benzhuzhu 792 Views
Joined: Jan 17, '09;
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Anyone worried about how the budget cuts will affect UCSF's nursing program?
Kyliese: My husband is doing his PhD here at Stanford, so we live here.
Kyliese: No, I still haven't heard either. I live in Stanford, generally it takes an extra day for mail to arrive here.
AcuetCareinProgress -- Thank you for trying to cheer us up -- but I think it's about time we face reality.
Seems like my earlier theory probably still holds true after all: those who got admitted seem to have received their letters on Tuesday. I haven't heard of anyone in this forum who actually received a rejection letter on Tuesday. So probably Columbia is wording their rejection letters right now and waiting until Friday to send them to us. I didn't know it was so hard for Columbia to send out rejection letters.
Congrats to those who got in.
Yes, i am ACNP. I'm also from California, the Bay Area.
I think it is quite easy to switch specialities at Columbia, except for Nurse Anesthesia and Midwifery (at least this is what I heard). I also heard that quite a few students leave the program after receiving their BSN. I would be interested in finding out why.
Just out of curiosity, what is your specialty? You don't seem to have mentioned it in your previous posts.
What a coincidence! Me too. I are starting to change my theory. Maybe they are sending letters in batches by specialty. I noticed that no one on this forum seems to have been accepted to acute care yet. Maybe this is a way for Columbia to test our anxiety level, make us realize what our threshold actually is. After all, we'll all be working in ICU. When that ends up happening, we'll long for the stress that we are feeling right now, as it is probably nothing compared to being in an ICU or Emergency Room
What is the speciality you are applying for?
I have the impression that they will send the rejection letters last. There have been many posts on this forum from applicants celebrating their acceptance to the program, but none talking about being rejected. I am starting to believe that the longer it takes, the greater the likelihood of being rejected. I might be wrong, but these are my two cents.
Anyone got accepted to the Nurse Anesthesia or Acute Care Nursing track?
I had my interview yesterday. It was quite disappointing. First, they only served sandwiches for lunch. You would expect a little more from one of the top nursing schools (a result of the budget cuts?). In addition, these sandwiches were very fattening and not very healthy (shouldn't we practice what we preach?). The interview was also not thrilling. I expected an interesting conversation, but instead the interviewers just read general questions from a prepared list. There was no interaction and I almost fell asleep. Watching water boil is more exciting. I wish I had applied to other schools. Now I am at their mercy.
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