2013 UPenn BSN/MSN Applicants - page 12

Hi Everyone! This topic thread is for those applying to UPENN BSN/MSN program summer 2013. I hope we can create a support network here! I will be applying to the nurse-midwifery and WHNP program... Read More

  1. by   atomicgirl
    I wonder if they are notifying applicants in alphabetical order. To those who have gotten interview notifications: is your last name early on in the alphabet? This is just to soothe my own anxiety because I don't know if I can hold out the entire week...!
  2. by   hopefulnurse24
    I hope tomorrow will be ALL of our days! I'm anxious too.

    atomicgirl, that's an interesting thought as well and could very well possible. If so, that will really suck because my last name is towards the end of the alphabet! I was thinking that they're doing it on order of specialty because the email sent out says that the faculty was inviting the applicant to interview, so I think that perhaps each specialty's faculty reviews all of the applications for that particular specialty and they decide whether they are interested in that applicant. You know what I mean? AHHH! I just hope we all hear good news... I'm so nervous!

    Try and keep busy, everyone! I have no doubt that you all will hear soon and will be laughing and jumping for joy! I just know it. You're all excellent and competitive applicants and I know your passion showed through in your personal statements
  3. by   atomicgirl
    hopefulnurse24, thank you for your encouraging words. I just hate the wait, it's driving me nuts! My specialty is psych. What's yours? I haven't yet met anyone going into the psych specialty and I wonder if it's one of the less competitive ones.
  4. by   kshar
    Hi there! I got the interview and my last name starts with "S," so I'm not really sure if there's any rhyme or reason as to why one person got the email today and another didn't. Good luck to everyone!!
  5. by   hopefulnurse24
    My specialty is pediatric critical care. Everything I've seen so far on this thread and the other one (the general direct entry thread) has been interviews for FNP and 1 regular PNP applicant, so I'm thinking they started out with reviewing applications for those specialties and are moving through all of them the rest of this week. I haven't heard of many people applying for psych, either!

    kshar, what's your specialty?
  6. by   cjacobs2
    I'm going for psych as well! still haven't heard about interviews yet which makes me anxious. I believe psych is less competitive than the rest of the specialties because less people are interested in psych (from what i've heard)
  7. by   hopefulnurse24
    Yes, you are probably right. I believe that family, midwifery, and regular peds are among the most common choices.
  8. by   atomicgirl
    cjacobs2, I suspect they are notifying applicants by their specialty. Let's keep each other posted! Hopefully we'll hear tomorrow *crosses fingers*
  9. by   hopefulnurse24
    That's how I feel, as well. Here's hoping that some of us hear some good news today, so that the rest of this week isn't filled with anticipation! It is only Tuesday, so let's not let this get us down! We have 3 more days after today, so hang tight because I bet we will all eventually hear good news... it's rough, I know it (because I'm nearly dying over here, haha), but we can do it. We have a lot of waiting from a lot of other schools left to do, so it's time to practice our patience now while it's early! It'll help us become better at it when it comes time to wait for interviews from other schools. We're going to have to become experts at being patient if we want to work in nursing anyways have a good day, everyone! I'm thinking of you ALL!
  10. by   cjacobs2
    crossing fingers! i will definitely keep you posted if i hear anything!
  11. by   meep05
    when you guys log onto myportal for upenn what does it say? It still says tracking not available for any of my stuff, but I e-mailed a while ago and they said they had gotten everything, so I am confused.
  12. by   maspsu08
    My "myportal" also says tracking not available. I think it will continue to say that until there is a change in the status.
  13. by   hopefulnurse24
    Mine says tracking not available as well, but I think they had said this is normal. It should be updating soon though, if I remember correctly they said that they would update things sometime in November. Hope that helps

    While we're waiting for news, what specialty is everyone applying for? I'm applying for pediatric critical care!