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- Sep 9, '12 by hollysfYeah, that's what I'm thinking too. I live in San Francisco right now, and I'm originally from San Diego and so that's why I'm considering applying to their CNL programs. I figured I could still make really great use of a CNL degree and I could just go into a post-masters program for Midwifery of Women's Health if I wanted to. I think I am just slightly panicking about the possibility of being rejected to all of the programs that I apply to, haha. I'm trying to give myself plenty of options.
- Sep 9, '12 by hopefulnurse24Late response, sorry...
That would make sense about Yale and the resume length, I think I actually remember reading that.
I have decided to apply to NYU, probably in lieu of UPenn, but that will be decided for sure next Wednesday after their online chat. (Did you guys get the email about registering for it? It's next Wednesday at 7, and you can register now for it! I'm going to ask about the GRE scores then). NYU is not due til March 1st, from what I remember, so I'm not in a huge rush to complete it. I wanted JHU done and Marquette, Northeastern, and Duke, also. Duke is almost done, and I sent in Marquette. I'm almost ready to submit Northeastern!
I didn't know USF and BC were Jesuit schools... Marquette is, also. I don't foresee wanting to work with LGBT being a deal breaker with regards to admission. They're looking for a well-rounded applicant who knows what they want out of their nursing career, and I think they'll find that cool and it'll certainly set you apart in a good way! Sometimes I worry I don't have enough of a story, even though I have a lot of experience. I know I want to work in pediatrics, and have had a lot of experience to prove to me that it is the area where I belong, but I don't have any particular disease I want to advocate for, or any specific population in pediatrics like adolescents and whatnot. So, I think it's definitely great that you know for sure what you want and what you want to do! Good luck with the GRE!
- Sep 9, '12 by hollysfhopefulnurse24,
I'll see you in the UPenn chat on Wednesday night! Thank you for the words of encouragement
- Sep 9, '12 by morganw1see you guys there too!
- Sep 11, '12 by **00**Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I was wondering if you guys could answer a quick question. Some applications ask for the names of other schools you are applying to. Should one provide this information? Thanks!
- Sep 11, '12 by hollysfTo those of you who have already taken the GRE,
How much did you focus on memorizing vocabulary? It almost seems like an impossible task! My test is coming up so soon and I am trying to be prepared as possible, but I feel like my time would be better spent working on the math/writing components. Any advice?
- Sep 12, '12 by hopefulnurse24If it's not mandatory, I wouldn't worry about answering that question, pak86. I don't think I answered it... only one school asked me, though.
hollysf, I didn't really focus much on memorizing vocab. I spent a lot of time just doing problems in the book, and taking practice tests. Context clues work better than memorizing vocab flashcards or lists, in my opinion.
- Sep 13, '12 by bardonehollysf, I used the ETS book for the practice tests (take them! Yes! Very important to learn how to budget your time!), the Kaplan book for math, and a Princeton Review "Verbal Workbook" which included some useful strategies for the writing portion. I did some basic vocab review as well. I don't think I can PM people, but if you can, and would like to use my old books, let me know -- I also live in SF and would be glad for these books to have another life.
I will say that the quantitative section included far more stats questions than I'd anticipated based on the practice books... thankfully I'd done well in that class earlier this year.
Other advice: bring some soft foam earplugs and don't put yourself in a position where you'll have to pee half an hour in
- Sep 13, '12 by hopefulnurse24I second the recommendation for ETS practice tests. The software doesn't work on Macs, so borrow a friend's laptop if need be. They are SO helpful.
- Sep 13, '12 by hollysfBardone,
That is so generous! Thank you for the offer but I actually have a couple books and a set of Barron's flash cards. I have been making my way through the books, but I am just a little bit worried about all of this vocabulary. I really appreciate the information about the ear plugs. I am definitely the type of person to prefers complete silence when I am trying to concentrate.