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    umass boston accelerated bsn 2012

    You can get by without a car, we have good size group who rely on public transportation or commuting. They try to accommodate those who don't have cars, and a lot of the placement are in the Boston hospitals. However there have been placements that you'd need a car (ie Brockton, Salem and Everett) so keep that in mind. I think it really depends on the amount of people in your group that will need to be placed near public transportation. I have a car so my clinicals have been mixed (BIDMC, VA in JP, North Shore Medical Center, St Elizabeths, Good Samaritan Brockton). The program is extremely disorganized and they make a lot of last minute requests, so my best suggestion is to prepare to be flexible.
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    umass boston accelerated bsn 2012

    Hi crissy07, I'm in the accelerated program. You CAN work. They'll discourage you but you can definitely do it. There are 2 students who have kids and are probably working 16-20 hrs a week. I'm working as a PCA about 2 days a week, and have plenty of time to do homework and keep my grades up. Here is what our schedule has been so far: Summer: Tues/Wed/Thurs - classes all day Fall: Mon and Wed - Class 8-10:50, plus 2 days of clinical for med/surg, mental health Winter: M-F class/clinical 7-5 for 3 weeks Spring: Class Tuesdays 11-830, 2 days of clinical for community/ pediatrics (some people only have pediatrics for 1/2 of the semester, others have it the entire time) Summer: not sure yet! We also had about 2 weeks off in between summer and fall, and about 2 between fall and winter. There are no breaks between winter-spring and spring-summer other than the March spring break. Hope this helps & good luck!
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    umass boston accelerated bsn 2012

    Congrats! That's awesome! :)
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    umass boston accelerated bsn 2012

    I just tried to respond to your pm but I'm not sure if it worked..
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    umass boston accelerated bsn 2012

    I registered for the Summer and Fall. They did send out an email with the courses we need to register for and the specific course numbers. I'm sure they'll send you a similar email. If you PM me, I can give you the details on how to register & email address of the coordinator - she's been really helpful with info.
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    Student loan taking forever to pay off...

    Has anyone here obtained their BSN via an accelerated program? I already completed my undergrad with $17K left in loans, and am about to start an accelerated which will be close to an additional $55K for school & living loans. I was wondering if anyone has any good financial advice ( ie scholarships/grants/loan forgiveneess programs) since I'll get nothing from the government as a 2nd bachelor degree student. Thanks!
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    umass boston accelerated bsn 2012

    I know, it is steep. I thought I read since it's technically a 'graduate' program you might be able to qualify for more money/scholarships etc.
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    umass boston accelerated bsn 2012

    I want to say I read they needed deposits by May 1, but the deposit form was also for fall 2012 students, so the deadline might be sooner for the accelerated. Also - Northeastern started a new direct entry online program that can take 48 students per start every Jan, May and Sep. It's brand new and not too many people know about it yet - the first cohort starts May 7. I would suggest looking into it. You request information and an admissions advisor will contact you and explain all the program details to you via phone. You get your BSN in 16 months, then work for 6-9 months and can decide if you want to finish with Health Admin as your masters, apply into another masters, or just stick with your BSN. Just another option for everyone to look into...
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    NEU Direct Entry Online?

    You'll get set up with admissions adviser and they'll send you all the info and how to apply. They pretty much hold your hand through it and make sure you get everything. Also, the phone call is VERY informative.
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    NEU Direct Entry Online?

    I did have a phone call with one of the admissions advisors and she said the program has been in the works for about a year. I think if you aren't familiar with online courses then it's something to really think over. Otherwise, my impression of nursing courses is that it's tough due to the amount of work, not necessarily the difficulty of the content. I do feel confident in doing it all online, especially because the lab portion is still in person, and it's not like NEU is a new nursing program all together. They are a reputable school; especially for nursing so I'm really not to worried. I'm considering going with UMASS for the ABSN since is about 15-20k cheaper, and I can always apply to a masters program if I decide to continue after my BSN.
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    umass boston accelerated bsn 2012

    Congrats!!!!
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    NEU Direct Entry Online?

    The admissions rep I spoke with said they'd give me a decision by next week. I got accepted into the UMASS Boston ABSN program and waitlessed at MGH, so if I did get into NEU I'm not sure which I'd go with. Any reason you're pursuing the DE instead of the ABSN?
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    umass boston accelerated bsn 2012

    Thanks! I know, it's so unbelievably competitive and there really isn't a 'typical' student that gets in. My acceptance letter was dated 3/2 and I received it on 3/10 - and I live 4 miles from the campus... so there definitely is a time lapse! Good luck - keep us posted!! cafi123 - did your student deposit say "fall 2012" on the top right? I emailed admissions to make sure they added in the right form..
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    umass boston accelerated bsn 2012

    I got in!!
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    NEU Direct Entry Online?

    I spoke with an admissions advisor today. It is new, it starts in January, May and September every year and holds 48 students per class. May 2012 is the first cohort for this particular program. The BSN portion is online, with labs and some exams at the Burlington Campus (none at the Boston campus). Obviously, clinicals are also done at designated sites. She said that Health Administration is the only direct link at this time since it's the only MSN portion offered entirely online. Once you obtain your BSN and work for 6 months, however, you can apply to any of the other master's programs available. She said it's the exact same accreditation as the regular direct-entry, and the only way an employer would know you completed courses online is if you told them. For the first cohort starting this May, they are offering spots to qualified applicants that applied to the Direct Entry traditional program that they did not have a space for. If there are any openings, they'll look at other applicants. Also, if they feel you are qualified, you might be offered a spot in the September cohort. Pretty cool! I already applied.
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