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... Read More

  1. Visit  Barbaraleev profile page
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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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  3. Visit  angeljs12000 profile page
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    I don't think a phone interview will hurt you, the staff seems pretty understanding. Many of our cohort came from out of state (the majority I think) so I am sure not all were able to do an in person interview.
  4. Visit  Calinca profile page
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    I have a few questions, can somebody help me?

    . Did you guys send the resume/letter of intent via email or regular mail? Did they send an acknowledgement if by email?
    . How can we be sure that our recommendation letters were received? Other than bothering our professors?
    . Is the website (our account) going to change for us - tracking the application, docs received, scores, interviews, etc?

    To the students: Thank you. From me and from anyone who will access this site in the future, it's very neat to have you in this thread.

    Angel, what did you do when you finished your BA? Did you spend the last two years working in the field you graduated or what exactly happened, if I may ask? Did you volunteer at all before the first time you applied? What about before the second time? Did you send a new letter of intent every single time? Thanks in advance.
  5. Visit  blackbird singing profile page
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    Quote from Calinca
    I have a few questions, can somebody help me?

    . Did you guys send the resume/letter of intent via email or regular mail? Did they send an acknowledgement if by email?
    . How can we be sure that our recommendation letters were received? Other than bothering our professors?
    . Is the website (our account) going to change for us - tracking the application, docs received, scores, interviews, etc?

    To the students: Thank you. From me and from anyone who will access this site in the future, it's very neat to have you in this thread.

    Angel, what did you do when you finished your BA? Did you spend the last two years working in the field you graduated or what exactly happened, if I may ask? Did you volunteer at all before the first time you applied? What about before the second time? Did you send a new letter of intent every single time? Thanks in advance.
    I sent the resume and letter via regular mail, but when I called to ask, she said you could send it via email if you preferred. I just felt more comfortable sending it through snail mail. I sent them the day after I submitted the rest of the application online. So, a few days after that, I got a letter in the mail telling me that I still needed the resume and letter. But I assumed they had crossed paths as they made their way across the country (from ohio...) so I didn't worry about it. This letter also had my Seattle U ID #. On their graduate admissions website, there is a link to check application status, which I used to see if all the items were submitted.

    All my professors sent me an email letting me know when they had been submitted. You could send them an email reminder letting them know about the deadline and maybe then they will send you one back telling when they submit it? Or, maybe you can just call SeattleU's grad admissions office to see if all the letters have been received?

    And yes, I have to agree with the thank you to the students! I have used this website as such a wonderful resource for help with applications at different schools! It is so nice to hear from students who have been successful with the application!!
  6. Visit  angeljs12000 profile page
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    Well I have been a server FOREVER now so the 2 yrs between my BA and SU I worked. I volunteered over one summer at a retirement home and then the next year volunteered for hospice for about 7-8 months. I was basically doing anything I could to help my chances. I also had a couple hundred hours of volunteer experience from before my BA days as a candy striper and at an elementary school. I had a 3.7 and even with all the volunteer experience was still waitlisted twice for the adult track, which isn't even as competitive as some of the others (family). When it comes down to it I think all the applicants are exceptional but I think the volunteer experience can be the icing on the cake? Oh and I used the same letter of intent but revised it quite a bit each time.
  7. Visit  Barbaraleev profile page
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    Quote from angeljs12000
    Well I have been a server FOREVER now so the 2 yrs between my BA and SU I worked. I volunteered over one summer at a retirement home and then the next year volunteered for hospice for about 7-8 months. I was basically doing anything I could to help my chances. I also had a couple hundred hours of volunteer experience from before my BA days as a candy striper and at an elementary school. I had a 3.7 and even with all the volunteer experience was still waitlisted twice for the adult track, which isn't even as competitive as some of the others (family). When it comes down to it I think all the applicants are exceptional but I think the volunteer experience can be the icing on the cake? Oh and I used the same letter of intent but revised it quite a bit each time.
    You sound like my twin. I received by BA in may 2010, now I am a server and have been since graduating, trying to get volunteer hours here and there. Had about 1000 hours in other fields. I had a 3.8 and my science GPA is around that too. Is midwifery more competitive than the others? How many applicants are accepted into each specialty? And to other applicants- are you applying to BSN programs too, or just MSN?
  8. Visit  angeljs12000 profile page
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    in our cohort theres about 11 in both FNP and ANP, and the rest (comm, midwif, psych) have about 7 or 8. I'm not sure how competitive they all are but I know FNP is the most competitive and I think comm is the least... just guessing? 50 all together accepted... But it may be 48 for 2012 since 2 of our cohort will be rejoining yours?
  9. Visit  Calinca profile page
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    I think you are right about everyone being exceptional. I believe that grades and even the volunteering, in terms of hours, are a pass to get you the interview. I believe it means that they are intrigued enough and want to know you better. But once you're heard you are really competing with no one else but with yourself. The interview is when you have to shine. If you made it that far, you have to rock the interview, period.

    That being said, I was rewriting my resum last night and added at least 5 or 6 volunteering experiences that are not healthcare related but that could help me get that interview pass.
  10. Visit  Calinca profile page
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    And Angel, you helped me focus on the volunteering a lot. I think I actually have ok experiences, even though they are not healthcare: collecting paper to convert to money for food for the poor in Brazil, mass rabies (animals) vaccination in impoverished areas, collecting and administering an annual medicine donation, going to middle schools in really needy areas to teach about zoonosis and dengue fever prevention, translating a few websites from english to portuguese to help families in the middle of the Amazon (community empowerment), rescuing stray animals, tutoring biology at college.

    What do you think? Too little or do they sound fine?
  11. Visit  angeljs12000 profile page
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    that sounds amazing!
  12. Visit  Calinca profile page
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    Quote from blackbird singing
    I sent the resume and letter via regular mail, but when I called to ask, she said you could send it via email if you preferred. I just felt more comfortable sending it through snail mail. I sent them the day after I submitted the rest of the application online. So, a few days after that, I got a letter in the mail telling me that I still needed the resume and letter. But I assumed they had crossed paths as they made their way across the country (from ohio...) so I didn't worry about it. This letter also had my Seattle U ID #. On their graduate admissions website, there is a link to check application status, which I used to see if all the items were submitted.
    Thanks Blackbird! I think I prefer printing it too! But I am so impatient..
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    Quote from angeljs12000
    that sounds amazing!
    Really? You have no idea, that made my day
  14. Visit  MSW530 profile page
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    I agree with everything that Angeljs12000 has written so far. The applicant pool are usually very qualified, some may even be over qualified. The important thing is to show SU how your experiences have helped you to become the person you are today, and how it will translate to helping underserved/vulnerable population. SU is very focused on social justice and working with the underserved. Highlight your interest/ knowledge in this area and how you can affect change.

    Many of our cohort members have years of experience in their fields, and some of us hold a master degree. I think volunteering is important, but it's not everything. I only had about four months (appx 100 hrs) of volunteer experience at a primary care clinic. Your application is viewed as a whole, and so making your application well-rounded in all areas is very helpful!

    And yes, family track is considered to be the most competitive, and so if you do not have an interest in working with peds, consider the adult track.
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