University of Michigan Accelerated Nursing program

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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone out there had any advice on getting into the U of M SON. I currently have just over a 3.5 in nursing pre-reqs but my undergrad GPA(3.0) was low. I was just wondering what it takes to get in. I have hospital experience as a volunteer patient escort and plan on becoming a certified nurses aid. I am worried since I am finding many nursing programs focus heavily on GPA. I appreciate everyone's input and advice.

Also, for those that applied, how long did it take before they reached their decision?? I plan on applying in August. I have heard they offer spots to students before the Feb. 1 deadline.

Thanks.

Living4Peace

56 Posts

I am also applying for the program. I literally can't wait for the application to open so I can get my transcripts and supplemental material in. I think it would be cool if all the people hoping to get in would band together in this thread and exchange information regarding the application process and as a means of tracking who got in!!!!

God bless you all,

Living4Peace

ejcl68

263 Posts

Good luck to you Living4Peace. I attended the informational meeting and was very impressed. I think its highly competitive to get in (like many if not all programs) but what I liked about U or M was the fact that they look at essays, experience, etc and not just GPA. If they look at pre-req GPA, I should be o.k. I know they also look at your most recent grades. I do think however that GPA is the key factor.

Do you know if we apply in August, approximately how long will it take to get an answer? They did not say at the meeting. From what I have been hearing, U of M take a very long time to let applicants know if they are in or out. I hear it can take 4 months or longer:uhoh3:. Many other schools are quicker. I am also applying to MSU, Oakland and Wayne State. My dream is U or M or MSU.

Living4Peace

56 Posts

I read the entire thread that was posted about last year's application process and from what I collected, it seems that U of M takes quite a long time to inform people if they were accepted. So what did you learn at the informational meeting? I had planned to go but couldn't. How many applicants are being accepts? Did they give any specific information that they look for in a candidate?

Gosh, I hope we get in!!!!!:bowingpur

ejcl68

263 Posts

They accept around 65 and typically get 300 - 350 applicants. So it is difficult. From what I understand they do put emphasis on the essays but they would not say how the GPA is weighted vs. the essays. I would imagine all are important but GPA would likely be key. The essays would just add to the overall decision and if one is on the borderline, then outstanding essays may help. I would recommend you go to an info session as they do provide some good tips. But basically its your grades and essays. I think they want a resume as well. Good luck and hopefully we will be lucky. I know I am not putting all my eggs in U of M's basket since its so competitive. I am applying to other schools. Its so darned tough to get in even with a good GPA. It seems like many people have high GPA's so the bar is definitely high. GOOD LUCK

Living4Peace

56 Posts

^let's keep this thread going, I want all of us applying to keep eachother privvy to the happenings!!!!

ejcl68

263 Posts

Hi everyone,

I just found out that U of M does not accept any science pre-req older than 7 years(maybe I did not do my proper homework on this one). When I went to the informational meeting they did not mention this fact at all. To me, this is not a minor point. If you go to the website, it only says that they strongly recommend that science pre-reqs be less than 7 years(in the FAQ) - not a requirement. When I emailed today, they confirmed this fact - they must be 7 or less. To me, they should make this more prominent on their website. They told me that they want up to date classes as things change with new research, blah, blah. They also told me that non-science classes should be less than 7 years old too - but this is not a requirement. I felt their response was rather arrogant in my opinion. Now I have two additional science classes to take before Fall 2010 - so my odds of getting in just went down since I cannot use my 4.0's. Just fair warning to anyone who is applying. I still am hopeful but with two additional classes needed, they will have less classes to evaluate. I'm bummed but thankful I am also applying to three other programs. Good luck everyone!! Keep the faith!!

ejcl68

263 Posts

Also, I hear decisions within 6-8 weeks. I'm like - 'yeah right!!' I hear more like 6 months

Living4Peace

56 Posts

lol same here. I wonder why they take so long if it is rolling admissions????

espo44

42 Posts

I'm not sure if either of you are around, but

#1. Did you get a response?

#2. PLEASE HELP! I'm trying to figure out how the heck to take the Pharmacology and the Pathophysiology pre-reqs. I've checked almost every school in this part of MI and the only way to get into either of those classes is to BE a Nursing student there. ?? What did y'all do?

Thanks!

Austrya

19 Posts

Jackson Community College has an online Pharmacology class and you can take it without being in their nursing program. Classes have already started for the fall semester though.

Nicole1224

17 Posts

Washtenaw Community College has an online patho course that you can take w/out being a nursing student. It is Bio 212, I took it this summer and am not in their nursing school. I'm not sure about their pharmacology course though, it is through their nursing school, so there's a chance you may have to already be in that program. I'm taking my pharm course at U of M already. I applied back in August, and have been anxiously waiting to hear back. I know there's a good chance it will be at least January though. Is anyone applying to other schools? I'm applying to U of M-Flint as well, but I haven't heard much about their program on here...anyone else thinking about that school? Thanks!!!

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