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UF 2013 BSN applicants?

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Anyone else applying there for the fall?

NurseNessa87

Has <1 years experience.

Hi MamaKate,

I applied for the BSN Generic program. UF is my dream school and here's hoping we both become gators!

Sincerely,

Vanessa Z

UF is my dream school too! I haven't applied yet though. I'm hoping to transfer from Orlando. I'm really nervous about not getting in though.

NurseNessa87

Has <1 years experience.

I'm hoping to transfer from Miami. I had applied to their online health education program, which I got accepted to so technically.. I am already a gator, Lol. I hope to transfer to the Nursing program since it has been a never ending aspiration of mine to become a Nurse. I'll be going to their orientation session on January 2nd. By the way, love your Rick James avatar.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Z

Haha thanks. My biggest concern is not getting in. I don't know what my plan is for that. I'm thinking about applying to UCF too but I feel like the two schools don't really compare lol. What's your gpa? And do you have any previous healthcare experience?

NurseNessa87

Has <1 years experience.

@MamakateI am finishing up Micro Lab this semester so I'm hoping that'll bump my GPA around 3.1 or 3.2-ish. I know it's not too impressive but I hope the admissions team can see just how passionate I am about helping others. I have been working at a local hospitals emergency department for two years as an emergency team coordinator (basically a unit clerk) but I'm always going beyond my job description in making sure the patients/family members are comfortable(making sure they have blankets, water, etc.) I've been exposed to stemi's, strokes and trauma so I hope they will take that into consideration. I would LOVE to do clinicals at shands, considering they're a level 1 hospital. What about you? Vanessa Z

As of last semester I have a 3.87 and hopefully it bumps up after my grades for this semester go on my transcript. I have volunteered at the local childrens hospital and found while I was there that I didn't want to go to med school and wanted to do nursing.

NurseNessa87

Has <1 years experience.

That's great! I'll bet they will accept you.

Vanessa Z

NurseNessa, how did you get the emergency team coordinator job? I have also applied to University of Florida but have not heard back from them. I still plan on applying to their BSN program. Hopefully, I will get into one or the other BSN pro9grams I have applied for. I only have a 3.7 GPA. I am only a transfer student.

NurseNessa87

Has <1 years experience.

@Somekindofstrange

I had previous hospital experience. Good luck! I hope you get accepted, maybe we'll end up attending together! (hopefully, lol)

Vanessa Z

How long does it take to get an admission decision from uf for transfer students?

NurseNessa87

Has <1 years experience.

I contacted Kenneth Foote, he's the coordinator to admissions and registration. He mentioned we should expect a decision around early June. We're in for a long, but worthy, wait! :yes:

Well I know that's when we find out for admission to the con. But I meant to uf itself? Or is that at the same time?

Good luck everyone! Just know that UF does give priority to already UF students! They accept those at UF applying for the nursing program and if there are any extra spots, which is rare, then they consider transfer students. Not saying it is impossible, but just make sure you have a back up plan :)

Yeah I'm trying to figure out my back ups. My big issue atm is my lease for my apartment expiring before they give us admission decisions. My fiancée says I should consider Santa fe if UF denies me. Do you know if they have a good program? A family member says it is but she's going for another program there.

I haven't heard of Sante Fe before, so I am not sure. One way you could find out about the program and ensure that it's decent is check into their accreditation and pass rate on the NCLEX both overall and only having to take the test once! Also, what kind of clinical opportunities do they offer? Typically smaller schools aren't able to provide as diverse clinical experiences because contracts are given to large universities, like UF.

Hey I moved to this thread! I'm not a UF student, I would be transferring from Miami Dade Honors College. UF nursing is my dream school too! I've applied to UF, but haven't applied to the nursing school yet. I'm planning to in the next week or two. I have at least four backups too because I'm not so sure I'll get in...

I havent applied yet either. I'm waiting for my AA to post on my transcript before i do. I'm also applying to UCF as a back up and probably a couple of other schools too. It seems like a lot of people want to be nurses!