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 I'm trying to avoid studying for that!
Hey there! Happy to see that there are other people already preparing for the application process this winter.
I took my GRE in the spring but didn't study at all; not smart! I only got an 1110 and my verbal score really carried me, so I'm planning to start studying the math and retake it in September.
I'm originally from the Nashville but I'm currently living out in Oregon and working for a wilderness therapy company while I finish up my prereqs for nursing programs. I've been looking at ABSN and MSN programs, but since I know that ultimately I want the masters, I think I'm leaning more in that direction as this process drags on. We'll see where I end up. What other programs are you all applying to?
Best of luck! Looking forward to hearing from you as we get further in.
I'm applying to Marquette, Ohio State and Seattle University. Since I'm interested in the nurse-midwifery grad entry level, that helped to narrow it down significantly, since there are only 20 or so schools that offer it. I'm living in Cincinnati right now, working as a PCA on a med/surg floor (well, it's my 2nd week this week, so I'm still training).
Good luck with everything, and hopefully we'll chat again as the time moves on!
Seattle U, very nice. I keep going back and forth about whether or not to apply to UW's ABSN program. Seems like a long shot, but I love Seattle SO much. It's a great city! Where are you living? Your choices seem about as spread out as mine, ha. I'm planning to apply to a couple of ABSN programs as well as a couple of direct entry MSN programs. I applied to Duke this cycle but wasn't accepted; I'm also thinking of ETSU and U Memphis (I'm technically still a resident of TN, even though I'm living out in Oregon these days), Vanderbilt, and Case Western. UW is a toss-up, and so is Southern Maine. I can't decide about either, but at this point I think it probably makes sense to cast a reaaaaally wide net and hope for the best. It's just so freakin' competitive!
Good luck with everything. I have a feeling that the next few months are going to fly by!
I am also applying to Vandy. I need advice. I have already taken it twice. I got a 1000 and 4.0 writing score the first time and a 1010 and 4.0 writing score the second time. Should I take it again because the requirement is a 4.5? I don't think I am very competitive. I only have a 3.6 gpa but this semester I got a 4.0 in prereqs. Should I even try?
Your "only 3.6" is not bad! In fact, I'm pretty sure it's above average since if I'm remembering correctly, the average is 3.4/3.5. Also, you got a 4.0 on your prereqs which i think they place more emphasis on, so I think you are golden in the GPA field.
As far as the GRE, I don't know if they are strict about the 4.5 requirement. I have been trying to find averages for the GRE from previous years, but I have been having trouble... You could always email them to ask! I do think you are competitive in the GPA field, and if you have good recommendations and statements, I think you will be fine. But, I don't know if they are strict about it... who knows! haha
Hi everyone! I am applying to Vanderbilt for grad level entry in 2012 as well. I am also applying to Simmons, MGH, Northeastern, Emory, Case Western and Johns Hopkins. I am originally from Boston, but I seem to think that I will really like Nashville. I have taken the GREs two times before, but I am not satisfied so I will be taking them again in November.
I am going to apply to the Vandy FNP program for fall 2012 also. I took the GRE today, but they only gave a range of what your GRE would have been on the old scoring system. I got between 1090 and 1290, but who know where I will land in the range (hopefully on the higher end). Does anyone know chances of getting into Vandy's distant learning program based on the follow stats.....3.64 GPA, ASN from WSCC, BSN from ETSU, between 1090-1290 on GRE, and no experience.
Thanks a lot and I appreciate any info that anyone can give me.
So glad that I found this. I, too, am applying to the FNP/CNM program. I took the GRE Monday and am so glad its over. Slightly anxious about getting that writing score in November. I'm currently in the BSN program at Emory and have very little work experience besides working as a nurse technician for less than a year but I'm loving my maternity clinical and know its what I want to do. Anyone else applying with minimal work experience? It's nice to find others in the same boat
I do not have any experience either! Are you going to the open house next week? As for the writing score....I am nervous about it too. I did the Score-it-now practice. I did achieve a 5 on it some of the time, but other times I only scored a 4. Waiting until November is the hardest part for me because I am not feeling very patient....lol.
If you dont mind me asking, how did you do on your verbal and quantitive portion?