Vanderbilt Grad Entry 2013 - page 28

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Hey everyone! This thread is for all of those out there who are planning on applying to one of Vanderbilt's MSN programs for Fall 2013. I'm starting to get my application packet together. I haven't started my interview... Read More


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    Having been through the process of applying, has anyone become aware of how selective the grad entry (for BSN-prepared nurses) programs are? Specifically for the psych specialty, or in general. Thanks.
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    I would like to know more about the psych speciality too! Thank you in advance to anyone who responds.
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    Hi! I am a current psych NP student in this program. In regards to selectivity, the program is quite competitive, but worth a try with applying, considering they truly look at the applicant as a whole package. Psych is one of the only specialties that requires an interview (fortunately it is a telephone interview).
    Please let me know what specific questions that you have! You can PM me too.
    Last edit by freeornearly on May 7, '13
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    I have been accepted into the psych specialty for fall 2013, and it is selective but i agree with the comment above. It is definitely worth applying. They really take the time to go over each and every aspect of every applicant.
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    Quote from vandy056
    I have been accepted into the psych specialty for fall 2013, and it is selective but i agree with the comment above. It is definitely worth applying. They really take the time to go over each and every aspect of every applicant.
    HI Vandy056 and freeornearly,
    I am looking at the Psych program starting 2014 and My GE scores are 153V 152Q and 4.0A. Should I just retake GRE or focus on other aspects of the application? I plan on submitting the application sometime in October;

    Thanks
    Ari
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    Hi aritakum, I'm starting the pre specialty program for psych this fall and my gre scores were just a little bit above yours. I do think they look at the whole application; however they also have minimum qualifications that you must meet to get an interview. I was told by a faculty member that they interview all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. I was wait listed but ended up getting in. Good luck!
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    Hi everyone, I'm new to this thread. I was just accepted to the AGACNP program starting in August 2013. I'll be moving from Baltimore so I'm interested to know if anyone has any info on where to live, and where not to live.
    Also, does anyone know how many people are in our program?
    I was admitted asa full time student but I'm considering switching to the 2 year part time so I can work, if this is possible. Does anyone have advice or comments about this?
    Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
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    Quote from aritakum
    HI Vandy056 and freeornearly,
    I am looking at the Psych program starting 2014 and My GE scores are 153V 152Q and 4.0A. Should I just retake GRE or focus on other aspects of the application? I plan on submitting the application sometime in October;

    Thanks
    Ari
    Those are pretty low scores, barely past the 50th percentile. I'm sure you can do better! It's really not a difficult test. Just get a bunch of study guides and do lots of practice tests. Grab a vocab list from Quizlet and get crackin. I scored 166V and 159Q (1450 old scale) and only studied for a month. These programs are pretty damn competitive, so yes they look at the whole package, but it's still not good to have any blemishes on your application if you're serious about getting in your first time.
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    Appreciate the advice .... I will retake!
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    Would you recommend retaking anatomy if I got a C+, even if my GPA is 3.7+ overall in a quality state school BSN program?

    This is all great advice..thank you =)


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