Providence Scholars Program

  1. Hello,

    Has anyone received word for the Providence Scholars program? I tried calling the nursing school but no one ever picked up.

    Also, if anyone out there is or was a Prov Scholar, could you let us know any positive/negative thoughts you have on it?

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  3. by   AshniPerpetua
    Nope, not yet (although I typically receive things about two days after everyone else because I'm down in CA). It sounded like two weeks--so tomorrow--was the absolute earliest Heather expected to make a decision. So I would guess maybe the letters will be sent sometime next week? She did say it could take as long as April 15th, but I'm reeeally hoping we don't have to wait that long.
  4. by   Junebug0710
    The wait is killing me! I am from California as well, I just moved up here a year ago because my husband is attending Concordia. I am hoping we get the notice either way soon so we will have time to make a decision about where to go! Good luck!
  5. by   Sakara
    Nope, no word yet. I hope we hear soon!!
  6. by   GVTA
    Im glad someone started this post... The wait is killing me as well I havent heard anything and Im REALLY hoping we find out sooner than later!!!

    Also, has anyone (who is a transfer) done any volunteer/paid work for providence? And or has a family member that works for them? I know that its weighted more in favor of those that do or have, I unfortunately do not have any of the above and its making me nervous

    Well good luck to all and keep me posted
  7. by   AshniPerpetua
    No volunteer or paid work for Providence on my end, either. It made me so nervous when I found out that one of the women in my interview group works in the ED of (I think) St. Vincent's--I think she must be an automatic in! I just really hope we find out this week, all of my fiance's and my moving plans (where to look for an apartment, when to look, where he should look for a job, etc) are on hold until I find out and I think we're both going a little batty, haha....
  8. by   Junebug0710
    No Providence experience on my end either. I thought I was the only one! I did email Barbara yesterday (the liaison), and she said the list was not yet finalized and the letters will hopefully go out this week or next week. Pretty general, but enough to know we aren't getting the letters in the next couple of days!

    Ashni- I am totally in the same boat as you. Our lease is up in May, and we are supposed to reply to schools by May hopefully soon, this is the last piece of my crazy admissions puzzle!
  9. by   GVTA
    Well it def. makes me feel a little better to know there is others in the same boat, i just wish i knew how many so i could have a more rounded feel of the odds lol
  10. by   GVTA
    also, is anyone starting in fall??
  11. by   AshniPerpetua
    Thanks for the update, kirstyne. Guess I've gotta practice some patience for the next several days at least! I'm lucky we're living with my parents until the move--just have to worry about getting a lease started, not the end of a lease too!

    Good luck, everyone.
  12. by   victoria113
    I haven't had any experience with providence either, but I bet that its far from a deal breaker. If you are immensely more qualified than a providence employee in other aspects, I doubt they will still choose the employee over the more qualified applicant. They are trying to hire the best nurses for their program, and you don't have to work or volunteer for providence in my opinion to fit that description. That being said, I'm sure it could be that extra push or tie-breaking aspect of an application. From what my interviewer implied, where you are willing to work (i.e. if you chose locations outside of Portland on your application), and your relative age (again, going along with the idea that younger people are not in a settled life stage and are therefore more mobile) are much more important. It also states online that they favor four year UP students over transfers on the application, yet it wouldn't seem fair or rational to a three year employment contract and a large investment simply based on that fact.

    Also, from my endless creeping of this website over the past half an hour, I found several people who posted here and were providence employees, were interviewed and did not get the scholarship. There is hope for us yet!! 70/30 is a good ratio for any scholarship!

    ...can you tell i'm a little anxious to hear back?
  13. by   AshniPerpetua
    Just e-mailed Barbara and she said that they should be sending the letters out Monday or Tuesday. Fingers crossed!
  14. by   GVTA
    Thanks for the update ashni did she happen to say if they have made the final picks yet?