Any VCU AMSN/ABSN Summer 2012 Hopefuls? - page 5

Hi everyone, I'm new to I recently applied to VCU's accelerated MSN program. I KNOW I'M EARLY, BUT I'M VERY ANXIOUS. The deadline is nov 1st. We won't hear anything back till February.... Read More

  1. by   ZenLover
    MarwaT...I completely agree with mas28 and I should have clarified. I received email confirmation, but then I was also asked for additional material after my initial application was completed. Two of my references had a hard time putting my information in correctly. The fact that my last name almost contains every letter of the alphabet would have nothing to do with that...LOL. I think I received confirmation b/c of that. If you had no additional issues and the website shows everything in and it is ready for review, you are good. I will also say that when I first inquired about this program I wasn't ready b/c I had some work to do on prerequisites, but I had the feeling had I been ready they would have accepted my application even after the a point. In other words they hit me has being very friendly and accommodating when at all possible. They may give a few extra points for being on time, but I don't think you get counted out for sliding into base last minute either. Good Luck!

    I am stay at home with my children right now, but was offered a job part time and can make my own hours working from home. This person also knows I want into this program and is a VCU graduate themselves, so they have an idea. They are more than willing to work with me after the program starts as well. I warned them I may only be good for 10-15 hours a week and they are fine with that. If nothing else the part-time work will pay for books. I really hope I get in...b/c the pieces I really need to fall into place just seem to be.
  2. by   MarwaT
    Thanks so much for the responses! I did get an automated email confirmation so I am satisfied. Now it's just the waiting! it tough.
  3. by   mas28
    Phew, Finally got an official complete application email. Now I can sort of relax but not really. This is killing me!! My stomach is in knots.

    Happy waiting everyone!

  4. by   NoleMercy
    Good luck y'all. I remember waiting, but loving seeing that big envelope in the mail!
  5. by   mas28
    Thanks for the luck because I sure can use it. I hope everything is going well for you! You should be close to graduating right? Thanks for providing information and answering questions about the program. It really helped! Good luck to you and I wish you much success in your nursing career. Have a wonderful holiday and for everyone else, December is almost half over!!! Our time is coming!! Stay Strong and stay on this board!!! LOL!! Have a great holiday everyone!!!!


    p.s. I'm still praying we all get that big envelope in the mail!!!
  6. by   mas28
    Happy New Year Guys!!!!!!

    P.S. 31 more days until we start stalking our mailboxes!!! I am really getting nervous now!!! Good luck again everyone! I hope we all get in!!!

  7. by   BajanAli
    Hi there!

    I have also applied for the AMSN program and I am extremely excited. However, I have recently developed some reservations about the program. I applied for the Women's Health concentration but after much review it seems that there is a tough job market out there for WHNPs. Therefore, I am considering the FNP track instead but I am not sure if VCU allows a concentration change after the application submission since this is an accelerated program. Does VCU's SON allow changes and if so what is the process?

    Thanks in advance!
  8. by   mas28
    Welcome BajanAli,

    Nole is probably the only person who can give you even a close answer to your question regarding switching. (She is still in the program or just graduated the ABSN route. She's been a wonderful wealth of knowledge for us. Hopefully she will see this post soon and respond to your answer!) I understand where you are coming from with the switch though. I applied to the FNP track because there seems to be a lot of job opportunities and I didn't want to be in another restrictive field. I know so many FNP's who work across the broad spectrum of advanced practice. I do remember reading something on the old VCU SON website before they revamped it about a possible switch. My best advice to you is once you get accepted, (fingers crossed!) immediately talk to your adviser or counselor about switching into the FNP. I think this would be the easiest way. That way you haven't really been pulled to far in the WHNP direction/specialization. At this point, we all are just trying to get our foot in the door. I do know they accept between 20-30 AMSN students from past posts and information sessions. So hopefully, they don't have to have a certain number of FNPs, ACNP's, WHNP's etc. I really don't think switching should be an issue, especially if you do it as early as possible.

    Plus it would be great to have someone to go through the entire program with start to finish because we both are on the FNP track! (If we get in! Lord Willing!)

    Anyway, we don't have that much longer. Welcome to the wait. I hope and pray you and everyone else on this blog gets in!!! Countdown continues!!!!!

    Good Luck,
  9. by   BajanAli
    Thanks for the advice! I think that's the best course of action. As for the wait, I am literally counting down the days! I hope everyone of this forum gets in as well. Good Luck Guys!
    Last edit by BajanAli on Jan 6, '12 : Reason: typo
  10. by   jt43
    Letters have begun to go out. I started a new thread.
  11. by   mas28
    Well Guys, I got a letter stating that I didn't make the cut. I'm not really sure why though, I thought I was a good candidate. Guess I wasn't good enough. No worries, I still have another school as my back up plan. Won't hear anything from them until March though. I'm really sad I won't be in class with some of you, but I wish you guys the best of luck in your program and all your endeavors. No matter what happens, keep striving for your goals!!! I know I will be!!!

    GOOD LUCK!!!!

  12. by   ZenLover
    Just wanted to pop in and share an obsessive update, ha! I am getting so nervous and excited to start stalking my mailbox in a couple of weeks. In the meantime I have stalked my on-line application. Last week it was marked "ready to review" with program "not selected". Now the "ready to review" is gone and the program is changed to "Nursing" instead of "not selected". I figure it doesn't mean much else then whatever decision has been made on my app is finally done...whether it be good or bad. Now, if they will just send out the letter in the mail and let me off this roller coaster ride I am on every day.
  13. by   jt43
    The note I got with my MSN waitlist letter said BSN letters would go out mid-Jan