Vanderbilt Pre-specialty Fall 2011 - page 4

Hi all! I just wanted to get a thread started for those who plan on applying to Vanderbilt's prespecialty (for non-nurses) MSN program. I only recently discovered this program about 2 months ago... Read More

  1. Visit  mef06011 profile page
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    Quote from TGill06
    Hey MEF,

    I was on the online application page and I didn't see where it lets you know if the transcripts were received. Is it on the first page right when you log-in?

    Trisha
    Hi Trisha,

    Yeah, if you are at the top of the page I think it says "Fall 2011" and allows you to click on it. It should then take you to a page with your transcripts, recommenders, and GRE scores. If it says transcripts are missing, that doesn't mean that they actually are...just trying to save everyone else from the mini-heart attack I experienced. hahaha
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  3. Visit  T-Dasha profile page
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    Yea I did receive an email. It was kind of a bummer to get that email because I live in Georgia now. So when I saw that Georgia was one of the places in which we could not do our specialty year I was definitely let down. So I decided that if I get accepted then I'll move back home to Louisiana and do my specialty year there.

    What about you? How did you respond to the email?
  4. Visit  rtaylr5 profile page
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    Wait.... Wait... Wait.... I just wanna fast forward through the next 6-8 weeks! =)
  5. Visit  TGill06 profile page
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    Haha yeah, it says mine are missing and they shouldn't be. Do you think I should contact them about that? And did you turn in your app exactly on Dec 1st?
  6. Visit  mandi.h profile page
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    I applied to the psychiatric NP specialty, which requires an interview. Does anyone know when we can expect to hear back about scheduling the interview? I live on the east coast and was wondering how much notice I'll have to make my arrangements. Thanks so much!
  7. Visit  nikki164 profile page
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    @TDasha:

    Well, I just kind of said that I am fortunate enough to have flexibility in where I do my specialty year, so if it comes down to a space issue, I will do whatever they need me to do, basically. (Obviously, I didn't say it like that)

    Currently, I live in Nashville and I just moved year only a year ago to live with my boyfriend of 5 years who is a 3rd year at Vandy med. He'd apply to residency in the city and surrounding area of where I decide to go for my specialty year. Its just sad because I've gotten super comfortable in Nashville and made our home a real home. I'd hate to pick up and leave again, but oh well!
    Last edit by nikki164 on Jan 12, '11 : Reason: directing it to a person
  8. Visit  jenna88 profile page
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    Hi all,

    I know I am jumping in a bit late on this conversation. Applied on Dec 1st for pre-specialty entry into the WHNP program. I read in some article how the 2010 class had an average GPA of 3.3 and a 1070 GRE? This seemed low to me but sure made me feel better!!
    Dreading waiting another ~2 months!
  9. Visit  T-Dasha profile page
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    @jenna88

    What article did you read that in? Do you have the link?
  10. Visit  jenna88 profile page
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    I saw it about 3-4 months ago- It was a legitimate article published by some organization at Venderbilt- I wanna say the school newspaper of college of nursing newsletter. I just googled and it came up but now I cannot find it to save my life- really weird... But yeah like I said I was shocked by those stats
  11. Visit  mef06011 profile page
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    Hey I just got an e-mail asking me to interview for the midwifery specialty, did anyone else get this? I didn't know they did interviews for any other specialty but Mental Health.
  12. Visit  bluetonbo profile page
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    Yes I just got an email requesting a telephone interview as well - I applied for the Family NP program. I felt I was pretty comprehensive in my written interview response, so I'm not sure what else they would need to ask. I called the school to get more info on this and how best to prepare but just received an email response indicating "there is no advanced preparation for this interview." Thoughts, anyone?
  13. Visit  nikki164 profile page
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    I didn't know they did interviews for anything else other than mental health either... does anyone in pediatrics have an interview?? Who was this email from, the admissions office or specialty director?

    mef06011- is yours an in-person interview or phone?
  14. Visit  bluetonbo profile page
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    Mine was from the "Dept Education Assistant," FNP/NMW programs, which explains why a midwifery specialty applicant would get an interview request around the same time.


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