Vanderbilt Grad Entry 2013 - page 3

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. by   MILOBRI
    Non-BSN 3 semesters pre-specialty + 3 semesters FNP courses
    ASN or diploma RNs 2 semesters RN pre-specialty + 3 semesters FNP courses
    BSN RNs 3 semesters FNP courses
    Post-master’s Program length & courses determined by individual portfolio analysis

    If I have a BA and ADN, then which category would I fall into?
  2. by   LetsChill
    Quote from MILOBRI
    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?
    You have an ASN. As far as the admission process goes, your BA is only as good as the prerequisites you've already taken during your past schooling. It will take you 5 semesters to complete your MSN from where you are now.

    ASN or diploma RNs
    2 semesters RN pre-specialty (AKA your BSN year) + 3 semesters specialty courses (AKA your MSN year)

    Also, which specialty are you planning on pursuing? I only ask because some specialties have additional requirements. Some require experience and some require that you live in Nashville for a time.
  3. by   MILOBRI
    thank you, letschill. i am planning to pursue fnp. i've just put in a request for additional information, but as far as i can see an fnp distance student would be required to spend "blocks" of time on campus. any idea how long these blocks are and how much travel will be necessary?
  4. by   LetsChill
    Quote from MILOBRI
    Thank you, LetsChill. I am planning to pursue FNP. I've just put in a request for additional information, but as far as I can see an FNP distance student would be required to spend "blocks" of time on campus. Any idea how long these blocks are and how much travel will be necessary?
    For the distance block format, plan on being on campus for about a 5 day stretch 4 times a semester (basically once month). For the MSN portion, this time is for skills check odds and such. Not sure about the BSN portion though.
  5. by   josacli
    I take the GRE in a couple of weeks and am trying to finalize my application. However, lately I'm being pulled toward the intensivist program. I was originally going to apply for the ACNP but the more I think about it the more I want to do the intensivist. Does anyone know the on campus requirements for the first semester? I need to plan ahead. I know we will have to move but not sure if it's feasible this soon. I know we HAVE to be on campus by the second semester but wondering if the first semester can be done distance learning?
    Thanks for any info.
  6. by   LetsChill
    I'm pretty sure you will need to be on campus for the entire MSN year if you are doing the Intensivist specialty. I'd call the nursing office just to make sure though.
  7. by   kpinkertonlloyd
    I am applying for CNM masters entry. Not sure if I will apply for the dual degree in FNP. Unlikely I can attend even if I am accepted as my Hubby needs to get into an undergrad program in the area so he can wrap that up while I do the masters, which might be a difficult balance...About me - childbirth educator for 3 years, lactation counselor working in postpartum for one year so far, will graduate 12/15/12 Summa Cum Laude with BS in women's studies, taking GRE 8/15 and so far my practicing tells me I am NOT prepared for the math portion despite daily studying, I had 52 units for a 2.0 in the beginning of my college career, graduating with a cumulative 3.1 GPA and a 3.97 in the last 80 units taken.....lots of volunteer history in my community over the years, although not related to birth...hoping to doula at numerous births over the next 6-12 months, and expect to be IBCLC 7/13 and will go to a women health Spanish immersion program/ clinical immersion with CFHI for four weeks in June 2013..... Hoping I can get admitted, and secondly that poor folks like my family can somehow pay for a grad edu! Oh, the app process is so overwhelming...anyone else paralyzed by the pressure and magnitude of the process?
  8. by   josacli
    UGH! I feel like just when I've decided and start to put plans in motion the universe intervenes! I have beens tudying and preparing to take the GRE, getting the house on the market to sell, preparing to move to Nashville (visiting in a few weeks) and my husband got offered an incredible promotion at his job. If I pursue my dream (intensivist ACNP) then he looses his dream job! Part of me (the good wife) sees the compromise here. The other part of me that gave up med school to have a family is really struggling with this.
    I feel like I'm back to square 1 again and wondering if I should even bother to take the GRE at this point.
  9. by   LetsChill
    Wow. That's a hard thing to go through. Intensivist NPs haven't all gone through Vandys Intensivist ACNP program. Is there a program in your area for ACNP? What about the distance program where you visit Nashville once a month? Or even go part time? Just don't give up on your dream. Where there's a will, there's a way.

    Good luck!
  10. by   kpinkertonlloyd
    Ask hub to privilege your dreams this time around. You already made a huge sacrifice in turning down med school!
  11. by   Medic362
    Im just getting ready for a nursing transition program next year from medic-RN 12 months but am already looking at Vandy for my MSN since I already have a BA. I am particularly interested in their Psych NP program. My original undergrad GPA was an awful 2.59 but I am hoping that my post bacc gpa of 3.9, great science GPA, good future nursing gpa, 4 years medic experience, and being a male will earn me a spot in the program.
  12. by   wanderlea
    Just signed up to attend the October 6th open house. Anyone else planning on attending?
  13. by   wanderlea
    Hi Josacli,

    I agree with Letschill. Don't give up on your dreams. Keep looking for a way to make it work and since you already started to study for the GRE you may as well take it, you have nothing to lose. Keep us posted on what you decide to do and good luck
    Last edit by wanderlea on Aug 31, '12 : Reason: forgot to address it to Josacli