Vanderbilt Pre-Specialty (for non-RNs) MSN 2013 - page 30

by sarahdukie 64,288 Views | 340 Comments

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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    I called today and they told me I was waitlisted.
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    I was stoked to apply for the NHSC Scholarship, but found out that us Pre-Specialty guys are ineligible. This is from their Application Guide:

    Applicants are
    ineligible if they are:
    (1) Enrolled in a physician assistant (P.A.) program and are specializing in areas other than primary health care. For example, P.A. programs with a surgical or emergency room focus;
    (2) In the pre-professional phase of their health professions education. For example, taking undergraduate pre-requisites for admission to a P.A. training program;
    (3) Enrolled in a nursing Bridge Program. For example, RN-MSN, BSN-MSN, Direct Entry, Graduate Pre-specialty or Entry to Practice programs; OR
    (4) Pursuing a doctoral degree in nursing.

    Really sucks...

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    If anyone is still packing for open house, it is COLD in Nashville today with light flurries.
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    I believe the pre-specialty program does count as Direct Entry - that's what it's called at almost every other school, but yeah, seems surprising that you have to actually be enrolled, so I guess it would only cover the 2nd year of our program! It seems a lot of the scholarships are that way - I know the ACNM scholarship is only for people who've completed at least 1 semester
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    For those who were accepted, when is your deadline to send your deposit?
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    27th for PMHNP
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    I am not going on Sat. due to the weather. Would anyone be willing to share the highlights on the forum? Particularly info regarding fin. aid and clinicals.
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    In to acute care!! Anyone know how to decide between here and Yale?? Any thoughts appreciated, both current students and perspectives!!!
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    For starters, would you rather live in New Haven or Nashville? Seems like an obvious choice to me...
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    Yah. Definitely different. I'm from the Northeast though, so Yale is a lot closer to my family and I've never really had much exposure to the south. I'm going down to visit in a couple weeks though! It would be cool to try something really different...!