Direct Entry Programs- How hard to get in? - page 26

Thanks for all of your responses to all of my previous posts. As you probably assume, I'm evaluating all of my options including ADN, BSN, and Direct-Entry MSN. The direct entry programs look... Read More

  1. by   Jess RN
    Ok, my desk is near a window overlooking my street and I literally just say my mailman walking down the street delivering mail to the houses on the other side of the street!! Aaaagggghhh! The anticipation!

    I'll post back in a few minutes!

    -Jess
    Last edit by Jess RN on Mar 4, '05
  2. by   Jess RN
    OK, so the mailman just came and brought me.....

























    A PRE APPROVED MASTERCARD APPLICATION!!!!!



    Sorry for yelling but what the h&*%?!?!?!?! I have officially lost my mind.

    -Jess
  3. by   NP-to-be
    Quote from future nurse jess
    OK, so the mailman just came and brought me.....

























    A PRE APPROVED MASTERCARD APPLICATION!!!!!



    Sorry for yelling but what the h&*%?!?!?!?! I have officially lost my mind.

    -Jess
    Oh no ... this is torture :angryfire

    I just came all the way home to check my mail before leaving ... and it hasn't been delivered yet. Now I have approxiamately 4 mins to wait for the mailman before I will officially be very late. Looks like it will be another weekend of wondering .....
  4. by   ChrisA
    Just called UCSF. The letters went out thursday and friday, with a few on monday. She couldn't tell me my *personal* status over the phone. Wouldn't be right. Call back if I don't get it by next tuesday.

    I'll be frank with you all, this was a terrible, terrible week to try to quit smoking.
  5. by   ChrisA
    OK, I just popped home to check the mail. There was a letter from UCSF! But it was a No, so it looks like I start working on other plans for the next year and apply again in the fall. *shrug*

    I reckon I'll start this evening off with a :beercuphe
  6. by   Jess RN
    Quote from ChrisA
    OK, I just popped home to check the mail. There was a letter from UCSF! But it was a No, so it looks like I start working on other plans for the next year and apply again in the fall. *shrug*

    I reckon I'll start this evening off with a :beercuphe
    Oh Chris- what a bummer. After all that extra waiting too.

    Have a good night, relax, enjoy and work on plan B another day...

    -Jess
  7. by   ChrisA
    Quote from future nurse jess
    Oh Chris- what a bummer. After all that extra waiting too.

    Have a good night, relax, enjoy and work on plan B another day...

    -Jess
    Thanks Jess,

    Oh, and it's my Birthday on Sunday!
  8. by   pancake
    Quote from ChrisA
    OK, I just popped home to check the mail. There was a letter from UCSF! But it was a No, so it looks like I start working on other plans for the next year and apply again in the fall. *shrug*

    I reckon I'll start this evening off with a :beercuphe
    Hi Chris, I'm so sorry to hear that. For myself, even though I didn't expect to get into UCSF, I was still hopeful, and then crushed when I got my letter. It takes a few days to settle down and assess the situation.

    Scott Ziehm, the MEPN Dean, will talk to people who didn't get in this year and let them know what they can do to strengthen their apps for next year. You sound like a great applicant and I'm sure you'll make it in. So many people do the second time around.
  9. by   Jess RN
    Quote from ChrisA
    Thanks Jess,

    Oh, and it's my Birthday on Sunday!
    Happy Birthday weekend!!!!

    -Jess
  10. by   Jess RN
    Quote from seahorse
    Scott Ziehm, the MEPN Dean, will talk to people who didn't get in this year and let them know what they can do to strengthen their apps for next year. You sound like a great applicant and I'm sure you'll make it in. So many people do the second time around.
    That is excellent and really says a lot about the program that they are willing to give specific feedback to applicants. It's amazing more schools won't do this- when it would only strengthen the quality of their applicant pool!

    -Jess
  11. by   CAG12345
    ChrisA,

    My condolences regarding the "No" from UCSF. Whatever it takes to kick back and take it easy, go for it.

    It's so darn hard to get into these programs!

    I'm starting to wonder what the application to acceptance ratios are for medical school these days. I wonder if the direct entry MSN programs are tougher to get into. :uhoh21: It wouldn't surprise me in the least. Not that any of us necessarily want to go to medical school (more prereqs, more years of school, being doctors, etc), but the point I'm trying to make is that it seems almost absurd that it's so competitive.

    I mean we're all intelligent, accomplished, talented people who I imagine feel a calling of sorts to be nurses/clinical nurse specialists/nurse practitioners/nurse midwives, etc.

    Go figure...
  12. by   Gennaver
    Quote from ChrisA
    OK, I just popped home to check the mail. There was a letter from UCSF! But it was a No, so it looks like I start working on other plans for the next year and apply again in the fall. *shrug*

    I reckon I'll start this evening off with a :beercuphe
    ChrisA,

    First-->AAAaaagh!

    Second-->Time to write that letter asking them to reconsider, right?

    Then lastly, as you said you get another year to work on the supportive classes or pre-reqs or experience and anything else that will be on hold when classes for the program do start.

    I hope it works out!! DArn, grumble, mumble, moan.....
    Gennaver
    p.s. trying to find the kismit in it all, the benefit we don't see .....
  13. by   Gennaver
    Quote from CAG12345
    ChrisA,

    My condolences regarding the "No" from UCSF. Whatever it takes to kick back and take it easy, go for it.

    It's so darn hard to get into these programs!

    I mean we're all intelligent, accomplished, talented people who I imagine feel a calling of sorts to be nurses/clinical nurse specialists/nurse practitioners/nurse midwives, etc.

    Go figure...
    Hi,
    I think it has something to do with the shortage of teaching faculty. The ADN programs that I had been looking at for years, (but not taking the deadlines and total completion of pre-reqs seriously) are nearly as equally as competitive.
    Gennaver

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