Quote from Ceci81
I decided to apply last-minute--I got my BS in California and had trouble getting some of the pre-reqs approved since they were not taken in WA. Anyhow, thanks for replying and congrats on the acceptance! I won't know my status for a few more weeks I'm sure. How do current students like the program/what's the reputation locally? Are you in WA? What neighborhood would you recommend living in?
Thanks a bunch!
Everything I've heard from current students has been positive. The people i've spoken with have seemed very pleased with the quality of their professors and their clinical experiences.
Both the PLU ELMSN and the APNI program at Seattle University have good reputations locally and both are supposed to be pretty tough programs. The programs are structured differently so I suggest you look into the program at Seattle U if you haven't already. I was fortunate enough to be accepted to both but chose PLU mostly because it's more flexible and you don't have to choose your msn specialty track at the beginning of the program. However, this does mean after the first 15 months at PLU entrance into the FNP track can be competitive. From what I heard from a current student there are 7-9 spots in the FNP program available for ELMSN students who want to go in that direction, so how competitive depends on the cohort. The guy I was talking with said that in his cohort, nearly everyone (around 20 students) wanted to go that route so it was competitive. In the cohort before his only around five students wanted FNP so everyone got in.
I live in Seattle and am likely just going to rent a room in Tacoma to stay at through the week and keep my place here. I'm not familiar with neighborhoods in Tacoma, ill probably just get a room in Parkland near the university. I've heard this is a bit of a sketchy area but rooms are around 250-350$. Good luck! Hope to see you this Summer
and lemme know if you have any more questions.