Samuel Merritt ELMSN/FNP Fall 2013 Sacramento - page 11

Hi Everyone, I haven't seen this thread yet and as the application date (July 1) looms closer I thought I would start one. I am interested to know who is applying, what your undergraduate degree of study was and why you are now... Read More

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    Did they give an indication how many people applied? How many are being interviewed? When we are all getting accepted? Do tell

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    As expected none of the above info was given about the number of applicants, interviewed, etc. Acceptance calls/emails should go out by the end of the month (for our group at least). Denials and waitlist letters will go out soon after the acceptance emails. No real specifics on this just basic info. Sorry

    The interview went well. All of the applicants were absolutely amazing and so accomplished, what a great group. The interview was much more of a relaxed environment than I was expecting and after a few minutes I was able to relax. I have to say that the advice of 'just be yourself' really is the best advice for this type of interview. They already have your resume, background, etc and they know want to put a face, personality, etc with the paperwork.

    For all of those who have not interviewed...breathe and try to relax. No tricks or off-the-wall questions. Everything is very straight-forward. Enjoy.
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    Hey everyone,
    I applied for my first time to the ELMSN-FNP program and received a call last Sunday from Lisa for an interview. However, I live in Redlands, CA and I am flying out for my interview on Sept 15th. "KC613"... along with everyone else who interviewed, how many people interviewed in your group, etc... Any certain pointers or points of knowledge you can give me for this Saturday.
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    I wish that I could give more info about the interview but I really can't. My group had 12 people in the interview which at first was intimidating but turned out to work really well. Just remember to try to relax when you walk in. The interviewers are nice and just really want to get to know who you are and how you interact with others, etc. Remember: they are trying to pick only 21 people to be in this program which means that they are picking 21 people to become a part of their 'family' for the next 3 1/2 years. I was reflecting and afterwards I was not sure why I had been so nervous because I felt really good when I left the interview. If you go in with a positive attitude, be ready to listen and be ready to give your thoughts/opinions then you will do fine.

    Good Luck!!!
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    I just recieved an email for an interview for 09/22. Super excited and nervous. Since I interviewed last year, I know how comfortable they make you but I am still nervous...this is our dream afterall. Anyway, hope to see some of you there.
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    Grats, Teamleon! I would also say "be yourself" the staff is not there to intimidate you. They just want to get a sense of your personality and see if you are a good match for their program. Obviously, your stats got you the interview so just go in there and show them why you deserve to be in their program.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes!!!
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    Congratulation, JeninCA! You are more experienced this time. You will have very good chance.
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    Awesome! Congratulations!!!
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    Ok ... Im gonna warn you this is gonna be a long post but my intention is to calm anyone who is nervous about the interview and hopefully answer any questions regarding the interview process. So I'll start off by saying that I agree with KC613, Just be yourself. Over all I think my interview went well. Although immediately following the interview i didnt feel i did well at all. However once i took a step back and looked at the whole picture I realized I did very well. One thing to try to keep in mind during the interview is that the faculty already knows us from our application. so they are just trying to get to know you and how well your personality fits with their program and how well you interact with others. Don't be intimidated by any of the other applicants. Remember, the panel is watching so they are seeing and hearing everything. So if someone is being too aggressive with voicing their ideas by not letting others speak dont get frustrated; they are making themselves look bad so just roll with it. Dont worry about how much or how little you voice your opinion to the panel. it's not how much you voice your opinions thats important its the quality if your statements and the respectfulness that you show the panel and your fellow students thats the most important. Constantly getting a word in edge wise may cause you to appear obnoxious and not much of a team player. When you present your partner to the panel try to be very thorough. It's not about your partner they are testing YOU!!!! so you must bring your A game and be yourself. There is absolutely NO way to prepare for this. They told us they have 21 addmission spots and 31 wait list spots. They also told us that "if you're wait listed, it doesn't mean that you won't get in." " last class had a lot of movement in the wait list ". I hope this helps. Good luck to everyone
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    I received an interview invitation for Sept. 22nd. Yipee! . See the rest of the re-applicants there I am sure!

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