Virginia Association of Colleges of Nursing

  • 1.  BSN Holistic Admissions

    Posted 03-06-2020 07:19
    Good morning!
    We have consultants joining us at the end of March to refine our freshman-entry BSN holistic admissions process. They have asked for information about the number of applicants other BSN programs are receiving in our state in order to develop a 5-year admission plan for us. Can you share your average numbers of applications for entry into your BSN programs, particularly if you have freshman entry?
    Thanks in advance,
    Cindy

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    Cindy Rubenstein PhD
    Director of Nursing and Professor
    Randolph-Macon College
    Ashland VA
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  • 2.  RE: BSN Holistic Admissions

    Posted 03-07-2020 11:18
    Greetings!  I'm looking forward to this conversation.

    At Mason, we have the following applications for Fall 2020.  This is down just a bit from previous years.  We have a second-gate approach to admissions but we are looking to move to direct admit.  However, we have 1600 students who apply to Mason for pre-nursing and of those about 1200 are admitted to Mason with over 400 in our pre-nursing program.

    RN-BSN= 21 for fall, we have admissions twice a year to this program
    LPN-BSN (veteran- new program)= 3
    Traditional= 226
    Accelerated Second-Degree= 158

    Thank you,
    Cheryl

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    Cheryl Oetjen DNP
    Interim Director
    George Mason University
    Fairfax VA
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