MN Program Interviews - page 8

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. Visit  mld1980 profile page
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    Molly-
    it's nice to hear someone in the same boat as me. I've spoken with several of my friends, some who are RN's/NP's and some who are just in the health industry...EVERYONE said go get my RN where it is cheapest as I'm going to be taking tons of loans out to get my DNP or CRNA. I don't think I'm going to get any lesser an education at the U vs. Duke so I guess I'm back in the Minnesota boat (which is the boat I was in about 6 months ago). It's a huge relief knowing I don't have to pick up and move in a few months across the country AGAIN. However, I'm jonesin' to leave Minnesota as soon as I graduate (hopefully the west coast!)
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Mar 25, '10
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  3. Visit  mld1980 profile page
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    Quote from hopefullyanrnsoon

    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.
    I hear you on both points!
  4. Visit  reh-student profile page
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    I am IN. Crazy email filter somehow caught the one message that I was waiting for.
    All of her other correspondence has come no problem. But there it was in my junk.
  5. Visit  reh-student profile page
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    "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"

    Thing is, you're going to busy in this program. You might not have time for other people. Besides, when you know fewer people it's easier to keep your GPA high for later admittance to an even more competitive program. )
  6. Visit  Runner*Girl profile page
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    Congratulations everyone! I unfortunately was waitlisted but I am keeping my head up that maybe I will still get a spot. I shouldn't complain, I was accepted to St. Kate's Post-Bac program so I will be a nurse someday! But you always want your top pick. The good thing is I was told only 20 people got waitlisted, so not everyone from the interviews was put on the waitlist if they didn't get accepted. Oh well, keep on applying I guess!
  7. Visit  reh-student profile page
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    Hang in there. I mean, look on this forum alone there's two people uncertain about accepting. That means there's bound to be many others. Wouldn't be surprised at all if you made it through the wait-list. Besides, many people who get wait-listed might not even wait before they "move-on." That means a bunch of those people might not want a spot in the end.
  8. Visit  Runner*Girl profile page
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    Thanks for your kind words. I know how this all goes, I have been waitlisted before and was accepted. I was just hoping not to have to be waitlisted again! You start to wonder if you are just waitlist material.
  9. Visit  mld1980 profile page
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    Looks like I'm going to accept my spot at the U. Not very happy about living another winter here, but I recalculated costs and turns out I'll be saving close to $30K, possibly more from all the interest I would accumulate with larger loans. Just not worth it for the same education.

    Does anyone know anything about financial aid? I saw there were some scholarships offered. Are we considered grad students? I'm hoping yes so we can get grad student financial aid (less private loans!)
  10. Visit  Ginger's Person profile page
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    Quote from mld1980
    Does anyone know anything about financial aid? I saw there were some scholarships offered. Are we considered grad students? I'm hoping yes so we can get grad student financial aid (less private loans!)
    As far as I know. That was another perk for me about this being a grad program. I also got accepted to an accelerated BSN program, but the federal student loan allowance for one year of an undergrad program is so small, it could hardly make a dent in tuition and living expenses.
  11. Visit  kschenz profile page
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    Hi everyone! I just found this thread today and I also was accepted to the U's MN program for this fall. Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Kim and I did my prereqs at IHCC and the U. So far I only know one other student personally who has been accepted but I'm hoping to make some good friends so we can all help support each other through what I'm guessing will be the most challenging 16 months of our lives. Congratulations to everyone else who was accepted and keep your chin up to those who are on the waitlist. My former A&P teacher who is in the program now knew of at least 5 people who got in from the waitlist during the second week of classes when she started last fall.
  12. Visit  EllenS profile page
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    Hi everyone,
    I just found this thread and also just got accepted into the MN program at the U. Thought I would follow Kim's example and introduce myself. My name is Ellen. I did my pre-reqs at the U. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone in person.
    Ellen
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Mar 29, '10 : Reason: referenced deleted post
  13. Visit  HM2VikingRN profile page
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    Quote from Runner*Girl
    Thanks for your kind words. I know how this all goes, I have been waitlisted before and was accepted. I was just hoping not to have to be waitlisted again! You start to wonder if you are just waitlist material.
    I was waitlisted for the ABSN option at Mankato for roughly 2 weeks. Being on the waitlist is a good thing. I started applying for waitlists at other colleges based on the letter. It did lead to an offer from MSU.

    Best of luck!
  14. Visit  Runner*Girl profile page
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    You can apply for waitlists? How do you go about doing that?


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