Vanderbilt Grad Entry 2012 Application - page 6

Hello! I have seen forums for the previous years' application cycles, but not for the class starting fall 2012. Sooo... how's it going for everyone? I take the GRE on Friday (gah!) so of course... Read More

  1. by   Rob_RN
    @Annep85: Yes, I applied by the Dec 1st deadline and was at open house last fall. It is still very early, so no since in getting too wound up I suppose. Hopefully we'll be sitting in class together this coming fall!
  2. by   jordans
    I think that maybe they do go ahead and interview the BSN people first. They told me I'm at an advantage becaues I already have a BSN and am a distance option. They have limited clinical sights in Nashville and I was told that they reserve most of those for the prespecialty students. I'm not sure why they would favor those of us that are already nurses but it seems that they might admit those first? I guess I will go buy some thank you cards on my lunch and send them out today. They should get to Nashville by Friday, you think that is soon enough? I hope so. I feel like sending an email would be sufficient but I guess a personalized note is always going above and beyond. I didn't get too much of a chance to thank them on the phone. They asked if I had any questions and I asked one and then they just kinda answered that and jumped into wrapping up with the info about when letters would go out. I know they must have to limit the phone calls and mine was a little over 30 minutes. I had the last time slot yesterday and there were about 10 total so I guess they are doing them about 10 per day. I wonder how many PHMNP applicants there are vs how many spots?? I wanted to ask that but didn't get the chance!
  3. by   Rob_RN
    I think Friday is plenty soon enough personally. However, if it would ease your anxiety, go ahead with some thank you emails. Or shoot, do both. I don't think you will be faulted for being overly kind in your appreciation for the time they took for you. I just know that these professors get tons of emails daily, so I just think a card would stand out a bit more. I heard that there will be about 10-15 spots for those with a BSN degree and approx. 23-24 spots for prespecialty. However, they do what they can to get as many in the program as possible. This info comes from the open house I went to last fall, so please take it for what it is. For all I know they could have changed everything around by now.
  4. by   Rob_RN
    It came!! It's here!! I just checked my email and i have an interview scheduled for Friday!!! Now I'm nervous!
  5. by   beeg025
    Hey i have been obsessively stalking this forum since i submitted my app. Congrats to those who have heard back about phone interviews--how exciting! Have any pre-specialty students heard back about an interview? I am a pre-specialty acnp applicant. It is my understanding that students are typically interviewed for the more competitive specialties (Psych & FNP), but i just want to be sure
  6. by   AnneP85
    congrats @ rob_rn! No word for me yet I am starting to worry....
  7. by   jordans
    10-15 spots?! That seems like nothing!! Rob are you doing psych specialty? I do think they only interview for psych definitely but maybe do some for FNP and the bigger specialties too. I wonder how many applicants they get? 10-15 spots just seems ridiculous!
  8. by   AnneP85
    For Psych I believe there are 22-25 spots.... but I am not sure how many are reserved for those who are already RN's etc...
  9. by   jordans
    Do you have any idea how many applicants there are for those few spots? I don't know much but it seems like Vandy being such a well known school they would have hundreds of applicants to each specialty! I told Rob this is something he could ask in an interview becuase that makes one seem interested and it will help us all know our chances! I have tried googling and reading all over the internet but can't find any stats!
  10. by   AnneP85
    I don't know but I have been trying to figure it out as well! I am just scared I won't get an interview now .....
  11. by   Rob_RN
    AnneP85, Please don't worry, it will only drive you crazy. Maybe I should have kept quiet because I certainly don't want to contribute to any anxiety you already have. I was just shocked to see it right after I posted about it. I really think that they will get in touch with you soon, it is still early. Maybe you want to give a call and reiterate your interest. It couldn't hurt.

    Jordans, 10-15 is just what I heard at the open house. This just might be those who are not at a distance. Given that you are at a distance and you have a 1250 GRE, I think you have a great shot at acceptance!
    Last edit by Rob_RN on Jan 24, '12
  12. by   AnneP85
    @ Rob_Rn: no worries! i just get anxious about this kind of stuff! I am sure you are right it is still early, I do know that much! hmm... I heard the 22-25 spots, but there are some reserved for those at a distance/rn I believe, I bet 20 range for spots!!! And again, do not worry! I just am anxious/excited/hopeful
  13. by   AnneP85
    is anyone still working on pre-reqs and if so did you do anything special to let them know? I know they just must be completed before August but just was unsure if there was anything special we needed to do. I just added a letter as part of my application.... thank you everyone for all of the advice/help thus far!