VCU Accelerated BSN Program

  1. Hello,

    I was recently accepted into VCU's Accelerated BSN program for 2013. I'm trying to decide between a few programs... Are there any current or former VCU students willing to share their experience or opinion of the program?

    - Did the program meet your expectations?
    - Is the faculty supportive?
    - What can I expect for financial aid?
    - Were you adequately prepared for the NCLEX and have you found employment?

    Thanks so much!
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  3. by   huangmichellem
    i have the exact same questions!
  4. by   kew2877
    A former co-worker of mine recommended the program, to be quite honest, I wouldn't have applied if she hadn't recommended it.
    As with any program, you will get out of it what you put into it in terms of support and expectations.
    For financial aid, the sooner you complete the FAFSA the better, because that will help determine your financial need. There are scholarships through VCU SON, and there are other scholarships (even though some require you to be enrolled) available if you look for them. has a bunch of scholarship information on it. If you were involved in anything in your previous college/university (like a sorority or fraternity) some of them offer scholarships for alums.
    My former co-worker found a job during her last clinical rotation. I think that the job market depends on what you want to go into. The NCLEX pass rates for this program are the best in the state you can look here Virginia Board of Nursing Education Programs for the pass rates for the program.
    Hope this helps and I look forward to meeting you at orientation!
  5. by   slt0006
    I'm also interested in this program and would like to know how other people felt about the program. If you don't mind me asking, what was your gpa and experience when you applied. I'm worried my application will not be competitive enough. Thanks for your help!