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Rutgets or Thomas Jefferson? ABSN 2021

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by Taam64 Taam64 (New) New Nurse Student

Specializes in food.

Hi all, 

Posting again because I'm still undecided on which program to choose. I got into several schools but narrowed down to Rutger in Newark and Thomas Jefferson in Philly. Tuition wise, they're very similar. I'm from California and wouldn't mind moving to either place. The only difference between the two programs is Rutger is 14 months and starts in January while Thomas Jefferson is 12 months and starts in May.  Although I do want to get started ASAP, I'd wait a few months to attend a better school. If you have any thoughts, insights or advice, I'd really appreciate it! TIA 🙂 

Hi! Congrats on your acceptance I’ve actually just completed my application for the ABSN May 2021 cohort for Thomas Edison do you mean the one in Trenton NJ? Their program is actually 15 months not 12, also I hear their program is very well respected and at a competitive price.   As far as Rutgers I’m not too sure I didn’t apply to that one so I can’t speak to the program. 
 

Can I ask when did you submit your application and about how soon did you get your interview and acceptance after? 
 

Congrats again and best of luck on your decision! 

Taam64

Specializes in food.

6 minutes ago, Rosebud1220 said:

Hi! Congrats on your acceptance I’ve actually just completed my application for the ABSN May 2021 cohort for Thomas Edison do you mean the one in Trenton NJ? Their program is actually 15 months not 12, also I hear their program is very well respected and at a competitive price.   As far as Rutgers I’m not too sure I didn’t apply to that one so I can’t speak to the program. 
 

Can I ask when did you submit your application and about how soon did you get your interview and acceptance after? 
 

Congrats again and best of luck on your decision! 

Hi and thank you! The one I applied to is called Thomas Jefferson University in Philly, Pennsylvania, not Thomas Edison 🙂

Edited by Taam64

Ahh OK my mistake! Congrats again! 

Hi! My top choices are also Rutgers or Jefferson and I was wondering if you have decided which school you wanted to go to and why you chose that school. 

Taam64

Specializes in food.

Just now, Nicolez said:

Hi! My top choices are also Rutgers or Jefferson and I was wondering if you have decided which school you wanted to go to and why you chose that school. 

Hi Nicolez,

I decided to go with Rutgers in Newark! I chose it because I wouldn't have to wait until May to start with Jefferson and Rutgers's program is 14 months instead of 12 months at Jefferson's. I heard it's 14 months but there are some breaks then and there making it 15-16 months in total. I believe that extra time can relieve a lot of pressure and stress for me already being in an accelerated program. The two run about the same tuition wise, I'm from out of state so they were neck-to-neck. But honestly, if it wasn't for the time difference, I would've gone with Jefferson's. They just built a whole new building reserved for nursing students only! Either or, they're pretty well known and you can't go wrong with either. 

 

Awesome! Thank you so much for your feedback! I was wondering how the Jefferson interview went and how they conducted the group interview through video call? How were you dressed and how was the overall interview like? 

1 hour ago, Taam64 said:

Hi Nicolez,

I decided to go with Rutgers in Newark! I chose it because I wouldn't have to wait until May to start with Jefferson and Rutgers's program is 14 months instead of 12 months at Jefferson's. I heard it's 14 months but there are some breaks then and there making it 15-16 months in total. I believe that extra time can relieve a lot of pressure and stress for me already being in an accelerated program. The two run about the same tuition wise, I'm from out of state so they were neck-to-neck. But honestly, if it wasn't for the time difference, I would've gone with Jefferson's. They just built a whole new building reserved for nursing students only! Either or, they're pretty well known and you can't go wrong with either. 

 

 

Edited by Nicolez

Taam64

Specializes in food.

On 12/22/2020 at 8:41 PM, Nicolez said:

Awesome! Thank you so much for your feedback! I was wondering how the Jefferson interview went and how they conducted the group interview through video call? How were you dressed and how was the overall interview like? 

 

The interview at Jefferson's was a group interview, they did ask some questions that would be given to you prior to starting the interview, so I suggest you check them out or do a quick Google search to get an idea of what they might ask you. Some of the questions require critical thinking so it's wise to prepare and draft your answers so that you're ready! A lot of people dressed very casually, T shirts and hoodies but I opted for a blouse for a professionally relaxed look. The interview conductors were so so friendly and nice and very uplifting, I believe they are all nurses as well. I was told to expect an answer in 1-3 weeks but heard back within 2 days. Have you gotten your interview date? 

5 hours ago, Taam64 said:

The interview at Jefferson's was a group interview, they did ask some questions that would be given to you prior to starting the interview, so I suggest you check them out or do a quick Google search to get an idea of what they might ask you. Some of the questions require critical thinking so it's wise to prepare and draft your answers so that you're ready! A lot of people dressed very casually, T shirts and hoodies but I opted for a blouse for a professionally relaxed look. The interview conductors were so so friendly and nice and very uplifting, I believe they are all nurses as well. I was told to expect an answer in 1-3 weeks but heard back within 2 days. Have you gotten your interview date? 

I actually already gotten through the interview and got accepted to Jefferson the very next day!

Taam64

Specializes in food.

19 hours ago, Nicolez said:

I actually already gotten through the interview and got accepted to Jefferson the very next day!

OMG congrats! Have you decided where you're gonna go? 

On 12/25/2020 at 5:29 PM, Taam64 said:

OMG congrats! Have you decided where you're gonna go? 

Yep! I actually live in south jersey so I only applied to Jefferson and Rutgers Newark. I will most likely go to Jefferson because its close by so I don't have to pay for dormitory fees! 

On 1/5/2021 at 2:00 PM, Nicolez said:

Yep! I actually live in south jersey so I only applied to Jefferson and Rutgers Newark. I will most likely go to Jefferson because its close by so I don't have to pay for dormitory fees! 

Hey! I also just got accepted to Jefferson's fact program! did you apply for the FACT 1 or FACT 2?