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I am unsure what my GPA is, because I've been to a few different schools (two community colleges and one university). However, at my current institution, where I'll be receiving my bachelor's degree, I have a 3.86. When I calculated all of my grades together, it was a 3.7, I think. So I will not need to submit my GRE scores to Marquette.
Volunteer work includes shadowing a physician assistant and a nurse practitioner, several hours of volunteering at a well known hospital (around 150 hours), and lots of significant volunteer work in my hopeful specialty, pediatric acute/critical care. I actually used some of my experiences for my application essays. I also was involved with a free health care clinic ran by my school, and helped with the management of the program. The position also included patient care. I volunteer with a physical education program for a school for children with disabilities, and hold a leadership position with the organization, and I also hold a leadership position in my major's honor society, which does lots of service work throughout our school and community. Finally, I will be doing a full time internship in the PICU in the spring (full time internships are required in order for students from my major to graduate).
WHO'S APPLYING???! I started a thread because I didn't see any!
I am too!! I am currently a Respiratory Therapist at UC San Diego and also worked as an RT at Ohio State Medical Center. I have a 3.5 undergrad, but my GRE sucks, luckily Marquette doesn't require it. Do you know of any other schools besides Marquette U or Rochester and Hopkins that don't require the GRE?
Northeastern is being really annoying with my pre-requisite classes. Ohio state was on quarters and they want two quarters of statistics and nutrition. I thought NYU was an ABSN? Oh and thanks!! Reading everyones post is just making me more and more stressed out that I won't get accepted anywhere. I wonder how much bedside experience weighs into the decision....
I am the same way, in regards to getting stressed, but I can't help but read! I'm addicted. Whenever I get an email update from the site, I get so excited, haha! NYU has what is called a dual degree BS/MS. You apply in your third semester at NYU, it's not exactly direct entry but you get preference, I think...
Today there was a graduate school fair at my university. I found out that USD doesn't require GRE anymore. Their deadline is Nov 9th though...so soon. Usually their deadline is November 1st but they extended it to the 9th of this year because of hurricane Sandy.
rainkissed, thank you so much! I ended up only keeping Duke, Marquette, Northeastern, Johns Hopkins and Penn on my list. I will apply to South Alabama, NYU and Thomas Jefferson in the spring (in February) if I need to. I will have the applications complete and the transcripts sent in, but I will wait to send in the application fees on March 1 if I haven't received good news from any of the schools I have already applied to (supposedly I will be hearing back from Penn, Hopkins, Marquette and Duke before March 1, most of the schools will let us know in mid February).
Hey what address do the transcripts need to be sent to?
I have this address: [FONT=helvetica]GRADUATE SCHOOL
[FONT=helvetica]PO BOX 1881
[FONT=helvetica]MILWAUKEE, WI 53201-1881