Direct Entry MSN Programs 2013 - page 30

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Anyone on here applying to direct entry MSN programs that begin in summer or fall of 2013? I think I have finalized my list of programs to apply to, and I am beginning to get everything together to start applying this... Read More


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    Ah okay, awesome. Great to know! Thank you so much for the clarification, the healers art!

    PS - 8 people are reading my thread. What do you know, it became really popular! Pretty cool, huh?! I'm so glad we have a place where we can come and discuss all of these things! You guys have been a wealth of knowledge throughout this process.
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    I don't know about the online program, but in Northeastern's direct entry (in Boston), you do not have to find your own preceptors or clinical sites for both the BSN portion or the MSN portion.
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    Hey guys, the interview went really well! The person I spoke to was very nice and it felt like we were just having a conversation, because after she would write down some of my responses, she would talk to me about them and tell me things that Hopkins offered and whatnot that were in line with my responses. The interview is really nothing to worry about or stress over! Just be yourself! And make sure you are comfortable discussing health care in general!

    Ally, thanks for the clarification. I am not getting my hopes up for Northeastern anyways, though... they only take a class of 24! It's so crazy!
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    What school was the interview for? Congrats! So happy that it went well for you!!!
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    Quote from hopefulnurse24
    Hey guys, the interview went really well! The person I spoke to was very nice and it felt like we were just having a conversation, because after she would write down some of my responses, she would talk to me about them and tell me things that Hopkins offered and whatnot that were in line with my responses. The interview is really nothing to worry about or stress over! Just be yourself! And make sure you are comfortable discussing health care in general!

    Ally, thanks for the clarification. I am not getting my hopes up for Northeastern anyways, though... they only take a class of 24! It's so crazy!
    Here's positive thoughts sent your way!
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    hopeful.. Im glad the interview went well!! I forget, did you go in person or did you do a phone interview? Did they ask a lot of questions or was it more of a conversation?
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    Hey guys, you're all awesome! Thanks so much for the nice words and thoughts. I interviewed via phone interview this morning at Hopkins. They didn't ask too many questions, it was all very basic stuff that was probably addressed in either your resume or in one of your many essays! It took a little over 20 minutes. They basically want to get an idea of who you are, and why you chose your specialty and why you want a masters degree. Make sure that you are very comfortable discussing health care and nursing! Have a wide range of knowledge. The person who I spoke to was an admissions officer, and she was wonderful. She was incredibly friendly and I felt that things flowed very nicely. She made me feel at ease and also made me very excited about their program! And one more tip that you guys are all probably aware of, but I just want to reiterate it... when they ask you if you have any questions at the end of the interview, ALWAYS have questions prepared! Because not only do we all probably have questions that we want answered, whether they are about the program or admissions, but it also shows that you've been doing your homework and research on the program, and that you also have an interest in their program.
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    I might be adding vanderbilt to my list last min. Does anyone know how much they weight GRE, and if they appreciate direct patient care experience?
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    yay hopeful! glad to hear your interview went well I definitely need to brush up on health care politics. What was the name of your interviewer? I wonder if we'd have the same person. But I am wrapping up the rest of my personal statements by this weekend. Then it's TEAs studying time and prepping for that hopkins interview. Again congrats on a successful phone interview hopeful!
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    Meep05, they do value patient care experience and when I emailed the admissions board about my GRE scores (I didn't meet the verbal suggested score, but did so for the math and writing) they actually suggested that I should take it over.... but I didn't have time, so I just went along and submitted it anyway. They have a pretty long personal statement though..took me so long to edit! Good luck with the app


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