2013 UPenn BSN/MSN Applicants - page 20

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
    Are you all planning on wearing suits? I'm so not a formal person...this is gonna be very out of character for me lol. Are you guys thinking we should meet up and motivate each other the day before the interview?
  2. by   hopefulnurse24
    That would be awesome! I'd really enjoy that, meeting up for dinner would be great!

    Good question about interview attire, because I've been thinking about it a lot. I don't think I'm necessarily going to do a pants suit, but instead perhaps I'll wear a nice skirt and jacket type suit with pantyhose? I know it'll be cold, but I'm not much of a pants suit type person! We will see though... I'm going to search next week while I'm home for Thanksgiving with my mom. I'm going to check some outlets (Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, etc) and places like Ross and TJMaxx for some good deals!
  3. by   dee73
    Congrats to those who got interviews! I had the same question atomicgirl! I'm wondering what would be ideal attire for the interview. Business casual (slacks and a nice shirt?) or business formal (suits?)?
  4. by   PNPhopeful
    I'm so happy for you all and very excited you'll get a chance to see the campus!
    Unfortunately I wasn't accepted for my chosen masters specialty but I was invited to interview for the BSN portion in 2 weeks!! I will be doing a phone interview
  5. by   salinn
    I booked my room through airbnb. I found a really reasonable priced room near campus.

    I'd be open to meeting up with other people who will be in town for the interviews. Maybe Sunday or Monday night?
  6. by   adt913
    I just booked my hotel through expedia at the Westin Philadelphia! I would love to get together Sunday night the 9th! If anyone wants to exchange more legit contact info PM me
  7. by   fhockey9
    Hey guys!

    I only applied to the ABSN program since I'm unsure of a specialty and I'm wondering whether anyone has heard about interviews yet for just the BSN?

    Thanks and good luck everyone!
  8. by   atomicgirl
    For those who have interviews on the 7th, I would love to meet and have dinner with all of you the night prior! If anyone is interested, please let me know, along with your food preference(s). Maybe we can all come to a consensus on where to go. I'm so excited! It's only 3 weeks away! ahhh!
  9. by   kdiem
    YAY! Congrats Hopeful and PNPhopeful So glad that you got your interviews! I was planning to go business casual/formal, but prob more on the formal side. I think with these interviews, it's always best to be over dressed than under. I'm going shopping today in San Francisco for a skirt/blazer combo, I'm hoping this won't cost me an arm or leg like the flights I booked =\

    Salinn: did you apply to the midwifery specialty? I am flying in on Sunday afternoon and will be staying for two nights at my friend's apt (she a medical student at Temple Univ). Using googlemaps, I saw her place is less than 10 miles away and I can easily take the bus/shuttle system (it predicts the ride is 20-30 minutes). This saves SO MUCH money. Just means I have to wake up extra early to be careful I'm not late! Do you want to meet up? I hope we find others who are also opting for the in-person interview on Dec 10th. I'm really curious how many interviews they are conducting in-person if so-calledly 75% are interviewed. Even if a good amount of people choose the phone interview, that's still a lot of in-person interviews to conduct in only 2 separate days for a pool of over 600 applicants.
  10. by   xsmashBSN_RN
    Quote from maspsu08
    I'm opting for the in-person interview on Dec. 10th.

    Do any current students know if it's safe to walk from 30th Street Station to the campus? I'm taking a train from Lancaster, PA. Don't know if walking is OK or if I should catch a cab.
    I believe you can take a connecting train from 30th to the campus. It's the train to Elwyn and I think it's the second stop, so it should be less than 5$. I'll try and check for you though.
  11. by   salinn
    kdiem: Yes I applied to the Midwifery specialty. I think you and I have applied to a couple of the same schools based on some of the other posts I've seen on here. I can't quite figure out this whole private messaging thing, so if you want to exchange some more info via email about meeting up, please feel free to email me at sarah.a.krieg@gmail.com.

    I'm really curious to know how many people they are going to accept into each program. Not knowing is driving me crazy! At least at most of the other schools I'm applying to I can gauge how many spots are available for midwives.
  12. by   maspsu08
    ashley_nicole - I went on the SEPTA website and it looks like I could take the Market-Frankford Line from 30th and get off on 34th. Does that sound about right?
  13. by   xsmashBSN_RN
    Quote from maspsu08
    ashley_nicole - I went on the SEPTA website and it looks like I could take the Market-Frankford Line from 30th and get off on 34th. Does that sound about right?
    Go with 34th and market. That is the easier way to take.