UVA CNL 2013 Cohort - page 12

Hi everyone! I have applied to UVA's CNL program for May 2013 entrance. I had my interview this past week and it went well. Now comes the hardest part.. waiting until December 20 to find out! Is... Read More

  1. Visit  flkeys profile page
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    Thanks for the info. So excited for May!!!
  2. Visit  ccondrey22 profile page
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    For those of you who haven't already joined, ****** (soulshine) created a facebook group. You all should message her for the link, or maybe she will see this and message anyone who hasn't already joined.

    Also, for anyone who is still apartment hunting, feel free to facebook me (Cierra Condrey). I live here and am super familiar with the area. I'd love to help!!
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Feb 18, '13 : Reason: name removed
  3. Visit  PVCCHoo profile page
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    I know this is a stale topic, but I figured I would post anyways.

    Now that it's almost time to start your classes, what kind of help did anyone get from the school financially?

    I am NOT in the 2013 cohort, but am applying this fall to UVA and next spring to PVCC. I've lived in Cville for the past 16 years and am making a career change. I love what the UVA program has to offer, but you have to decide before you know what kind of aid you will receive and that seems like quite a gamble for me.

    Currently, I am self-employed and am managing fine with taking the pre-req's and working, but I know that will not be even allowed for the first 6 months of the UVA program. I know PVCC tells students they should only work part time once in the nursing program, but I know I could probably bring in a decent amount while enrolled there. If I go the PVCC route, I would also do a concurrent online program with ODU to come out with a BSN in two years.

    It looks to me like I could come out of the PVCC/ODU program debt free while also sustaining an income level I need to get by without loans, but to go to UVA, I would have to go in to at least 70K worth of debt and lose income potential while in school.

    Just wondering how anyone else maybe in a similar situation made their decision? I know some of the older UVA CNL threads had some folks in a similar situation, but it looks like most of the people on this thread were students fresh out of undergrad.

    Thanks
  4. Visit  zumble profile page
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    We have not heard about financial aid yet.... But will keep you posted!
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  5. Visit  soulshine101 profile page
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    Quote from UVA Grad Nursing
    Classes will likely be 8a-4:30p on Thursdays and Fridays. The clinical practica can be at any time from Saturday - Wednesday. The usual student parking lot is at University Hall/ JPJ Arena, and busses run every 15 minutes from 6am - 7pm M-F. There are University SafeRide vans or Hospital Shuttles that could take you from the Medical Center to the University Hall parking lot in the hours that busses are not running.



    Over the course of the 24 month program, everyone will have some overnight shifts (7p-7a), evenings (3p-11p) as well as weekend experiences. Since all clinical practica are precepted 1:1, there is no set clinical schedule that all students in the program follow. Your clinical schedule will depend on the exact hours worked by your particular preceptor. For the first 15 months of the program, you will have a new preceptor (and a new unit) every 7 weeks.
    Are those lots you mentioned for parking free for students?
  6. Visit  UVA Grad Nursing profile page
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    Soulshine:

    Parking is not free at UVa. The 'Blue' lot for students is $18/month. Another option for those who do not come to Grounds regularly is the Occasional Parking floors in the Emmet/Ivy Garage which is $18 for a passbook to cover 10 days. Look at the Parking website for more info (Parking & Transportation, U.Va.).
  7. Visit  mtngal77 profile page
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    What's the facebook link for the 2013 cohort? I'm tentatively looking at the 2014 cohort--pending my husband gets stationed in the D.C/VA area (active-duty USAF). Looks like an incredible program! Would like to hear more about it as students progress. Wishing you all the best and congrats on your acceptance!
  8. Visit  UVA Grad Nursing profile page
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    Mtngal:

    I do not know the Facebook group. The students accepted for the 2013 cohort formed it themselves and did not invite me to join. It is a student-to-student network.
  9. Visit  soulshine101 profile page
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    Quote from mtngal77
    What's the facebook link for the 2013 cohort? I'm tentatively looking at the 2014 cohort--pending my husband gets stationed in the D.C/VA area (active-duty USAF). Looks like an incredible program! Would like to hear more about it as students progress. Wishing you all the best and congrats on your acceptance!
    I sent you a link privately because they are not allowed to be posted publicly. We begin orientation next week and classes the following, so I am certain we will all have a lot to share once we start! I think the whole group is anxious to get started on this journey. Let me know if you have any questions
  10. Visit  buckeyecass08 profile page
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    Hello! I am interested in the CNL program and will be applying for the Class of 2016. I have been working in the mental health field for 7 years. Is mental health considered highly for healthcare experience? I have also been a volunteer with the American Red Cross for 2 years. I am just preparing to increase my chances of acceptance and was hoping to get some advice from those of you who were recently accepted. I have to take Anatomy I & II at PVCC in the coming months. I will not have them completely finished before I apply. I am hoping this will not hurt me too badly. I took a lot of Biology and Chemistry and did well in those in undergrad. I also had high scores the other pre-reqs. I also have a Master's degree in Psychology. If anyone has any advice please let me know! Thank you and good luck to everyone starting this week!
  11. Visit  soulshine101 profile page
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    Quote from buckeyecass08
    Hello! I am interested in the CNL program and will be applying for the Class of 2016. I have been working in the mental health field for 7 years. Is mental health considered highly for healthcare experience? I have also been a volunteer with the American Red Cross for 2 years. I am just preparing to increase my chances of acceptance and was hoping to get some advice from those of you who were recently accepted. I have to take Anatomy I & II at PVCC in the coming months. I will not have them completely finished before I apply. I am hoping this will not hurt me too badly. I took a lot of Biology and Chemistry and did well in those in undergrad. I also had high scores the other pre-reqs. I also have a Master's degree in Psychology. If anyone has any advice please let me know! Thank you and good luck to everyone starting this week!
    Hello,

    I highly suggest taking your A&P classes with Dr. ***** at PVCC. He is the best professor and will prepare you well for entering the nursing field. I didn't have much hands on health experience, however, I did volunteer for about a year in the ED and PICU combined. I still had to complete developmental psychology when I applied and I was accepted. I recall the UVA GRAD NURSING on here mentioning in one of the forums that A's are the usual for prospective students with pre-reqs. I believe the holistic approach is taken during the application process. I am certain he will comment on this thread with better input. Good luck!
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on May 12, '13 : Reason: name removed
  12. Visit  buckeyecass08 profile page
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    Once I am able to PM I will ask you the professor's name. I have completed all other pre-reqs. I am going to look into volunteering at a nursing home that I often visit in my current job. They could use the help and I could use all the extra experience I can get. Thank you!
  13. Visit  UVA Grad Nursing profile page
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    Buckeyecass:

    Of course mental health can provide valuable healthcare experience. Nurses are needed in many settings, and worthwhile experiences in many settings and across the full care continuum can inform your desire to become a nurse.

    Soulshine is correct - we use a very holistic review and look at your overall academic profile, the grades in the prerequsite classes, your essays, your recommendations, your healthcare experience, as well as your professional work/volunteer experiences. You do not need to have all of the prereqs done at the time of application; they need to be complete by the time classes start next May. About 1/2 of those offered admissions last year had not completed all of the prereqs.

    Our faculty is voting tomorrow (5/13) on adding a possible fifth class. Check the website later this week to see if it has been added.


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