Vanderbilt Grad Entry 2013 - page 3

by LetsChill

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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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    How did you do on the GRE? What did you do to study? Any tips would be appreciated!
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    I'd study the gretutor.com website. You can buy a book or even go to the library and checkout a GRE book, but if you plan on taking the computerized version, this website helps you "feel" the format used on the real test and prepares you very well. So I think. IMHO

    I used this website as my only resource for the math and verbal portions and scored in a competitive range, according to admissions personnel, after my first try.
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    I have a BA (I have taken statistics) and am in my RN year of an ADN program (will finish May 2013). Can I apply this fall for matriculation in fall 2013 if I am not yet an RN?
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    Thank you! That is exactly what I was planning to do and now that you said that is what you did I feel better about it. I plan on taking the GRE in October so I can be ready to apply to Vandy in November.
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    Quote from MILOBRI
    I have a BA (I have taken statistics) and am in my RN year of an ADN program (will finish May 2013). Can I apply this fall for matriculation in fall 2013 if I am not yet an RN?
    You can apply. There is not a requirement to have so many yrs experience as a practicing RN. However, the competition is some what stiff. You will be applying as an Associates Degree nurse. You will still need to complete your BSN, which is an accelerated program at Vanderbilt when you do the ASN-MSN.

    Here is the website to get you going

    http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/msn/prespecrn.html
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    Thank you. I must have misunderstood what their website was saying. I plan on calling them tomorrow to clarify, but do you know how long the ASN-MSN track takes?
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    Non-BSN 3 semesters pre-specialty + 3 semesters FNP courses
    ASN or diploma RNs 2 semesters RN pre-specialty + 3 semesters FNP courses
    BSN RNs 3 semesters FNP courses
    Post-master’s Program length & courses determined by individual portfolio analysis




    If I have a BA and ADN, then which category would I fall into?
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    Quote from MILOBRI
    Thank you. I must have misunderstood what their website was saying. I plan on calling them tomorrow to clarify, but do you know how long the ASN-MSN track takes?
    You have an ASN. As far as the admission process goes, your BA is only as good as the prerequisites you've already taken during your past schooling. It will take you 5 semesters to complete your MSN from where you are now.

    ASN or diploma RNs
    2 semesters RN pre-specialty (AKA your BSN year) + 3 semesters specialty courses (AKA your MSN year)

    Also, which specialty are you planning on pursuing? I only ask because some specialties have additional requirements. Some require experience and some require that you live in Nashville for a time.
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    thank you, letschill. i am planning to pursue fnp. i've just put in a request for additional information, but as far as i can see an fnp distance student would be required to spend "blocks" of time on campus. any idea how long these blocks are and how much travel will be necessary?
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    Quote from MILOBRI
    Thank you, LetsChill. I am planning to pursue FNP. I've just put in a request for additional information, but as far as I can see an FNP distance student would be required to spend "blocks" of time on campus. Any idea how long these blocks are and how much travel will be necessary?
    For the distance block format, plan on being on campus for about a 5 day stretch 4 times a semester (basically once month). For the MSN portion, this time is for skills check odds and such. Not sure about the BSN portion though.


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