Hi everyone. I am an RN working in a hematology/oncology unit and have been thinking about applying to the Stony Brook University's FNP program. I've had my heart set on this and after a bit of soul searching, I am confident that this is the program that fits my aspirations and my career goals best. I just want some advice on applying:
At the moment I have 8 months of experience but I will have the required 1 year (and a few months) by the time the deadline comes around. If accepted, I would just be 2 months short of two years experience before beginning any classes at all, since the program starts in Summer 2018.
I also have a GPA of 3.495 and plan to get recommendations from my nurse manager, a professor from nursing school
, and a colleague who is a nurse practitioner (DNP). All who can speak on my work ethic as well as my academic performance and dedication.
I've spoken to several colleagues about the program and the course work. I also took a look at the syllabi for each class. I feel ready to apply and ready to get back in school and work towards my degree. I suppose what I am asking is, with the stats I provide, will I have a great shot at getting accepted? I plan to apply to more than one school but Stony Brook has my heart. Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated.