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I am the Manager of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Outreach at the UW School of Nursing. Here to help answer some questions the community may have about our programs!

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    UW BSN 2020

    Nope, we will be admitting 80 students again this year. We are actually expanding the waitlist this year In the event COVID does have an impact on students attending our program.
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    UW ABSN 2020

    Hi All, There hasn't been any movement on the waitlist since my last email. This is actually kind of a slow period for the waitlist. Our BSN Admissions will conclude in a few weeks which might prompt movement, as well as other school admissions decisions. The SoN is working very hard to make sure our nursing students will have quality education in the program, and I don't foresee any delay in the start date. Obviously we need to play things by ear but our transition to online learning has seemed to prove as effective as possible. Let's hope all is better by Fall! In other news, for those admitted and completing prerequisites, you can simply send screenshots or unofficial transcripts to us at the SoN. you can send them to asknursing@uw.edu. Don't forget UW Admissions will need an official copy as well to add to your student record. It's unfortunate our systems don't communicate. Lastly, I have transitioned from my Admissions/Recruitment role to the new Undergraduate Student Advisor! For Admissions/Recruitment business, you can start to email Cher Espina at cherelyn@uw.edu. She will be the point person until we hire my replacement. This news will impact those who wanted to meet with me in a few months to discuss their applications, as Cher will likely take those on. Cheers, Adrian
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    UW BSN 2020

    Hey All! As you all probably noticed, it's been a pretty crazy time at the SoN. We haven't been in the office since March and a lot of staff and faculty have been hard at work trying to maximize the current student experience so that everyone still has a solid education and graduates on time! We appreciate your patience. The GOOD NEWS is that this should not impact our admissions decisions timeline! I won't give any specific dates as everyone needs to remain pretty fluid during this time, but I'm hoping to get them out before the 17th (not the 27th 😉). We may be making phone calls to admitted students (similar to how we announce ABSN admissions). Because everyone is remote, admitted students may receive calls from our personal cell phones. I know it's hard to answer unknown numbers but if you're getting a call (usually on a Friday), pick up! Anyways, that's it from me. As always, hope everyone is staying safe! Adrian
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    UW ABSN 2020

    My goal is to have notifications by next Friday! We will call our 64 Admits to let them know, if a random (206) number is calling next Friday, don't be scared to answer! 😁 All other notifications (Waitlist and Deny) will be emailed that same day. If you don't hear from us by Monday, please send me an email at acosta4@uw.edu.
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    UW ABSN 2020

    Out of Area Proctor Test emails have been sent! Please ensure your proctor has received it. I've had to correct a few, so please make sure you've entered their email accurately! Remind them to check their junk/spam/clutter too. Once I have confirmation from them, I will send out the actual prompt by 5pm Monday. Dosagehelp.com is usually a great tool to use for practicing the math. Make sure you come prepared with basic conversions! Good luck everyone! I'll see some of ya'll on Tuesday. 😃
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    UW ABSN 2020

    shoutout to everyone providing useful, and accurate information! I try to lurk the forums to help alleviate any stress but haven't been able to lately. With the ABSN deadline soon approaching, please feel free to email me at acosta4@uw.edu if you have any questions. Also, please be patient with our general line (front desk and asknursing@uw.edu email) as we are in the process of training a new employee! Good luck everyone! Adrian Acosta Manager of Undergrad Admissions UW School of Nursing
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    ABSN UW Summer 2019

    It's been a while since I've sent out any WL updates and unfortunately, there is still no news to share. I'm honestly pretty surprised at the lack of movement this year as we'd typically be 20 or so deep by now. Rest assured, I will notify EVERYONE as soon as something happens.
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    We're working with Admissions now, so hopefully in the next couple of weeks!
  9. adri.aco

    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    I haven't yet, but I should be moving it soon. You should receive an email within a week re: your current waitlist position. Thanks for your patience!
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    Late to the party, but I just wanted to congratulate everyone who got admitted this year! I'm looking forward to meeting ya'll in September! 😀 For those who are interested in meeting with me to discuss your application and areas for improvement, definitely send me an email: acosta4@uw.edu. My calendar has been filling up fast so try not to wait until the last minute.
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    Good luck ya'll! 🙏
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    Definitely do the math first, and practice your long division and multiplication by hand! It's always hard to see applicants who you can tell have the right idea but forget to move a decimal or drop a zero somewhere.
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    Notifications have gone out! Good luck to everyone invited! As always, this is a very difficult process when we have so many well qualified, capable applicants. Our review committee has to try and identify various qualities within applicants that match our core values. If capacity wasn't an issue, our jobs would be way easier. If you were not asked to take the Proctored Essay, you will have the opportunity to meet with me starting in May. As stated in the email, I ask that you hold off on reaching out to us until then. We will not schedule anything until May comes around, when I open up my books. For anyone that successfully submitted an application and DID NOT receive an email, please contact me at acosta4@uw.edu so that I can look into it.
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    Hi All, Me and my team are working very hard to preliminarily review all of the applications so that we can get the invitations out. The snow closures have definitely thrown some wrenches at our timeline, but i'm hoping to get them out as soon as possible! Working from home does limit our resources which slows down the reviews a bit, as well as reviewers also trying to get our graduate admissions back on track. My goal is no later than Thursday morning. Thank you all for your patience! Adrian Manager of Undergrad Admissions
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    I'm surprised at how little traffic this forum has gotten. We're usually 6 pages deep by now! Just wanted to update everyone on how things are going with BSN Admissions. We received a little more than 550 applications, much less than I thought! I hope the low cohort number last year didn't sway people from applying this year. We are currently doing GPA calculations so that we can conduct our preliminary reviews to determine who will go to the Proctored Essay on Feb. 20. We're hoping to get notifications out a week before it! Good luck everyone!
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    UW ABSN Summer 2018

    Hello everyone! I just wanted to chime in to help clarifying some things regarding the ABSN Applications and Proctored Essay. 1. We are not able to confirm receipt of your ABSN Application. ABSN Admissions is an extremely busy time, that involves the processing of many applications. During this week, we are opening applications, sorting all of the documents, scanning each individual form, pairing transcripts that have been sent separately, and double checking GPA information that was entered in the application. We need to complete all of these steps for the hundreds of applications we receive, with limited staffing, within a short time frame. When an applicant calls and asks us to check to see if we received their application, we become pulled away from our tasks and have to sort through stacks of applications, which have not been placed in alphabetical order. Please trust me when I say this would create a major delay in the process. A delay in the process would create a delay in the reviewing, which would delay your admissions results. I understand this can be frustrating for those who HAVE to mail their applications in. I have suggested to applicants in the past to have mail be sent via UPS or FedEx so that someone at the School of Nursing can sign for your application. This signature typically acts as your confirmation receipt. 2. The proctored essay is scheduled for 1 hour. We will give instructions ten to fifteen minutes before, and then we give you the entire hour to complete the proctored essay. No invitations will go out as Cpark96 pointed out. Everyone applying to the ABSN is required and expected to take it. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact asknursing@uw.edu. For those taking the proctored essay at the School of Nursing, i'll see you all on Thursday! Good luck! Adrian Acosta Manager of Undergraduate Admissions