Hello again DMooreRN and sorry for the late reply. I'm working 4 consecutive nights this week and the unit has been crazy so I've been sleeping as much as I can and didn't get the chance to log on. However I am happy to know that you got the opportunity to speak with someone regarding your application and received some relieving news. At least you don't have to anxiously run to the mailbox everyday. I dread that feeling of checking my mailbox and nothing is there lol. By any chance, is Marilys Mazzara handling your application for Drexel? She is handling mine. I actually called her yesterday and spoke with her because when I went online to check my application status, it was showing my status for the Nurse Anesthesia Post Master's Certificate (which I did not apply to). When I asked her why it said this instead of the Nurse Anesthesia MSN Program, she said since I applied for the starting class of 2013 and that class is already full, they assumed that I was applying to the Post Master's Program. If anything, they should've considered my application for the start of 2014. They should've clarified/confirmed this information with me instead of assumimg because I specifically applied for the Nurse Anesthesia MSN Program on my application and I do not have a Master's Degree as of now so how could I apply for Post Master's Certificate Program.
You just could imagine how frustrated I was. So she advised me to go ahead and fill out another online application for the Nurse Anesthesia MSN Program which I immediately did. Thank goodness it only took me a few minutes and since they already have all of my supporting documents, I don't have to resend anything but I feel that it is a setback and of course will take additional time before I hear from them again. I got the e-mail stating that my application is complete and is being reviewed by the admission committee but who knows when I'll hear something new. :icon_roll Double check your online status to make sure they have your application as the MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program and not the Post Master's Certificate Program. But it seems that it will be a long while before we hear anything else but at least your know you're likely to get an interview, that's awesome!!!
It must have been so relieving to hear that. That is great news!!! Thank you for sharing this information with me. It was quite helpful and at least I know what to expect from them now. I'm not sure if I will be attending the open house but I would love to go if I'm off. It would be great to meet up. Also, if they are already filling up for the starting class of 2015 which is what the program director told me when I spoke with him, I probably would not attend their school if offerred admission because I want to be graduate from CRNA school in 2015, not start. I just cannot wait that long to start.
I have been invited for an admissions interview with Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center however for the starting class of April 2013. I received the letter 5 days after they received my application. Talk about super quick!! They said I would hear back from them in 4-6 weeks so when I got that letter, I was overjoyed. I'm so ecstatic about it and will be interviewing with them on September 13th. I'm super excited but slightly nervous at the same time. I have ample time to adequately prepare and I am preparing from now. I am still waiting to hear back from SUNY Downstate regarding an invitation for an admissions interview. I hope you get invited to Drexel or your other top schools
for interviews and ultimately accepted to your #1 choice. This entire process is nerve wracking but I'm enjoying the process and know that ultimately it will be worth every bit of it sacrifice. Keep me posted on your progress with all of your schools and I will do the same. If I am able to attend Drexel's open house in August, I will surely let you know in advance!!