Starting this thread for UCSF's MSN program for 2013. The application period just opened up on July 19th. I'm applying for AGNP program. I was accepted to the 2012 Long Beach State AGNP program but decided to relocate the family up to the Bay Area.
Anyone have any idea how difficult it is to get into the program?
I'm not sure what you're disagreeing with? I agree that UCSF nursing is highly competitive. The 12% figure is the acceptance rate for MEPN, which is also extremely competitive.
edit: And just so you know: no, the school doesn't make more money off the extra MEPN tuition. The program is self-sustaining (ie: no help from the state), so that is why it is more expensive.
Last edit by myelin on Aug 27, '12
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. The 12% has been floating around for years but they actually don't know that is true. It is a ball park and actually really doesn't matter.
Uh, we had over 500 applicants our year and a class of 62. So it certainly is true, but it doesn't really matter, I agree, since you guys are applying for different spots. However, we do have ACNP in MEPN, however, the ACNP students are required to "step out" and work for a year before continuing on with the MSN. Hope that helps.
eta: Also, if one is planning on attending UCSF for nursing and they have serious issues with MEPN or direct entry students, they might have some problems going to school here. There are a lot
of us MEPNs from over the years and the program is 20+ years old. There are loads of us working as NPs in the city with no issues whatsoever. If it bothers people, they might consider a program that doesn't have a flagship direct entry program like UCSF does. It's kind of like going to Italy and then complaining about the Italian food... MEPN is a reality of UCSF. And yeah, our spots are guaranteed, because we already went through the grueling process of earning and securing them. And there are "real" experiences outside of nursing that are relevant to NP practice, even if others might not believe it to be so. I'm just saying, being openly hostile to direct entry students isn't really a winning strategy here, since many of the nurses (and faculty/preceptors) at UCSF are former MEPNs and students will have to work with them...
Last edit by myelin on Oct 13, '12