MN Program Interviews - page 7

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   mld1980
    Had my interview this morning. I think it went well, but who knows really?

    Everyone else had their interview?
  2. by   reh-student
    I had mine yesterday morning. I think it went really well too. The only thing is that because it's so conversational it's hard to tell if you've really answered their questions. I mean she asks something, I say something, she asks something else and suddenly we're both on tangents.
    But I got positive feedback about my essay so I think that's a good sign. )
  3. by   mld1980
    I think it's a good sign too

    Actually my interviewer has me reconsidering this program again! I'm tired of MN weather, but it's about $20K cheaper than Duke!
  4. by   mld1980
    Did anyone else hear?

    I received an email this am saying I was accepted!
  5. by   MauriceRC
    Yep, me too! So, will we see you in the fall or are you running off to Duke?
  6. by   mld1980
    Honestly I have no idea. I have a few decisions to make. Duke is more expensive, but they provide tuition reimbursement if you work at the hospital after graduation. It's pretty much the same program-both provide me with masters level credits and are the same length. There is just the initial $20K difference in cost.

    Also, I wouldn't have to move across the country to go to the U, which is nice as money is mildly tight right now as I am trying to save as much as I can. It just seems a lot easier to go to the U, but I don't want to make a decision just because something is easier....sigh. Also, while I just moved back to MN and don't really have a lot of friends here anymore, the rest of my family is here, which is nice.

    I know this sounds horrible, but I was mildly hoping to get denied so the decision would be made for me. I know, tough spot to be in, right?
  7. by   reh-student
    I haven't head anything yet. Hmmm
  8. by   mld1980
    Maybe call?
  9. by   reh-student
    I'll wait a while longer.
    Did your email appear to be a group email or individual?

    Also, they may be sending smaller group emails to the groups from the interviewers.
    Each interviewer probably has their own two lists that have to be notified.
    So you two might have been with a different interviewer?
    Or perhaps the emails are completely individual?

    Who knows. I'm trying not to get too worried yet.

    -- reh
  10. by   mld1980
    My email was addressed to me personally. I received it at 8:45 am, and the email was from the admissions coordinator.

    You're way more patient than I am! Good luck to you.
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Mar 25, '10
  11. by   reh-student
    Still no word here yet. I'll keep you posted. Probably won't find out until tomorrow.
  12. by   mollysdirtysprocket
    mld-- I hear you on your headache over the decision! I got an acceptance email today too, and am pretty set on going but also had an acceptance from a nice but super pricey univ out of the area too. I've also moved back to the MN after being gone since I was little, so don't know too many people, but do have family here, which I think makes a big difference. And if you stay here, you'd get to know all of US, which would be awesome, right? And the U has a great program and the cost is a big incentive for me in comparison to private. I was thinking about doing a tuition reimbursement thing too but then wondered what I'd like to be doing after I graduate, where I'd like to go, and found I had no idea, so I think having less debt and more freedom, for me at least, is the way to go. So come to the U! Have I convinced you yet?
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Mar 25, '10
  13. by   Ginger's Person
    Hey, I got in too!

    I'm still on the fence. I live in Madison, WI, and I'll hear from UW in May about their BSN program. MAY! The people Minnesota SON just seem friendlier than the people I've spoken to at Madison's SON, they give you the courtesy of letting you know if you're admitted before May, the program's shorter, and we'll get masters degrees. I'm looking forward to being able to just say "yes" when people ask if I'm in grad school - rather than trying to explain the details of nursing education requirements. But, I'm feeling lazy about moving to a place where I know almost no one. I've done it before, I can do it again, but it's hard work.

    Although, you all seem cool, so that's encouraging!