2013 UPenn BSN/MSN Applicants - page 16

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   hopefulnurse24
    I actually just called and I don't think the person who answered the phone really knew because he said that my committee did meet and they haven't notified everyone in my specialty yet, and they will be emailing people throughout the rest of the week... I haven't heard of anyone receiving their invite for my specialty yet (pediatric critical care) unless if maybe they just aren't posting on here? It just didn't seem consistent with what I've heard either because it seems like the specialties that were notified already heard pretty much all at once during the same day, so I don't know why my specialty would be different? Oh well... Out of my control, I guess. This waiting is rough! But thank you SO MUCH for the kind words... I just have to be patient, I guess.
    Last edit by hopefulnurse24 on Nov 14, '12
  2. by   PNPhopeful
    haha I JUST got off the phone with someone too! He was so helpful and totally helped ease my nerves. He said they are not sending all specialties out at once don't try and decipher a pattern =p They also send the invites throughout the day so if we don't hear in the morning it doesn't mean we're done for the day. Hopeful, we still have a chance. I'll be so sad if I didn't
  3. by   hopefulnurse24
    Okay, that makes me feel better then. I'm still very nervous, I jump every time my phone dings and I have an email, lol. I'm just trying to stay busy and keep myself entertained! Thanks so much for posting and letting me know
  4. by   PNPhopeful
    Woops meant to say"...if I didn't even make the 75% cut"Haha same here! Each time I get an email my heart races lolThanks again to everyone for the positive energy and words of encouragement
  5. by   kshar
    @Pizzamyheart, I struggled with the same thing!! I decided on going, even though it's not easy financially (I'm coming from Oregon). I would hate to move somewhere for three years without having never seen it.
  6. by   hopefulnurse24
    If anyone is a pediatric critical care or neonatal NP specialty applicant, those are the last interview invites to go out! Stay patient. I found this out a little bit ago by calling and begging someone to find out for me
    Last edit by hopefulnurse24 on Nov 14, '12
  7. by   cjacobs2
    Don't worry hopefulnurse24 and PNPhopeful, I'm sure they'll be sending out your emails soon!! There are still 2 more days which is plenty of time! just hang in there Congrats to everyone who got interviews so far! atomicgirl, I think I'm opting for an in-person interview, especially since I'd like to tour the campus and meet with the current students. how about you?
  8. by   atomicgirl
    Me too! I think it'd be nice to talk with current students and really get a feel for the atmosphere there. Maybe we can meet up. I don't know anyone else interviewing for psych.
  9. by   kdiem
    I'll be doing an in-person interview on December 10th. I would love to meet up with anyone who is interested on this day!

    And Hopeful and PNPHopeful, hang in there! 2 more days for awesome news Good luck to you two!!

    mz_marit: I know you're part of the WHNP program at Penn, do you have any insight about the midwifery program? I want to combine both WHNP and midwifery specialties if I were given the opportunity to attend Penn!
  10. by   morganw1
    did anyone hear about acute care adult/gero? I wouldn't be surprised if I didn't receive an interview, Penn was a stretch for me.
  11. by   hopefulnurse24
    Were you a combined specialty? I bet you'll hear tomorrow
  12. by   KoKe
    Hey Morganw1-

    UPenn was a huge stretch for me because my graduate school GPA is not impressive, but I just got my interview invite for the BSN/MSN for psych. I'm sure you'll get your interview invite soon!

    I'm sorry if this was previously stated in the thread, but does anyone know: How many applicants get interviews? How many interviewees actually get offered a seat in the class?
  13. by   morganw1
    Thanks guys,

    Hopeful: mine was just Adult/Gero Acute Care and not combined with anything I think there is a primary one? I don't know.
    KoKe: neither is my GPA, GRE was decent. lots of volunteering/experience but I'm just not sure I'm what they are looking for.