Vanderbilt Pre-Specialty (for non-RNs) MSN 2013 - page 10

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Hi All, There doesn't seem to be a thread yet for pre-specialty Vandy applicants (the thread going now seems to consist mostly of grad entry), so I thought I'd start one! Any other pre-specialty folks out there? I am from... Read More


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    Quote from sarahdukie
    Totally feel you on that, Ash =) I'd love to have choices, but it will make the decision much more complicated! We are from Seattle. I'm from the Midwest originally, but boyfriend has been here forever, so he is freaking out a wee bit about relocating, afraid he will wind up alone for 2 years with me, my books, and my propensity to over-share Poor guy!
    Aww haha, he sounds like a keeper for coming along for the ride though! My boyfriend and I have both been from here forever... it'll be a big leap for both of us but a welcomed one. If it happens, we'll have to get them together for a man date!


    I'm hoping to see that financial aid packet soon! Glad to hear it's on the way!!
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    Hello, did anyone take any of the prerequisite courses online? Vanderbilt's School of Nursing's website specifically states that prerequisites can be taken at any university, community college, or online. I hope this applies to science courses as well. Did anyone get accepted with online science courses?
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    I've taken several online classes and some of them include pre-reqs. I'd be careful though with the hard sciences. Anatomy and physiology as well as micro probably shouldn't be taken online because of the lab component unless there is a way to have the lecture online and the lab in person. That's just my thoughts though, best to ask the admissions office.
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    I took my hard science courses "online" – the lectures and quizzes were online – but the labs were in person on the weekends. Worked out well for me! Many schools I looked at required at least 12 in-person lab hours per course to be accepted as a prereq. I am not sure if that is a stipulation for Vanderbilt or not, but I definitely wouldn’t risk it taking a course with online lab. Good luck!
    Quote from trin22
    Hello, did anyone take any of the prerequisite courses online? Vanderbilt's School of Nursing's website specifically states that prerequisites can be taken at any university, community college, or online. I hope this applies to science courses as well. Did anyone get accepted with online science courses?
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    I called Vanderbilt about this today. I took A & P I online (with online lab), and I asked them how they view it. I offered to retake the course, but they said it's not necessary. They said they look at the whole picture. They also said that it would NOT make me less competitive than applicants who took the course in person. I guess it just depends on the school. Some schools really look down on online courses while other schools don't care as long as it's from a regionally accredited institution.
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    So glad I found this thread super late - I usually hang out only in the Students APN forum! I had my interview today for the NMW track; best of luck to everyone over the next two days! Last year they heard about this specialty on February 20th, so I hope we hear sooner rather than later so I don't have to bother applying to UIC!
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    This is going to be the longest month ever!
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    I just bought my plane ticket! I'll be at the preview weekend, sans boyfriend, but we'll definitely have to set them up for a man date!

    I know admissions is saying decision will go out first week of March, but last year the first letters were received 2/20 and 22--I wonder if we might hear sooner?

    Quote from ash8788
    Aww haha, he sounds like a keeper for coming along for the ride though! My boyfriend and I have both been from here forever... it'll be a big leap for both of us but a welcomed one. If it happens, we'll have to get them together for a man date!


    I'm hoping to see that financial aid packet soon! Glad to hear it's on the way!!
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    Sarah, maybe u will get a decision while you're on campus. Couldn't hurt to ask while you're there.
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    @ Jason - =) it would be a great place to get that good news!

    a question to everyone about financial aid--I was surprised the "packet" included just two sheets of paper! Is that what everyone else got? Do you know what they mean when they say information will be sent to our email address?


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