Direct Entry MSN CSUF - page 3

Hello all, Has anybody heard any news about the new direct-entry MSN program at CSUF? I went to the campus today and picked up an application and while I was there asked asked about the... Read More

  1. by   yams012
    Hi everyone! I'm actually going to have my interview tomorrow and I'm so nervous...anyone have any advice, suggestions? What kind of questions did they ask? Is there anything I should prepare for?

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated !
  2. by   dko1


    Congratulations on your interview!

    A good source to look at for possible questions is the following thread.. allnurses.com Nursing for Nurses / Nursing Student Forums / General Nursing Student Discussion Can we make this a sticky? Interview questions

    Good luck on your interview!
  3. by   dko1
    Hello everyone!

    I thought the final interviews were conducted on April 11th... Does this mean we would be hearing back from the program possibly in May since the committee is still interviewing?? Yikes! This waiting period is pretty tough! :uhoh21:
  4. by   lala25
    yams012 congrats on your interview! let us knos how it goes.

    i agree with dko1, i thought the final interviews were on april 11th?? sometimes i feel like the admissions committe is not being honest with the applicants, and i find it a bit frustrating!! oh well, i guess i'm just impatient.
  5. by   megamiepona
    hey all,

    first off, congrats to all those who have already completed their interviews and good luck to those who are still in the process of interviewing!

    anyways, i have a question that is slightly off topic but still within the confines of csuf's elmsn prog. it says on their website that you're required to attend an info session. but what if you're from out of town? did you guys have to attend an info session prior to applying? thanks!
  6. by   nskoog
    I got word from some applicants that they had already recieved rejection letters...But, a response from Elonda said that no letters have been mailed and they are scheduled to be delivered via email and mail on the 30th of April. hmmmm......i guess we shall wait and see
  7. by   yams012
    lala25, thank you for your kind words! I thought the interview went okay, but still soooo nervous...I really want to get into CSUF's EL-MSN program...it's a wonderful program....good structure, faculty...and the cost..(a lot better than other schools...where I feel like it costs us an arm and a leg..literally).

    Dr. Wickman said that they have decided to give 140 applicants interviews (instead of 120)..and they should be finishing interviewing more applicants by the end of this week or early next week...but still will be sending out notification letters (acceptances, alternate lists (or waiting lists if you'd like to call them, and rejections) by the end of this month....all will be sent out on this day...so no one should get notice before hand.

    and dko1...thank you for your wishes and the links....I was able to look at all of them and get great resources from them...unfortunately, they were not helpful for my interview...wasn't asked any of those questions!

    lastly...to answer megamiepona's question...they say it's required...but they'll still take your application....if you look at the admissions criteria breakdown...attending the info session is not a component...it is definitely very helpful and beneficial...but definitely shouldn't hinder with your chance of being accepted....I personally couldn't attend any of them because i had class/work conflicts I couldn't get out...so I had a family member go for me and go the information for me....

    congrats to everyone else too...and hopefully we'll all meet in person...when we're all accepted =)! (keep our fingers crossed!)
  8. by   dko1
    Quote from nskoog
    I got word from some applicants that they had already recieved rejection letters...But, a response from Elonda said that no letters have been mailed and they are scheduled to be delivered via email and mail on the 30th of April. hmmmm......i guess we shall wait and see
    nskoog,

    Yikes... are you serious??? Did these applicants have an interview?
  9. by   nskoog
    Yeah they did have interviews but the director said she had not sent anything out and if they got them, then it was a mistake. Wow...
  10. by   dko1
    Oh my stars!! So they received a rejection letter by mistake???
  11. by   nskoog
    That's what I would assume unless the other applicants made it up..lol Elonda made it real clear that she had not sent anything out and that all emails and letters would be mailed and sent on April 30th and no time sooner...

    Oh, and another question to the applicants--have any of you received your financial aid award summary?? I got one yesterday but I was told that you do not get one unless you are admitted...I'm not sure if that's true or not...
  12. by   lala25
    nskoog -

    you received your financial aid summary for CSUF specifically? i was thinking about financial aid, i haven't applied (i'm planning to if i'm accepted) if i haven't applied for aid yet is it to late if i'm accepted?
  13. by   nskoog
    Yeah, through my titan online..CSUF told me how much they were going to give me for the '07-'08 school year. You can still apply for financial aid. I would do it quickly because the funds available now are limited because those that applied earliest and before the deadline get the bulk of the financial aid. I applied in February...

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