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    Nursing Programs Abroad?

    Thanks for the advice! I did some more research on it and you are right.
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    Nursing Programs Abroad?

    Does anyone know if there are any international nursing programs outside the US? I am looking to go back as a second-degree student. I am currently applying to US schools, but am interested in going abroad. Any advice?
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    Salem State University Direct Entry/MSN

    Thanks for the reply. I feel that the direct-entry route is more tough to get into than the traditional BSN program. The thought of another 4 years though turns my stomach! But I suppose it will be worth it. This is a really tough decision.
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    Salem State University Direct Entry/MSN

    Is there anyone who has been through or knows anything about Salem State's Direct Entry program? I went there for my undergrad and am thinking of applying, but want to know if anyone knows the level of difficulty to get in and how you liked the program. Thanks!
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    MGH Accelerated BSN

    Anyone?
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    Accelerated BSN/MSN

    Hey there, I haven't applied to any yet, but I am going to be applying for accelerated BSN programs. My undergrad GPA is 3.59 Prerequisite GPA is 3.7 Hospice volunteer for 2 years Volunteered in West Africa Volunteered in Pathology Lab Other than that I have no healthcare experience. As far as recommendations, I am having two professors and my supervisor from the path lab write them. Hope this helped! Good luck!
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    Accepted: Simmons Dix Scholar Nursing Program!!!

    Congrats to everyone!!!
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    MGH Accelerated BSN

    I am going to be applying to MGH for their accelerated BSN program, but wanted to know the level of difficulty to get in? Also, anyone who has attended there, do you like it? Do you feel it was worth the cost? -I have a 3.59 undergrad GPA -3.7 prerequisite GPA -Been a Hospice volunteer for 2 years -Volunteered in West Africa for 6 weeks (not healthcare related) -Did an internship in a Pathology Laboratory -Volunteered with an urban youth environmental program for girls -Work as a librarian Thanks!
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    MGH Accelerated BSN

    Thank you!!!!!
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    Advice for getting into Nursing School (second career)

    Thank you for the great advice!!!!
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    MGH Accelerated BSN

    Hi! I have been tossing around the idea for a while now whether to apply for MGH's Accelerated BSN by either the July 1st deadline or the November deadline, but need help! Would I be rushing things by applying for the July 1st deadline? When do candidates usually apply for financial aid? Thanks!
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    UMass Boston Accelerated BSN Nursing Program Question

    Hi! I already have a BS in Biology from Salem State, but am looking to go back there for nursing. When you say competitive, how competitive do you mean? I graduated with a 3.59 GPA, and am a Hospice volunteer. I am wondering what else I should do to make myself look good! :)
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    Accepted: Simmons Dix Scholar Nursing Program!!!

    This is sort of a late response, but can I ask any of you who got into the Dix Scholars what your cumulative GPA and prerequisite GPA were? I am looking to apply for next year's round. I have a 3.59 undergraduate GPA (majored in Biology) and have about a 3.6 prerequisite GPA. Also, what else did you add to your application? Volunteer work? Experiences? I am a Hospice volunteer, but don't know if I should be doing more. Thanks!
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    Advice for getting into Nursing School (second career)

    I'm not sure how the schools I am applying to base their admissions. I have only seen the criteria on their websites. Many say 3.0 or higher (undergrad GPA), and also say that prerequisite courses must have a B or better, but some even say a B- or better. None of the schools ask for healthcare experience. They do ask for letters of recommendation, resume, and statement of intent. MGH in Boston even says that courses must have a C or better! Weird. So maybe I am okay? Haha, I'm so paranoid! I know there is nothing I can do about my undergraduate GPA. It's not like I can start all over again in that department, but I'm wondering how else I can better my applications. I am a Hospice volunteer, but maybe I should volunteer at a hospital as well? I have volunteered in a Pathology Lab before, not sure if admissions would care about that or not. I also volunteered in West Africa...Ugh! So stressful!
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    Get my BSN or Direct-Entry MSN?

    Is that really true about the loans for BSN programs? How do people pay for school if they go back for a second degree? It's seems hard to believe that prospective students would have $50,000 laying around to pay for school! I know I don't! I'm trying to save as best I can, but I'm still going for the BSN instead of the MSN. :)
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    Get my BSN or Direct-Entry MSN?

    I think I am going to go for the BSN right now because it is cheaper, and a lot of programs make you decide with NP specialty you want, and since I have no nursing experience, I have no idea! I think I will get my BSN, work for a year or two and then go back for my MSN.