Just Graduated... Wow, what an awesome accomplishment you have made! Congratulations! Where are you planning on working at? Have you been happy with your OHSU nursing school
Yes, I have tried to squeeze out some info from OHSU. When I called them they wouldn't tell me what number alternate I was, nor would they say how many alternates they had chosen.... I didn't push it much further than that.
I have to trust that if going to OHSU is supposed to be where I go then it will all work out. In some ways there are benefits to going to Chemeketa (if I were to get in there instead, although their letters aren't out yet). I would come out of their ADN program as an RN and ready to work a year earlier than with OHSU. A $60,000+ worth of salary for that year is quite a benefit of going the ADN program route. I would then be earning my RN to BSN while I am working. Financially speaking it makes sense to NOT pursue OHSU but my heart says otherwise. (Have I convinced any of you OHSU-Monmouth prospects to pass up your spot yet?) I have been served by OHSU with my own life on one occasion and then with the life of my extremely premature daughter, so for several personal reasons, I would really like to attend OHSU.
I am curious how many OHSU-Monmouth alternates will actually get calls for admittance. Unlike the OHSU-Portland applicants, there are not any other BSN programs in the general Monmouth/Corvallis/Salem area. So I am not sure if many of the 27 accepted applicants will pursue other acceptances. Although according to another posting on this thread there is at least one accepted applicant doing just that...
So I guess time will tell. Best of luck to all of you out there who are also playing the waiting-game along with me over the next several weeks and months.