Direct Entry MSN Programs 2013 - page 62

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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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    Hi! Has anyone decided on BC?? I just sent in my deposit for ANP and I'm hoping to meet some future classmates on here
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    Got into Yale for acute care!!
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    whatatreat86 I am also planning to send a deposit toBC!
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    Quote from celticsgirl17
    whatatreat86 I am also planning to send a deposit toBC!

    yayyy! What specialty?? I'm doing ANP
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    Psych/mental health!
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    Hey everyone! I'm going to be in the NMW track at Vandy this fall! I was deciding between there and Columbia, but from why I'm hearing, they just don't compare. I was not 100% certain either way (closer to 65%) , but Vandy feels like a better fit. Congrats to you all! You will end up in the right places.

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    Hey guys! So since I started this thread, I wanted to come follow up and see how everyone was doing and what their decisions were! Here's what I want to know: where you applied, where you interviewed, where you got in, and what school you ultimately decided on, and why. If you aren't sure, you can hold off on posting, or you can post again later on (this is what I'm going to do), but I'm really interested to see! It's been so fun following your journeys and seeing where we've all ended up since the very beginning of this thread! I'm so excited to call you all my colleagues and it's cool to see where everyone is headed.

    Where I applied: Johns Hopkins, Marquette, Penn, Duke, NYU

    Where I interviewed: Johns Hopkins, Penn, Duke

    Where I got in: So far... Johns Hopkins, Marquette, and wait listed at Penn. Waiting to hear from Duke and NYU!

    What school I ultimately decided on: Still waiting to hear back from 2 places, but I'm thinking it'll come between Hopkins and Duke I loved Duke and the program seems to be a perfect fit for me, and I love the loan repayment option at Duke Hospital. There's a lot of growth in the Durham area as well, especially with Duke building their new hospital dedicated to surgery only. Hopkins is an awesome program, offers a BSN, and also has a ton of opportunities with their amazing hospitals in the area, and I think it would be a good fit for me as well.

    I'll post again later when I have finalized my decision
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    Good idea! I hope more people reply! I am very curious about where everyone ends up. We've been posting here together for a while. We're like pre-nursing family!

    Where I applied:
    UVA (CNL), MGH (ABSN because the direct entry one gets you your BSN at the END of the program), Columbia, Hopkins, and Duke

    Where I interviewed:
    All of them (except MGH doesn't interview for the ABSN and Columbia doesn't interview at all)

    Where I got in:
    So far all of them! Still waiting on Duke

    What school I ultimately decided on:
    I think UVA has an AMAZING program but I decided it would be better and quicker for me to get a BSN.
    MGH was always a safety. I don't like that they have online classes and Boston is over-saturated with nursing schools and students looking for jobs.
    Visiting Columbia made me realize I did not want to attend. And NYC is over-saturated with nursing schools and students looking for jobs.
    It's between Duke and JHU. I love the small size of Duke (only 70 students) and it's been my favorite for a while. I was surprised I got into JHU and wasn't expecting it. I applied for summer, but I am now realizing fall works better with my schedule. And then there are other things to consider such as how scary I ultimately decide Baltimore is and how much money both schools offer. I already got into the Masters portion at JHU, but I would have to reapply for the master's at Duke. Although Duke has the exact master's I want (acute pnp vs critical care pediatric CNS at JHU). So maybe come Monday I'll have lots of decisions to make.
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    I only applied to Ohio State for CNL and got in. There wasn't an interview, however I did attend the open house that had break out sessions with each focus where I was able to talk with the head of the CNL program. From what I've been able to figure out, there seems to be about 85 grad entry students spread throughout the specialties and my advisor mentioned that there's 6-8 CNL students so the small group is a plus (compared to about 35 or so in FNP). I'll have a better idea of the breakdown in May when we have our orientation.


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