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2021 UW-Seattle ABSN

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Has 6 years experience.

Hey ya'll!

Hope everyone is healthy and safe!

I wanted to know if anyone could share their experience (current/previous) in the ABSN program. What are the course load and clinic hours like? Is working part-time feasible? How did students pay for housing and living costs while in school (loans, scholarships, family help, etc.) What would you have done differently going into the program as well during the program? What specialities did you get to experience in your clinical rotations? Do you have a residency lined up or job offers?

Looking forward to your responses, cheers!

Future.nurse.Betty.23

Specializes in Aerospace Physiology.

Hey there! Thanks for starting this thread.

Are you still planning to apply for the ABSN 2021?

I am getting SO excited to get this done. Are you applying anywhere else?

And since no one answered you (yet) -from my understanding, because the program is accelerated to expect not to be able to work because the work load will be so much. And also (assuming) the schedule will change from month to month it will be difficult to keep a regular part time work schedule. Of course it also depends on how flexible your part time job is too I guess.

Bethany

Hi there! I am not in the program so I can't help you with your questions, but I am also applying to the ABSN program for 2021! I am anxiously waiting for the application to open this month, I am very curious to know what it will look like with the new changes due to COVID-19 and I am excited to get the application process started!

Future.nurse.Betty.23

Specializes in Aerospace Physiology.

Hey there, Eliza! I am SO excited to get this going. I am going to try to be ready by the end of this month to put in my application. I don't believe this program requires a resume but I am wondering how you address the hours of experience if not on a resume?

Thats alright if you don't have answers. Maybe we can find out together 🙂

Thanks for replying! And good luck!

Bethany

Hey all!

I'm currently also applying for the 2021 ABSN program. The application just opened up the other day so I've started to input all of my information! I'm currently about to graduate with my BS in Biological Sciences at UC Davis, and cannot wait to hopefully meet some of you next fall!

Future.nurse.Betty.23

Specializes in Aerospace Physiology.

I am so excited too! I have not started the process of applying just yet. I am waiting on a transcript. I am just finishing my resume, etc. as well. @mlange, have you finished the application yet? I have had such a difficult time writing my personal statement. I think it's my nerves getting to me! I am getting out of active duty military to do this so it's a lot of pressure. Is this the only nursing program you are applying to?

Bethany

16 minutes ago, Future.nurse.Betty.23 said:

I am so excited too! I have not started the process of applying just yet. I am waiting on a transcript. I am just finishing my resume, etc. as well. @mlange, have you finished the application yet? I have had such a difficult time writing my personal statement. I think it's my nerves getting to me! I am getting out of active duty military to do this so it's a lot of pressure. Is this the only nursing program you are applying to?

Bethany

Hey Bethany! I'm just about finished with the application. I totally get the personal statement stuff, I've had so many people read mine and I've probably read mine a hundred times already! 
UW is my top choice, but I'm also applying to Linfield, Loyola Chicago, Samuel Merritt, and CSU Northridge!

Macey

Justyb90

Specializes in CNA.

Hi All - I'm looking to apply to the UW ABSN program this year as well. Possibly dumb question. I've started on the application, and am working on inputting my schools and their transcripts. Do I need to order official transcripts to be sent to me, where I then open and scan them in? Or is the unofficial downloaded version OK? I went to a few school including UW for my BA, and have the PDF of my unofficial transcripts saved to my computer. I read through the instructions and I'm unclear 😞

@Justyb90 Hi! The application document says that unofficial transcripts are accepted. 
 

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I have submitted my ABSN application. how are you guys getting ready for the essay? do you have any idea what kind of essay questions were on the previous years? 

Justyb90

Specializes in CNA.

@pibeet

Did you get a chance to watch the info session? They haven't posted the slides yet from the 9/22 info session, but they said they would post them soon. 

They said that the proctored essay has 3 scenarios to choose from. They want to know if you can write/think critically, are you thoughtful, and did you actually answer the prompt. A tip they had was to "take risks" and to "treat the whole person". 

There will also be 3 math problems, drug calculations or conversion type problems. They said it was basic algebra type problems, and you could find some practice problems online. However, they kept saying that it wasn't supposed to be too deep or too complicated, and that anyone in their office (admissions peeps, not nurses) could do them. 

I haven't listened to the things here but there are some topics with audio associated with them on this page:
https://nursing.uw.edu/prospective/engage/ABSN/

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Justyb90

Specializes in CNA.

On 9/22/2020 at 2:57 PM, Jennavocado said:

@Justyb90 Hi! The application document says that unofficial transcripts are accepted. 
 

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Thanks so much! I was confused and worried because I don't have scans or photos of my transcripts, its literally a PDF downloaded from my school's unofficial transcripts area. So when it said "You will scan or take a high res photo" I thought I needed to have Official Transcripts that were sent to me, opened by me (making them unofficial) and then scanned and submitted. So I was worried what I had wasn't acceptable, but I also emailed the SON and they said it was OK too. 

Hey everyone! I am also applying to the program(: Have you guys already submitted your application?

Future.nurse.Betty.23

Specializes in Aerospace Physiology.

Hey everyone! I was wondering if any of you knew about what is actually required for Chemistry & Organic Chemistry? I sat in on the info session and remembered it being discussed but just want to make sure. I know we have plenty of time to get remaining classes done. 
Anyone know if the Chemistry has to be Chem 1 or can it be fundamentals of Chem? I know Organic Chem can be fundamentals of organic Chem....

I want to ask the director but it’s no longer ------------------ it’s someone else now....I’m not getting a response to these questions. 
 

Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks and good luck!!

 

Bethany

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On 10/8/2020 at 9:46 AM, Future.nurse.Betty.23 said:

Hey everyone! I was wondering if any of you knew about what is actually required for Chemistry & Organic Chemistry? I sat in on the info session and remembered it being discussed but just want to make sure. I know we have plenty of time to get remaining classes done. 
Anyone know if the Chemistry has to be Chem 1 or can it be fundamentals of Chem? I know Organic Chem can be fundamentals of organic Chem....

I want to ask the director but it’s no longer ----------------- it’s someone else now....I’m not getting a response to these questions. 
 

Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks and good luck!!

 

Bethany

Hey Bethany!

I do not think Organic Chemistry is required. 
 

I could be wrong but I am like 80% sure

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26 minutes ago, KAS212 said:

Hey Bethany!

I do not think Organic Chemistry is required. 
 

I could be wrong but I am like 80% sure

Hey folks!

I just looked on the page and ochem is required along with general Chemistry. You need 5 quarter credits for gen chem and 5 quarter credits for ochem (I'm not sure how that translates to semester since I'm also on quarter credits). At my school they offer a year long general Chemistry series with lab along with a brief two quarter ochem series with lab that I opted to take. I'm sure they'll take almost anything as long as it's Chemistry and meets the unit requirement!

Justyb90

Specializes in CNA.

They said they were looking for basic intro type courses - if that helps.