University of Hawaii-MEPN PROGRAM...anyone heard about it? - page 11

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I'm applying for UH MEPN program for Fall 2009. Has anyone heard about the program? It's fairly new but I just want to know what I'm getting myself into...lol. I know overall, nursing school is tough but would like some... Read More


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    wifee47, this is an email i recieved from erik:

    "the admissions committee is currently in the process of interviewing applicants. they have told me that if they decide to call other applicants for an interview, they will be doing so within the next couple weeks. any final decisions will be given to applicants via mail. i am not sure if you have been placed on any kind of wait-list or not, as that is the decision of the admissions committee."

    hope this helps.
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    Just had the interview and felt it was solid with no real surprises, though I was a bit nervous. I can leave some tips if anyone would like me to.
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    Did anyone else have a phone interview? How many interviewers? What track?

    I am PNP and had three?!?

    Thanks good luck to everyone,
    ...you can only do what you can do and it's not in our hands anymore.
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    Good luck to everyone. Remember, keep in mind you are NOT going to be able to work through this MEPN program. It's super duper intense. When you get in, I would recommend you buy a good patho book such as McCance and Huether's 6th edition Patho book. This will be your basis for all the things that go on out there. Of course, this isn't as comprehensive as Harrison's Internal Medicine. However, if you're going into ANP,GNP,FNP track, I would recommend both books. The Harrison's Internal Medicine book would be for reference only.
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    hollownurse,
    any tips would be greatly appreciated. i'm glad your interview went well!!! =) did you go to uh for your interview? also, what specialty track did you choose?
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    hollattaplaya...thank you for the tips!! I will be sure to look into those books if i get into the program. are you currently in the program?
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    Quote from erigrl057
    hollattaplaya...thank you for the tips!! I will be sure to look into those books if i get into the program. are you currently in the program?
    No I'm an RN and I went through the traditional BSN route at UH Manoa and now in graduate program to get my APRN-FNP degree there. I have lots of friends who are graduating this summer from the MEPN program. Yes, its dam intense from what I'm hearing. BUT to everyone, you can definitely do it. I commend you guys for taking this route as you may have no life. I'm not trying to scare you, I'm being realistic and tell you beforehand so you'll know what to expect. You can ask me whatevers and I'll try to answer as best as I can, but for specific admissions info, you'll have to talk to Eric A., the graduate assistant.
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    hey everyone,

    i was wondering if i could get your input for those who have applied or are currently in the program. I was wondering if when you apply do you already need to know what specialty track you want to go in? And if you are in the program and decide to change specialty after the first year is this possible? I assume that through the first year you would have a better understanding of what specialty you want to go in. But does admission already wants students to know? Furthermore, upon applying, does the type of specialty increases your chances of getting submitted? i.e FNP is highly popular vs. CNS so do they accept those who directly apply for a CNS, and limit those who want the FNP?
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    hollattaplaya.. good luck with the APRN-FNP program.!! And yes, I am prepared for the intensity this program brings for the first yr & a half but i thank you for the heads up. =) congrats to your friends who will be graduating from the program this summer. i really commend them for their commitment to finishing the intensive coursework. but if i do have any questions i will be certain to ask you =)
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    Quote from nmgp
    hey everyone,

    i was wondering if i could get your input for those who have applied or are currently in the program. I was wondering if when you apply do you already need to know what specialty track you want to go in? And if you are in the program and decide to change specialty after the first year is this possible? I assume that through the first year you would have a better understanding of what specialty you want to go in. But does admission already wants students to know? Furthermore, upon applying, does the type of specialty increases your chances of getting submitted? i.e FNP is highly popular vs. CNS so do they accept those who directly apply for a CNS, and limit those who want the FNP?
    when you do apply to the program you must choose a specialty track when you submit your application. they said they have had a few people who have changed their specialty upon completing the first year, but you must go in front of the board and explain what your reasons are for wanting to switch. don't quote me on this but a person i know contacted one of the committee persons to see if it were possible for them to change their mind. i am not too sure if the type of specialty track you choose increases your chances of getting in but i am assuming they do accept only a certain number of people per specialty track, some more than others. therefore, if a certain specialty track is more popular than the others, you will have a higher chance of competing with more people for the same track. i don't know if any of this helps but i can try help if you have any other questions.


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