UIC Graduate Entry Program - page 72

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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 health care, tech in a medical... Read More


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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!
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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
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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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    Quote from ncami10
    @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!
    Yeah, that's what the guy said. He said the committee allows very few students overall which makes competition very high. He recommended more volunteering or CNA

    Ncami- isn't rush a CNL program?
    http://www.rushu.rush.edu/servlet/Sa...e_GME_CME_Page
    Last edit by rainkissedleaves on May 8, '13
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    Rain, at Rush you earn an MSN upon completion of the program, and are eligible to sit for both the CNL exam and the NCLEX.
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    Quote from sarasays
    Rain, at Rush you earn an MSN upon completion of the program, and are eligible to sit for both the CNL exam and the NCLEX.
    So are you required to sit for the CNL? Or can you just get a RN with MSN? This is considering CNL exam is different than RN. I haven't looked into CNL so pardon my lack of knowledge
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    From what I understand, you can sit on both at the end of the two years. And also the transition to higher level nursing is easier...

    "GEM students can complete a streamlined application for admission to a doctoral program after completing a year of the GEM program. Upon graduation you can take doctoral level courses while beginning work as a RN or delay your start until a later term.  As an example, a GEM student who wishes to continue their education in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program could complete that program of study part-time in a little over 3 years while working full-time as a RN."
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    Quote from ncami10
    From what I understand, you can sit on both at the end of the two years. And also the transition to higher level nursing is easier...

    "GEM students can complete a streamlined application for admission to a doctoral program after completing a year of the GEM program. Upon graduation you can take doctoral level courses while beginning work as a RN or delay your start until a later term.  As an example, a GEM student who wishes to continue their education in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program could complete that program of study part-time in a little over 3 years while working full-time as a RN."
    should I go to MU? (This question is open to everyone)... I kind of scared not going to lie. I am diving into this program 3 days after graduation and I really wanted to get a breather... Wanted to do things, work, travel and what not. I am questioning if I should apply to rush and de Paul ...? And start a little later than right away. I think there's many underlying reasons such as - I know no one in Milwaukee which is making me lonely already...


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