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- Mar 7, '11 by seaster1Is anyone else also applying to Rush's program? Have you seen a message board for it?
- Mar 7, '11 by rachelrae155I am thinking about applying to Rush's program. If I'm not accepted to UIC, I may just saddle myself with taking six classes over the course of summer and fall semester so that I can apply this summer for the Rush winter '12 start date. Do you know if the application has opened up for Rush's June 10th application deadline?
- Mar 7, '11 by seaster1I'm sure it would have opened by now. When I went to an info session last summer, Dr. Hicks strongly encouraged applying early. I think they recently switched over to using a common application, but I'm not positive.
Which classes do you have to take? I ask because they require that you have three of four of A&P 1, A&P 2, o-chem or biochem, and microbiology before they'll even consider your application. I'm also curious as to whether they have rolling notification - if I do UIC over Rush, I'll be done w/ pre-reqs at the end of this semester, and I'd rather not be in summer school if I don't have to be.
- Mar 7, '11 by one phoenix risingI probably won't be applying to Rush's program, but instead UCSF's. They have a comparable program to UIC's, whereas Rush's program is just a generalist program. I'm more interested in being able to act as an autonomous healthcare provider working directly with patients than as a leader in a hospital setting, and that seems to be more what Rush's GEM program is geared towards.
I've searched for other comparable programs to UCSF and UIC, but I can't find any others, can anyone else?
I know misspriss1214 mentioned she received an email saying that all of her material had been received, did everyone else? Due to one of my recommenders, my complete application was in close to the deadline, but I never received that sort of email. My personal application link and the transcript/fee link both say the materials have been received, but I'm still nervous yet I don't want to bug the admissions folks.
(It's also worth noting that Rush doesn't require 3 out of 4, just the following
A minimum of two of the four prerequisite science courses (organic chemistry or biochemistry with lab, human anatomy*, human physiology*, microbiology), must be completed before consideration by the College Admissions Committee. Do not finalize your NCAS application until you have met this requirement.Last edit by one phoenix rising on Mar 7, '11 : Reason: add info on applying to Rush
- Mar 7, '11 by rachelrae155I went to an info session about a year ago for Rush and I thought you could go the NP route through their program after completing your generalist coursework, although I could be confusing that with other nursing programs I visited. I am definitely most interested in working as a healthcare "provider" rather than a healthcare "consultant" and want to work one-on-one with patients.
As far as my science coursework goes, I've only completed Intro to Bio, A&P1 and I'm currently taking A&P2. If I decide to apply to Rush, I'll have to do so at the beginning of May (when I'll be done with A&P2). However, before I apply I definitely need to go back and look at my info session materials from Rush to see if you can go the NP route through their program, part-time, after finishing your generalist education.
Phoenix - I love the UCSF program also. It doesn't hurt too that it's located in San Francisco! Good luck to you if/when you apply - it sounds like a great experience and a quality program!!Last edit by rachelrae155 on Mar 7, '11
- Mar 8, '11 by one phoenix risingQuote from rachelrae155If I remember correctly, that's true, it just seems like a more indirect route to me, and I could be mis-remembering, but I thought it took longer and was more expensive than uic. I'm not trying to be disparaging of generalists, it's just not what I'd like to do. Also, uic has several distinct advantages over Rush. Good luck with your apps too!!!I went to an info session about a year ago for Rush and I thought you could go the NP route through their program after completing your generalist coursework, although I could be confusing that with other nursing programs I visited. I am definitely most interested in working as a healthcare "provider" rather than a healthcare "consultant" and want to work one-on-one with patients.
- Mar 8, '11 by softennyHi everyone, I am so happy to find this website, I also applied to the same program but I first applied to transfer to the BSN program. I'm having a little concern though, I sent all my transcript when I applied for BSN program just a month before the GEP application began, and I was told I didn't need to resend my transcripts but now my admission said I had outstanding application requirement because my transcripts were not posted. I sent an email to them and have not yet received a reply, the last time I sent an email I was told they have my transcripts but I am really nervous now that I did not receive any email saying that my application is complete, does anyone have similar concern?
- Mar 8, '11 by one phoenix risingEek! I can totally understand being stressed out about that. Have you been emailing GEP admissions or the transcript people? I'd definitely recommend the former so that they have your follow-up in their records.
Well, I didn't receive an email saying that my completed application has been received, even though that's what all the sites show. I'm not sure that's standard procedure. What about other applicants?
- Mar 8, '11 by rachelrae155If it makes you feel better, I also did not get an email saying my application was completed. The only one I received said that my letters of rec were still outstanding, but a few hours later my last recommender submitted her recommendation, so I know mine is complete.
Softenny - I agree with Phoenix, if you haven't contacted the CON that's probably your best bet to find out what is going on with your transcripts. You may also want to contact the department/person who told you that you didn't need to re-submit your transcripts, just to check in and make sure everything is squared away. Hopefully that will help to alleviate your nerves some!
- Mar 8, '11 by misspriss1214Buzzj,
I'm pretty nervous about the whole process... I was going through the threads for the people applying for the 2011 cohort and it didn't help calm my nerves at all... They were saying about 7 people are offered positions so I'm more than a little stressed. UIC is my first choice because of all of the specialities that it offers. Going to Rush would mean that I would have to take further testings for ACNP.
The previous threads showed that the ACNP hopefulls received emails about interviews March 23rd and interviews were held April 5th...so hopefully in two weeks we will hear if we were offered interviews!!! Good Luck and I'd love to hear more from you!