Seattle U - APNI 2012 - page 6

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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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    that sounds amazing!
    Really? You have no idea, that made my day
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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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    Thanks MSW! Do you know how many people apply to the midwifery track on average?

    Oh, the essay! I'm starting to hate the first two I wrote and now I have a blank screen staring at me. :uhoh21:
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    Thanks MSW! Do you know how many people apply to the midwifery track on average?

    Oh, the essay! I'm starting to hate the first two I wrote and now I have a blank screen staring at me. :uhoh21:
    Sorry, I don't know how many applied to the midwifery track. They didn't specified each track, other than the fact that there were about 300 applicants, with family being most competitive. However, I do know that some of the midwifery cohort members had previous doula experiences. I think 2-3 had no related birthing experiences. So there is hope!!!

    Don't stress too much on the essay. I'm sure your first two are good! Just remember to keep it short and to the point, highlighting your interest in vulnerable population.
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    Thanks MSW!

    May I ask you a question about your personal experience as a student? Have you encountered a situation where a nurse made you feel like a second-class nurse for not having nursing experience before? How did you react? Very curious about the problems that I will probably encounter in the future!
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    Thanks MSW!

    May I ask you a question about your personal experience as a student? Have you encountered a situation where a nurse made you feel like a second-class nurse for not having nursing experience before? How did you react? Very curious about the problems that I will probably encounter in the future!
    So far, I haven't experienced any negativity from the nurses that I have worked with. They are all very encouraging and willing to share their knowledge. However, I do want to point out that we're still in our RN year. I think the experiences during the specialty year will be different. I have heard of nurses who are totally against accelerated programs where we become a NP without any RN experience. On the other hand, there are nurses who are NP who thinks RN experience is great if you have it, but it is not necessary to be an effective NP.

    The APNI program does a very nice job preparing the students before we go to clinical. We are equipped with the skills and knowledge before hand and so walking in the first day of clinical is not so stress-provoking.
    Are you applying to the Midwifery track?
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    I have also been told by an RN that an NP will not be hired without any RN experience. However, my close family friend, who is a PMHNP, said that isn't true. She is a preceptor every year for four PMHNP students and this year she said three were already hired before graduation.

    I've also talked with my friend's father, a GI physician, who hires practitioners in his medical office. He said that was "absolute bull****" because NPs are hired all the time without previous RN experience since the two careers require very different skill sets.

    Obviously this is just anecdotal evidence, but both of these people encouraged me to pursue this path instead of the more traditional BSN --> MSN route.
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    Thanks again, MSW, and yes, I am applying to the Midwifery track. Is that your track? I finished my third essay last night and I'm liking it (so far) a lot better than the first two. Thanks for the encouragement!

    Kalium, thanks. I've been doing a lot of research about this because I don't want to be one of those people who get bullied easily without arguments. It turns out that in Europe it's very common to have direct-entry trained midwifes but they still encounter some sort of criticism coming from some nurses. I guess some of them see this as cheating, don't know. But I agree with what your friends said.

    No only that, Yale has the same program that Seattle U has, which to me adds instant validation to the kind of training we are going to have. I am not worried one bit - I know the program is solid. I would never join a program if I had the slight doubt in my mind that it would give me all or most of the tools I need to be a NP. Once we graduate, nurses or not, we're all inexperienced NP.
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    So I submitted my stuff and SU says it's complete but I didn't pay or mail my transfer credit prerequisite paper... Why does it say it's complete? Is anyone seeing that? How do we even pay? By check? Also where do people typically live near SU?
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    You mean pay the application fee? I wasn't able to submit my application without paying it. In order for all to be submitted all the areas of your application must be showing green. Once you hit submit with your card number, it will send you an acknowledgment via email.


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