Vanderbilt Pre-Specialty (for non-RNs) MSN 2013 - page 3

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... Read More

  1. by   jb30
    Thank you. The time slot list they sent me only had around 5-6 interview slots available, so maybe they do it alphabetically or something. Just a few per day. I'm sure you'll hear from them soon.
  2. by   sarahdukie
    Let's hope so =) Let us know how your interview goes! If they happen to mention the time frame for interviews for PMHNP...
  3. by   jb30
    Just finished my phone interview. they just asked a few questions and talked about the program. I feel it went pretty good, but I guess I'll find out when they send out acceptance letters. They told me that they were finishing up interviews and that acceptance letters should go out the first of March. Good luck to everyone!
  4. by   hannahzp
    So if we don't get an interview soon we should assume we're not getting in?
  5. by   jb30
    As far as I know the only specialty that requires an interview is PMHNP. So if that's what your chosen specialty is and you don't hear from them about scheduling an interview, its probably not looking good. However, I'm almost positive they are not done interviewing. Reading last years forum it seemed like they were interviewing the whole month of January, if not into February.
  6. by   hannahzp
    Oh okay, when you said they were finishing up interviews it sounded like they were done with interviews this week. I did apply for the PMHNP so I guess all I can do is wait. Thanks for all the info!
  7. by   sarahdukie
    I just called admissions. They said that they have not reviewed all applications yet and will be interviewing through the month. I applied just before Thanksgiving, and the admissions rep said that my file was sent to faculty for review on January 8th. She said I could still definitely hear from them, and not to give up hope yet. She also confirmed that only students they are interested in will be interviewed. Holding my breath now--good luck everyone!! =)
  8. by   jb30
    That's good to hear. I hope you guys all get interviews and hopefully we can all get in! If anyone is interested in trading stats (GPAs, GRE scores, experience, volunteer, etc.) let me know and I'd be more than happy to. Maybe give us a better idea of where we are all standing.
  9. by   sarahdukie
    Thanks, I'm happy to share stats for PMH.

    I have a 580 on the verbal, 5.0 on analytical, but only 480 on quant (last time I took a class other than stats was in 1997 =). I have a 3.7 in prereqs, 3.93 for a BA in Communications and Social Science and a 3.59 from Duke for a Master of Divinity, 10 years human services experience including last 2 at Seattle Children's Hospital, 4 years counseling experience, one year clinical mental health experience, am bilingual and have lived and volunteered in Guatemala. Any else?
  10. by   hi616
    Quote from hannahzp
    So if we don't get an interview soon we should assume we're not getting in?
    Only PMHNP is required to have an interview. All other specialties ask for an interview if there is something on your application they would like to talk about. That's the exact answer I got from the admissions director in December. So, don't assume you aren't getting in if you don't hear anything!
  11. by   hannahzp
    In regards to stats, I didn't do as well as I wanted to on the GRE. I got a 155 verbal and 148 quant and a 4.5 on the writing. My pre req GPA is 4.0, undergraduate degree in psychology with a 3.6. I have volunteer experience working with children with autism and other behavioral disorders. I have worked in a hospital for the last 4 years and have been volunteering in the PACU for about 6 months. I think that's everything!
  12. by   jb30
    You guys look to have awesome stats. I took the old GRE and I got 670 on Verbal, 760 on Quantitative, and a 5.0 on Analytical Writing. I have BS in Biological Anthropology and BA in History with a 3.8 overall GPA. My prereq GPA is 4.0. I spent a couple of years as a service missionary in Southeast Asia and Africa. I really don't have any healthcare employment experience or volunteer experience in a healthcare setting. After looking at you guys, kinda wishing I had now...
  13. by   jasonmstone82
    Has anyone applying for the FNP heard anything new?