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  1. Hello, Does anybody know of any Virginia hospitals w/ onsite daycares offered to employees. I hear about them on this board but I don't know of any places that offer them, the few that I've searched seem to not offer this, or have discontinued it. I'm in Northern VA but plan on relocating once I graduate but not sure where I will go yet. If anybody knows of a hospital that offers it, do they offer this as a benefit at no cost, or is there a discounted rate or is it taken from your paycheck? Any info is appreciated!! Thank you!
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    George Mason Traditional Nursing 2018

    I used to live on this forum when I was taking my prerequisites and doing my application. I got creative/visual for personality or something similar to that. The application was tedious but overall pretty easier, just a lot of steps to go through- the gmu acceptance, deposit, video, essay, background check, getting all the vaccines updated, etc. I'm not sure how important the resume was but I had some volunteer experience with the Alexandria MRC and worked at an animal hospital for a few years. I think my essay was my strongest point. I know a few of my peers also transferred from NVCC and other VA community colleges. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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    George Mason Traditional Nursing 2018

    We got the exact same cumulative score but you did significantly better in a&p. My scores were math-92% . A&p 76%, Vocab 100%, reading 88%, grammar 90%. I think you'll be fine considering you did well in a&p which i would assume is the most important for them. Just make sure to take time on the essay and your application video and you'll be just fine. I think you have a good chance!
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    George Mason Traditional Nursing 2018

    The questions weren't too detailed. I've attached a link of a practice site so that you have an idea of the types of questions that may be on it. HESI A2 Anatomy and Physiology Practice Test - Test-Guide.com Also, make sure you know how to read military time, know measurement conversions, converting fractions, and how to read roman numerals if you don't already. Overall, it was a lot easier than I expected.
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    George Mason Traditional Nursing 2018

    Hi, I'm currently in the GMU's traditional program. I just finished the first semester and will be graduating in Spring 2019. I took all my prerequisites at NVCC and had a 3.76 GPA. I don't remember what my HESI score was but will try to find the results. I think I may have had an 89% overall. I felt like it was pretty easy even though I didn't study for it at all. I actually did the worst on the a&p section so I thought there was no way I'd get in. I'm not sure how competitive it is since I honestly didn't think I would be accepted but I don't think it is as difficult as others make it sound. The only thing that I felt set me apart was my essay which I spent a lot of time on. If you have any questions, let me know! Good Luck! SMC
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    GMU Traditional 2017

    That's a great idea! I was hoping somebody would make one :)... My Facebook is currently deactivated until I finish up this semester but i'll request to join in a couple of weeks... looking forward to it!! :)
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    GMU Traditional 2017

    Hello, Mason was the only school that I applied to as well. I'm going to accept the offer assuming all goes well with my current Microbio course grade. However, a couple of students in my Microbio and Biomedical Ethics courses have gotten acceptance to multiple schools and are currently undecided. I know that one of them will likely be declining her GMU offer and accepting an offer from a school in her home state so that she can live with parents.
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    GMU Traditional 2017

    Yeah..all the scholarships I've applied to so far haven't been nursing related because I was worried that I wouldn't get in. I will still look around but otherwise I'll make sure to apply for the next school year. I'm also going to be working as much as possible once school ends in a couple of weeks, like 50ish hours a week through mid-August at my current job in order to save. I'm fortunate to have this option because we recently had somebody quit and we have somebody going on maternity leave in May so we are going to be severely short-staffed. I'm basically going to live at work!
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    GMU Traditional 2017

    The amount of federal (unsub & sub) student loans they offered me didn't even cover tuition. Are you getting a private loan? I know nothing about private loans, but that may be my only option. I need to get more serious in my scholarship search as well.
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    GMU Traditional 2017

    Hello, Thank you for your reply. I ended up meeting with my teacher and she is allowing me to retake the missed exam, though I'll only get partial credit. It's better than nothing and should bump up my grade quite a bit. Unfortunately she doesn't offer extra credit but it's fine...I'll just need to study constantly until exam time. I've managed to work full-time (usually 45 hours per week) while in school full-time because I don't really have any help and didn't get much financial aid. It was tough and I had no life, but luckily I've taken my courses online during the last 2 semesters so that's allowed a lot of flexibility. I'm aware Nursing school is going to be much more rigorous and will require a lot more than what was expected during pre reqs at NVCC so I'm going to try to work weekends or every other weekend. It's not like i'm making a lot at my job so loans may be the way to go. I'm really worried about what I'm going to do as far as money for my car, health insurance, etc. and wonder whether I can take out loans to cover that as well. I'm planning on moving in w/ parents who live in Arlington for at least my first year to eliminate rent payment. We'll see how it goes! I'm optimistic about this though.
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    GMU Traditional 2017

    Hey everyone, Just curious...This is kind of personal, so I understand if you prefer not to share but are you guys planning on working through nursing school and if so would you work part-time or full-time? If not, do you have help from family (financially), or plan on taking out loans? I'm a bit concerned about what my financial situation is going to be during nursing school, and do want some kind of income but not at the expense of my education. It'll all be worth it in the end!
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    GMU Traditional 2017

    I'm a bit concerned. I'm currently in a microbio course with a professor who is not very understanding. I ended uup going to the testing center for one of my exams after it was closed because I was unaware that they were closed early during spring break. She is not allowing me to take the test so I have a zero grade on one exam which brought my grade down to a 68%. I'm worried that If I don't get basically a perfect grade on the last exam, I won't bring the grade up to a C which would cause me to lose my spot in the program since they only accept C or better in pre reqs. I've had all A's and a couple B's so far. Besides studying as much as possible prior to the last exam, What should I do? I'd hate to have to reapply next year. The teacher isn't really understanding. Should I try to set up a meeting with her? I've worked so hard to get here
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    GMU Traditional 2017

    I got accepted as well! I'm so surprised! I didn't think I did too well on the HESI and got a C is stats that I thought eliminated my chances for sure. Congrats everyone. I'm so happy!
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    GMU Traditional 2017

    I didn't study enough for the HESI because I took it in December and had very, very limited time to do any studying between school, work, homework, etc. I regret not having started studying earlier. Your scores and GPA sound competitive to me so I think you should have a good shot. The only thing that worries me is that I've heard that they prefer GMU students over transfers but I'm not sure how true that is. I go to the NVCC Alexandria campus, and wasn't planning to apply for the NOVA program but may consider it next year. I'd be interested in the Online hybrid program if it is still exists. What's your backup plan in case you don't get in to GMU and the NOVA program? I was considering getting my bachelors in public health then doing a 2nd degree program (assuming I get accepted somewhere)
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    GMU Traditional 2017

    Hey there, I applied for the GMU traditional nursing program for Fall 2017. I thought the application process was pretty straightforward though there were a lot of steps and things to get done (HESI exam, video, essay, etc). I was confused on the checklist where it asked for all communication sent from bsnapps@gmu.edu, so I just sent every email that I've ever sent to and received from that email, which was a lot. I made the mistake of waiting to do the essay and video kind of last minute so that was kind of stressful, and then having to send out the application by 5pm that Sunday. I ended up having to get an electronic stamp thing from one of those automatic kiosks Sunday morning so I'm hoping that's not an issue either. I'm really hoping that I got in but we'll see. what were your thoughts on the application? Also what was your GPA and HESI scores? I'm a NVCC student and my GPA was 3.78 and over all my HESI was 89% but I didn't do well on the Human A&P section (76%)... Anyway, I hope that we both get in!
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