Samuel Merritt ELMSN/FNP Fall 2013 Sacramento - page 20

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... Read More

  1. by   dardymomma
    I just got my wait list email! I'm thrilled! Hope to see you all in January!!
  2. by   epark87
    I just got a wait list email too, good luck guys!
  3. by   jly0162
    Just checked my email and was waitlisted as well. There is still hope for us!

    @JeninCA : I also applied for the ABSN and figured that the perk of the one year program is that it opens up all the traditional Masters programs for us to apply to. Don't give up on the dream <3
  4. by   elegant.lil.lady
    Quote from JeninCA
    I received an email tonight and I am on the wait list...#35/39. Ouch. I spoke to L and asked how I can improve, etc. and she said this year was one of the harder years for choosing who they were going to accept. Some people were separated by a tenth of a point..that close. If you don't get in, don't be discouraged, we just had some really tough competition. I think waiting was the worse part. Now that I know, I am okay with it. This year I also applied to the ABSN (back-up just in case) and am #7 so far on the wait list. So, hopefully that will pan out and I apply later on for the FNP program. Different route to get to the same destination.

    Huge congrats to all those who got in. L said she is working late nights, so you should all be hearing soon. Fingers crossed
    At least you got on the waitlist! That's a really great accomplishment JeninCA! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

    Just a little FYI, when I originally applied to the ELMSN-FNP Oakland program and was waitlisted, I emailed Teri and Rhonda (who both interviewed me at Oakland) and asked them what I could do to improve my application. Teri was sooo sweet and emailed me back. She looked over my entire application and gave me some really good and thorough feedback. I'd definitely email them or even Eddielyn and ask for some feedback.
  5. by   JeninCA
    Thanks for the advice, I will give that a try. Never hurts
  6. by   Kimevans711
    Well I got the email.... Wait listed #17. Well, I'll hope for the best, but until I get the acceptance call I will start working on making myself a better candidate for next summer. Congratulations to all that got accepted and wait listed. To those who don't get in.... Please don't give up. You have to pick yourself up, brush yourself off and then ask yourself what can I do differently to make myself the best possible candidate. The fact that you keep going and don't give up tells them a lot about your character.
  7. by   chlochlo
    Quote from Kimevans711
    Well I got the email.... Wait listed #17. Well, I'll hope for the best, but until I get the acceptance call I will start working on making myself a better candidate for next summer. Congratulations to all that got accepted and wait listed. To those who don't get in.... Please don't give up. You have to pick yourself up, brush yourself off and then ask yourself what can I do differently to make myself the best possible candidate. The fact that you keep going and don't give up tells them a lot about your character.
    I totally agree! The good thing about these type of programs, is that once your in and finish you have a stable career that you love and that your really making a difference in people's lives everyday. If it takes a few tries to get in, and be set in terms of what you want to do, for the rest of life, its nothing. Honestly, it would be ideal to get in right away, but thankfully SMU has two campus and two app deadlines each year. Keep applying.Keep trying. It's worth it. I asked a lot of people that were successful in their field and many times they were the underdogs, and many got into grad programs through wait-list. I remember in my interview as said in this forum, that SMU went through there whole wait-list before. So much hope left.
  8. by   Dee.Ly
    Quote from ProphetessCCC
    I just reactivated my facebook after not being on for a year, so that I can be a part of this facebook group lol! Can't wait to meet all of you guys
  9. by   elegant.lil.lady
    ^ Hi Sandy! I realized I never said anything to you yet. CONGRATULATIONS! <3 We were in the same interview group at Oakland, then again in Sacramento and sat right next to each other! Aaah, I'm so happy for you! Can wait to see ya in January!
  10. by   JeninCA
    Does anyone know the timeframe they accept students from the waitlist? Does it go until the first day of class?
  11. by   Dracaena828
    I've heard they do accept people right up to the first day of classes. That's why they say if you are high up on the waitlialst you should still get your CPR (BLS for healthcare providers) and shots and stuff done since that all can take awhile.
  12. by   Kimevans711
    I talked to Liza today and she said that for the Sacramento campus they typically get to #8 on the wait list and the Oakland campus goes through a lot more of the wait list. I didn't ask Liza, but Ive read on this web site that they have called wait listed applicants right up to a few days before classes start. Personally, I choose to believe that we are not their typical class therefor they will get through more than #8. Liza even said that we were all super qualified and it was very hard for them to make their decisions and I'm sure that most of us applied to more than one university....so they may get through more than just 8. hopefully that way all of us get in somewhere and achieve iur dream. Just trying to stay positive for all of us
    Last edit by Kimevans711 on Sep 28, '12 : Reason: Accidentally posted before I was finished
  13. by   Sisyer2
    Hi all! I don't have facebook so I won't be joining the group... (I know, I'm the only person in the world without facebook). See you all on orientation day! Congrats to all!

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