Fall 2012 NP Applications - page 2
Hey Everyone, I'm applying to nurse practitioner programs for Fall 2012. Anyone else out there? Maybe we can encourage each other during the process. I'm applying to: University of Arizona... Read More
Jan 16, '12I have applied to Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and University of North Dakota for mid-January. I live in OK and nursing is my second career. I have a BS in math from a long time ago and had an undergraduate GPA of 2.57 (certainly a liability). I have an ADN and I got all As except 1 B giving me a 3.96. I am in my last semester of getting a MS in Nursing Education from OUHSC and I have a 4.0 in my graduate work. I am hoping my undergraduate GPA will not hurt me too badly. I am limited to programs not requiring a BSN but am looking at the following programs (have to pare down the list!!!):
University of Missouri Columbia
University of Southern Alabama
Univeristy of Colorado (Denver)
Cox College Springfield
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
St Louis Unversity
KUMC KC, KS
Graceland Independence, MO
If anyone has any feedback on this list to help me pare it down or highlight good experiences, let me know. Good luck to all!
Jan 17, '12I have applied to UAB for Fall 2012. My first choice is FNP, my second choice is ACNP. I am waiting for my transcripts to be auidted so they can offically waive the GRE requirement. I have submitted everything else they require, so it's a waiting game at this point. I live in Atlanta. Where are you?
Jan 17, '12I live in Warner Robins near Macon, GA. My first choice is ANP, second ANP/Women's health NP and third ACNP for UAB. I am in the process of writing my essay. How long was your's? Mine seems so long. I had a great conversation with the ANP director. Seems like really nice people. This seems so stupid, but I didn't calculate university of arizona's tuition before applying. Wow.....it's super expensive and I don't know if I will be able to afford it. Right now I'm really leaning toward UAB.
Jan 17, '12My essay was 3-4 pages plus reference page. I know what you mean about cost. Even UAB is expensive to me. I had HOPE for my bachelor's so I'm dreading all the student loans. Fortunatel,y the hospital I work for offers tuition reimbursement -- which is minimal, but every little bit helps. I also plan to apply for any possible scholarships that may be available. Good luck on your essay!
Jan 17, '12Ok. I don't feel bad now. Mine is 4 pages and I still have to add the reference page. I will probably submit on Friday. I don't want to submit on the same day I finish the essay because I want to go back and edit and look atand punctuation with a fresh set of eyes. Where else have you applied? Did you put a third choice for UAB?
Jan 17, '12I have not applied anywhere else, but if I don't get into UAB I will apply at Vandy. I didn't select a 3rd choice because I am only interested in either FNP or ACNP.
Jan 17, '12Many people at my hospital were accepted into ACNP at UAB this last app cycle. I worry about applying to ACNP for fear of not finding a job after graduation. Is ACNP very marketable in Atlanta? If I already worked for a group of docs I would not fear applying to ACNP so much, but right now I have no connections. A friend of mine started Vandy this fall for ACNP. She said it's tough, but she loves it.
Jan 21, '12Hey rachelalean I just saw where u said u were from Warner robins, small world I work at mccg in Macon on 6 main what made u decide to apply to an online program
Jan 22, '12It's a good program and I did not want to take the GRE. Plus I needed something that is flexible and online provides that. Did you apply to any programs? I work at MCCG as well in the EC.
Jan 23, '12I also debated Ball State. A friend of mine just graduated from Georgia Southern and she loved it.
Jan 25, '12i'm applying to USA and UofM-columbia for PNP/DNP. scared to death...so worried i wont get in!!! to those that have, how were your admission requirements? i have a good undergrad GPA, but not stellar. im hoping my essay will win them over! any info would be helpful!!!
Jan 25, '12Good luck!! I'm very nervous as well with all the talk of admissions being so competitive right now with NP programs. Let's all keep in touch and keep each other posted on our progress.