Vanderbilt Pre-Specialty (for non-RNs) MSN 2013 - page 8

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. Visit  trin22 profile page
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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?
  2. Visit  hi616 profile page
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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.
  3. Visit  sarahdukie profile page
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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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  4. Visit  trin22 profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  bbcc profile page
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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!
  6. Visit  simmaplease profile page
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    This is going to be the longest month ever!
  7. Visit  sarahdukie profile page
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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!!
  8. Visit  jasonmstone82 profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  sarahdukie profile page
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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?
  10. Visit  bbcc profile page
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    I took it to mean that if we get in we'll get information about applying for financial aid. It doesn't make any sense to apply for no reason - and they can't give us an aid "package" with details if they don't know who is coming and what their FAFSAs look like. So it was much more a 'primer' than a 'packet' and nothing to get too excited about, but it at least gives some beginning steps and cost ideas!
  11. Visit  hi616 profile page
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    Haha yeah my "packet" was two sheets of paper as well. Pretty anti-climactic! I don't know what information will be sent to our email address. I'm just planning on going about doing FAFSA as I've done for the past four years already.
  12. Visit  hi616 profile page
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    Quote from bbcc
    I took it to mean that if we get in we'll get information about applying for financial aid. It doesn't make any sense to apply for no reason - and they can't give us an aid "package" with details if they don't know who is coming and what their FAFSAs look like. So it was much more a 'primer' than a 'packet' and nothing to get too excited about, but it at least gives some beginning steps and cost ideas!
    Actually I think they do suggest applying for FAFSA before we find out if we are admitted. I remember applying for undergrad before I was even admitted to the school I'm finishing up at now. The priority deadlines might be quickly approaching by the time we find out.
  13. Visit  bbcc profile page
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    Completing the FAFSA is different than applying for financial aid through Vanderbilt (or any school). Definitely we should all complete the FAFSA as soon as our taxes are done, since you need the FAFSA for aid, but I meant to say that we're not going to get details on an aid package from Vandy (or any school) until we're actually admitted. I know last year they said aid was due March 1st but I didn't see that date on this years packet (I might have missed it!) so I think the e-mail will be follow-up with those instructions.


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