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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 ABSN 2020

    Hi All, I completed the prerequisite audit for admitted students but it turns out I need to redo the data in order to send it out via mail merge. I'm hoping to get this out by next week. Almost everyone is correct in their assessment in their application. So if you know you need to take a course, continue to take it. I will reach out to those in which I found errors. Adrian
  2. adri.aco

    UW BSN 2020

    Hi All, Congrats to those who made it to the proctored essay. As brendamatadiaz pointed out, we will ask 3 dosage questions and have a writing portion in which you'll pick a patient (out of 3) and tell us why and what you'd hope to learn/gain from selecting that patient. We obviously don't expect anyone to know how to treat them, but we're really looking to see what your thought process is, your critical thinking, etc. Try to think outside the box! For math, it helps to brush up on basic algebra, fractions, decimals, and long division. Most people trip up on doing long division and end up placing the decimal in the wrong spot. If you need practice with that, Khan Academy works great. For actual dosage question examples, dosagehelp.com is a helpful resource. This year, around 395 applicants were invited (about 15 more than last year). As always, our application pool is getting more and more competitive. I'll see you Wednesday! Good luck! Adrian
  3. adri.aco

    UW ABSN 2020

    Hi All, I have just sent out an update on the ABSN Waitlist! I'll try and send updates when there is any additional movement on the waitlist. I am also confirming that we have received everyone's Intent to Register form (not to be confused with everyone accepting the offer). Adrian
  4. adri.aco

    UW ABSN 2020

    Thank you all for your patience as we got all of our notifications out. I would like to echo everyone's sentiment to those not admitted this year. This is a very competitive program and narrowing down a field of highly capable and admissible nurses is very difficult. Don't give up! Whether it's at our program or another, your goal of becoming a nurse is still attainable! For those who are interested in meeting with me to discuss their application, please wait until May to contact me. My schedule book will not be open until then. I suggest setting some sort of reminder for May because I won't be able to actually schedule you until then. For those on the waitlist: Historically it's been significant movement. Last year we didn't go super far, however, the year prior went down to mid-30s. In regards to the "applying and being admitted to UW" part. In order to actually enter the ABSN program, you have to be an admitted UW student. This means applying to UW as a post-bacc by February 15. In January, we will send UW Admissions our list of admits so that they can admit everyone. The only time I've seen someone we've admitted that UW denies is if they don't turn in an application, they're incomplete or don't actually have a Bachelor's degree. I hope this helps provide some context! Happy Holidays! Adrian
  5. adri.aco

    UW ABSN 2020

    Emails are coming soon! We're working out a bug with our mail merge at the moment, but I'll have them out before I leave today!
  6. adri.aco

    UW ABSN 2020

    Congrats to everyone that received a phone call!! I think ~85% of the admits have been contacted, so some calls are still going out. Email notifications for all applicants will go out this afternoon.
  7. adri.aco

    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.
  8. adri.aco

    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. 😃
  9. adri.aco

    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
  10. adri.aco

    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.
  11. adri.aco

    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    We're working with Admissions now, so hopefully in the next couple of weeks!
  12. 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!
  13. adri.aco

    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.
  14. adri.aco

    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    Good luck ya'll! 🙏
  15. adri.aco

    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.
  16. adri.aco

    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.