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UF ABSN Summer 2021

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Hey all!

I wanted to start an offical thread for those applying to UF's accelerated BSN for the Summer of 2021! I know its still pretty early but I thought we could use this platform to support one another and share our own journeys through this process.

I am pretty nervous for this process. However, UF's hollistic approach toward each of its applicants gives me hope and reassurance. 

Just a little about myself

I am currently finishing my last semester at USF. My last 60 hr credit GPA is pretty average as per UF's usual standards standing at about a 3.4. My cumulative is not too great so hopefully I am not penalized for having a low overall GPA. I have research experience and a publication to my name so hopefully that may hold some weight. Besides that, I have a lot of various volunteer experiences that are non-health care related.

I was specifically curious to know how much weight health care experience holds for admissions. I worked as a scribe for about one year where I was able to gain perspective into the nursing field eventually influencing my decision to pursue nursing. Besides that, I don't really have very much experience working directly with nurses or CNA's for that matter.

I was also curious to know more about the HESI A2 test if anyone knows more about that.

I would love to hear about everyone elses stats and experiences, how you are going about the admissions process in general. 

Good luck to everyone applying this cycle!

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Following! I also plan on applying to UF ABSN program for Summer 21. My last 60 credit hours GPA is around a 3.6 but my overall is a 3.31. I'm retaking statistics currently to help boost my pre-req GPA and eventually will have to retake Chem 1 also. 

I'm also wondering about healthcare experience because I don't have any and it's been frustrating trying to shadow NPs, RNs, and CNMs because I haven't gotten responses back! And corona is not helping with that LOL. Wondering if healthcare experiences is really necessary and looked at? Or just test scores/GPA?

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@rap99

hey! I am honestly not too sure about health care experience. I dont have any shadowing experiences with nurses either (only observed nurses as a scribe) so I would be curious to know if this is super important as well. I am guessing that they dont necessarily need to see health care experience but want to be convinced as to why you want to pursue nursing. so I would think health care experience does help with solidifying this, perhaps, and definitely helps.

Also, I do agree shadowing experience is hard to get without connections, but you defnitely have time to keep trying (despite the Covid situation?)

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