Vanderbilt Pre-Specialty (for non-RNs) MSN 2013 - page 7

by sarahdukie

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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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    Hannah & jb30-


    How were your interviews? Was it more of a casual conversation or grilling you with questions? Did they ask you any questions that you did not expect? Did they give you an idea of when you would hear back with an admission decision!
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    I think mine went pretty well but I was definitely nervous the whole time. I'm relieved its over but of course keep thinking of things I could have or should have said. She said decision letters go out early march.
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    I think mine went alright. It was pretty casual. They didn't ask any crazy questions or anything that I wasn't expecting. They asked questions that you would pretty much expect to hear at any graduate school interview. As hindsight is 20/20, I of course thought of things I wished I had said after the interview was over, but what can you do. I'm sure the interview is just a portion of what they are looking for in determining who to accept as our essays and academic performance give them a good picture of who we are and if we are a good fit for their program. My advice for the interview would be just be yourself and have fun with it. There's really nothing you can do to prepare. You know why you are applying and what you want from the program, so be confident and let them know. They said that decisions would be sent out the first two weeks of March. Good luck to everyone.
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    I'm sure you both did great You must be happy to have it done and over with!

    Got my interview email yesterday! It's scheduled for the 23rd. Just out of curiosity, the PMHNP program director is one of the people interviewing me. Was that the case for both of you Hannah and jb? I'm wondering if everyone has the same people interviewing them or if they switch it up.
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    Mine was two faculty members, not the director. Good luck with yours, let us know how it goes!
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    I just had my interview today with 2 professors! I think it went well. They asked me 3 or 4 questions that they said they ask all applicants. Then they asked if I had any questions. It was a pretty short phone interview (~20 minutes). I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. They said they will send out admissions decisions the first week of march.
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    Wish you all the best of luck with your interviews!
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    Just got my email to interview on Monday! Relieved Anyone else on the West Coast?
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    Yay Sarah! Yup I'm in California.
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    Congrats Sarah! I just had mine on Wednesday, I think it went well! It's pretty relaxed. I'm glad to have it out of the way. They highly suggested coming to the open house which is March 2nd... so I'm thinking I will be planning a trip! Exciting Is anyone else thinking about going?


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