2013 UPenn BSN/MSN Applicants - page 24

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   hollysf
    Unfortunately, I did not have much of an option. I chose the alternative due to financial reasons and conflicts with my school schedule.

    I will absolutely let everyone know how the interview goes!
  2. by   atomicgirl
    Good luck hollysf!! You'll do great! Let us know how it goes
  3. by   kdiem
    Good luck Holly!! I hope you do well
  4. by   adt913
    Have fun and good luck holly!!!!! You will be great
  5. by   soushii
    Good luck holly! I'm sure it went great. I didn't hear back from filameno yet but I feel a lot better knowing I'm not the only one. I'm applying for pediatric primary care so maybe they're just late with that particular specialty? Ill keep you guys posted!
  6. by   salinn
    I heard back from Filomena this morning about specific interview times and all the other details for the day. I'm sure everyone else will be hearing within the next day or so if they haven't already.
  7. by   hollysf
    Ohhh my gosh, nerve wracking! I am happy with how my interview went! It was casual, but I was asked very specific questions about my application. I talked A LOT (maybe too much?) and my interview lasted 45 minutes exactly. I wasn't really provided any opportunity to ask questions, which was interesting. I would have several prepared just in case your interviewer is different/you have any time left over.

    Also, my interviewer was missing a lot of my application, including a letter of recommendation. I hope that didn't hurt me.

    Anyways, best of luck to everyone! I think I was the very first person to be interviewed. Thank you so much for everyone's words of encouragement. You are all so wonderful
  8. by   kdiem
    Happy to hear the interview went well! You must've had great stories to tell since your interview went on to be 45 minutes lol. The in-person interview is only scheduled for 30 minutes.

    Do you know when you'll hear back?
  9. by   bardone
    Holly, congratulations! I bet you knocked their socks off. Thanks so much for the report... I'll definitely make sure I know my application by heart before I go in.

    My interview is on Friday morning with the assistant director of my Master's specialty. I'm looking forward to it. I have another interview the Monday after with Johns Hopkins, so perhaps my Penn interview will serve as a warmup...!?!?

    On an unrelated note... did anyone take Lifespan Development online, and if so, where?
  10. by   hollysf
    She said admission decisions are expected in early February. I don't know how I will survive this waiting!
  11. by   salinn
    Bardone, I took Lifespan Development online through North Seattle Community College.
  12. by   kdiem
    Bardone, I also took an online Lifespan Development class with the Peralta Community College. I enjoyed that class!
  13. by   samiam424
    I am new to this forum, but I have been reading all of your posts for the last week and realized that I would benefit from asking a few questions.

    I'll just go one question at a time. My most pressing question is how I stand currently. I've submitted most of my applications so far and I KNOW that it depends on the applicant pool which can vary from year to year, but since I don't know ANYONE else applying to programs like me, it's been hard to determine if I've applied to schools way out of my league or maybe haven't challenged myself enough. Here are my stats - I know you all aren't professionals on this, but you seem to have done enough research that I am confident any and all advice would be helpful!

    GPA: 3.40 (currently finishing my undergrad in Bioethics)
    GRE: 158 in both Verbal and Math
    Full-time summer internship in Endoscopy at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Currently volunteering at hospice inpatient unit
    Spent this past summer and this semester loading on extra classes to finish prerequisites - all As except 1 B+ in HA&PI

    I really appreciate any of your thoughts about this or what you think I can do in the meantime to improve my application in the event that I am not accepted somewhere.