University of Toledo UT Direct Entry Master's MSN DEMS Gemini

U.S.A. Ohio

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Hello everyone!

I live in Southeastern Michigan and I'm considering the direct-entry MSN program at the University of Toledo. (My bachelor's degree is in accounting.)

I am currently working on a broad range of prerequisites, which I expect to complete in December 2009, to qualify for most of the RN programs in the area. I expect to achieve a 4.0 in prereqs and a 3.9 overall. I have recently completed a nursing assistant course, am working part-time in a long-term care facility as a nursing assistant, and have some recent hospital volunteer experience.

Can anyone advise as to the competitiveness of this program? What's the financial aid like? What is the interview like? What kind of weight is given to the recommendations? What's the program like? Is it possible, realistically, to work while in the program? For graduates of the program, if given the choice, would you do it all over again? Did having a master's afford better job opportunities as a new grad? And does anyone know if the program is full for Fall 2010 entry?

Any advice will be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!

Best,

Wendy

rrkeni

28 Posts

Hello everyone!

I live in Southeastern Michigan and I'm considering the direct-entry MSN program at the University of Toledo. (My bachelor's degree is in accounting.)

I am currently working on a broad range of prerequisites, which I expect to complete in December 2009, to qualify for most of the RN programs in the area. I expect to achieve a 4.0 in prereqs and a 3.9 overall. I have recently completed a nursing assistant course, am working part-time in a long-term care facility as a nursing assistant, and have some recent hospital volunteer experience.

Can anyone advise as to the competitiveness of this program? What's the financial aid like? What is the interview like? What kind of weight is given to the recommendations? What's the program like? Is it possible, realistically, to work while in the program? For graduates of the program, if given the choice, would you do it all over again? Did having a master's afford better job opportunities as a new grad? And does anyone know if the program is full for Fall 2010 entry?

Any advice will be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!

Best,

Wendy

Hi Wendy, I'm also applying into this program. i'm taking a&p1 right now and will take 2 in January. Are u still applying ? Have stated putting your application package together? Have you taken the GRE yet?

777RN, BSN, RN

295 Posts

Specializes in Geriatrics, dementia, hospice.

So sorry for the very delayed reply!

I am still considering applying to this program. However, the extra cost of attendance due to the long drive may be prohibitive for me. If I do apply, I'll need to find carpool buddies if possible to bring down the drive time and cost.

I have not yet taken the GRE or started the application process. However, I have completed all the prereqs for the program.

How about you? Are you still considering the program? Have you started the application process?

Best of luck to you wherever you attend ...

--Wendy

star840839

18 Posts

I am in the process of applyingto the program and will take the GRE on the 26th of December. Seems like a great program, but worried about the competiveness. The only take between 20-40 people per year and have well over 100 apply. Has anyone gone to speak with admissions or have some pertinent information??

meghan_1215

5 Posts

I am also applying for Fall 2010. Although the program is competitive, only around 70 people applied last year and 32 were accepted. So, if this year is similar, we have close to a 50/50 chance of being accepted. I've been told that a combined GRE score of 1000 is desired and that a high score (4 or 5) on the written essay is beneficial.

rrkeni

28 Posts

I am in the process of applyingto the program and will take the GRE on the 26th of December. Seems like a great program, but worried about the competiveness. The only take between 20-40 people per year and have well over 100 apply. Has anyone gone to speak with admissions or have some pertinent information??

Ya, I worry about getting admitted as well. I have a master's degree so me that will give me a boost. I have not sent in my package yet.

star840839

18 Posts

Did anyone else apply for the Fall 2010 program at Toledo? My app is completely in and now I am anxiously waiting to hear if I get an interview....

rrkeni

28 Posts

Did anyone else apply for the Fall 2010 program at Toledo? My app is completely in and now I am anxiously waiting to hear if I get an interview....

I applied too. waiting to hear from them. When is that?

star840839

18 Posts

I am of the understanding that we should hear if we were granted an interview sometime around the beginning of March. Final acceptance approx April. Do you have any previous healthcare experience? I'm curious about the other applicants and how many there could be.....Anxiety is getting the best of me!:eek:

LBIHN

15 Posts

Feb. 28 ... still waiting for notification... I did get my "declined" e-mail from the PA program though this past week :crying2: so I don't have to stress about getting into that program anymore :uhoh3: Over 500 applicants for 35 seats! So 30 out of 100+ for the DEMS is not too bad.

star840839

18 Posts

Do you know if they send out email notifications for the DEMS program? Sorry to hear about the PA program...I didn't realize that so many people were going the PA route.....very curious to see how many applied for the MSN program this year....

LBIHN

15 Posts

Sorry, I don't know. Mine was titled "Dear Applicant" so due to the volume of people for the PA, they did not have time to personalize it. I would imagine that the MSN program has 100+ applicants, or about a fifth of the PA. So I would bet it will be this week we should know.

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