University of Maryland Spring 2012 CNL Applicants - page 10

Hello! Are there any people out there who have had their interview with UMD CNL Program and waiting to hear about acceptance? I had my interview last Thursday and I am now in the hardest part of the application process...... Read More

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    Congrats!!!..see you soon!

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    Hey Sommer,
    For some reason i cannot send you a private message. I am thinking about the 16 months as well. See you soon. Have you already found a place to live?
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    how is the program?
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    how was the courseload/workload of the program?
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    Hey Guys! first off... CONGRATULATIONS to all ye who have been admitted into the CNL program. I could not be of help during your admissions process, however, I am open to any questions re the program. I am a second semester CNL student at UMB. It is UMB, not UMD - UMD is the College Park campus. Just thought I'd point that out, so people don't get confused.:spin:
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    They only accepted 28 students for Spring 2012. I think they try to raise candidates hopes with those high figures. Plus they probably interview just about 40 candidates. Don't be fooled. It's a tight race!
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    No Karebear,

    I have not found a place to live. This is really stressing me out! I have a friend from undergrad that is from Baltimore and he said the area around the school is not the best It is more of a up and coming area. He proposed Towson, Owings Mills areas since they are close to the train. His worries were not able to drive within the city if it were to snow and the streets aren't plowed. Have you had any luck? Sorry it took me so long to respond; but I just so happen to finally comes across this post.
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    gcledor@yahoo.. cant send a private msge.
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    Spydarweb - What's the course load like? Do you think it's possible to work and be in the program? I work three 12 hour night shifts right now. Also, do you know how many hours clinicals are each semester?

    I was happy to read you can defer up to a year. I might apply for the fall of 2013 and defer a semester if I get in. I want one last great vacation before starting an intense program.

    Congrats to everyone who has gotten in!
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    Hey smoup,
    First of, anything is doable when you set your goals & work towards achieving them . However I will not advise you to consider working full-time while undertaking this program. It is rigorous...especially the 16months route - 18 graduate credits per semester. What makes it even worse is the fact there are research papers for almost every course. Workload is heavier than for the BSNs.
    As per clinical hours, it all depends on the course. For the 1st semester there's fundamentals with just 45hrs; 90hrs each for pediatric, obstetric, psychiatric, and community health; 120hrs for adult health (med surge) and 315hrs for final semester Practicum.
    A good statement of purpose will look good in your application package. Good luck in your endeavors and do not hesitate to contact me with any more questions. Sorry it took me this long to reply to your post. I think it will be better for you to me PM me.

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