Penn accelerated BSN 2012 - page 2

Hi, Has anyone heard when Penn is sending out the decisions for the Second degree BSN program? Also when did you have a phone or in-person interview? I haven't heard back from them and I had a phone... Read More

  1. by   sd340
    I also just got the e-mail about decisions coming out Monday. Finally! About the interviews, any idea how they chose who got one? I did not get one and am wondering whether that is a bad sign...
  2. by   nondelicacy
    Quote from sd340
    I also just got the e-mail about decisions coming out Monday. Finally! About the interviews, any idea how they chose who got one? I did not get one and am wondering whether that is a bad sign...
    Hmmm, not sure. Did you just applied to the Accelerated BSN program? I originally applied for the BSN-PhD program but they decided not to move forward my application for the PhD portion so Penn offered me to do a phone interview for the BSN part. I'm looking at past emails and they said that they may not offer an interview to everyone due to large amount of applicants.
  3. by   sd340
    Yes, I just applied for the Accelerated BSN program. I know that all BSN-MSN applicants received interviews and that only some BSN applicants would be offered interviews. That's what made me wonder if there was something stronger on the applications of those that were offered them. I guess, either way, we will all know on Monday! Good luck!
  4. by   renardeau
    I applied ABSN only. Duke interviewed me but Penn did not I guess we'll find out on Monday.
    Last edit by renardeau on Feb 2, '12
  5. by   mk2134
    Same here! It should be interesting to see what Penn says on Monday...
  6. by   ccb1
    Not accepted and kind of surpised about it. I was accepted at UW and JHU, so at least I have two great schools to choose from.
  7. by   kmmac
    I was wait listed. I hope I still have a real chance.
  8. by   amyf89
    Accepted! I've also been accepted at JHU and UR, but this is definitely my top choice. I hope to talk to others that will be joining me.


    @ccb1 - yeah, that is really strange. Congrats on JHU and UW though! Both of them are really good.
  9. by   sd340
    I was wait listed too so I still have some hope, though who knows what the chances of actually making it in from the list are... Congrats to those who made it in!
  10. by   sd340
    Those that didn't get in, where are you going?
  11. by   sd340
    ccb1: I am surprised you didn't get in either! At least you have UW and JHU to choose from! You are lucky that you could apply to so many great schools. I had to stick to around where I live. There are definitely great schools around here, but that would have been awesome to apply to those two! Good luck : )
  12. by   ccb1
    @amyf/sd340 - I'm still not sure if i will choose UW or JHU, it comes down to the decision of whether i want to move or not (i currently live in seattle). I honestly thought i had a better chance of getting into Penn when compared to UW or JHU. UW really emphasized previous health care experience which I dont have much of, and JHU said they looked more closely at the applicant's entire academic record whereas Penn said they considered the most recent academics. My pre-req gpa was 4.0, but my undergrad gpa ('01 grad) was 3.1. I also thought i wrote stronger essays for Penn.

    I'm not sure why i had my heart set on Penn, but it was my first choice. I think the programs are very comparable, and from what I have heard from working RN's where you get your degree doesn't amount to a hill of beans in the long run. I'm not really that upset, just curious as to why i would be accepted at some schools and not another. Seattle is an amazing city, but i've lived here for a while and want a change of pace. I have always like Philly so i thought i would go there, but i'm sure Baltimore has a lot to offer as well.
  13. by   renardeau
    Baltimore is pretty cool actually. It has its charm. I got into JHU as well. Wait-listed for Penn, which was actually somewhat of a pleasant surprise as I heard almost nothing from them since I applied (no interview or anything.) And still waiting to hear from Duke.

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