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Vanderbilt Grad Entry 2013 - page 5

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  wanderlea profile page
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    I went to the open house this weekend and I loved it! Sounds like a really great program, however, I decided to wait another year to apply. That way my youngest will be in Kindergarten when I start the program and would be easier on my husband while I'm away (assuming I get accepted). Anyway, just wanted to wish you all good luck and I hope you all get accepted
  2. Visit  LetsChill profile page
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    Officially sent my application. It said early March we should know if we get in. I've heard others have known even in February.

    Let's do this!
  3. Visit  nurserobyn89 profile page
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    I have resubmitted my updated application a couple of weeks ago!
    Good Luck everyone!
  4. Visit  mctlhunt profile page
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    Hello. I finished submitting my application last week. My GRE scores were not as high as I would have liked (154, 147 and 3.0) but my GPA is almost 3.7 and I graduate with my BSN in 6 weeks. I am an RN who has been practicing for almost a year. I am trying hard not to get anxious. I was encouraged that the program info stated they will look at applicants as a whole. If God wants me in this program, I believe that will happen. I have 2 friends that graduated from Vanderbilt and cannot say enough good things about this program. I am applying for the 3 semester FNP program. After looking at the last couple years threads for applications, I am sure this will be a very good resource for those of us waiting to find out if we are accepted.
  5. Visit  amandy45 profile page
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    Hey y'all!

    My name is Amanda and I am a pre-specialty student in Vanderbilt's MSN program. I will be entering into the nurse midwifery specialty, and I couldn't be more excited! I wanted to reach out to see if I could be of any help or support

    I know this application process can be stressful, but it's also very exciting!

    School is really busy right now, but as I have free time, I will do my best to check in and see if I can answer any questions!

    Good luck to all of you! This is such an exciting time!
  6. Visit  hi616 profile page
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    Quote from amandy45
    Hey y'all!

    My name is Amanda and I am a pre-specialty student in Vanderbilt's MSN program. I will be entering into the nurse midwifery specialty, and I couldn't be more excited! I wanted to reach out to see if I could be of any help or support

    I know this application process can be stressful, but it's also very exciting!

    School is really busy right now, but as I have free time, I will do my best to check in and see if I can answer any questions!

    Good luck to all of you! This is such an exciting time!
    I was wondering if you could give me a general idea of what your day to day schedule is. Did you find it to be a difficult transition into the program?

    Thanks!
  7. Visit  amandy45 profile page
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    Quote from hi616
    I was wondering if you could give me a general idea of what your day to day schedule is. Did you find it to be a difficult transition into the program?

    Thanks!
    hi616,

    The program is very demanding. They are giving you a lot of information to digest and understand in a short period of time. One of the really great things I have noticed is that studying for exams does not feel like a burden or too overwhelming because it is material that I am excited to learn about and implement in the clinical setting. Also, I LOVE Nashville (I'm originally from southern California), which has made the transition that much easier. The faculty is the most supportive group of academic individuals I have ever encountered. They truly want each and every student to succeed, in everything from learning the material, mastering techniques to be used in the hospital, to growing on your individual journey. I know for a fact this is where I'm meant to be, and that has a lot to do with their support, and the camaraderie I feel between myself and my classmates.
    I hope this helps!!!
  8. Visit  hi616 profile page
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    Thank you amandy45 for you reply! I also got the private message. That really helps me get an idea of what things are like. I know it will be a lot of work, but that doesn't scare me because as you mention the material is so exciting to learn about. Good luck to you!
  9. Visit  sarahdukie profile page
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    Hi Amandy,Thanks so much for volunteering advice! Definitely a stressful process =)I am applying to as a pre-specialty student for the MHNP program. I'm very excited! However, I've read in other threads that applicants have been denied because their GRE quantitative score was too low, though the combined score was above the minimum, and I'm worried I should have retaken it--I've been so busy finishing prerequisites I didn't even think of it and now I'm afraid it is too late! I hoped you might know if other students have been admitted whose GRE quant score was lower than admissions was hoping for. I have a 580 on the verbal, 5.0 on analytical, but only 480 on quant (last time I took a class other than stats was in 1997 =). I have a 3.7 in prereqs, 3.93 for a BA in Communications and Social Science and a 3.59 from Duke for a Master of Divinity, 4 years counseling experience, one year clinical mental health experience, am bilingual and have lived and volunteered in Guatemala. Any information you have would be much appreciated!!
  10. Visit  hollysf profile page
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    Sarah,

    If I were you, I wouldn't bother taking the GRE again, or even stress about your scores! It seems like you are a very strong candidate and I think your education and international experience will outshine your GRE scores. I really believe the only time GRE scores matter are when they are really low or really really high. While they are weighted differently at different schools, the GREs are really just a formatlity and way to weed out some of the more unmotivated students before they even apply.

    I think you should focus on your prerequisite and think positive! You got this
  11. Visit  sarahdukie profile page
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    Thanks Hollysf! Hope you are right =)

    Quote from hollysf
    Sarah,

    If I were you, I wouldn't bother taking the GRE again, or even stress about your scores! It seems like you are a very strong candidate and I think your education and international experience will outshine your GRE scores. I really believe the only time GRE scores matter are when they are really low or really really high. While they are weighted differently at different schools, the GREs are really just a formatlity and way to weed out some of the more unmotivated students before they even apply.

    I think you should focus on your prerequisite and think positive! You got this
  12. Visit  jenny.j profile page
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    Hello everyone!
    I just discovered this thread, and submitted my application for Vanderbilt's FNP program for Fall 2013 start.
    I hope that everyone is coming along in their application process fine if you have not already completed it
    My GRE scores weren't the best, but I feel that I have other great things to offer

    How is everyone feeling?! Does anyone know how many applicants and how many spots they have for FNP? I spoke with the school earlier this year and they told me an old statistic, but wasn't sure if anyone had heard anything else.

    We should be notified end of Feb/ beginning of March, but I have heard of students getting letters at the end of December (a classmate of mine got his a few days after Christmas 2011!!)
  13. Visit  jenny.j profile page
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    mctlhunt- We are a bit in the same boat! We have similar GRE scores (which I am not too happy about ) But I will be graduating with my BSN very shorty! And same.... If God wants me there, then I will be there! How are you doing!? Have you heard any "gossip"?

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