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    An excel spreadsheet is exactly what I did. Listed all schools by state. I initially applied to the local schools, because even though I was willing to relocated, it is obviously much easier not too. Then I used broad categories to get rid of obvious schools that would not work for me. (I don't have a BSN, those that required one are out; I was ready to apply, so if I just missed an application deadline, those were out; If I school needed a specific class that I had not completed, that school was out) This method still gave me a ton of schools to choose from, but also gave me a solid 5 or so schools to apply too.

    As I talked to current students, I knew some other criteria that I was looking for (front loaded, less than 3 yrs, strong clinical sites, etc).

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    I also went with liberty university. I liked the 8 wk and 16 wk option, suggest only one at a time if you choose the 8 wk option, especially if you are working full time.

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    I am not offended, I feel like I got into a high quality school and am happy with my decision. Just don't want people to be closed minded when it comes to alternative lists. I would rather have gotten into my top choice off the alternative list than to continue my search just to find another school that will let me in.

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    missnurse01:

    I would like to see you get into your top choice school off an alternate list and turn that down. Speaking from someone just accepted off the alternate list, I would accept again in a heart beat. Many schools interview students meet or exceed qualifications and then use the interview process to look for red flags and further rank similar students. Many students are on alternative lists who are highly qualified, but there are only so many slots.

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    scarcity21 likes this.

    I am in! Still in shock right now, but nonetheless, I am in!!!

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    I agree with the above posts, our ICU is separtated into a neuro area at part of our main ICU, and though we see some hemodynamics in the neuro unit, probably not enough. If you do stay in the neuro unit, 2+ years of being a charge nurse would definitely help too though. But you NEED hemodynamics/pressors, etc. The charge nurse is just a benefit.

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    Decision day! Will be waiting by the computer!

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    I agree, I am getting very anxious just waiting. Anyone know if we are suppose to find out via email or snail mail?

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    Having completed the interview, and still cannot believe how hard this wait is. I really hope we hear something closer to the 5th and not the 15th. How is everyone else doing with the wait?

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    Waiting for my interview, let alone until October is already painful. Just curious, are you guys that are applying to Rosalind Franklin local or would you need to re-locate (or even commute I guess as another option)?

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    I did not apply to Northshore. Do you know how many people are interviewing at Rosalind Franklin. I did receive an interview there, just have had limit email access so was not able to post an update. I thought they said we would find out on the 5th, did you find out at the interview that it would be the 15th instead?

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    Do you have any insite on how many applicants they are interviewing? I have gone ahead and put in a few more applications, but still anxiously waiting for an interview.

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    I know it seems like I am obsessively checking both, but this waiting is the worst. I am sure if either of us get an interview, we will have to go through the waiting again - I can't even imagine. Anyway, if I hear something either way I will definitely post, since I also appreciate the info/up-dates you have given me.

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    SICU RN:

    Have you heard anything about interviews? I am getting a little bit nervous. The website states they are currently in the interview process at RFU, however I have not heard anything. You?


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