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    I need advice please! Urgent.

    Sorry. I'm new at this. I was trying to reply to this quote in particular.
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    I need advice please! Urgent.

    So then everyone correcting OP about the use of the word "urgent" probably isn't necessary either going by that logic, yes? Don't get me wrong. This post definitely isn't urgent and that's truly one of my biggest pet peeves. If you tell me everything is urgent, then I will consider nothing you say to be urgent/important/etc. I found the humor in the comments and laughed to myself when reading them initially, but I did feel guilty afterwards. It just wasn't necessary and came off kind of mean at second glance. That probably wasn't the intention, but that's how it was experienced by some. I can understand why some have felt the need to stick up for OP and I think it shows a sense of compassion. There's no need to put them down too. Can't we all just get along?
  3. Well, first off, try not to beat yourself up over that 3.0. You can't change it, and you've obviously moved forward from it and learned better study habits/taken things more seriously more recently. Try not to let that GPA kill your confidence or drive moving forward. In my opinion, that shows personal growth! I'm not sure how all schools will see it, but I was in kind of the same position and I was just accepted to an accelerated program myself, so keep plugging away! Have you thought about volunteering or finding an administrative position (or something else you're qualified to do) at some kind of medical facility? It might be worthwhile to gain some experience and/or build a good reputation among individuals who might be able to write you a decent recommendation letter. I think this was what gave me an edge when I was applying to schools (seeing as I had zero medical experience and a 3.3 undergrad in English). I had some great people on my side who were really pulling for me. I know adding more time on to this goal isn't the ideal solution, but the reality is that if you've been hit with a few rejections and don't know where to turn or how else to make yourself a stronger candidate, this might take more time than you had originally anticipated. You want a decent education, don't you? Wouldn't you prefer some real mentors in your educational experience? I wouldn't sacrifice my education to get this degree faster/easier. From what I've seen across this website, nursing is no cake walk. It behooves us newbies to have some real educators in our corner;)
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    UMASS Boston Accelerated BSN Summer 2016

    Good luck to those still waiting! I agree with DaniNurseCat about notifying us online. It would just make so much more sense. If they want to send us a formal hard copy letter after notifying us online, then great. The application process is stressful enough as it is, and school is going to be an absolute beast. Don't make the waiting game agonizing too. I know it's easier said than done, but try to keep your mind off the mailbox until it comes. Worrying won't help you at this point, it'll just drive you crazy. Stay positive!
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    TEAS V Advice?

    Everything everyone has mentioned here is right on point. I was never great at standardized tests but my TEAS scores were great because I made it a point to remain focused, logical, and calm during the test. If you have 3 weeks to study, utilize those 3 weeks. Study consistently - don't cram. Make some kind of plan for yourself to make sure you don't end up cramming because it'll just make you more anxious. For instance, study for the English/grammar portions Mon and Tues each week, science on Wed and Thur, and Math on Fri-Sun. It doesn't have to be this exact model but you get the picture. The math portion was basic algebra, but it focused on concepts that I definitely had to review extensively before the exam. Take as many practice tests as you can so that you're familiar with the way the questions will be worded. This made a huge difference for me as well, especially in maintaining my composure during the test. Since I had already seen these kinds of questions a million times in the practice tests, the only things tripping me up were the actual numbers, not the concepts, which isn't a problem as long as you take your time to do the calculations. Stay positive and keep telling yourself you're going to do great. It really makes a difference! If you know you have test anxiety, practice some breathing exercises or make it a point to listen to a guided meditation every other night or so on youtube. It can be a 5-10 minute thing and you'd be amazed at the results! You're going to do just fine. Good luck!
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    UMASS Boston Accelerated BSN Summer 2016

    Thanks, Ecase! I'm super excited to start :) I had a 3.3 undergrad (in English) and 3.9 for my prereqs. Zero healthcare experience but a decent TEAS score. They were really great at the info session about stressing the importance of seeing the individual as a whole. In other words, no one aspect of your application will make or break you. I was really worried about not having any experience in the field and no chance for an interview but felt a little more at ease after the info session. I think they do these letters in chunks (from what others in the past have said). The deposit is due Jan. 22, so it doesn't look like our group will be waiting as long as some groups in years past which is nice. Good luck to you!
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    UMASS Boston Accelerated BSN Summer 2016

    I just got my letter today! :) It was a big white envelope. Good luck to everyone still waiting! I live right outside of Boston which is probably why it arrived so soon.
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    UMASS Boston Accelerated BSN Summer 2016

    I got the same status change and the to do list with the financial aid information. This is so nerve wracking! Good luck everyone!
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    UMASS Boston Accelerated BSN Summer 2016

    I'm just finishing up my application now! I hate that we have to wait until January to find out if we're in, but maybe we'll get a nice Christmas gift this year :) Bostonbaby, I did well on the TEAS but I think it just depends on how you test and which questions you get. Some questions are incredibly easy and others are so out of left field. At the UMB information session I attended they said your TEAS score wouldn't make or break you, so I wouldn't be too worried. They'll be able to tell how qualified you are from the rest of your application, and Simmons is a great school!
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