DePaul MENP Fall 2013 - Page 3Register Today!
- Feb 22 by oh191@rykki sounds good! I am Meeting with *******, and I believe he is in suite **** at the school of nursing. Looking forward to meeting you! See you at two.Last edit by Esme12 on Feb 22 : Reason: TOS/NO STAFF IDENTIFIERS
- Feb 24 by elauranceHey Everyone!!
I too was accepted to the DePaul MENP!! I just finished my UIC app but it's much more of a long shot so most likely I'll be in your cohort!
A few years ago I had a friend of a friend who finished the DePaul program. She found it hard to find work and ended up moving to Arizona(where she found a job) a year after graduating. Maybe it was indicative of the job market a few years ago, but I do hope that's not the problem for us when we graduate!
- Mar 4 by diamond09Hello all!
I received my conditional acceptance letter for the fall 2013 cohort. Has anyone else been accepted who also needs to still complete pre-requisites??
- Mar 8 by baystudentCongrats everyone!
I'm almost positive I'll be accepting my spot for the fall class
I need advice from everyone who lives in Chicago! I've lived almost my entire life in California, so I'm a bit terrified of the winter that I'll experience once in Chicago. Are there certain wardrobe essentials that most Chicagoans have? Are rain boots useful or unnecessary? I sound like a dork but I'm imagining the worst lol
I'm quite excited!
- Mar 8 by price.lmHi Everyone!
I have also been accepted to the program, conditionally, and I will be done with my last prereq in May. I submitted my application before the New Year, and I found out about three weeks later. baystudent, I've lived here for about 6 years, and rain boots/winter boots are a definite must It's been a combo of snow/slush for about 2-3 weeks now. If you have any other questions about neighborhoods or anything, just ask!
Also, I can't remember who asked, but I got an email that said orientation is May 17 at 2 p.m.
- Mar 8 by elauranceCongrats everyone!! Baystudent I'm originally from California too, but I've been in Chicago for about 6 years! Invest in some sorel boots and a down jacket and you'll be good! Just remember to layer. The first winter is pretty rough, then you get used to it!
- Mar 12 by Jenn5980Hi All,
I have been accepted to DePaul (!!!) and am excited about the opportunity. I am from CA so this would be a big move for me. I am waiting to hear back on a few schools in CA, but I'm leaning toward DePaul because it's a MSN program (and why not try a whole new city?!). I've called the school a few times and everyone is sooo nice! Very encouraging. Does anyone know:
1) How many students are in the Fall cohort?
2) Do nursing students work part time? Are there nurse externships?
3) What is the starting wage for an RN in Chicago?
4) Is a car necessary? Recommended?
5) Any current DePaul students... what do you like and dislike about DePaul?
6) Does the school/nursing assoc assist in finding roommates?
OK, that's probably enough questions for now. Thanks in advance!
- Mar 15 by baystudentHey Jenn5980, I am also in California and will be moving for this program! Where in California are you? I'm in the bay area...if you're here too I'm open to meeting up!
I've spoken with several people who live or have lived in Chicago and they say a car isn't necessary.
- Mar 17 by Jenn5980Hey Bay, I'm in Sacramento, so not too far from the bay area. I haven't even been to Chicago so I'm thinking about taking a trip in late May after my semester ends. Unfortunately I am not able to attend the orientation since my sister is getting married that weekend, but perhaps I can get a tour and/or the materials from the orientation after the fact.
- Mar 18 by price.lmHi Jenn5980,
I went to an information session about the program a little while ago, and this is what I learned:
1. There are 55-60 students in each cohort.
2. The two nursing students who spoke to us said it is possible to work part time, but you might want to wait a quarter and see what the course load is like/how you manage. The one student who did work part time waited tables for about 10-15 hours a week. They didn't cover any sort of externships, but you do intern at a hospital of your choice for 25 hours a week in the last quarter. The program director said that most students receive job offers from the hospitals they interned at after they graduate. Also, if you're interested, the school does offer a $10,000 scholarship for minority students in nursing, if that applies to you.
3. From what I can tell, the starting wage for an RN in Chicago is at least $60k, but it depends on where you work.
4. I've lived here for about six years, and a car is not necessary! I find it helpful for large grocery trips and taking my dog to the vet, and that is the only time I ever use it.
5. I received an MA from DePaul in 2009 (obviously didn't work out haha!), and, while this might not apply to the MENP, I really like the service-oriented aspects of DePaul. I want to work in community health, so that is DePaul's main appeal to me. Also, and this is more on the administrative side, their grad department and financial aid offices are so great. Very responsive and helpful!
6. At the info session, they said the nursing assoc does not assist in finding roommates, and what a lot of student do is sublet for the first quarter; then, they can usually find someone in the program who is interested in finding a roommate, too. Also, there are some apartments near campus that a lot of DePaul students live in--they have more of a dorm-like feel, so it's a good way to meet people.
I feel like I'm inundating this post, haha! Anyway, hope this helps