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USF in San Francisco: Applied? Considering?

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Hello!

Is any one applying or considering this university. I am applying in October for Spring 2010! I can't wait for October to be here because I am anxious for a notification letter, or should I say "acceptance letter". Trying to think positive! :D

bluechick112

Specializes in Oncology/Hematology. Has 2 years experience.

Hello! I'm also considering applying to USF. I'm still debating it. I got waitlisted for Samuel Merritt for this fall 2009 entry, so if I happen to get in to that I'll take it in a heart beat.

Are there really only four prerequisites for USF?! That must mean it's a 3-year program? The website is pretty vague on prerequisite coursework, so any information would be awesome if you know it (including prerequisite courses with the required amount of semester units per course).

I have all prerequisites completed for basically every other school in the state, but I'm situated here in the bay, so I'd really like to stay local! :)

UCSF MENP Program - if that is what you are referring to requires an undergraduate degree, and stats, physio and anatomy and the GRE. It is s 3 year degree leading to an NP. From what I understand a 4.0 will not get you in the door - you need to be well rounded, lots of relative experience in community, particularly in marginalized settings. They are looking for folks with life experience that has drawn them to being an NP - more as a calling I think then a profession.

I am applying myself with a wack load of the above but not holding my breathe! My back ups are two Canadian Universities who likewise require an undergraduate degree (or close to). University of Toronto, a two year program leading to a Bachelor degree in nursing, and reputed to be one of the better schools in the world, and University of British Columbia - even at foreign students fees they are more competitive then some here - and hey, you get to live in Canada, land of socialized medicine. Nice to be where a government believes in caring for its people!

UCSF MENP Program - if that is what you are referring to

The thread is about USF (University of San Francisco) which is a private university not UCSF (University of California San Francisco) which is public but the #2 school in the nation for a Masters in Nursing. UCSF is right after Unversity of Washington which is the #1 school in the nation.

Are there really only four prerequisites for USF?! That must mean it's a 3-year program?

THere are 32 pre-reqs for USF that I listed below and it is a 6 se,ester program.

Human Anatomy (lecture and lab)

4 units

Physiology (lecture and lab)

4 units

Microbiology (lecture and lab)

4 units

General Psychology or Introduction to Psychology

3 units

Developmental Psychology or Lifespan Psychology (Human Growth and Development)

3 units

Statistics

3 units

Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology

3 units

College Writing

3 units

Public Speaking or Oral Communication

3 units

Nutrition

2 units

TOTAL PREQUISITE UNITS

32 units

Actually the only prereq's you need are the four:

Micro

Anatomy

Physio

Psy

Depending on whether you have other transferable (university level) course will determine whether you need to turn in high school transcripts and scores.

Yes, it is a three year program but if you look up NCLEX scores, USF has one of the highest in the State of California for Undergrad RN's.

The average GPA is 3.4-3.5 but min 3.0 to apply in both cumulative and the four prereqs

bluechick112

Specializes in Oncology/Hematology. Has 2 years experience.

Thanks! Cee Lee, he Micro course that's required...is that 4 units or 5?

At $35,000 per year plus the cost of housing and books? No thanks

Hello!

Is any one applying or considering this university. I am applying in October for Spring 2010! I can't wait for October to be here because I am anxious for a notification letter, or should I say "acceptance letter". Trying to think positive! :D

bluechick112

Specializes in Oncology/Hematology. Has 2 years experience.

Of course it's not my first choice (housing, expense, etc.), but at this point you've got to take what you can get.

bluechick112

Specializes in Oncology/Hematology. Has 2 years experience.

Yes, I'm talking about their BSN program. Most people doing their BSN program vs. their MSN program don't have a choice. We have to do their BSN program before their MSN program! I'm a transfer student straight out of a community college and thus I have no AA, AS, BA, BS or whatever else. So I'm trying to get into a generic (traditional) BSN program. I will later on apply for an MSN program.

OK now that makes sense. I think an earlier poster threw me off when that person started talking about the UCSF MEPN program. That poster had the wrong school and the wrong degree.

Thanks for clarification.

blue I am in the same position as you: coming out of community college with no degree. The costs is high as any other private school is but there are lots of grants and scholarships for nursing students; plus, I want a job and USF has a great reputation for new hire grads.

I believe the Micro is a 5 unit for semester, 6 unit for quarter system, at least at my quarter system college it is.

i'm in the program currently, and the Microbiology course is 4 units.

hey all! i'm going to be applying to USF for the spring 2010!

bluechick112

Specializes in Oncology/Hematology. Has 2 years experience.

awesome! it looks like I'll be applying there for the same term (assuming I don't get in to the school I'm currently waitlisted for for fall 09)

is it hard/competitive to get into the bsn nursing program at usf?

or are all applicants admitted automatically?

FYI USF and UCSF are like across from each other. I would apply to USF, Samuel Merit, etc. but 50k a year is wayyyy too much.

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