University of Portland Applicants for Spring 2015 - page 2

Hello everyone, I wanted to start a thread for those applying to the BSN program at UP in the next two months! A little about me; I have two terms of prerequisites left; philosophy,... Read More

  1. by   VivaLaVespaGirl
    SWEET!!!! Congratulations, Jellyfeesh!! That is great news!
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  2. by   jaredmatthewbrown
    Congrats Jellyfeesh!
  3. by   Nette123
    Congratulations Jellyfeesh! Glad you got your acceptance today!

    I have been looking online for housing and I am floored as to where to live! Jared, do you have suggestions? I would like to rent a small house if possible! I am going to move soon, because my lease is just about up in Colorado and my sister lives in Camas, Washington. Do you think the drive from Camas would be too far? Thanks!
  4. by   VivaLaVespaGirl
    Camas to North Portland (where UP is) wouldn't be too bad, but the traffic back and forth is pretty horrendous. I think you could manage the traffic and commute long enough to scope out the neighborhood you want to live in. I would try to find a place in North Portland if you can. The school is in a neighborhood called University Park and the area is quite nice and you might be able to find some rentals around there. Downtown and NW portland are not too far away and you could bike commute if you wanted, but the area is spendy and short on houses. I live in SE Portland so my commute will be meh.
    Last edit by VivaLaVespaGirl on Mar 11, '14 : Reason: content
  5. by   VivaLaVespaGirl
    I posted a neighborhood guide on the FB group that you might find helpful. You will LOVE portland!! I have lived here all my life and I cannot imagine living anywhere else permanently.
  6. by   Nette123
    Thank you for your narrowing it down for me! I will be out soon to look!
  7. by   jaredmatthewbrown
    Yeah I would agree with Viva, that drive from Camas to North Portland might not be too bad if you hit it early enough in the morning but get closer to rush hour and it can be a mess headed south in the morning and north in the evening. This would be using Interstate 5, I don't think taking Interstate 205 into town will be much better. Getting into North Portland is not the issue taking I-5 but if you have clinical sites down south depending on the time it can make it hard.
    So long story short just look at the pages she posted and check it out. There are not too many really bad areas to live in Portland. To get an idea of prices for places you could look at Craigslist, and look for University Park, North Portland, or St. Johns those should help direct you, but be careful as some places they list are not that close to the University and they include the tag for those areas but are farther out.
  8. by   Nette123
    Thanks, Jared! I have some decisions to make and your ideas help me to know where to begin my search. You are right though; Craigslist can be a little frustrating because people use all areas to advertise their listing just in case they can "lure" someone in. I do want to make sure not to lose too much of a day driving, especially when we will be very busy as it is! Some of the areas I am interested in do not have as many rentals available. The map was such a big help and I may use my sister's realtor friend to keep an eye open for me. I am excited to get to know Portland and all its flavor and uniqueness! January seems a longs way off! I can't wait to get started!
    Hope your classes are going well! I was a little distracted at first, but I have pulled ahead again.
    Where are all the other applicants??? It will be fun to hear from them too!
  9. by   Nette123
    Hey Guys,
    I wanted to let you know that I have been accepted to Regis University in Denver, Colorado, which is my home state, so I am staying in Colorado for nursing school! I have a part of me that is really sad, and I wish I could experience the University of Portland's program, because I know it is outstanding! But this is an excellent program also, and I am very happy!!
    I want to thank all of you for your encouragement and support as I was trying to figure out my big move to Portland! I wish you the best of luck! You are going to have a great education there at University of Portland!! I hope someone gets my spot who is on the edge of their seat waiting on the alternate list! (I didn't want to put this on the Facebook page for UP)
  10. by   jaredmatthewbrown
    Congrats! Regis is a great school!
  11. by   VivaLaVespaGirl
    Congrats and good luck to you!

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