Seattle U - APNI 2012 - page 4

Anyone already applying at Seattle U? Which track? I haven't finished my pre-req's, so I am probably not too competitive this year, but I am going to apply anyway. I am applying for the nurse-midwife track and my background is... Read More

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    Hi Angeljs! Thanks for posting here! I love the pass it forward mentality and I do that at lot myself.
    That's so cool that you applied 3 times. That's perseverance! Can I ask you what you think were the major factors that determined your move to the top of the list?

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    Well the first yr I applied I wasn't going to have my BA or my prereqs done until June but I applied for the hell of it. The second time I blew the interview, they told me that I would make a good nurse but maybe I should shadow an NP and I was waitlisted. Last year I nailed everything but was still waitlisted. I was taken off the waitlist in late March or April. I volunteered with hospice that year as well and think that may have made the difference but I had plenty of volunteer experience before that too.
    I can tell you that literally every single student has a lot of volunteer experience, so if you don't have some now GET IT NOW, you can tell them in the interview since its too late for apps. I don't think having health experience helps a whole lot. There are only maybe 4 or 5 students with previous work in health. The APNI program and teachers view all of our diverse degrees as our strengths not weaknesses. Being more diverse gives us a broader scope. Hope that helps little (:
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    That helps a LOT! I am considering not applying this year. I have the same "apply for the hell of it" attitude and this it's what's killing me! But I don't know if it's worth it. All the volunteer experience that I have is NOT in any type of nursing (it was helping my mom who is a pharmacist distributing medicine for the poor in Brazil), I am not going to be done with prereqs either. I do know I have a killer letter of intent, but that's the only thing that saves me LOL.
    Maybe I should take this year to do things better, and specially get this volunteer experience. One thing that I could do is to go to Brazil in 2012 and get a ton of volunteer there in addition to the experiences here. I think this will help a lot.
    Keep posting please!
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    Now, I forgot to ask - how do you like it there? What are the great things about the school and the program and what could be improved? I am so excited about the sole existence of this program that I don't even care too much if I don't get in right now. Tell us about the things that you learned about the program once classes started that you didn't know before?
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    First off, you should apply. It's $50, or was, and you don't have to pay again if you apply the next year, so nothing to lose. Also, the majority of us didn't have volunteer experience in healthcare. SU just wants to know that it's students have volunteered for vulnerable populations, and quite frankly everyone can be vulnerable during times in their lives. Secondly, I have really enjoyed school so far and being a part of a cohort is an amazing and very supportive experience. This summer was insane, seriously harder than anything I've done before times 10! I mean I did 20 credits split between 2 schools and worked 20-30hrs a week over the course of a year in the past and that was nothing compared to summer quarter. In fact, we lost 2 students because they didn't get the passing grades, so they will be rejoining the 2012 cohort. I had about an hr or 2 a day that I wasn't in school or studying. But we only had school 4 days a week so at least we had that extra day to do work. However, this fall is relaxing in comparison. Summer was all classes that required memorizing a ton of info while fall has more theory and only one hard class. I actually went back to my old job to work a little since I find I'm bored. Most of the teachers are pretty good and I feel like Im getting a good education for the most part. Clinical in summer was just at an old folks home so pretty boring but this fall is OB and has been so cool. I saw a vaginal birth yesterday and assisted with what I could. It was really cool, they had to use a vacuum, and there was a 3d degree laceration (baby and mom were fine by the way). Most of us have done meds, shots, catheters, assessments, and care plans and lots of other cool little things. Winter and spring I know will be busy though. This quarter we have 60 clinical hours, but winter is around 170 clinical hrs and spring over 200. They also prepare you with lots of information before clinical starts so that you are ready to start doing work on your first day unlike other nursing programs where you go and shadow and learn on site. Anyway, thats probably too much info but couldn't stop myself.
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    Awesome to know all this! The idea that I have is a lot of camaraderie among students and professors and people closer in age, that appeals to me a lot. What a difference from the 200 student classes at UW... I can't wait to get in, be it now or in a couple years. I will have you as an inspiration. I am going to the nursing info section on the 9th and will decide then if I should apply or not. I will transfer my transcripts asap just in case.
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    Quote from angeljs12000
    First off, you should apply. It's $50, or was, and you don't have to pay again if you apply the next year, so nothing to lose. Also, the majority of us didn't have volunteer experience in healthcare. SU just wants to know that it's students have volunteered for vulnerable populations, and quite frankly everyone can be vulnerable during times in their lives. Secondly, I have really enjoyed school so far and being a part of a cohort is an amazing and very supportive experience. This summer was insane, seriously harder than anything I've done before times 10! I mean I did 20 credits split between 2 schools and worked 20-30hrs a week over the course of a year in the past and that was nothing compared to summer quarter. In fact, we lost 2 students because they didn't get the passing grades, so they will be rejoining the 2012 cohort. I had about an hr or 2 a day that I wasn't in school or studying. But we only had school 4 days a week so at least we had that extra day to do work. However, this fall is relaxing in comparison. Summer was all classes that required memorizing a ton of info while fall has more theory and only one hard class. I actually went back to my old job to work a little since I find I'm bored. Most of the teachers are pretty good and I feel like Im getting a good education for the most part. Clinical in summer was just at an old folks home so pretty boring but this fall is OB and has been so cool. I saw a vaginal birth yesterday and assisted with what I could. It was really cool, they had to use a vacuum, and there was a 3d degree laceration (baby and mom were fine by the way). Most of us have done meds, shots, catheters, assessments, and care plans and lots of other cool little things. Winter and spring I know will be busy though. This quarter we have 60 clinical hours, but winter is around 170 clinical hrs and spring over 200. They also prepare you with lots of information before clinical starts so that you are ready to start doing work on your first day unlike other nursing programs where you go and shadow and learn on site. Anyway, thats probably too much info but couldn't stop myself.
    I am also in the 2011 APNI cohort. I lived and breathed this site last year when I was applying to SU. So I hope our two cents will give you some form of comfort knowing that everything will work out for the best!!!
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    Hi Lune lol
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    Ok, I just applied.



    now the waiting game...
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    Quote from angeljs12000
    Well the first yr I applied I wasn't going to have my BA or my prereqs done until June but I applied for the hell of it. The second time I blew the interview, they told me that I would make a good nurse but maybe I should shadow an NP and I was waitlisted. Last year I nailed everything but was still waitlisted. I was taken off the waitlist in late March or April. I volunteered with hospice that year as well and think that may have made the difference but I had plenty of volunteer experience before that too.
    I can tell you that literally every single student has a lot of volunteer experience, so if you don't have some now GET IT NOW, you can tell them in the interview since its too late for apps. I don't think having health experience helps a whole lot. There are only maybe 4 or 5 students with previous work in health. The APNI program and teachers view all of our diverse degrees as our strengths not weaknesses. Being more diverse gives us a broader scope. Hope that helps little (:

    Hey! Thanks for telling us so much its so incredibly helpful. Can you elaborate on the interview process? Is a phone interview going to lead to rejection? I live in Florida so I was worried about making it there for an interview and how that would affect my chances.


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