Is grad school really this hard to get into?

  1. 0 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 with applying to a school I wanted and getting accepted. Feeling down,and needing a little encouragement.
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    From 'Ohio'; Joined May '03; Posts: 85; Likes: 25.

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  3. Visit  myelin profile page
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    The economy is down which means that people are flooding into grad school right now. This is especially true in healthcare, which is a field that still has relatively good pay and demand, overall. Nursing has definitely become very selective, especially advanced practice nursing. Plus, Georgetown is an excellent school that's going to attract very competitive applicants.

    Good luck on U Cincinnati!
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  4. Visit  itsnowbegun profile page
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    Thank you! UNIV of Cincinnatj takes up to 12 weeks to respond. It's a bit nerve racking. I found out about Georgetown within a few weeks. Being patient yet wondering if I should apply to other schools.
    Thanks again for responding.
  5. Visit  Kgrapperhaus profile page
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    Hi
    I would apply to others schools while you're waiting. Have you tried Frontier Nursing University. It is the leading school for FNP & CNM. They are competitive, especially for the FNP but they have classes starting about every 6 weeks. It is an online program which is great if you need to work while going to school. All your clinicals are at the end of the program & are done in your community. www.frontier.edu for more information
    Good luck
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  6. Visit  itsnowbegun profile page
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    No I haven't. About to go to their website now. Thank you!
  7. Visit  MSTXnurse profile page
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    It took them about 8 weeks to respond for me. My application was complete in mid March and got an acceptance letter via email two days ago to University of Cincinnati. I start Spring 2013 for Adult Nurse Practitioner Program. I do not know anyone who has completed or going through program.
  8. Visit  CCRNDiva profile page
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    I would apply to more schools. I was feeling the same way last year after I got a few denial letters. Even more discouraging was the fact that no one could give me a good reason for my denial. (I had 7 yrs critical care experience, CCRN certification, Nursing and last 60 credit GPA > 3.5, volunteer experience etc) I was told that there has been a huge increase in the number of applicants due to the economy and the misinformation related to the DNP recommendation.

    I ended up being accepted into the last program I applied to and another school that rejected me for Fall admission accepted me for admission in the Spring. In the end, I applied to schools and I was accepted into two. I'm glad that I continued to apply programs otherwise I would have missed the opportunity to begin graduate education last year. A friend of mine was accepted after taking courses as a non-degreed student (something that was recommended to me by the director of admissions at one the schools that denied me as well).

    Don't give up. Continue to advance yourself professionally by sitting for certifications, volunteering, etc. My favorite nursing professor would always tell me that I would end up where I was supposed to be. I had to remind myself of that several times during the application process. Good luck!!
  9. Visit  SRDAVIS profile page
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    Try st LOUIS university they have online NP program. They accepted me with a 3.1. Undergrad gpa

    Good luck
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    Quote from MSTXnurse
    It took them about 8 weeks to respond for me. My application was complete in mid March and got an acceptance letter via email two days ago to University of Cincinnati. I start Spring 2013 for Adult Nurse Practitioner Program. I do not know anyone who has completed or going through program.

    Congrats!
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  11. Visit  bvwatts04 profile page
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    SRDAVIS,

    Did you have to take the GRE to get accepted to STL U? I have looking into them but their website states that the requirement is 3.2 and above. I too have a 3.1 Undergrad and was discouraged to learn of this. But your post brings me hope.
  12. Visit  itsnowbegun profile page
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    Thanks everyone! This definitely gives me hope! I dislike constantly going to my recommenders asking for letters
    Will keep everyone updated! Good news soon to come.
    Happy Nurses Week by the way:-)
  13. Visit  bvwatts04 profile page
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    itsnowbegun,

    I am right there with you. I too was recently denied to Georgetown and it was quite a hit. I am looking into other schools as well and asking the same individuals for recommendations is a little embarrassing to say the least.

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    Quote from bvwatts04
    itsnowbegun,

    I am right there with you. I too was recently denied to Georgetown and it was quite a hit. I am looking into other schools as well and asking the same individuals for recommendations is a little embarrassing to say the least.

    Yes and their denial letter sucks
    Everyday the Admission Counselor was calling, giving updates and I feel like the least thing he could have done was follow up and "close" the relationship. He kept pushing me to get everything done, was there thru every step and then nothing. I keep telling myself it was extremely expensive and perhaps the Universe has other plans for me... Well I guess it's obvious it does.
    I am listening to others here and soon as I get out of this dump I will apply to other schools. I just hope UC gives me an answer soon... And if it's negative then I will apply out the ass until I need fecal bag and somebody accepts me! Lol. Good luck to you!
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