Acceptance 2+ yrs in advance

  1. Is this a growing trend? I am seeing more and more RNs on this board who are applying/interviewing for a slot for schools beginning in 2006. Are the 2005 classes full? Does this just occur at a few schools with lower acceptance numbers? I'm confused.
    •  
  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   PickMePlze
    Quote from ether
    Is this a growing trend? I am seeing more and more RNs on this board who are applying/interviewing for a slot for schools beginning in 2006. Are the 2005 classes full? Does this just occur at a few schools with lower acceptance numbers? I'm confused.
    I think some schools have waiting lists. Maybe they can only take so many students per year and the other eligibles have to wait for the next available class. There's a college where I am that has a two year waiting list.
  4. by   rhp123
    Wow, that is long, 2-year is enough time to finish the program already.

    How about other competitive professional schools, like medical school, law school, do they have a waiting-list for about 2 years? or they just let applicants re-apply each year?
  5. by   TraumaNurse
    Ether,
    I think it depends on the program. It seems that the programs with "rolling admissions", meaning they interview and accept students until the classes are full, are filling their classes up to 2 years in advance. Other programs however, only interview 1 time per year no matter how early people apply. These school do all their interviews and send out letters within a month or so.
    I'm not sure if schools have waiting lists, but they get a lot of applications and can pick what students they want for the next couple of years. Most schools will chose "alternates" and may give priority to those students for the following year.
    It is a competitive process, you need to be on top of things in order to make things happen. You may also have to wait a couple of years after getting in to actually start. so, plan ahead and apply early!
  6. by   srnaKate
    The schools that I have interviewed with make the expectation clear that the master's level core coursework should be completed before anesthesia clinicals start. On a part-time basis this fills up the time until clinicals. To reiterate what TraumaNurse said, plan ahead and know the specifications of the schools you're interested in. The time is going to pass whether you're in a master's program or not!
  7. by   gravitycure
    i think this is rare. most of the posts are for the class graduating 2006. the only post i'm aware of is the one from emeraldnyl. the three schools i applied to and all the schools i looked into (there were a lot) were for this fall - 2004 admission.

    gc.
    Last edit by gravitycure on Jun 11, '04
  8. by   Kiwi
    Thanks for the responses. It's amazing how competitive CRNA school is! I can't apply yet because I'm still a NS, but I'm going to talk to the schools I'm interested in (MTSA and University of Cinci).
  9. by   rockabye06
    I was accepted two years in advance and it has definitely helped me a great deal. At Rush, I was able to take about 10 classes before the program started. As a result, I am able to work longer and get school paid for.
  10. by   sonessrna
    I think it depends on the school you apply to. I got excepted at three schools for the following year (Fall 2003) and another two schools put me on a waiting list that guaranteed me a position in the class starting in 2004. I'm in the class of 2006 ...that is graduation in 2006
  11. by   EmeraldNYL
    The program I was accepted to does not do rolling admissions. They interviewed everyone on 2 separate days and then sent out acceptance letters for the class starting Sept. 2006. They do this: #1, because there are so many people interested in an NA program, and #2, that way students have time to take the 6 required MSN core classes before the start of the program. They said we will not have time to do all 6 classes once the program starts, that we need to start taking them now because once we are in the program full-time we will be too busy. One of the other schools I am looking at is also accepting apps for 2006 now, that school does do rolling admissions.

close