Vanderbilt Grad Entry 2013 - page 22

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  vandy056 profile page
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    I have been accepted into the psych specialty for fall 2013, and it is selective but i agree with the comment above. It is definitely worth applying. They really take the time to go over each and every aspect of every applicant.
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  3. Visit  aritakum profile page
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    Quote from vandy056
    I have been accepted into the psych specialty for fall 2013, and it is selective but i agree with the comment above. It is definitely worth applying. They really take the time to go over each and every aspect of every applicant.
    HI Vandy056 and freeornearly,
    I am looking at the Psych program starting 2014 and My GE scores are 153V 152Q and 4.0A. Should I just retake GRE or focus on other aspects of the application? I plan on submitting the application sometime in October;

    Thanks
    Ari
  4. Visit  hannahzp profile page
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    Hi aritakum, I'm starting the pre specialty program for psych this fall and my gre scores were just a little bit above yours. I do think they look at the whole application; however they also have minimum qualifications that you must meet to get an interview. I was told by a faculty member that they interview all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. I was wait listed but ended up getting in. Good luck!
  5. Visit  DBGRN profile page
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    Hi everyone, I'm new to this thread. I was just accepted to the AGACNP program starting in August 2013. I'll be moving from Baltimore so I'm interested to know if anyone has any info on where to live, and where not to live.
    Also, does anyone know how many people are in our program?
    I was admitted asa full time student but I'm considering switching to the 2 year part time so I can work, if this is possible. Does anyone have advice or comments about this?
    Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
  6. Visit  mzaur profile page
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    Quote from aritakum
    HI Vandy056 and freeornearly,
    I am looking at the Psych program starting 2014 and My GE scores are 153V 152Q and 4.0A. Should I just retake GRE or focus on other aspects of the application? I plan on submitting the application sometime in October;

    Thanks
    Ari
    Those are pretty low scores, barely past the 50th percentile. I'm sure you can do better! It's really not a difficult test. Just get a bunch of study guides and do lots of practice tests. Grab a vocab list from Quizlet and get crackin. I scored 166V and 159Q (1450 old scale) and only studied for a month. These programs are pretty damn competitive, so yes they look at the whole package, but it's still not good to have any blemishes on your application if you're serious about getting in your first time.
  7. Visit  aritakum profile page
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    Appreciate the advice .... I will retake!
  8. Visit  nursing_student93 profile page
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    Would you recommend retaking anatomy if I got a C+, even if my GPA is 3.7+ overall in a quality state school BSN program?

    This is all great advice..thank you =)
  9. Visit  GoalsInTransition profile page
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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm in for the AGPCNP program, part-time distance. I'm live in the Baltimore area, and would love to hear any good advice about where to stay while in town during blocks. Is the driving horrendous in Nashville? I'm considering staying in a cheaper hotel and renting a car versus staying in the nearby hotels...

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!
  10. Visit  ruri10743 profile page
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    Hi!

    I'm planning to apply VU for upcoming fall semester. I havent decided whether I should go for FNP or for NMW/FNP course.

    I've heard that the average GPA of accepted students for the program was 3.8 but mine is 3.57. Do you think my application looks dull because of the GPA?
  11. Visit  bbcc profile page
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    I'm starting in August and my undergraduate GPA (without nursing prerequisites) was a 3.38 or so. There are many factors that go into acceptance, including essays, experience, and GRE scores. If you feel like your GPA is low, make sure to get stellar GRE scores to offset it, and if you still have prereqs to take, go for the 4.0 - it shows you can be expected to be able to handle graduate level work.
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    Quote from bbcc
    I'm starting in August and my undergraduate GPA (without nursing prerequisites) was a 3.38 or so. There are many factors that go into acceptance, including essays, experience, and GRE scores. If you feel like your GPA is low, make sure to get stellar GRE scores to offset it, and if you still have prereqs to take, go for the 4.0 - it shows you can be expected to be able to handle graduate level work.
    @bbcc
    So, what is your speciality that you chose to do? Is it FNP? I'm trying to get into either FNP or NMW/FNP course. Did you have a good GRE score? I'm not sure if they look at the analytic writing score too. Please share your experience with the application process
  13. Visit  GoalsInTransition profile page
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    Many previous threads about Vanderbilt admissions show a number of applicants accepted with GPAs in this range. Common themes in their applications are significant work/volunteer experience, great GRE scores, amazing essays, and a passion for the selected specialty.

    I would recommend to try to "wow" them with your analytic writing score. It's a tough area to get a high score in, and graduate education requires a significant amount of scholarly writing.

    I don't think that there is any reason your GPA would keep you from admission if you can show what a great candidate you are as a whole. Best of luck!
  14. Visit  bbcc profile page
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    I'm doing NMW and my GRE scores are all above 95%. I don't have much medical experience (volunteering for a few months in a NICU) but I do have international volunteer experience and relevant work experience. I've heard that Vanderbilt places a high emphasis on GRE/GPA in admissions, but I didn't complete my applications with any other schools so I'm not sure how they are in comparison - but definitely your GPA alone shouldn't discourage you from applying!


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