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has anyone applied to upmc Shadyside school of nursing for fall 2017?

Nurse Magnolia, BSN, RN

Specializes in Dialysis RN. Has 1 years experience.

Fall 2017 has already begun. Do you mean Spring 2018 or Fall 2018? I have applied for Spring 2018 but have not heard back yet.

Yes I meant spring 2018. When did you apply?

I tried to ask when do they sent out accept letters . I don't think until have the deadline October 1. But I'm so anxious.

Nurse Magnolia, BSN, RN

Specializes in Dialysis RN. Has 1 years experience.

When did you apply? I spoke to them this week and they said they are resuming their acceptances this week, but they could not tell me how many people were in front of me. They go in order of the application date.

My application date was 7/24/2017

Nurse Magnolia, BSN, RN

Specializes in Dialysis RN. Has 1 years experience.

Then you should hear before me! I know they are starting notification letters this week so you won't have to wait until after the Oct 1 deadline. I am very anxious as well!

I'll let you know when I do. Maybe we will be classmates

Nurse Magnolia, BSN, RN

Specializes in Dialysis RN. Has 1 years experience.

Yes! Please do, because once you are notified, I will assume my notification will not be far behind! As long as there is room in the class, I think we will be fine - but I am worried about the class filling up. When I applied August 1, they told me that the class was half full. I see however that you are an LPN, so I am not sure if that would be a different program at Shadyside than the one that I applied to?

If I don't get into Shadyside then I will look into one of the second degree nursing programs for next fall since I already have a bachelors degree. But I was hoping to get started this spring as I am already in my 40's and this is a second career move for me.

Nurse Magnolia, BSN, RN

Specializes in Dialysis RN. Has 1 years experience.

Did you hear yet? My portal just changed today and I was admitted for Spring 2018! Very excited!

I have been accepted for Spring 2018 as well! Yay!!

What changed about your portal. How do you know I am still waiting

Nurse Magnolia, BSN, RN

Specializes in Dialysis RN. Has 1 years experience.

Under the documents” tab you will see an offer of admission in the documents due section. A few days after that you will see the actual .pdf of the offer of admission in your documents.

They consider the applications in order as far as I know and my application date was August 2. Are you sure your application was complete? If it was it will show that in the documents section as well and you can see your application date. If your application was complete in July and you haven't heard yet, I would call on Monday and ask.

I got my letter !!! I guess we will be classmates

nurse40056789

Has 1 years experience.

Hi,

I have been looking into UPMC Shadyside and would LOVE to get into this program. I was wondering what your GPA/ TEAs test scores were if you don't mind sharing. I have taken a TEAS practice test, but don't know what the average is for the program.

Thank you!

Nurse Magnolia, BSN, RN

Specializes in Dialysis RN. Has 1 years experience.

Hi, I am in my first semester there now and really like the program a lot. Instructors are fair but firm and I feel like I am learning a lot. It's a 16 month program so they go very fast, but so far I really enjoy it.

My TEAS was an 80, but I know people who got in with lower. I think you have to score at least proficient on the test which is like 68 or something like that (not sure - you'd have to look that up or ask admissions). I have 2 degrees already so they looked at both of my college GPA's. My first one 25 years ago was like a 2.8 but my second degree in 2003 I got a 4.0.

Best advice is to get some of the co reqs done before you start. That will make your semesters much easier. I have 3 done (English, microbiology and human growth and development) which will lighten up some semesters. This semester I am doing AP1 and the two nursing courses and that's a lot. Next sem I'll have just AP II and one nursing class, but that nursing class is a 6 hour class! Plus clinical etc...

It's challenging but doable.

If you are coming straight out of HS, you may want to try to take something at a community college over the summer just to get your feet wet in college level classes.

nurse40056789

Has 1 years experience.

This is incredibly helpful, thank you!

I took 3 semesters of college courses, but opted out of the school last month because they did not have a nursing program. I would go into UPMC with AP 1 and 2 (depending on how my credits transfer) under my belt as well as a lot of general education science courses. I went to Ohio State and my GPA there was not very strong (3.1) so I am hoping if I do well on this TEAs test I can snag a spot.

Which classes would be the most helpful to have under my belt going into the program?