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Salisbury ABSN Fall 2015

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Hello all!

I was wondering if anyone has applied to Salisbury University for the Accelerated 2nd Bachelor's program...has anyone heard any news? I was given an acceptance letter last month, which sounds super early compared to past threads where people got accepted in Feb and March.

Anyone out there???? :)

I'm glad that someone started this thread! I re-applied this year because I wasn't able to attend last year for financial reasons. I was initially wait-listed in March and was accepted in June. I haven't heard anything yet for this year but when I called they said we should expect to hear back end of February.

How on earth did you hear back sooo fast? when did you submit your application?

I'm glad that someone started this thread! I re-applied this year because I wasn't able to attend last year for financial reasons. I was initially wait-listed in March and was accepted in June. I haven't heard anything yet for this year but when I called they said we should expect to hear back end of February.

How on earth did you hear back sooo fast? when did you submit your application?

I have NO idea; I was pretty shocked myself. I postmarked the thing a few days before Dec 1 lol so it was received by then or a little before..nothing super early. It said that the committee met to review applications and mine was one that was reviewed.

I am assuming they do things in batches, maybe alphabetically or randomly? The deposit is due May 1, so that's good at least. I wasn't too crazy about the idea of living there (I'm a city-slicker :p ) but it's growing on me...especially since it's only 3 semesters and would be cheaper than other schools. Plus I know it's a great program.

Hiii....anyone else out there besides PE and I who applied to Salisbury?? Feeling a little lonely here...lol. I am visiting the nursing pogram and school next week so prayerfully I love it. I am not thrilled about the location at all...my people are in Baltimore :p as well as my doctors (I have several and seem em on a regular basis) but I can deal with 3 semesters, I guess. And there's no summer classes so perhaps I can come home to Bmore then?

Any current or past students who can shed more light on the program?

Got my letter and they put me on the waitlist AGAIN! :banghead:

ixchel

Specializes in critical care.

Any current or past students who can shed more light on the program?

I'm a graduate of their traditional program, which runs fairly parallel with the 2nd degree program, so I might be able to help with most questions you'd have. Most of the faculty are the same. For the accelerated program, the difference is that you will have two classes (one in second semester and one in third) which will be a combination of two subjects/classes each. (i.e. Maternity and peds combined together in one semester, whereas traditional students take them separately for a whole semester each.) You will take adult 1 + clinical, adult 2 + clinical, health assessment, intro to nursing, research (if you haven't had an upper level research class), and psych + clinical with the traditional students. Because there will be a small group of second degree students, you'll get to know each other well and usually the second degree-ers become pretty good friends.

The faculty is pretty terrific. You'll have your favorites and your not-so-favorites, of course, but that will be everywhere. As a whole, they are easily accessible and passionate about what they do.

The school had a stellar NCLEX pass rate, with good reason. If you can get somewhat comfortable with the testing style, chances are you wont struggle with the NCLEX. Some did, but I only know of one who didn't pass the first time, and she had terrible test-taking anxiety.

The one thing that I can say was not great about the school was quality of clinical experiences. It's a rural area, so you don't really get much access to varied and challenging experiences. If I can give advice, try each clinical site. Don't just go with the local hospital. I feel like they aren't very eager to have students there and honestly, a lot of recent changes there have made so many of the nurses genuinely unhappy to be there.

I don't want to be too much more specific than that here, but I'm happy to share specifics in PM. Get in touch anytime!

Congratulations to those accepted, and good luck for those wait listed! I think it's common that students apply to multiple schools, so you might get in. It's still early!

Got my letter and they put me on the waitlist AGAIN! :banghead:

Oh I'm sorry PinkEagle :( It's ok; I know you got into a great MSN program and still have UMSON to wait for! You'll be a nurse! :) If you were offered a spot, would you be able to do it this time around financially?

Oh I'm sorry PinkEagle :( It's ok; I know you got into a great MSN program and still have UMSON to wait for! You'll be a nurse! :) If you were offered a spot, would you be able to do it this time around financially?

The issue I had last year with finances is that by the time I was accepted I missed ALL the deadlines for the major nursing scholarships, and was left with loans. It's super frustrating because I can not plan accordingly. This year, I decided to give myself a personal deadline of May 21, which is the deadline of the NurseCORP Scholarship. If I don't hear from them by then, then I'm moving on. I got an interview for Coppin State's accelerated program, so that's another option (even though it's my last choice school!).

