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- Mar 2, '12 by kaliumI'm so eager to find out the results. After thinking about it for nearly a week (I interviewed last Saturday), I think the question that threw me off the most was when they asked me to relate an experience where I advocated for someone. I wasn't expecting that and feel my answer was relatively weak.
Crazily enough, I've been offered two jobs in the past two weeks - and I've accepted both of them. One is a contract position (part-time) and the other is as a PCT/CNA (full-time) in a large Seattle hospital. Right now I'm excited for the possibility of becoming an NP candidate, and I'm also excited to begin these two jobs. There's so much awesome happening right now and I hope y'all are experiencing the same
- Mar 3, '12 by mindfulmidwifeHello everyone! I am currently in the APNI program, just about done with my third quarter. I haven't ever posted here but I wanted to pop in and say hello! I remember being in your shoes a year ago, applying, coming to Seattle to interview, waiting, wondering, waiting some more... It won't be that way forever, I promise! Things move forward and it happens so incredibly fast. I can't believe that I'm 3-4 months away from taking NCLEX and being an RN! It feels like just a little bit ago I was starting my first prerequisite class!
Once you find out about acceptance into the program, there's still tons to do to get ready. I absolutely recommend starting a Facebook group for those who commit to going, and stay with it throughout the year.... our group has saved our whole cohort! It really helped to start to get to know people before the program even started, and we encourage and support and remind each other of upcoming assignments, and listen to frustrations. Hugely important. Also, the students in the cohort ahead of you can pop in and tell you that it won't always be as crazy as the first year is!
You will be assigned mentors (from my cohort!), if you want one, and I highly recommend this. Mine was a source for used textbooks, sage advice, coffee/study dates, and a listening ear.
Take care of yourselves during this waiting period! Self-care is essential for getting through this program, and it helps to start now.
Good luck everyone!
- Thank you so much, Robin.
I love this supportive atmosphere, one of the reasons why I want to go to SU - so different of life as an undergrad at UW!
You advice came in a good time. We have a good bunch of people in this thread, I must tell you. I will be ever so lucky to meet all of them and all of you.
- Mar 3, '12 by psychmpnpHello everyone...my first time posting anything here. My brother's an RN at the VA - he told me about this site lastnight. Wish I'd found it sooner, you all seem so supportive and caring of each other! I interviewed for the Psych track - it's nice to know I'm not alone in feeling like it was one of the most nerve-racking, challenging interviews I've ever had! Wondering if I said enough or said too much, if I should have given my thank you card or mailed it in, etc etc. Although it looks like I may be one of the only Catholics on this thread Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and congratulate everyone on getting past the interview stage - what a journey so far! I think you should all be very proud
- Mar 3, '12 by pooja88I had my interview this morning. Like everyone else, I'm not sure what to think. I wish I had looked at kalium's post about the question that was the most off-putting - a time where you advocated for someone else - I have a lot of these experiences from my work but I really stumbled to identify one situation and what I clearly did...I didn't really have it cued up in my mind, yet. Very disappointed about that. I'm also thinking I could have been more creative about some of my answers. Honestly, they said they asked everyone the same questions but the way they asked me some of mine was a little bit different. When they asked why Seattle U's mission and my own are similar I could have talked more about social justice and vulnerable populations. That's ALL i focused on in my letter of intent, but during my interview I talked more about my values for cultural competency, holistic care, and the importance of being continually educated in order to become the most effective clinician...I wish I had talked about how seattle u is unique from many programs because it combines Gero into the adult specialization, and the geriatric population is really vulnerable and so my desire to work and help this population is in our mutual interest.
There's so much I feel like I left out, and a ton that I threw in just to say (even though it wasn't directly part of the question)...I related everything but maybe I rambled...
Overall I can't really say it was a bad experience, I'm mostly neutral...but just wishing I could have been more innovative and mentioned a few of my other qualities...Now I'm just incredibly scared. They literally ran out of time for me...right before my inerview was supposed to start the lady took me upstairs (where i proceeded to start breathing so fast I thought I was going to pass out)..but either way, they had to stick to their schedule so rigidly that I felt extremely rushed. i'm so overwhelmed!
- Mar 3, '12 by pooja88I sincerely appreciate everyone on this forum though, for being so great and supportive and for describing your experiences...that helps and just knowing that people are so gracious and kind is more than i could ask for in this process. I guess I'll be getting my NA-C certification soon and then trying to apply for some psych jobs at different hospitals in the area (I'm not applying for psych, i'm adult/gero but my B.S. is in psychology so it's an area in which I can find a job - envious of those who have great psych jobs or are about to start them since it's been a tough search for me)...but yeah...i wish everyone the best and i'm crossing my fingers and saying prayers for us all.
- Mar 3, '12 by Cura te ipsumCompleted my AGNP interview this morning.
I'd like to extend warm regards to everyone who so graciously provided information regarding the interview process.
I had a restless night --it seems like I've been interviewing myself for days!
I felt like I needed to unwind myself to dissipate pent up nervous energy before the interview, so I went to the gym this morning and did an "express" upper body resistance workout followed by 45 minutes on the treadmill.
I am comfortable with how the interview went and I am at peace with myself. It helped to pray before and after the interview.
I'm about to reward myself with a walk from my house down to Coulon Park on Lake Washington on what is turning out to be a beautiful spring day. My school projects will have to wait until tomorrow.
Congrats to everyone for making it over the latest hurdle in this journey, and please be gentle on yourself while waiting for their decisions. Making it this far in the process is a significant accomplishment in itself -- so celebrate your success!
My significant other suggests champagne or a good bottle of wine tonight ... I'll drink to that :kiss
- Are we all done with the interviews, now? Was today the last day?
Congratulations to everyone!
- Mar 3, '12 by NPjustineThanks to all posters on this board for their warmth and kind contributions. I interviewed today and some fnp candidates were interviewing as well. Pretty sure today was the final interview date with decisions being made over the next two weeks. Congrats to everyone!
- I started a Facebook page for us - following Robin's recommendation. Look for Seattle University APNI 2012 and ask to be added!