Any UCSF Mepn Applicants? - page 20

Hi everyone-- Has anyone else out there applied to the UCSF MEPN program? They're supposed to send out letters this month (December) for the interview process. Has anyone gotten a letter yet? Will... Read More

  1. by   shortcake15
    kevkev1986, not sure how many people but from the looks of this board, a lot more people are applying for the ACNP specialty this year. at the info session, i tried to ask whether they allot a certain number of acceptance spots for each specialty i.e. a quota they fill but the lady only answered me vaguely saying that they only cap the number of spots available for each one and then didn't go on to tell me how many for the acnp. I did talk to one MEPN grad (community health) and she said that the ACNP tract is less impacted compared to FNP and ANP tracts so there is a better chance of getting an interview. if any current or former MEPN students have any info on this quota issue, please share!

    good luck everyone! i turned in everything 2 nights ago... very nervously lol. could barely bring myself to lock in the application but eventually sucked it up and just did it. now an invitation to interview is the next hurdle... keep your fingers crossed for good news and hopefully we'll see each other on interview day!
  2. by   kevkev1986
    Quote from shortcake15
    kevkev1986, not sure how many people but from the looks of this board, a lot more people are applying for the ACNP specialty this year. at the info session, i tried to ask whether they allot a certain number of acceptance spots for each specialty i.e. a quota they fill but the lady only answered me vaguely saying that they only cap the number of spots available for each one and then didn't go on to tell me how many for the acnp. I did talk to one MEPN grad (community health) and she said that the ACNP tract is less impacted compared to FNP and ANP tracts so there is a better chance of getting an interview. if any current or former MEPN students have any info on this quota issue, please share!

    good luck everyone! i turned in everything 2 nights ago... very nervously lol. could barely bring myself to lock in the application but eventually sucked it up and just did it. now an invitation to interview is the next hurdle... keep your fingers crossed for good news and hopefully we'll see each other on interview day!
    That is what I have heard; not only at UCSF but elsewhere. I read that FNP and Midwife (some Psych as well) are where the majority of the pool are in. I am just trying to keep being optimistic that I will get an interview.

    I turned my application in tonight, and I was also nervous and for a moment I couldn't decide whether or not I would click that lock button but I finally did.
    Talking about being nervous here ...
    Last edit by kevkev1986 on Sep 25, '07
  3. by   lananp
    Hey guys,

    i am also aspiring acnp. as i read somewhere in the forums, last year quota for acnp was 4 or 5 people. no clue how is for this year. it sounds like this year there are more applicants than the last one.

    still have not lock the application. i have question for you: do you send your resume with the other documents. i have received some honors and it is impossible to put them on the internet application. hope i will be able to lock it today/tomorrow and send the rest of the needed doc. by express mail.


    good luck!!!





    Quote from shortcake15
    kevkev1986, not sure how many people but from the looks of this board, a lot more people are applying for the ACNP specialty this year. at the info session, i tried to ask whether they allot a certain number of acceptance spots for each specialty i.e. a quota they fill but the lady only answered me vaguely saying that they only cap the number of spots available for each one and then didn't go on to tell me how many for the acnp. I did talk to one MEPN grad (community health) and she said that the ACNP tract is less impacted compared to FNP and ANP tracts so there is a better chance of getting an interview. if any current or former MEPN students have any info on this quota issue, please share!

    good luck everyone! i turned in everything 2 nights ago... very nervously lol. could barely bring myself to lock in the application but eventually sucked it up and just did it. now an invitation to interview is the next hurdle... keep your fingers crossed for good news and hopefully we'll see each other on interview day!
  4. by   birthrevolution
    Quote from lananp
    Hey guys,

    i have question for you: do you send your resume with the other documents. i have received some honors and it is impossible to put them on the internet application. hope i will be able to lock it today/tomorrow and send the rest of the needed doc. by express mail.


    good luck!!!
    I actually had a similar question, but hadn't called the admissions office about it yet...so I just did! Basically the woman said that you can go ahead and send in any supporting materials, because they have a folder for you, but to keep in mind that they're going to be reviewing 600 applicants so less may be more. I think it's a judgment call.

