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University at Buffalo ABSN 2021

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Hi everyone! I am taking the prerequisites I need to apply to the University at Buffalo ABSN program, to hopefully start in May 2021. I was wondering if anyone has any idea which types of applicants tend to get in (what kind of experience they have, etc.), and how much they value healthcare experience. Any input at all about the program is greatly appreciated!

kalebiscuits, CNA

Specializes in B.S. Biology / Pre-Nursing.

I'm applying this cycle as well! The admissions coordinator (not sure I'm allowed to name names on here) said that the 4 things they look at when making a decision are: prereq GPA, cumulative GPA, resume, and essay/video responses. They definitely seem to take a more holistic approach than a few other programs I'm applying to so I think having any strong applicable experience will be an advantage! Good luck!

butfirstcoffee12

Specializes in Health & Human Services/Pre-Nursing.

Hey I’m applying to Buffalo as well! Recently started my application and am working on my essay response. I’m actually currently a student at UB going into my senior year!

butfirstcoffee12

Specializes in Health & Human Services/Pre-Nursing.

Finally just finished my application essay and got it down to 2000 characters, now all I have left is to sit down and record my video response! How are you guys doing?

Hey!  Submitted my application a few weeks ago, now we wait! 🙂

butfirstcoffee12

Specializes in Health & Human Services/Pre-Nursing.

5 minutes ago, noramaye said:

Hey!  Submitted my application a few weeks ago, now we wait! 🙂

I submitted mine a couple weeks ago too! Good luck! 

AnnieGunn

Specializes in BS - Biology.

I applied too. Good luck everyone!

kalebiscuits, CNA

Specializes in B.S. Biology / Pre-Nursing.

Does anyone know if UB’s ABS has critical care rotations? I know Brockport definitely does and pretty sure Binghamton does not. Wondering how Buffalo’s program compares to these other SUNYs! If anyone has any other info about UB’s clinicals for the ABS program, that’d be great too!

Hello everyone! I also applied...fingers crossed! Good luck to all of you! 🙂

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Does anyone know if they contact employers? I am currently employed, but I requested that they don't contact them as they are unaware that I am applying to nursing school...I just don't know if that looks bad 🙁

Did anyone who applied to UB also happen to apply to Niagara University?

Edited by HopefulFutureRN1

@AudreySchultz I am not sure but I would hope they understand that many applicants are working and can't tell their employer yet.  I selected the same option on my application.  @hopefulfuturern1  sorry, I only applied to UB.

On 11/7/2020 at 9:49 PM, HopefulFutureRN1 said:

Did anyone who applied to UB also happen to apply to Niagara University?

I did!

1 hour ago, Kbs96 said:

I did!

Did you interview yet?

1 minute ago, HopefulFutureRN1 said:

Did you interview yet?

No mine is scheduled for December 8th, it was supposed to be this past Wednesday but they rescheduled. Have you? They said it was “informal” but im not sure what to expect 

2 minutes ago, Kbs96 said:

No mine is scheduled for December 8th, it was supposed to be this past Wednesday but they rescheduled. Have you? They said it was “informal” but im not sure what to expect 

It was super informal. The Interim dean just went over my file and confirmed my GPA and what courses I've taken and then spent about a half hour going over what to expect from the program. She basically told me I got in during the interview too which is a relief!

1 minute ago, HopefulFutureRN1 said:

It was super informal. The Interim dean just went over my file and confirmed my GPA and what courses I've taken and then spent about a half hour going over what to expect from the program. She basically told me I got in during the interview too which is a relief!

Oh awesome I’m glad to hear it wasn’t too bad, thank you for the info! And that’s great congrats, I’m sure that takes some weight off your shoulders 🙂 

Does anyone know when exactly we should be hearing back from buff?