University of Hawaii-MEPN PROGRAM...anyone heard about it? - page 2

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 I know overall, nursing school is... Read More

  1. by   LindsayPaige
    I sent emails and called but no questions answered just yet. Will keep everyone posted.
  2. by   AjBob
    When do we find out about an interview? Beginning of March, the end...?
  3. by   LindsayPaige
    The person I talked with last year said by the beginning to mid March.
  4. by   blahblah56
    do you guys have all A's on the prereqs?
  5. by   AjBob
    I do, however I still taking two, so.. :S

    Yourself? What specialty?
  6. by   blahblah56
    hmm i got a B in 141 and taking 142 right now, A's in micro and Stats. I'm actually in the process of hearing from Physical Therapy schools that I've applied to this past fall but I've recently had a change of heart and will be looking towards applying for the mepn program for 2011. I've always had an interest in medicine but due to my grades from freshman and sophomore years, I graduated with a 3.0 gpa. I then found an interest in PT and loved the profession after working as an aide for two years. Now that I've found out about an opportunity to become an NP, I may have to abandon PT plans for now and pursue a career in nursing.
  7. by   AjBob
    GREAT NEWS!!!!!
    I have info...207 total appl., they are still working on the number, but are thinking 36-40 will be accepted. I don't know how many for each specialty, however I do know they will call to set up interviews by mid Feb., hold them last weeks of Feb and have acceptance letters out in March!!!!!!!!

    This wait is worse then all my Christmas combined:}

    good luck all
  8. by   blahblah56
    20% acceptance rate is great news for me haha
  9. by   LindsayPaige
    this is what i was told as far as costs go.

    "for cost, if you are an in-state resident, the first year tuition will be roughly $30,000, and if you are an out-of-state student, the tuition will be nearly double that at $60,000. this is for the first year only, as it is 3 semesters and 19-20 credits per semester. the following specialty track years are paid by credit at the graduate division rates for nursing. a full load (8 credits) for the graduate courses is roughly $4500 per semester, and you will be doing at least 6 semesters depending on the track you choose."

    thanks for sharing the numbers. good luck to you all.
  10. by   blahblah56
    thanks for the info!
  11. by   wifee47
    Does anybody know how many slots are available for each specialty?
  12. by   AjBob
    ...207 total appl., they are still working on the number, but are thinking 36-40 will be accepted. I don't know how many for each specialty, they would not say (they may not even know)....
  13. by   LindsayPaige
    Has anyone got a call yet for an interview? They are supposed to be calling sometime this week.