Columbia University ETP Program 2013 - page 37

The thread here for the Columbia University ETP program for entry in 2012 is pretty long (45 pages right now!), so I was hoping to elicit some of the same responses for those who are applying in 2013. Let's get to know each... Read More

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    Cmw, I have been looking into Harlem as well. Any recommendations about perimeters (which blocks are safe/which are less desirable)? Is there much to do around there? I here it's an "up and coming" neighborhood, so I suppose that's good if you can find a nice apartment to stay in long term. I am moving from San Francisco and so I will most likely use a broker. Do they haggle with landlords to get prices down at all? Are there scent grocery stores/fruit stands in your area? Thanks in advance!

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    Just wanted to say that I was as well accepted to Columbia University for the Adult Nurse Practitioner ETP program. However, I have already accepted and began the MSN program at University of San Francisco as I wanted to stay in California. Congrats to those that got accepted! Another spot will have opened up in my speciality area due to me declining acceptance... hope that helps!
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    I'm also looking into the Harlem area, so any help would be appreciated! I just want to make sure it is safe and has everything I would need closeby
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    I'm going to try to be non-biased about those that are looking at Harlem. I went to the school of Social Work, which is on the main campus at about 120th and Amsterdam (which is kind of the northern side of the main campus). I lived at 113th between Broadway and Amsterdam, in Columbia grad housing, which was such a crapshoot. I think they only have the good kind of grad housing on the main campus. The stuff that looked listed for up at 168th looked different, and not as easy to get either.

    I'd like to point out that I did say "168th." It's different up there from the main campus! If you live in "Harlem," and I assume you mean West Harlem because you won't want to live too far on the east Harlem side because a) it's sketchier, and b) the commute would suck), you still have to pick streets carefully. Yes, it's all probably fine, but there are certain streets you don't want to live on, and if you live east of Morningside park, for example, where a lot of classmates of mine lived, when the train lets you out on the west, you can't just walk through a park if it's at night or something. Further up towards the nursing school is really Washington Heights. Calling it Harlem doesn't do it justice. I interned for a summer at the psych institute, which is on the medical campus. Let's just say it's different, and not what we all like to think of as "NYC." It's kind of residential, kind of ethnic, not much scene from what I gather. I'm more of a downtown gal if you couldn't get as much by this post. If I go to school up there, I will likely live on the West side downtown, because I can't live that far north no matter what, and I hate the Upper West Side (snooze, yawn, boring). I'm looking at the rent for a studio to be anywhere around $2200, and my commute up on the A train to be about 40 minutes.

    I definitely agree with the post about Craigslist being hit-or-miss. I will add though that if your time is limited for finding an apartment, you can NOT go the Craigslist route. You will need the convenience of a broker, because getting an apartment in the city is no small feat. Be prepared for financials, guarantors (in-state better than not), and competition!

    If you want more of my NYC musings, feel free to message me. I am wait listed, but I do feel I described my feelings of the neighborhoods up there pretty accurately. And don't get me wrong, I love this city. But it is not for everyone, and given how quick of a decision everyone has to make, having more information is always a good thing.
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    Hi folks! Has anyone heard about financial aid? That will be the determining factor for me, despite my "acceptance letter," so I am waiting anxiously for that letter. I am CNM pathway by the way. Congrats to other accepted people
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    Hi all! I am new to this board and was just accepted to the FNP program last week! Congrats to everyone else who was accepted! Im also waiting to hear more about their financial aid. Does anyone here know the cost of the whole program? In their financial aid email, I got an estimate of ~72k for tuition, but it seemed like that was only for the first year. Like you kpinkertonlloyd, the financial aid will be a determining factor for me.
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    Oops wrong thread!
    Last edit by the healer's art on Feb 14, '13 : Reason: Wrong thread
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    In their open house, they had a packet which broke down approximate cost by degree. These are the numbers:

    ETP BS: $75,000
    MS Programs: $48,000
    DNP Programs: $60,000
    PhD Programs: $85,000

    They also said that the programs would end up costing less than the listed cost because they assumed you would be taking the maximum number of credits for each degree. Moreover, CUSON awards a $25,000 scholarship for the first year and it says in my packet a $10,000 scholarship for the MS portion. I know the $25k scholarship is awarded to over 90% of students but I'm not too sure about the 10k scholarship.

    Hope this helps!
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    Hi everyone! I am new to this board...I am super excited to have been accepted into the ETP program! However, I didn't get a spot in midwifery, which is what I really want to go into. I received an e-mail saying that there is an outside chance during our first year that I can speak to the program director and transfer into midwifery for the specialty phase. I was wondering a few things...does anyone know what kind of an "outside chance" this is? (perhaps you are in the same boat!) I don't want to get my hopes up or expect a good chance of this happening. Also, does anyone know what happens if you decide to leave the program after getting your bachelor's? Is this even possible to do? If I can't get into midwifery, I don't know that I would want to do a different specialty.

    Any info or input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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    Hi monacita,

    I received the same type of acceptance as you (also for midwifery). Unfortunately I don't have any pertinent information regarding what the real chances are but I am going to go to another school so hopefully that will help open up the chances that you can transfer into the midwifery dept!

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