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I was wondering if anyone knew when most of the BSN programs in the portland area (OHSU, Linfield, WWC, UofP) start notifying applicants of their admissions status. I know its still pretty early but... Read More

  1. by   michellemybelle
    I was also selected for an interview for the Providence Scholars program. I'm a community college student from out of state with a pre-nursing GPA of 3.8 and 3.67 cumulative. I know they give out 75 scholarships each year, so I'm wondering how many students they've invited to interview. Hopefully I have somewhat of a good chance. How good it would be to go to school tuition-free!

    Good luck to everyone!

    Michelle
  2. by   futureRN07
    Quote from michellemybelle
    I was also selected for an interview for the Providence Scholars program. I'm a community college student from out of state with a pre-nursing GPA of 3.8 and 3.67 cumulative. I know they give out 75 scholarships each year, so I'm wondering how many students they've invited to interview. Hopefully I have somewhat of a good chance. How good it would be to go to school tuition-free!

    Good luck to everyone!

    Michelle
    Congrats!!! So do you have to fly all the way up here for the interview? I know that they are interviewing on the 12th and 19th, which day is your's scheduled for? I haven't received a letter yet and I'm getting kind of bummed. I have an overall GPA of 3.58 and a nursing prereq GPA of 3.67 so I don't know if that is going to be good enough. All I can do is keep waiting and and harrass the postman everyday. I'm sure that he's starting to wonder why I'm standing by my mailbox every day ...
  3. by   michellemybelle
    I haven't received a letter either. My interview was originally scheduled for the 12th, but I needed more notice to make travel arrangements, so I rescheduled for the 19th. I've never been to Portland and I thought it would be a good opportunity to visit the campus on the 18th, get a tour, and then do my interview on the 19th. Hopefully, everything will go as planned and I won't freak out at the interview. I totally know what you mean about harassing the postman--I sit by my living room window around noon and wait for the squeaky brakes of the the postal truck. Then I run outside and check the mail; I haven't received most of my acceptances (or denials) yet. I'm thinking next week? That would be the dreaded time of mid-March!

    If you haven't recieved your letter yet, you could always call the UP School of Nursing to find out what's the deal. It will at least give you piece of mind.

    Hang in there everyone!

    -Michelle
  4. by   oregonrene
    I received an acceptance letter from U of P yesterday for the Spring 2006 semester. (I did not apply for the Providence Scholars program) I sent my application to U of P in early September.

    However, I decided in October not to pursue nursing; I got accepted into the Clinical Laboratory Science program at OHSU instead. So I called U of P today and told them I was declining... now somebody on the waiting list will get my spot!

    Edited to add: my GPA is 3.83 and I have all U of P's prereqs completed.
    Last edit by oregonrene on Mar 10, '05
  5. by   edcampbe
    My wife an I were both accepted to U of P (received acceptance letters yesterday) for the Fall semester. Has anyone else received acceptance letters?


    Quote from oregonrene
    I received an acceptance letter from U of P yesterday for the Spring 2006 semester. (I did not apply for the Providence Scholars program) I sent my application to U of P in early September.

    However, I decided in October not to pursue nursing; I got accepted into the Clinical Laboratory Science program at OHSU instead. So I called U of P today and told them I was declining... now somebody on the waiting list will get my spot!

    Edited to add: my GPA is 3.83 and I have all U of P's prereqs completed.
  6. by   sheleighcakes
    Quote from edcampbe
    My wife an I were both accepted to U of P (received acceptance letters yesterday) for the Fall semester. Has anyone else received acceptance letters?
    I got into U of P and found out on the 5th. I was rejected from 4 schools last year. I'm temporarily living in chicago because I thought if I moved to a larger area, I might have a better chance of getting into nursing school. I interview for the scholarship on the 19th (and luckily still own my house 3 blocks away from the university). Does anybody who was accepted have any healthcare or community outreach experience? I know that that's something the scholarship commitee is interested in.
  7. by   edcampbe
    I have extensive knowledge of the interview process as I currently work for Providence. The interview process is called "Select interviewing" where there are a group of PHS (Providence Health System) managers who ask the interviewee questions about situations they have experienced through work, school, home, etc... They basically want to see how you respond to questions and think on your feet. Typical questions would be:

    "Explain a situation where you had a disagreement with someone at work"
    "Tell us about a time you failed"

    More specific questions:

    "Why did you decide to become a nurse or enter the heatlh profession?"

    PM me if you have any questions about the interview process.
  8. by   michellemybelle
    I received my acceptance letter for UP, but for Spring 2006 NOT for Fall 2005 as I had applied. Thinking this was a typo, I called admissions and they explained that they defer applicants to the spring semester because there are such few spots available in fall. I think they should have announced this on the application, or at least, on their website.

    This changes everything for me, including the status of my Providence Scholars interview. I have already made travel arrangements for myself and my family (flight, hotel, car) to fly out to Portland, but if I'm not going to start in the fall, I don't even think it's worth it.

    Is anyone else facing this dilemma?
  9. by   edcampbe
    Michelle,

    That is definitely frustrating. I did know about this policy, but it wasn't explicit. I think it was listed on some obscure part of the website. Last year they only accepted 40 students to Fall semester and 100 to Spring semester. It definitely sucks to wait another semester, but I think receiving the Providence scholarship would be worth the wait. UP is a great school and IMO worth the wait.

    Evan
  10. by   michellemybelle
    Thanks so much Evan. Thank goodness I was accepted to other schools, so I do have some options. It's just now that I really have to do the thinking!

    Thanks again,

    Michelle

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