The issue I had last year with finances is that by the time I was accepted I missed ALL the deadlines for the major nursing scholarships, and was left with loans. It's super frustrating because I can not plan accordingly. This year, I decided to give myself a personal deadline of May 21, which is the deadline of the NurseCORP Scholarship. If I don't hear from them by then, then I'm moving on. I got an interview for Coppin State's accelerated program, so that's another option (even though it's my last choice school!).

Yea I'm still tryna figure out this financial aid stuff myself...ugh. I tried to apply to Coppin but didn't have the required pre reqs so that was out of the picture. I am sure you will get in. That's a strong program albeit a little unorganized. And I think it's the most affordable.

Hello! I also applied for the second degree program and I was also waitlisted :/. I am praying that I hear back soon. I called to ask how many people were on the waitlist and how they choose people from the waitlist and they said it was not ranked. Does anyone know how likely it is to get accepted from the waitlist?

aspiringnursedd are you living off campus? 

Hello! I also applied for the second degree program and I was also waitlisted :/. I am praying that I hear back soon. I called to ask how many people were on the waitlist and how they choose people from the waitlist and they said it was not ranked. Does anyone know how likely it is to get accepted from the waitlist?

aspiringnursedd are you living off campus? 

Hey there :) Did you apply to any other programs? I am sure after May 1 (when deposit is due) many spots will open up!

Yes, I would be living off campus. I don't know squat about the area haha so I am trying to figure out how that works.

I actually have 2 interviews for 2 separate school next week (God is good!). One of those schools in my first choice and the other is my absolute last choice!

Oh and I received a pretty nice grant, so if I do end up going to Salisbury I've got some money coming in!

Awesome congrats! I need a grant lol! Was it thru the state?

Yep it was through the state!

Yea I'm still tryna figure out this financial aid stuff myself...ugh. I tried to apply to Coppin but didn't have the required pre reqs so that was out of the picture. I am sure you will get in. That's a strong program albeit a little unorganized. And I think it's the most affordable.

I actually went ahead and withdrew my application from Coppin State. In all honesty, I had no real desire to go there and I only applied there because the application was free! Their program is actually quite disorganized and I went back 5 years and discovered that they were on the verge of losing their approval by the MDBON because their NCLEX pass rates were below the minimum standard for MD. Last year it was 67.14%, so unless they improve their number, then their approval will be threatened once more. I don't wanna waste time and tuition (even though it is the cheapest BSN program in MD) on a school with highly fluctuating pass rates!

Besides that, I had my interview for UMD and I think it went really really really well! I'm feeling confident about it because the entire interview was a great experience plus I got an extra boost of confidence when I got an acceptance letter from Georgetown!

Yes I have! Salisbury was the only in state school I applied to. How much was the deposit for the nursing program?

Aw good luck! It'll be an adventure!

I actually went ahead and withdrew my application from Coppin State. In all honesty, I had no real desire to go there and I only applied there because the application was free! Their program is actually quite disorganized and I went back 5 years and discovered that they were on the verge of losing their approval by the MDBON because their NCLEX pass rates were below the minimum standard for MD. Last year it was 67.14%, so unless they improve their number, then their approval will be threatened once more. I don't wanna waste time and tuition (even though it is the cheapest BSN program in MD) on a school with highly fluctuating pass rates!

Besides that, I had my interview for UMD and I think it went really really really well! I'm feeling confident about it because the entire interview was a great experience plus I got an extra boost of confidence when I got an acceptance letter from Georgetown!

Hey I totally understand that. They are really disorganized, which is a shame because so many great nurses have come from that school.

I am sure you'll get the CNL! And congrats on Georgetown! Is that your second choice after UMSON? And I saw the grant you were talking about--I got an email saying they ran out of funds for me lol.

Yes I have! Salisbury was the only in state school I applied to. How much was the deposit for the nursing program?

Aw good luck! It'll be an adventure!

The deposit is $300. However, I had to crunch some numbers and I realized I could not afford to do it. They gave 12.5k in loans for the year. This would cover tuition and fees, but I would be STRUGGLING to live off the remaining, say 4500$ and my savings. They are only 3 semesters which I was psyched about, but it's not gonna work out financially. I won't find out about the other scholarships I'm applying to until summer and early September, so I couldn't make a decision based off that either. Sucks because I really liked the program (the area...not so much :p).

Have you gotten any acceptances elsewhere?