Vanderbilt Pre-specialty Fall 2011 - page 5

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. by   SCNP2B
    Oh my, I didn't know they now did interviews for FNP now. Very nervous...
  2. by   mef06011
    It was a phone interview invite for next Wednesday. I'm just hoping that its a good thing...I also felt I was pretty clear in my interview survey, and I just re-read my responses. My bf said an interview can never be a bad thing though, if they were writing us off, I don't think they would want to talk to us
  3. by   rtaylr5
    Did anyone else apply to the Acute care Program? If so, did you receive an interview invite?
  4. by   bluetonbo
    Mine is scheduled for Tuesday - I agree, if they weren't interested at all, they wouldn't have scheduled this. A little nerve wracking, nonetheless, with no idea of what to expect...
  5. by   pdubya24
    Has anyone that applied for the WHNP specialty hear anything yet or know if they do interviews for that track???
  6. by   nikki164
    now i'm getting even more nervous.. have any PNP direct entry people received emails?!
  7. by   mef06011
    Quote from bluetonbo
    Mine is scheduled for Tuesday - I agree, if they weren't interested at all, they wouldn't have scheduled this. A little nerve wracking, nonetheless, with no idea of what to expect...
    Good luck with your interview today! Let us know how it went!
  8. by   SydneyJo1
    Pdubya,
    I applied to the dual WHNP/ANP program (RN pre-specialty), and I haven't heard anything or gotten any emails. So maybe this whole interview thing is only for psych, FNP, and midwifery? To all who have an interview (and yes, I agree that it's a GOOD sign!), best of luck!! Let us know how it goes!!!
  9. by   mamalex
    I applied to the midwifery specialty, and I was not contacted about an interview For those of you who were unexpectedly called for interviews, do you have any idea how it went or what it means?? I am a little worried about my fall prereq grades. I made a B (A and P) and a C (Stats.) It was my first time in school in FOREVER. I guess it's good that my GRE score is decent, and I have a good amount of real-life birth experience.
  10. by   mef06011
    Hi mamalex,

    I have mine tomorrow at 3:15 (2:15 C) so I will definitely let you know what it was about and how it went when its over! I was a little surprised when I got the e-mail, but am glad to know other people got those e-mails too...I got a little worried!
  11. by   bluetonbo
    Quote from mef06011
    Good luck with your interview today! Let us know how it went!
    Hi mef06011,

    Thanks for the well-wishes! The interview was fine, relatively painless. I was put on speaker phone with two of the department (FNP) faculty, was asked three or so "typical" interview questions (why I chose the specialty, what kind of learner I was, etc.)... Then they gave me some information about the school and gave me the opportunity to ask them questions. 15, 20 minutes tops. This is the first interview I've done for a nursing program, I'm assuming it is pretty standard fare, as interviews go? I did ask why I was selected to participate in an interview - was told that the FNP specialty was the largest and most competitive program, and that they just wanted a better, more "personal" sense of who I was, as a 'qualified applicant'.

    So consider it a good sign that you've been scheduled for one - and good luck tomorrow!

    (BTW I don't want to worry anyone applying to the FNP program who hasn't been contacted... they didn't say whether they were interviewing all candidates, and sounds like they are still aways from making any final determinations.)
  12. by   Meredith09
    Quote from rtaylr5
    Did anyone else apply to the Acute care Program? If so, did you receive an interview invite?
    RT-

    I am a current pre-specialty ACNP student at Vandy. Wanted to wish you luck with your application and offer to answer any questions you might have regarding the application process or the program. Let me know if I can be of help! Good luck!
  13. by   mamalex
    Hi Meredith,

    I would LOVE to hear what your week is like as a pre-specialty student. I am a single mother of two and am curious how on earth this might work for us...IF I am accepted, of course My children have been pretty use to me being around for them, and I know this would mean huge changes for us.

    Thanks!

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