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I had applied a few weeks ago for a master program in CNM/WHNP. Am going crazy waiting for a reply! Anyone else going through this waiting period? Anyone else want to cry with not knowing what your future will bring, or when?
YEAH!!! I have been accepted for the online Masters in midwifery/WHNP program at Georgetown University!!! I just got the email about 20 minutes ago. Can't believe it. I was so worried they wouldn't take me (no L&D experience and no idea what my references would say about me). I know that it is so expensive, but it is also fast - only 18 months. I am currently living on child support and alimony which will be ending in a couple of years. I should be working as a midwife before it does. Just under the wire! Now I just have to excel in the classes, graduate, and pass the boards. Should be easy after the application process! Right?!
Congrats! Unfortunately, Georgetown's online programs are not approved in NC (where I live) so I can't apply there. I have a friend in FL who is doing the FNP program through Georgetown though and she likes it. Good luck with everything
Dalla, Congrats on that AMAZING news! I am in the process of applying to CNM/WHNP programs and I am so anxious. I've heard that Georgetown is super competitive, but I love the idea of being finished in less than 2 years. I have L&D experience, good references, pretty solid resume I think. I am just insecure about my undergrad. I didn't go to a very prestigious school for my ADN or BSN. I am so afraid this will hurt me considering the competitive nature of Georgetown. But I want this so bad. Do you mind me asking you what you believe were your strong points that helped you be accepted? I really appreciate any info/advice you might be able to send my way. Thanks!
Georgetown says they only accept about 35% of those who apply. I did not have L&D experience - just a final clinical for my BSN for about 8 weeks on L&D. Not sure what my references said about me. And only 1.5 years nursing experience in rehab and LTC. I think that my essay was pretty solid. The admissions counselor seemed to really like what I had submitted. I have attended a slew of schools in the past (BA in business management and BSN), but none were prestigious. My video was okay, I think, but nothing special. Got in by the grace of God, maybe? This was why I became a nurse in the first place. NEVER wanted to work LTC or even ICU or surgery. Only wanted to be a midwife. So thankful I am getting my chance after so many years (I am turning 45 soon!).
Dalla, Thanks so much for your reply. It's great just to be able to hear about someone's experience and background that actually was accepted. I'm so happy for you that you are pursuing your dream! It's very inspirational to me