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Seattle University (Seattle U) BSN Fall 2021

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by LJ15 LJ15 Member Nurse Student Pre-Student

Specializes in CPT, Pre-Nursing Student.

Hi everyone, it might be a little early but I wanted to start a forum for SU's 2021 BSN applicants! I'm applying as a transfer student from a community college in California. I'm curious about everyone else's experience as a pre-nursing student and the schools they plan on applying to.

I've yet to complete my organic Chemistry course (my school doesn't offer one course with both organic and inorganic) and my pre-calculus course to satisfy the prerequisites. Right now I'm trying to find volunteer work, but with the pandemic, there's not much out there.

Feel free to share anything, I'm super curious about everyone's stats!

Edited by Lisette

Harleen Gill, CNA

Has 2 years experience.

Hi @Lisette, I’m also going to apply to the SU 2021 BSN program! I go to highline college right now, so I’m going to be a transfer. I still need to take Ochem and Microbiology which I’m going to take in the fall. Also, I’ve been working as a CNA for about 5 months now, in a rehab nursing home. I can’t wait to start applying already!

LJ15

Specializes in CPT, Pre-Nursing Student.

@Harleen Gill Awesome about your CNA! I was supposed to get my certification this Summer but with everything being online here, it didn't work out. I am a licensed phlebotomist, so hoping that I get a job that way soon! I am also taking Ochem this Fall and then the College Algebra prerequisite in the Spring.

I am anxiously waiting for the application to open! I am very excited to get this process started.

LJ15

Specializes in CPT, Pre-Nursing Student.

@futurenurseeliza Me too! If you don't mind me asking, what're your stats? Were you able to fit in volunteer work before the lockdown? I was looking forward to a position at a local hospital but with COVID, they stopped taking volunteers.

I totally get that it is super difficult to volunteer right now! I have heard other schools are planning on being more lenient with requirements because of the pandemic, so I would assume Seattle U would be too. 🙂 I was able to volunteer at a hospital and nonprofit before COVID-19. Right now I am working as a CNA and I have been for a little over a year now 🙂

LJ15

Specializes in CPT, Pre-Nursing Student.

That's awesome! I considered CNA but unfortunately there wasn't a program nearby. It sounds like a great window into nursing. I'm starting work as a phlebotomist this month and I'm so excited to be working in a healthcare setting! I honestly can't believe how quickly applications are coming up!

brendamatadiaz, CNA

Specializes in BSN Student.

Hey all! I remember commenting on last year's thread for SU 2022, and this platform is definitely helpful once everything gets rolling (deadlines, interviews, etc). I was accepted into the SU BSN program and I just wanted to offer assistance with anything! I can look over resumes, essays, etc. If you have any questions you can tag me on here! 

On 9/10/2020 at 4:58 PM, brendamatadiaz said:

Hey all! I remember commenting on last year's thread for SU 2022, and this platform is definitely helpful once everything gets rolling (deadlines, interviews, etc). I was accepted into the SU BSN program and I just wanted to offer assistance with anything! I can look over resumes, essays, etc. If you have any questions you can tag me on here! 

Hey did you get into the transfer program? My GPA from uni is 2.65 so I’m not sure if I should apply or not 

brendamatadiaz, CNA

Specializes in BSN Student.

@tropicalbreeze

Hey, I did get into the nursing program! Is that your GPA after all your prerequisites? If so, you still shouldn't be discouraged to apply! If I remember correctly, you are able to submit an additional essay that can explain the status of your GPA. I would do this just to explain to the administrators of any hardships, events that interfered with your education , etc. Either way, don't feel discoraged and give it your best shot! You can write a killer personal statement and resume, so it's not all just about your GPA. Best of Luck! 

LJ15

Specializes in CPT, Pre-Nursing Student.

@brendamatadiaz

Hi! Thanks for offering your help 🙂 

I was curious to know how you felt they valued volunteer experience. Since SU is Jesuit I'm concerned about not having any on my application. I do have paid healthcare experience but unfortunately no volunteer work. I was also curious about the number of transfer students that enter a cohort per fall semester- I couldn't find that info on the site

brendamatadiaz, CNA

Specializes in BSN Student.

@LJ15

Hey! On your resume you should list all your paid healthcare experience and volunteer experience. In your case, I would try and seek out opportunities, but if you can't find any then I wouldn't worry too much. Sure it's an important aspect but you do have healthcare experience and that counts too! I believe my cohort has 80-90 members total! 

Anhton, CNA

Has 2 years experience.

On 9/10/2020 at 4:58 PM, brendamatadiaz said:

Hey all! I remember commenting on last year's thread for SU 2022, and this platform is definitely helpful once everything gets rolling (deadlines, interviews, etc). I was accepted into the SU BSN program and I just wanted to offer assistance with anything! I can look over resumes, essays, etc. If you have any questions you can tag me on here! 

Hi,

Thank you for offering to help. I am currently working on my essay and would you mind share any tips to write a good essay. I was wondering what kind of nurse that SU is looking for?

brendamatadiaz, CNA

Specializes in BSN Student.

@Anhton

Hi!

Assuming the prompt is the same as last year's, I would try and incorporate personal experiences in your essay! Personally, I focused on the mission and why my beliefs aligned with the school's mission. I did incorporate one healthcare experience in my essay, but I would be cautious because there is a word limit. I don't believe SU is looking for any particular kind of nurse, I would say you discover what kind of nurse you want to be during the nursing program. 

brendamatadiaz, CNA

Specializes in BSN Student.

@Harleen Gill

Hi! 

I applied to SU as a transfer student from Bellevue College. When I applied to SU my GPA was 3.94, I had roughly 600 hours of healthcare experience, and I had a couple of volunteer hours. I would check out previous SU BSN pages on allnurses.com to see other student's stats so that you can get a bigger picture!

LJ15

Specializes in CPT, Pre-Nursing Student.

On 10/1/2020 at 9:12 PM, brendamatadiaz said:

@LJ15

Hey! On your resume you should list all your paid healthcare experience and volunteer experience. In your case, I would try and seek out opportunities, but if you can't find any then I wouldn't worry too much. Sure it's an important aspect but you do have healthcare experience and that counts too! I believe my cohort has 80-90 members total! 

Thanks so much for the advice! I was curious to know you felt the program was in regard to the development of practical skills (catheter insertion, IV placement, dressing central lines, wound dressing) I've heard previously that skills like that aren't introduced until the senior year. 

brendamatadiaz, CNA

Specializes in BSN Student.

@LJ15 I'm in the class right now that teaches you all the practical skills. So far we've been going at a pretty good pace and we'll be starting catheter insertion, IV, etc in the upcoming weeks. And, this is my first quarter in the nursing program so the skills were introduced right off the bat!