I am hoping some of you may have some input. I am in the process of submitting an application to a RN-MSN Program for FNP. It is a simple application; no essay, no resume, no GRE. They just ask for transcripts, 3 recommendations, and RN license verification for the most part. On the application they only asked for my last 3 positions. They did ask for "professional activities" in the last 3 years. Could you please tell me what you think they are looking for? ACLS? CCRN? What? They also asked for any special considerations I might want to add. I did add a brief personal history of the last 3 years. The reason being that I thought it might explain why I do not have any siginificant professional activities. I got married in 2006, since then I have had 2 children (both under 2), but have been pregnant 4 times, I miscarreid twice. I work full time and my husband needs assistance daily, he was disabled in the AirForce years ago. I did not go into great detail. It was just a short paragraph. I just wanted to let the admissions committee know that I am not a "slacker" just because I have not participated in professional acitivties for the past 3 years. I have been busy with my life. Is that inappropriate to tell them? I made sure to state I was not looking for special treatment, I just thought it important to mention. I am sure most applicants have a lot going on in their personal life, I did not want it to appear as though I was making excuses.
I would really appreciate any input. It just seems that there is not much to the application, probably focusing on grades. I know my referecnes will be excellant, but I am concerned that I am not well rounded enough?!
Also, does any one suggest asking for an interview if they do not require one?
Thank you very much!!!