OHSU ABSN 2013 Applicants - page 4

by mamakac

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I didn't see a thread.....although it is quite early yet for some to be thinking about the upcoming application session. I am a senior at Marylhurst/PCC, will be graduating Spring 2013 and applying to OHSU, Duke, and John Hopkins... Read More


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    Hannah - I didn't get an e-mail or anything after I submitted mine online, but when I first made my login for the system many months ago, I got an automatic message about the deadline, etc. When I log on to the site now, I see that my applications are entered as being processed (I applied for the PMHNP program and the ABSN). When I click on the individual applications that have been processed, the links take me to a site where dates have been recorded for each piece of the application, and @wroblow, there are dates entered for the transcripts I sent with my packet so I know they received everything. I have no experience in the health field really at all. I am about to become a volunteer at OHSU in the Oncology and Cardiac units, though. I just left a successful career in the music business because this was something I wanted to do so badly. I am hoping that they will be selecting from a diverse pool, wanting people with different points of view. I hope it doesn't count against me that I don't have the experience. We shall see!
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    it doesn't show my applicants as received, but I do remember them saying in the email they sent that it may take a while for them to process them. I guess that's 500+ application packets to go through, and considering we don't hear back until April, I'm also guessing they also are not in any hurry quite yet.
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    Quote from wroblow
    I work in the biochemistry department coordinating two graduate programs and I also do grants and contracts for my department and regenerative medicine. I volunteer as a research assistant on a psych study through the CDRC and have been shadowing a nurse practitioner at the Richmond Clinic as well. Letters of recommendation would have been great and I think they are extremely helpful as you often have amazing candidates who are not good at "promoting" themselves. In fact, I think those are usually the people you WANT in programs. I sit in on meetings for faculty and student recruitment so I've seen this process first hand and can't imagine selecting people without reference letters. I am one of those people who is bad at selling myself on paper. I like to let my actions speak to my character, so my essay was more of a list of what I've done and less of an intriguing life saga, which is why I'm not super hopeful of my chances of getting selected.

    I think they are looking for people who have been around the clinical side of healthcare, since it can be daunting and is certainly not everyone's cup of tea. So I guess that working or volunteering at OHSU would give us some advantage, although working/volunteering with another institution would probably be looked at equally.

    This is a numbers game really. They have well qualified candidates every year and not enough spaces for all of them. I will be sad if I don't get in, but I also know that everyone who does get in deserves it
    Well, my essay was not an intriguing life story either. More of my career journey which also addressed all of the essay points. I'd love to share my essay with you if you're interested.

    My main concern is my undergraduate GPA. We will see. My master's and recent coursework has been outstanding so I'm hoping they see my efforts. I'm trying not to worry about it too much. I will just reapply if I don't get in.
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    I also have been checking my account for the status on my application and have not seen any changes-- but as others have mentioned, with over 500 applications it can take some time (and it doesn't matter when you submitted yours, they check them in randomly, not by submission date)

    I will also say that I have heard that the past several years that OHSU is very slow in the admissions process and that acceptance letters have come about a month later than the orginal stated date-- so don't be too anxious for the first of April!

    I am also applying to the the traditional 3 year program at OHSU, PCC, CCC, Mt.Hood, Linfields programs, and U of P. I feel that with a strong 4.0 in my prereqs and a 3.9 overall that I should get in somewhere-- but the ABSN is my first, top choice by *far*

    Is it April yet?!?
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    Yes ... April is so far away! I will be happy once they update the status so at least I will know that they have everything they need.
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    hi everyone -
    i also applied to OHSU's ABSN program for summer 2013 entry. i turned in my application materials in late Dec (about a week before christmas) and the dates have been posted on my online application for transcripts received. i don't know if they just process applications as they go or do something different. either way, i can't WAIT for april!
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    Hello Hello! I just stumbled across this thread! I also applied to the Accelerated BSN program for this summer. It's nice to know that there are others out there in the same boat! I hate the waiting game, pretty much all the schools I applied to have at least an 8 week waiting period, it makes me so nervous :-( I'm keeping my fingers, toes, legs... (whatever it takes) crossed!
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    Quote from wroblow
    has anyone seen their transcripts show up as received online yet? I keep checking my account and it still shows they weren't received.
    Mine are showing as received. I ordered them to be sent to OHSU in October though...
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    thanks for the replies about transcripts. I turned mine in January 3rd, so maybe they're just processing them in the order received.
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    if you want to send me your essay go a head. I can send you mine too if you want to see what a boring essay looks like

    I don't think you should worry about your GPA, especially if your masters GPA is much improved. I think that just shows growth and an ability to set and achieve goals. I also know that last year someone with a 3.6 got in, so even though the average GPA of accepted students is ~3.9 that doesn't mean you're out of the race if you don't have a GPA that high.


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