MN Program Interviews - page 3

Hi Everyone, I have my interview for the MN program at the U of M later this week. I was looking for some advice on preparing for it from anyone who may have been accepted into the program in the... Read More

  1. by   reh-student
    Yeah same here 37/40. . .after the exam I really thought I had 100% so that's irritating--I still don't know what I got wrong.

    The only problem with chilling out on the grades this semester is that if I DON'T GET IN I'll be applying somewhere else. And nursing is getting more and more competitive every year. I'm gonna try and keep the pressure on. . .though a B is very tempting sometimes. I've only got one B in my pre-reqs so far and that was in lifespan development through BSU online. That was terrible. Basically memorize the entire book and take exams. I can't memorize an entire book. And everything and anything was fair game for the exam--obscure statistics. And the questions were phrased like "how old is the average female in the USA at her first menstruation 9, 10, 11, 12, or 13? WOW those are my choices? I thought it would be like 9, 11, or 13. Then I would have gotten it right. It really bugged me because I got like 88% in the class. The B range was from 77--89%. So somone who got 77% got the same grade as I did at 88%. Tells me there's something wrong with the prof. Also, there was no way to see the exams after.
  2. by   mollysdirtysprocket
    wow that sounds AWFUL! In comparison, I guess I've lucked out so far with my classes! Good luck with the rest of patho. Are you planning on taking any summer classes? I'll be in Stats if I get accepted. I already took it but it was lower-division or something so it won't count. Bummer-- it def isn't something I'm terribly interested in!
  3. by   MauriceRC
    That must be so frustrating about your lifespan psych class! For that reason, I am so glad they look at more than just gpa in determining admissions. My lifespan class was a total walk in the park and I finished with 110% and it sounds like you worked waaay harder (and probably learned waaay more) than I did.

    This summer I may take med dosages just to help prepare me, but I don't know. Maybe I'll just spend my time basking in the glorious sun instead. Come on, summer!
  4. by   reh-student
    By contrast I'm taking stats through BSU online using D2L and it's really good. The prof is really responsive and reasonable So I think it was just that PSY Prof. that was a dud.
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Feb 23, '10 : Reason: removed name per tos
  5. by   MauriceRC
    BSU? Is that Bemidji?
  6. by   reh-student
    Yes, Bemidji.
  7. by   reh-student
    The only thing about going by grades is that it's a lot easier to predict where you are in the competition. With the other things it starts to get a little gray to me, and that's what makes me worried.
  8. by   mld1980
    we find out about interviews today, right?
  9. by   reh-student
    Well I think they said the week of the 22nd. So we'll see I guess. . . SUSPENSE!!!
  10. by   mld1980
    I got into Duke, so I think I'm going there. I just want to find out if all my hard work paid off at Minnesota.

    Also, question for you guys. Since this program doesn't actually give you a BSN, would you still be able to apply to BSN only positions after graduation?
  11. by   MauriceRC
    I never did like surprises. Looks like another night of restless sleep... hopefully tomorrow will be the day.
  12. by   MauriceRC
    WAY TO GO, mld1980!!!!
  13. by   reh-student
    Yeah way to go on the Duke thing. So is that not an MN?
    I'm not too worried about bsn only jobs because I think those requirements only exist to exclude two-year RNs and LPNs from the offering.