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Hi folks, Thinking about applying to UIC's GEP program. Anybody here applied and was accepted? What were your stats? My stats: 3.2 Overall GPA/3.5 Sci BA in Sociology. Office Manager in home... Read More

  1. Visit  jmonkeyjen} profile page
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    @Tuckella DePaul wears navy blue scrubs lol . I am sure there are reasons for why they choose certain lab colors. I actually volunteer with a nurse who is a Rush MENP graduate; and she really enjoyed that school too! Today I asked her why she choose Rush:and she said Rush had DNP programs in psych-and she knew she wanted to work in mental health! Currently she is working as an RN; and attaining her DNP from Rush. She thought DePaul didnt offer a DNP specialization in mental health-but she wasnt positive if that is still the case. In my case, I want to be a Adult-Gerontology NP or Family NP and they do have that at DePaul. Rush's website though could use some enhancements too lol. Good luck to everyone, and I am sure all there programs are excellent. I have heard very good things about MU master generalist program too!
    Last edit by jmonkeyjen on May 7, '13
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  3. Visit  ncami10} profile page
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    I got waitlisted for occ health/fnp, had a feeling after the interview when they said only 4-5 out of the 20 or so applicants there would get in. I switched from FNP originally and wasn't too crazy about the extra year of schooling to get the occ health, and am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. Congrats to everyone who did get in though, you will LOVE UIC! Sorry to everyone else that didn't get in or got waitlisted, just try to remember this year was extremely competitive, usually the class size is over 70, this year was cut to about 50 at the last second.

    I will probably work in my research lab here at UIC for another year and reapply next year, and possibly also to Rush and Depaul. I know they might be changing up the GEP program a little so I'm hoping it will still suit me when the time comes. Anyone else thinking about waiting another year to apply to UIC or is everyone just going somewhere else?
  4. Visit  hi616} profile page
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    The worst outcome for me personally would be having to wait an additional year. I'm praying DePaul or Rush accepts me. I loved Rush's program. DePaul is fine, but I've already done four years with DePaul and I think a change would be beneficial for me. I would still accept a spot if offered one though.
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  5. Visit  ncami10} profile page
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    @hi - I really hope you get in, you originally applied FNP correct? I just think we were just put in a really bad position when that happened. I really don't want to wait another year either. Still pretty upset about not getting in.

    I majored in Physiology and Neurobiology in my undergrad (out of college for 1 year now) but never had to take Microbiology, even though I've taken every other type of bio out there, none of them will cover Rush's Microbio pre-req. So if I wanted to apply to Rush for the spring I would need to take summer school on top of my 2 jobs this summer so I just don't know if that's possible.....really beating myself up for not 100% covering that specific class in college.

    I have been thinking about sending in my app to Depaul, but I already live walking distance from UIC/Rush and always had my heart set on those, but I guess things are different now. Still debating and trying to figure it all out now.
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    Quote from jmonkeyjen
    @Tuckella DePaul wears navy blue scrubs lol . I am sure there are reasons for why they choose certain lab colors. I actually volunteer with a nurse who is a Rush MENP graduate; and she really enjoyed that school too! Today I asked her why she choose Rush:and she said Rush had DNP programs in psych-and she knew she wanted to work in mental health! Currently she is working as an RN; and attaining her DNP from Rush. She thought DePaul didnt offer a DNP specialization in mental health-but she wasnt positive if that is still the case. In my case, I want to be a Adult-Gerontology NP or Family NP and they do have that at DePaul. Rush's website though could use some enhancements too lol. Good luck to everyone, and I am sure all there programs are excellent. I have heard very good things about MU master generalist program too!
    Does MU stand for Marquette? Yeah, they have a good one as well. I am starting 3 days after I graduate with a bachelors... Phew!
  7. Visit  sittenfeld} profile page
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    I've contemplated applying to Rush or De Paul, but a part of me feels that I might be forcing things to happen that might not be the best thing for me necessarily. A part of me just doesn't want to take the time and effort (at least right now) of collecting LORs, putting together personal statements, etc., for schools that I originally didn't intend on applying to.

    Most likely, I will be retaking a stats class over the summer and preparing applications for this fall. Also planning on taking Microbiology in the fall ( since I have to now... lol). If UIC has their new program developed by then, I will definitely consider sending in an application. Otherwise I will be applying to other schools this fall.
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    Quote from ncami10
    @hi - I really hope you get in, you originally applied FNP correct? I just think we were just put in a really bad position when that happened. I really don't want to wait another year either. Still pretty upset about not getting in.

    I majored in Physiology and Neurobiology in my undergrad (out of college for 1 year now) but never had to take Microbiology, even though I've taken every other type of bio out there, none of them will cover Rush's Microbio pre-req. So if I wanted to apply to Rush for the spring I would need to take summer school on top of my 2 jobs this summer so I just don't know if that's possible.....really beating myself up for not 100% covering that specific class in college.

    I have been thinking about sending in my app to Depaul, but I already live walking distance from UIC/Rush and always had my heart set on those, but I guess things are different now. Still debating and trying to figure it all out now.
    Yup I was an FNP original too. So yeah, really tough process.

    Micro was absolutely one of the best classes I've taken. I think ALL healthcare workers should be required to take it. Maybe I just had a really great teacher, but it really puts diseases in a whole new light. I know it sucks having to take a new pre-req when you have such a strong biology background, but of all the pre-reqs people have to take for these programs, I'd say micro is one of the better ones.
  9. Visit  mumu9} profile page
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    i still haven't got any emails,been checking m (inbox/Spam) like every 2 hrs yest and today.....anybody else still waiting for their results from UIC? Thanks
  10. Visit  rainkissedleaves} profile page
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    @mumu9- Call them tomorrow. That is all i can say. No news is better than bad news. Good luck!
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    I expect Micro will help with Pathophys and Pharma some too. I am not looking forward to either of those classes and I'm glad I have Micro already!
  12. Visit  mumu9} profile page
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    Thanks rainkissedleaves, i am too scared to do this. I guess i will sometime today
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    Don't be scared mumu! You have NOTHING to be scared about. You don't understand how scared I was just 20 mins ago when I got a reply about the reason for my denial. I finally had the courage to ask them and they told me I lacked nursing experience- they encouraged me to be a CNA. Allright, we move on. That's a legit answer because I do lack nursing experience even though I have tons of shadowing experience. I will consider UIC for my future placement (doctrate or even a job) and will let them know that I am a MUCH stronger candidate in round 2! Good luck! and keep us in the loop
  14. Visit  ncami10} profile page
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    @rain - that's what they said?? hmmm

    I just enrolled in a microbiology class, kinda $$ but probably worth it as an investment in my future so I will be applying to Rush!
    Luckily I looked at the syllabus and I have already learned everything on there in all my other Biology courses, and even tutored most of the material in college.

    mumu - hope you get in!


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