Applying to Emory University?

  1. Hello everyone. I am new to allnurses.com. I am applying in about two weeks to Emory Universities Graduate Womens Health Nurse Practitioner Program. The only thing that makes me nervous is taking the GRE. I suck at math and I really want to go to this school. This school is also very expensive. For 12 credits they want almost $14,000. This program is 39 credits. WOW. I am from New York. This will be my first time in Atlanta considering if I get in. Emory makes you pay for graduate housing on your own every month, it is excluded from tuition. I was thinking about working on weekends to pay rent and maybe just get my own apartment. Is this possible. I will be a new grad in May 2006. Should I start looking for a part-time position at a hospital close to Emory?
    Thanks.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   ctbtrini
    Hey, I am also applying to Emory's Grad program. I hope to be pursuing the Women's Health/Adult Health Dual Specialty program. I am going crazy thinking about the GRE too. Im graduating in May 2006 as well and it is hard to find time to study for the GRE and study for the tests in my class. I would recommend that you get GRE for Dummies. It is a great book and it makes it really easy to understand the structure of the test. As a new grad, i think that you have to work full time in any hospital, but dont quote me, this is just what I have heard. I will be trying to find a full time weekend option job when I graduate. As far as the apartment thing goes, I would recommend looking into apartments. Considering that you are coming from NY, you will find that rent for a nice apartment will be considerably less than waht your use too. Im from Brooklyn, so I know how ridiculous rent can be up there. Anyway, hope this info helps a little, and I really hope that we both get accepted to the program.
  4. by   NYC44
    Thanks for the advice. I hope we both get into Emory as well . I bought the Kaplan GRE review book and I hope that helps.
  5. by   SuzanaS
    I am graduating in May 2006 from RN-BSN program and will be applying to Emory as well. I just bougth Kaplan 's GRE EXAM, 2006 edition and I was told to purchase the flash cards for the vocabulary and study 3-5 words/day. I am not as worried about the math as I am good at it. English however, is not my native language....




    Quote from ctbtrini
    Hey, I am also applying to Emory's Grad program. I hope to be pursuing the Women's Health/Adult Health Dual Specialty program. I am going crazy thinking about the GRE too. Im graduating in May 2006 as well and it is hard to find time to study for the GRE and study for the tests in my class. I would recommend that you get GRE for Dummies. It is a great book and it makes it really easy to understand the structure of the test. As a new grad, i think that you have to work full time in any hospital, but dont quote me, this is just what I have heard. I will be trying to find a full time weekend option job when I graduate. As far as the apartment thing goes, I would recommend looking into apartments. Considering that you are coming from NY, you will find that rent for a nice apartment will be considerably less than waht your use too. Im from Brooklyn, so I know how ridiculous rent can be up there. Anyway, hope this info helps a little, and I really hope that we both get accepted to the program.
  6. by   ctbtrini
    I got accepted to Emory Grad Program. :roll Hope to see you'll there in the fall.
  7. by   SuzanaS
    Congradulations!!!! :hatparty: :roll :Melody:
    This is fantastic! Best wishes to you. Hope to meet you sometime!

    P.S. How well did you score on GRE? How did you study for it?

    Thanks
  8. by   hobbes
    I just graduated from nursing school in December and currently work at Emory University Hospital. One of the reasons I chose Emory is that they pay for 80% of your school after you work for them for six months so you may want to consider working for one of the Emory Healthcare hospitals.
  9. by   SuzanaS
    What unit do you work on? Did you like their RN residency program? I am considering starting my career at emory as well so that they can help pay for the grad school.



    Quote from hobbes
    I just graduated from nursing school in December and currently work at Emory University Hospital. One of the reasons I chose Emory is that they pay for 80% of your school after you work for them for six months so you may want to consider working for one of the Emory Healthcare hospitals.
  10. by   ctbtrini
    I scored a 1100 on the GRE. It was pretty nerve wrecking for me. Im not the best standardize test taker. I just used the book GRE for dummies. It helped me more on the math. Im better at english than math so i was really worried about it. Have you applied to the school?
  11. by   SuzanaS
    The applications are not due until October for Spring 2007. I have started working on my application, I have all the reference letters ready and I am studying for GRE. I plan on taking it in August or early September. I am graduating this Spring with RN-BSN and Summer with BS in HCM, so I am very busy and it is hard for me to find time to study for GRE, because I also have family responsibilities and I work PT.

    I am very good in Math, but English is my third language, so I am more concerned about that. Any words of wisdom and/or advice for GRE or Emory application process? I would greatly appreciate any help.

    Thanks
  12. by   hobbes
    Quote from SuzanaS
    What unit do you work on? Did you like their RN residency program? I am considering starting my career at emory as well so that they can help pay for the grad school.
    I work on the cardiovascular stepdown unit. I worked on this floor during my senior practicum in nursing school so was familiar with most of the people and the work flow. I didn't attend one of the residency programs per se but just went directly into orientation after I was hired. However, there are a number of specialized classes that we attend since we are a cardiac floor: ACLS, dysrythmias, heart transplant, ventricular assist devices (VAD), temporary pacing, etc. So far I really enjoy it and will be off of orientation in a couple of weeks.

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