Direct Entry Programs Applications in; what happens next? - page 2

Greetings! I am new to this forum and have recently submitted applications to several direct entry masters programs. Right now, I have a lot of anxiety concerning the whole process. I... Read More

  1. by   anniepants
    I'm taking Microbio at Lehman and A&P 1 at BMCC. I took A&P 2 at Hunter last semester. How about you?
  2. by   cozzy66
    Taking A&P1 at BMCC with Prof. Gelman.. wondering if you had her hmmm
    and taking A&P2, Microbio, Stat and Dev. Psych (hopefully) at hunter in the spring. How can you take A&P2 before A&P1???
  3. by   anniepants
    I'm taking A&P 1 now with professor Schwartz. Hunter allows you to take A&P 2 first (but i think its frowned upon) if you need to...it doesn't really build upon A&P1 that much. I found the two classes to be pretty different, and I did fine in part 2 even though I hadn't taken 1. I acutally didn't have the other pre-reqs for that class too (like chem, etc). I think as a non-degree student they allow you to do whatever you want as long as there's space in the classes.
  4. by   Kensington
    Hey, there!

    Do you guys think it matters if I take Micro before A&P? I'm just starting out and trying to figure out was is the best way to approach my prereqs!

    Thanks!
    K
    Last edit by Kensington on Mar 7, '08
  5. by   arciedee
    Quote from Kensington
    Hey, there!

    Do you guys think it matters if I take Micro before A&P? I'm just starting out and trying to figure out was is the best way to approach my prereqs!

    Thanks!
    Izzy
    There was a question about this in the pre-nursing forum and the general consensus was no, it doesn't matter. As long as your school doesn't require you to take them in a specific order, I really don't see any reason to take one before the other. The only overlap between the two seems to be in the biology and chemistry basics (at least in my experience).
    Last edit by arciedee on Nov 30, '06 : Reason: clarification
  6. by   anniepants
    My experience is that it doesn't matter which order you take them in. I took A&P 2 before I took A&P 1 and Microbio (taking these two this semester) and it didn't seem to make any difference.
  7. by   ChCkBzk
    I took A&P and Micro all in the same semester. It wasn't so bad, but I'm glad it's over.

    I am applying to the DE program at Vanderbilt for Mental Health nursing. I know we are required to do an interview in Mental Health, but I haven't heard anything yet. I'm wondering how that is going to work since I am studying in Finland next semester. ??

    In the meantime, I'm going to sit around and have a heart attack while waiting to hear ANYTHING!! I didn't apply anywhere else because I didn't want to go anywhere else. (My back up plan is a neuroscience MA in Finland, but that ap isn't in yet.) I'm thinking of working in underserved communities in the Delta region when I finish, so I just rather stay close.
  8. by   Ctobes22
    I just got an acceptance letter from Simmons College yesterday for their Direct Entry program... I'm so excited - waiting is definitely the worst part! I also applied to MGH's program, but getting this first acceptance takes the pressure off.. Good luck to all other applicants!!!
  9. by   May_baby
    Letters are out for Yale GEPN interviews...


    Watch your mailboxes!!

    I'll start a Yale thread shortly.
  10. by   chickpea25
    Anyone know about boston college's direct entry program? so far I haven't heard anything.
  11. by   Winnie04
    When I spoke to someone in the BC admissions office to confirm that my application was received, she said they notify applicants in January...I don't think there are interviews, since she didn't mention anything about it, but I forgot to ask specifically about that, so I'm not 100% sure...anyone know?
  12. by   nursn2b
    Quote from anniepants
    Another Direct Entry prospect here!

    Thanks, ChickPea for starting this thread!! It's great to know that there're other people out there eagerly waiting for responses, too!

    I've applied to UCSF, Yale, and Columbia. I'm expecting to hear back about interviews around mid-December (I believe it was Yale who said they'd send out interview letters before they leave for Christmas break), and can hardly wait to find out!! Waiting is the worst....

    I'm also finishing up my prereqs at CUNY (thankful that this will be my last semester...hopefully!) and working as a research assistant at Cornell Med School in Geriatric Psychiatry. I started out wanting to be a Psych NP, but have since changed my mind and am going for Acute Care instead. Anyone else out there going for Acute Care (Cozzy, I know that you are :spin: )?

    Good luck to everyone!!

    annie

    Hi Annie,

    I am also in a similar situation. I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Biology/health science. I am also thinking of pursuing an MSN in acute care. I want to continue in my current job though and am thus looking for online MSN acute care courses. Did you find any such courses from good/reputable colleges/universities? Would truly appreciate if you can share some info with me since we both seem to be interested in acute care MSN. Thanks a lot:-)
  13. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from nursn2b
    Hi Annie,

    I am also in a similar situation. I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Biology/health science. I am also thinking of pursuing an MSN in acute care. I want to continue in my current job though and am thus looking for online MSN acute care courses. Did you find any such courses from good/reputable colleges/universities? Would truly appreciate if you can share some info with me since we both seem to be interested in acute care MSN. Thanks a lot:-)


    I'm gonna butt in... LOL

    Online for any APN program without an RN license? I doubt you'll find it. I've search, called, written and e-mailed on the subject since 2005. LOL!

    Online MSN/MN direct entry programs don't exist. They won't let you in exisiting regular acute care courses without an RN license.

    There is one online BSN program for previous college graduates where they will help you establish a clinical site locally. Excelsior will also offer you the RN via distance IF you meet the clinical requirements.

    I think DE programs are great and with your experience, you will probably excel. STILL getting that first RN license is going to require substantial clinical time.

    The good news is your options for Direct entry MSN programs that offer APN training (usually at year 2 or 3) are broad.

    Good luck!

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