Applying for UIC DNP...
- 0Jan 15 by USAFRN14Hi all! I am applying for the DNP program at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with a primary care AGNP specialty. Does anyone have any suggestions on building a strong application? I have worked mostly on a med/surg unit and a surgical step down for the past 4 years (as an active duty RN). I have been on 2 deployments. My undergrad GPA was 3.55. Any suggestions are welcome as I am stressing out about the application process, separation from the military, and a move back to Chicago. Thank you!
- 0Feb 4 by SarahSRNHi there! Just wanted to reply as I have also applied for the UIC BSN-DNP program, adult gerontology acute care specialty. I live in Arizona and have 1 year experience as a full time RN on a med/surg-telemetry unit specializing in stroke and trauma. My undergrad GPA was 4.0. I have been trying to look up info as far as how many apply, are accepted, what the general background is for those who are accepted, etc. I can't seem to find much info on it. I honestly have no idea if I even have a chance at getting in as I have no idea what the other applicants look like in terms of years of experience and what not. Are you familiar with any of this?? I'm sorry I don't have any good suggestions for you, I am pretty new to this whole thing
- 0Feb 5 by nursecammyI have also applied to the UIC Fall 2014 BSN-DNP program, FNP specialty. I originally applied for the MSN but because of the changes I decided to do the DNP. I have been looking for information as well but I have not found anything. I graduated with a 3.53 GPA and I worked in the Medical Intensive Care Unit for 10 months. I have no idea what exactly they are looking for in candidates. I wish some of the current or past UIC DNP students would provide some feedback on the program. I would love to learn more about it.
- 0Feb 7 by nursecammyhttp://www.nursing.uic.edu/academics-admissions/doctor-nursing-practice#how-to-apply
Admissions Decision Timeline
Applications to the DNP program will not be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions and Academic Standards Committee until after the February 1st application deadline. If required, faculty interviews generally take place during the month of March with final decisions being announced in early April.
This was on their website to the bottom of the link, but there is no mention of when they call or notify for interviews.
- 0Feb 7 by SarahSRNI have been reading back on threads from applicants in previous years, but the only ones I could find were for the graduate entry program. It seems that the timeline is about the same for hearing about interviews, acceptance, etc. It seems like it took about a month to hear back about interviews, and then after interviews they found out they were accepted or declined anywhere from one day to a week after interviews. My guess would be that we will hear about interviews either in the last week of this month, or the first week of next month… I can't be positive, though.
- 0Feb 7 by nursecammyThe only posts I found were also for the graduate entry program, and there was 1 person who posted back in 2010 under the heading "UIC DNP program": "Feb 24, '10 by greygooseuria
Anybody get called back for an interview? I'll be interviewing this Monday."
No one replied to the post.
Does anyone know if they do phone or skype interviews for out of state applicants? I wonder why there isn't much that we can find about UIC's DNP program other than their website.