    The problem I'm having is that you can't sort the work/volunteer experience and I forgot to add a few things, so now I'm having to delete and reenter so that it's in chronological order. They still have a few kinks to work out in this online system.
  5. by   PotreroLCSW
    Following suit, I submitted my application last night/early this morning. Condensing everything I wanted to say in my goal stmt/essay into two pages was the hardest part of the application process for me. But now it's done and the wait begins.

    Hope all goes well with everyone's apps.
  6. by   kevkev1986
    Quote from birthrevolution
    I actually had a similar question, but hadn't called the admissions office about it yet...so I just did! Basically the woman said that you can go ahead and send in any supporting materials, because they have a folder for you, but to keep in mind that they're going to be reviewing 600 applicants so less may be more. I think it's a judgment call.

    The problem I'm having is that you can't sort the work/volunteer experience and I forgot to add a few things, so now I'm having to delete and reenter so that it's in chronological order. They still have a few kinks to work out in this online system.
    Do you think it's necessary to send them a copy of my published research project that I was involved in (it's clinically related)? I did send them a copy but I'm just curious if they would bother looking at it.
  7. by   birthrevolution
    I have no idea. My guess is that they probably won't read the whole thing, but rather go "oh, that's nice" and file it away that you've done clinical research. But, who knows!
  8. by   ham_tranwich
    Woo Hoo... Just submitted my application yesterday. I chose the FNP specialty, hope all goes well. Just really glad that's over with...here comes the hard part of waiting.

    Good luck to everyone!

    -Hen
  9. by   rb123
    hey everyone!
    I was just wondering if there were any others that chose the ANP-PMHCNS track (Integrated Adult Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric CNS)? I'm curious to know how many they usually accept in this track. I just finished my application, sent it in yesterday, and whew! That is a load off my shoulders. Now if I can get through Anatomy and Physiology......
  10. by   MorePlease
    Quote from addie516
    hey everyone!
    I was just wondering if there were any others that chose the ANP-PMHCNS track (Integrated Adult Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric CNS)? I'm curious to know how many they usually accept in this track. I just finished my application, sent it in yesterday, and whew! That is a load off my shoulders. Now if I can get through Anatomy and Physiology......
    I'm applying to the ANP/Psych CNS track, too. It looks like there are at least two other people on this board applying to the track, according to previous posts. Good luck!

    I locked my application just before midnight last night - feeling a little paranoid about the Oct 1 deadline :-).

    Now, to study for an Anatomy quiz and lab practical, both this week.
  11. by   PotreroLCSW
    I locked my application in at 1:30 Friday morning. Didn't want to wait until the very last minute.

    I've heard the number of people they accept are a lot of times based on the number of field placements available for hands on experience. Historically there have not been that many psych placements, coupled with not that many people applying for this concentration, has pretty much kept the number of accepted students fairly small.

    Won't know anymore until early next year though. Taking A/P as a refresher course just to "bone up" on form and function. May take a more concentrated course next semester.

    Good Luck everyone.
  12. by   birthrevolution
    I locked my application at 12:03 this morning! It said on the website that applications started by Oct 1st would still be able to be locked after the deadline and that there was no advantage to locking early, so I took the time I needed :spin: Getting that essay down to the "approximately 2 pages" was tough!

    I applied to the nurse-midwifery track. I have no idea about the competitiveness of the specific tracks though, we'll see what happens! Good luck everyone!
  13. by   czyja
    Quote from birthrevolution
    I locked my application at 12:03 this morning! It said on the website that applications started by Oct 1st would still be able to be locked after the deadline and that there was no advantage to locking early, so I took the time I needed :spin: Getting that essay down to the "approximately 2 pages" was tough!

    I applied to the nurse-midwifery track. I have no idea about the competitiveness of the specific tracks though, we'll see what happens! Good luck everyone!
    I took the same tack and locked my app on Sunday. You are right - whittling down the essay to two'ish pages was a Herculean task. But it is done.

    My understanding is that Nurse Midwife is about as competitve as it gets. But why worry about that now? You have three months to wait before you find out if you get an interview! Stressing over the competitiveness of the program will not get you an interview.

    I applied to Trauma/Critical Care CNS. It is pro'lly "less competitive" than midwife but I think the whole thing is pretty selective.

    Elite programs in very discipline get far more applicants than they can take. Bearing this mind I am trying not too get worked up about the process. Yeah, it will be most unpleasant if I am not admitted but the world will not end.

    And now that we have hurried up, we wait.

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