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Vanderbilt Grad Entry 2013 - page 2

Hey everyone! This thread is for all of those out there who are planning on applying to one of Vanderbilt's MSN programs for Fall 2013. I'm starting to get my application packet together. I... Read More

  1. Visit  LetsChill profile page
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    I am a nurse already but as far as the entry level program goes at Vanderbilt, I know that the ABSN is 12 months then the specialty year (MSN) is also 12 months. I looked into Duke also for their ACNP and they are 2 years, not sure about how long the ABSN is, but for me, 12 months for an MSN program is great because that's half the living expenses, and thus less loans, than Duke. I think Duke is a hair more expensive per credit hour too. But they have better weather, and don't require the GRE if your GPA us over 3.4.

    It was a no brainer for me. My wife is a stay at home mom with our 6 month old, so the faster I can get my NP done, with the least amount of loans possible, was the answer for me.

    Good luck applying!
  2. Visit  josacli profile page
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    I'm getting my application together, taking the GRE next month. I'm preparing using the ETS free stuff and Barrons (I looked at Kaplan but reviews on Amazon were really bad). I'm applying for the ACNP program but would love to apply to the intensivist program. However, that means a move clear across the country and I'm not sure that's feasible at this point in my life. I will have to make the decision soon though.
    What is everyone's background? I have worked trauma/surgical/medical/cardiac/burn ICUs, ER and am currently in a CVICU. Are most of you practicing nurses or are you new to the feild and going straight into the MSN program?
    Good luck everyone,
    JoAnne
  3. Visit  josacli profile page
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    I was told September 15 for 2013 as well. I'm looking into other online programs for the ACNP as well. I am married with 2 kids and uprooting everyone for my degree seems like a bit much. There are a few other online programs but most are 7+ semesters not 3 like Vandy.
    JoAnne
  4. Visit  LetsChill profile page
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    I have the feeling that a lot of ppl that apply to Vandy MSN do the distance format. I am moving there because online learning has not been good to me. Plus they will set up your clinicals for you, which many students have told me is the hardest part of clinicals.
  5. Visit  LetsChill profile page
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    There is a great online tool to help with GRE prep.

    www.gretutor.com

    Costs $10

    You get 4 complete math and verbal tests, thousands of vocab words, math and verbal tutors, and tips for good writing.
  6. Visit  hosanna3 profile page
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    I am applying to either the Acute Care PNP or Primary PNP program this fall! I haven't taken the GRE yet and am just starting in a Peds CICU in a couple weeks. I don't think that starting the program with a year of nursing experience will hurt, I hope it confirms that going to Vandy and becoming a PNP is the right choice!
  7. Visit  wanderlea profile page
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    Quote from LetsChill
    Hey everyone!

    This thread is for all of those out there who are planning on applying to one of Vanderbilt's MSN programs for Fall 2013. I'm starting to get my application packet together. I haven't started my interview survey questions and goal statement yet but I need to get on it. I need to take the GRE still though. Has anyone taken that? What did you get? Did you study? Harder than you thought?

    Lets help each other get into their program!
    I plan on applying to Vandy's 2013 acute care np program also, however, I won't be able to take the GRE until November so I have to wait to apply then. I'm also applying to the University of South Carolina but Vandy is my first choice. I wish I could do the intensivist program at Vandy, however, uprooting my family is not an option, and me going without them would be too difficult on everyone. Does anyone know when they let applicants know if they are accepted?
  8. Visit  wanderlea profile page
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    How did you do on the GRE? What did you do to study? Any tips would be appreciated!
  9. Visit  LetsChill profile page
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    I'd study the gretutor.com website. You can buy a book or even go to the library and checkout a GRE book, but if you plan on taking the computerized version, this website helps you "feel" the format used on the real test and prepares you very well. So I think. IMHO

    I used this website as my only resource for the math and verbal portions and scored in a competitive range, according to admissions personnel, after my first try.
  10. Visit  MILOBRI profile page
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    I have a BA (I have taken statistics) and am in my RN year of an ADN program (will finish May 2013). Can I apply this fall for matriculation in fall 2013 if I am not yet an RN?
  11. Visit  wanderlea profile page
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    Thank you! That is exactly what I was planning to do and now that you said that is what you did I feel better about it. I plan on taking the GRE in October so I can be ready to apply to Vandy in November.
  12. Visit  LetsChill profile page
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    Quote from MILOBRI
    I have a BA (I have taken statistics) and am in my RN year of an ADN program (will finish May 2013). Can I apply this fall for matriculation in fall 2013 if I am not yet an RN?
    You can apply. There is not a requirement to have so many yrs experience as a practicing RN. However, the competition is some what stiff. You will be applying as an Associates Degree nurse. You will still need to complete your BSN, which is an accelerated program at Vanderbilt when you do the ASN-MSN.

    Here is the website to get you going

    http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/msn/prespecrn.html
  13. Visit  MILOBRI profile page
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    Thank you. I must have misunderstood what their website was saying. I plan on calling them tomorrow to clarify, but do you know how long the ASN-MSN track takes?


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