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Hello everyone,

Has anyone received a letter letting them know they have not been accepted or that they are on the wait list? I did not receive a phone call, so I do not think I was accepted, but I have not gotten any letter yet either.

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Hello everyone,

Has anyone received a letter letting them know they have not been accepted or that they are on the wait list? I did not receive a phone call, so I do not think I was accepted, but I have not gotten any letter yet either.

I checked my mailbox on Monday, and it was there. I guess I was delivered over the that weekend or that Monday. ABSN blog says everyone should receive the mail by the end of this month. Otherwise, you should contact the admission.

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Finally got my letter. Waitlist number 14. I'm glad I'm not completely rejected, but 14 might be a little too far off? Any body know how likely it is to get off the waitlist, especially at this position? I wonder how many were admitted off the wait list last year. I might just have to move on now since other schools are starting soon.

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Damn, rejected. Best of luck to everyone moving forward!

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Hey Court 2889 - I was just accepted and my recommendation was also from a physician, if that makes you feel better!

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Hello all! So I'm in a rather fun/scary position. I am currently #1 on the wait list for the ABSN 2015 program. Does anyone know when we will find out if we have been accepted or not? I live in Bellingham (90 miles north of Seattle) and I need to move down to Seattle, but it's hard to start looking for housing when I'm not really in yet! Ah!

Any suggestions on where to look for housing near UW? I'd like to be as close as possible to avoid that lovely early morning traffic on the way to clinicals, but also in a nice neighborhood that's quiet and fun. Thanks so much!! Congratulations to everyone who was accepted, and for those of us on the wait list!

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missmacinblac: Hello! It sounds like someone on this forum was already going to decline their spot at UW, therefore, I would bet that you will get in. I don't know when those letters will go out, although there is a date that those deposits are due by, and it would probably happen by then!

I'm currently living in Wallingford, but will be moving to Fremont shortly. Both of those are a little bit of walking, but still reasonable (within two miles). Ravenna is another quiet, close to campus neighborhood, and if you can find something in the U District, you'd be right there. Take a look at Google Maps and see what areas are shown as being near the U. The nursing building is on south campus, close to the waterfront.

court2889: Hello! I cannot respond directly to your inquiry as my letter came from a RN. However, I think that with that amount of experience, and a sound justification as to why you want to pursue nursing, specifically through this accelerated program, and a strong letter or rec, you would be a pretty viable candidate!

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First I want to thank you all for this post as it has been extremely informative! I am in the infant stages of investigating transitioning from a tech career into nursing. The UW ABSN program is one I am considering. For those who were accepted or waitlisted in 2015, I would love to know the following:

1. Are you already working in a healthcare field?

2. Do you hold a CNA license?

3. How many hours of healthcare experience did you have?

4. What was your GPA?

5. The info sessions seem to only be in the fall/winter - are there other ways to get information from UW about the ABSN program?

6. Anything else you think would be helpful?

Thank you in advance! Have a blast in your program.

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Hello,

I just joined allnurses.com and read through this thread.

I'm from SoCal and I received my acceptance letter to UW. I only applied to UW ABSN and UCLA's MECN program and thank God I got into one of them. I got my BA in Chemistry at UC Riverside and I decided to go into the nursing field not too long ago. I'm pretty sure I'll be moving up to Seattle to start the ABSN program. Any advice on getting a place for the duration of the ABSN program? Also, my mom is telling me to change my residency from Cali to Washington so I can get in-state financial support but I personally don't want to just because its a hassle to change legal forms and whatnot. Any advice on this as well?

& congrats to all who got into the ABSN program!

& for all who got waitlisted/rejected, stay hopeful wherever life takes you! :-)

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Hello, sarahparkyy

I am also from SoCal and applied to MECN. I graduated UCSD with gen bio degree like long ago. Have you finish your postbacc application for UW yet?

and did you already send $500 deposit?

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Hello, born2bns

I finished everything except for my statement of purpose... I'm still working on it haha

& I'm planning on sending it out soon. I recently got an email from UCLA that they'll send out admission letters April-May which is a little bit late compared to UW

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Hello everyone. I am a UW ABSN student in the 2014 cohort, currently in the third quarter of the program. I know how you all are feeling - anxious, confused, need answers. I quickly glanced at the posts and will hopefully answer a few questions.

1. If you are debating between other schools, highly consider the other programs. Research the other programs thoroughly and choose the best one for yourself (UW included). This program costs a lot and unfortunately you do not feel you are getting the education you are paying for. Cohorts before and current are displeased with the program overall. There is a rumor that the incoming cohort of 2015 will be the last. They are considering discontinuing the ABSN program until they can reorganize and provide more support to the ABSN students. The normal BSN program is UW's priority and probably a better program. Remember that although the SON is ranked #1, it does not mean the teachings, professors and experience will be top notch. It is ranked high because of their research.

2. Although the tuition is stated as $8865, we pay a little under $9200 every quarter due to the extra fees. The website also states that the tuition may increase 4% for the incoming cohort.

3. First quarter textbooks are the most expensive. People spent $400-1000. The remaining quarters people tend to rent because they are more specialized and most of us will never need in practice - psychology, labor and delivery, etc.

4. Other nursing supplies are also only purchased in the first quarter: stethoscope, pen light, watch, scrubs, patches and white coat. The stethoscope is a learning tool, and I do believe it is important to hear and learn the heart sounds and respirations, BUT you do not need to buy a super fancy, expensive one. We have only used it in one lab class so far and cannot bring them to clinical sites. Follow UW guidelines (single tube, diaphragm/bell, adult/children). Scrub color also stressed everyone out because they emphasize "UW purple". If a company has multiple purples, it's usually the brighter one. Cherokee, Grey's Anatomy, Koi and several others carry them. Just remember you're only wearing them during the program, they get dirty and you can buy them off other students for much less.

5. Utilize your Husky Card (included in the tuition) and ride the bus. If you are relocating, try to find a place that is only one bus ride away, avoid transfers. It makes a difference. Biking works too.

6. The majority of the program you will not need a car; however, there are clinical sites in Everett, Kirkland, all areas of Seattle and the furthest one is in Kingston (Kitsap) via ferry. If your clinical group coordinates car pools, you should be able to participate in the program. You are also given 48 hours usually to trade clinical sites with other colleagues. You are assigned sites and are responsible for getting there. There are no travel reimbursements. If you get assigned Kingston, the ferry costs roughly $240 per car for the quarter...CAR POOL and split the fee.

7. If you decide this program is for you, you will need PATIENCE. It's needed in nursing and at UW SON. From now until you start the program and again during the program, it will feel like pulling teeth trying to get the correct information or communication in general. You will get through the process together. Help each other.

8. Sign up for the Mentorship program when available. One of the current students will be assigned to you to answer questions.

9. If you are waitlisted, it's okay. Feeling anxious, life in slow-motion, need communication ASAP? Yes, there have been years where no one on the wait-list was admitted, BUT the past two years they have gone down the list. The last person was notified the week before orientation, and we still do not have a full cohort.

I have a busy quarter and will not be able to look at this site very often but I will try. Good luck with your decisions and the process itself.

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