I know it is still early on, but are any of you applying to University of Hawaii's Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (GEPN) for fall 2018?
What educational background is everyone coming from? Any health related experience?
For any previous students in this program, how is the first year of course work? Any advice for those planning on applying?
I'm considering applying for the Master of Science track in Advanced Population Health Nursing.
Thank you and good luck to everyone!
I took all the prereqs excluding PHYL141L and FAMR230. I got all a's in all the courses, but i'm more worried about if the program puts people like us at a disadvantage for not completing the courses.. The program did say that it's fine as long as we finish them by the start of the program but for some reason it doesnt sit well with me.
I also have some health care experience (not sure if its a lot) but im sure if you can somehow speak for the experiences you have youll be fine! + your undergrad gpa is very impressive!
Last edit by jamesharden on Sep 4
Hi everyone. I've also applied for the 2018 cohort.
As far as prereqs go, I've only completed a&p 1 with an A; I'm currently taking nutrition and growth/dev.
My background is pretty eclectic. Former Air Force medic. Asian Studies major. Currently running a small consulting business in South Korea and teaching English part-time.
Nice to meet you all and good luck.
*edit: I'm applying for the FNP track.
Last edit by Djsmeej on Sep 4
I had the same concern since I don't have all of my prerequisites finished. I attended the GEPN information session recently and was told they're not looking at your prerequisites that much for the application. I was told it if it comes down to two people that are close in terms of everything else that they may look at your A&P classes. I was told they want you to work on your prerequisites and have them fresh in your mind for if/when you start the GEPN year.
I'm a military spouse and just returned to the U.S. after living abroad for nearly 4 years. During that time, I worked as a preschool teacher. I tried to relate some of the things I did in that capacity to why I would be a good candidate for the program. I didn't have much to go on healthcare wise, but I'm hoping they'll look at everything collectively.
I contacted them today and found out that they already have 125 applications submitted. The competition looks pretty fierce for this next cohort. Good luck everyone!
Last edit by aspiring808nurse on Sep 7
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