Is grad school really this hard to get into? - page 4

by itsnowbegun

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Greetings! Soooo after Georgetown kept haunting me to apply, I ended up not getting accepted. Waiting on Univ of Cincinnati (online) acceptance., I never knew graduate school would be this hard to get into. I never had issues... Read More


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    Congrats, When do you start Itsnowbegun? I start in January for ANP.
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    Congrats itsnowbegun. What does UC stand for?
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    Thank you! I will start Spring. And UC stands for university of Cincinnati
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    Thank you! I will start Spring. And UC stands for university of Cincinnati
    What a happy ending for you.. I wish you all the best.
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    Yea, I applied to Georgetown a few months ago and was not accepted. The enrollment advisor was very enthusiastic about getting me in and was there every step of the way until the rejection came. Never heard from her again. I think Georgetown was rejection #5. It started with Vanderbilt, Duke, University of South Alabama, and St. Louis University. I have a MSN already in Nursing Education with a GPA of 3.17. My undergrad GPA was 3.25. I have a total of now 10 years of nursing experience including Med/Surg (including Telemetry, Ortho, GI, and Oncology), Public Health, Home Health, Corrections, and Nursing Education. Since applying to the first four schools, I now have management under my belt. I belong to ANA,MONA, NLN, Chi Eta Phi (hold Secretary position), and Sigma Theta Tau. This has been very discouraging. Constantly asking for LORs, requesting transcripts, and not to mention the application fees...tiresome. I recently heard about Maryville's new online A/GNP and FNP programs and decided to go ahead and apply especially since there was no app fee for applying online. I know one of my sorority sisters is attending their on-campus program and she likes it. I'm right here in St. Louis and I don't know why I never looked at their program. I really had already given up before my boyfriend started getting on to me(I never told him about the rejection letters and all the discouragement I had). He just did not understand how I felt. I started all this applying back in December 2010 with two schools. This has turned into like I guess what Med School feels like...lol. I had started at Capella working on Gerontology Nursing maybe to prepare myself if I got into a A/GNP program. I must say coming on here has lifted my spirits up and given me much hope and faith that I will be accepted to Maryville's ANP program. All of my LORs should be in to my advisor by the end of the week. My references were more than happy to do the letters for me. So wish me luck!!!
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    Thank you illcleff!

    MskateeRN I must say you have strong determination and great experience under your belt! Now that's modivation for
    Me and others. apparently your Recommenders feel that you are a great nurse and will do great in being a NP. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Those schools or that perfect job just wasn't ready for you yet! Please keep us updated! Best of luck!
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    Dont feel down lady..I cannot tell you how many times I was denied acceptance into grad school. I never stopped applying. This year I was accepted into 2 grad programs and put on a waiting list for one. Don't give up because God is still in the business of making ways for people where men have said there is no way. Depend on God and keep applying. He will eventually make a way for you like He did for me this year and trust me it will be BEAUTIFUL!
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    I had a 4.0 and applied to Frontier and didn't get in.

    I have no idea of what these schools are looking for and I HIGHLY believe they are discriminating against older nurses.
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    I had a 4.0 and applied to Frontier and didn't get in.

    I have no idea of what these schools are looking for and I HIGHLY believe they are discriminating against older nurses.
    I really think that the essays and work experience applicants bring to the table have as much sway in the acceptance process as a 4.0 GPA has, maybe more. I will be in my early 50's when I start FNP and I have not felt my age is a deterent at all.
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    Jory. My friend says the same thing. She had a 4.0 too, but she thinks its because she is heavy...

    Guess you never can tell. She applied twice and got turned down both times there. I think they want nurses with out patient / office experience myself.


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