Anyone applying to Yale GEPN for fall of 08' - page 23

I thought I would start another thread about Yale GEPN. Would like to hear from anyone and everyone thats applying to the program for the fall of 2008? Its obvious that all of those that applied for... Read More

  1. by   Kensington
    Quote from kevkev1986
    kens,

    I don't think I am going to take any year off after getting my RN. From my understanding, Yale is one of those direct-entry schools that won't let you sit in NCLEX until your 2nd year in the program (as opposed to after the 1st year of the program like most other programs). I think I will continue through my MSN years and be done with the whole program in 3 years sharp *hopefully*

    I hope to work in the Emergency Department/Trauma setting once I graduate.
    I'm glad to hear that you are planning to go straight through since I got the impression that they really preferred that we work for at least six months before starting the MSN portion (although it's not mandatory of course!). I'd like to go straight through as well!
  2. by   Kensington
    Quote from moonlinkline7
    I'm deciding between Yale and Penn but am leaning towards Yale. It is a tough choice though since Penn offered to cover so much of my first year expenses in grants... What criteria are you guys using to decide? Must be more than just $$ since all the programs are so expensive. I'm a little worried that you don't have the option of a step out year at Yale since I heard it's easier to get an NP job if you've had prior RN experience... What are your guys' thoughts?

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!
    Since all these schools are so expensive, I think it really comes down to:

    1. How your specialty ranks at each school
    2. The vibe you got from the professors, current students and admits at each school
    3. Where you would prefer to live (and the cost of living, since we'll be taking loans for that, too!)

    It's hard if Penn has offered you a lot of money, but I still say, go with your gut instincts, money aside!
  3. by   Kensington
    Quote from moonlinkline7
    I'm deciding between Yale and Penn but am leaning towards Yale. It is a tough choice though since Penn offered to cover so much of my first year expenses in grants... What criteria are you guys using to decide? Must be more than just $$ since all the programs are so expensive. I'm a little worried that you don't have the option of a step out year at Yale since I heard it's easier to get an NP job if you've had prior RN experience... What are your guys' thoughts?

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!
    Maybe I'm confused, but I totally thought you could step out for a year if you wanted to. Remind me of your specialty?
  4. by   moonlinkline7
    FNP. I believe the Yale program is straight 3 years with no option to step out, or at least they don't encourage it? I think you can do part time though? Is that not true for other specialties?
  5. by   Kensington
    Quote from moonlinkline7
    FNP. I believe the Yale program is straight 3 years with no option to step out, or at least they don't encourage it? I think you can do part time though? Is that not true for other specialties?
    Well, I know acute care likes you to have more clinical experience before starting the program, but it's not mandatory. That was a surprise when I learned it during the interview, as I thought I would just be going straight through without question.
  6. by   Kensington
    Hey, do you guys remember what our uniforms look like? They were blue scrubs with a white lab coat, right?
  7. by   kevkev1986
    Quote from Kensington
    I'm glad to hear that you are planning to go straight through since I got the impression that they really preferred that we work for at least six months before starting the MSN portion (although it's not mandatory of course!). I'd like to go straight through as well!
    I don't remember stepping out being an option at Yale. I would prefer to just go straight through anyway.
  8. by   kevkev1986
    Quote from Kensington
    Hey, do you guys remember what our uniforms look like? They were blue scrubs with a white lab coat, right?
    Yale blue
  9. by   megonia
    One option that I am considering right now is working part time as an RN while I'm in the specialty years. That way I'll have some paid experience as an RN under my belt when I apply for NP jobs. Of course, if at that time I decide not to work during the last two years, I won't have to. But at least I'll have the option!
  10. by   megonia
    I don't remember stepping out being an option either... However, I'd rather go straight through anyway! I can't remember about the part-time option during the specialty years - I feel like I remember someone saying that was a possibility.
  11. by   Kensington
    Quote from kevkev1986
    Yale blue
    Hee hee, I stand corrected!
  12. by   blujai28
    I'm coming into this post rather late in the game, so I apologize. Congrats to everyone who received an interview and was either wait-listed or admitted. For those who did not get admitted, I wish you the best of luck in your career and I'm sure you all will be phenomenal nurse practitioners. I, myself, have been admitted to the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty at Yale. I am incredibly honored to be admitted and think the Peds program at Yale is top notch. However, I have not fully decided if I am going to attend; I have been admitted to other programs including a doctoral program.

    I have read some of the posts and I know how difficult it is to choose between two great programs. If there is anyone who is deciding between UPenn and another school, feel free to send me a message. I have lived in Philadelphia for the past five years and am a Penn alumna. Although I cannot speak intelligently about the nursing program, I would be happy to give you a student's perspective about the school in general. Feel free to IM me on here if you are curious or would like to know some things about Philly (especially housing). I wish you all the best of luck with your decisions and I may see some of you at Yale this fall .
  13. by   fibergirl
    So I've decided on Yale as well. Screw UW and their waitlist.
    I'm doing A/GNP -- anyone else in this thread an admitted Yale Gero?

    Kevy, I work in a Level I Trauma Center ED too! But I'm not going into acute care, as much as I love the environment of the ED. I've been here a year and a half and it really has been awesome. But the only NPs in our ED are ANPs who do the fast-track primary care type stuff, sniffles and sore throats and whatnot. But all the nurses here rock. Seriously. They kick ass.

    Anyway, can't wait to meet y'all. Bring on the blue scrubs!

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