You receive 3 pages. 1st - Congratulations you're in. Also students will be required to attend the intro to nursing fundamentals class. Course work will begin promptly at 8am on Monday August 23. The classes are mandatory and must be completed in order to begin the clinical courses. 2nd - Is your admissions contract that you will accept or decline. 3rd - Summary of the estimated fees for newly admitted BSN Nursing Students, which is $542.
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    I also got into the accelerated BSN program. Now I'm just wishing GMU had been more informative about what their program is like, their Info sessions weren't very helpful.
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