Univ of Wa School of Nursing - Fall 2007 - page 2

Greeting everyone, I'm among one of the applicants for SONUW of Fall2007. Is anyone else out there wandering around this forum? Proctored Essay dates are of Feb 20 and 21st. Did anyone... Read More

  1. by   lc3
    Heip,

    Just dress casually. There is no need for a suit or haircut. I think regular black pants are fine. It is just going to be a big lecture hall with several other candidates writing an essay. Its pretty informal just prepare for the proctored essay, they wont judge on appearance just as long as you dont come in sweats or anything.

    Good Luck,
    LC
  2. by   hiep
    I've to ask that question because Tuesday is usually the day I collect donations from different areas and drive them to value village stores. Of course, I wouldn't want to look dirty nor messy.

    lc3, thank you so much for your quickly respond, you just made me happy again with at least 3 times helped me ease my feelings & excitements.

    Best regards & sincere,
    H.

    I'm just excited
  3. by   lc3
    Hi Guys,

    Just wondering how was the proctored essay?

    I'm not in the BSN program at UW, but I know a lot about their admission policies. My BFF graduated from their program also. I did my undergrad there as well.

    -LC
  4. by   hiep
    Greetings LC3,

    The proctored essay went very well. This year the essay emphasizes on conflict of patient and staff & action in role as a nurse, the essay lasts 1 hour. I went to write on Tuesday and about 80 other writers were present so I figured it would be more on Wed. I'm now relieved from such anxious and stress moments. I had other things to do as well as continue living my happy life. Once it approaching April 15th, I'll be looking forward the news fron School of Nursing again.

    Thank you so much for your posts LC3.

    Best regards & sincere,
    H.
  5. by   Ebouster
    Good luck guys! I was one of the few males there on the 21st of Feb writing the essay. This is my second time applying to UW, so I'm crossing my fingers this year!
  6. by   hiep
    Good lucks to you too, Ebouster. I'm also one of the few males on Feb 20th session. I'm so happy to see more and more male students interest in nursing. My background, experiences, with my passion for nursing brought me to nursing while I've friends whose are nurses&providers at hospitals/clinics to support me.

    I've plans ahead: either in nursing school for Fall2007 if accepted or going to Asia on one of the medical missions.

    However, does anyone know any particular medical mission to Vietnam that I'm unawared of? One of my goal being a nurse is that I can join some medical missions especially those would utilize my skills as a nurse and my bilingual skills. I knew KFV (kidsfirstvietnam - locally in Bainbridge) but I can only donate and not join their missions.
  7. by   Ebouster
    I got accepted into the program!!!! I can't believe it!!!! I hope that you guys get as lucky as me, and I hope to see you guys in orientation. I'll probably start this summer so that my work load won't be as much during the year. G'luck guys.
  8. by   lc3
    Hi Ebouster,

    They notified early. Did you get a letter or an email? My friend hasnt heard back yet.

    lc3
  9. by   Ebouster
    Quote from lc3
    Hi Ebouster,

    They notified early. Did you get a letter or an email? My friend hasnt heard back yet.

    lc3
    I got a letter in my mailbox, not e-mail.
  10. by   hiep
    unfortunately, my application was denied. earlier, after getting off work, i went to goodwill and my mom called with the sad news. whoa, it's disappointed but i'm so glad that i have made it thru the essay. maybe i'll have more time to do something else for now while getting ready to re-apply next round.

    good lucks to you all.
    thank you.
  11. by   lc3
    That sucks Hiep! Well, your not the only one. My friend didnt get in either. She is really bummed.

    But, hey atleast you know now and can plan accordingly. Not the end of the world. I also didnt get into UW's masters program and I'm on the waiting list. Nevertheless, I did get into several other MSN programs so my ego is not totally destroyed. UW is an extremely competitive program, but there is always next year or a plethora of other options out there.

    I actually advised my friend to look at accelerated BSN programs. I told her to just finish a BA in something and pursue the acclerated BSN route. If you plan it out right, it would take the same amount of time instead of waiting until next year.

    Good luck Hiep!

    And congrats Ebouster! Very competitive program to get into and I'm very happy for you.

    LC
  12. by   Ebouster
    Quote from hiep
    unfortunately, my application was denied. earlier, after getting off work, i went to goodwill and my mom called with the sad news. whoa, it's disappointed but i'm so glad that i have made it thru the essay. maybe i'll have more time to do something else for now while getting ready to re-apply next round.

    good lucks to you all.
    thank you.
    Hey buddy I know how it feels, believe me, I was rejected last year. All you can do is to try and do what you can to improve your application for next year, or, apply at other schools. My application this year was much improved from last years.

    My friend applied at BCC and he said they had a record low number of applicants and he got in no problem. Another friend I know said the same thing about Highline CC, a lot fewer applicants this year than last year. I was kind of surprised to hear this seeing as how nursing has gotten so popular as of late.

    LC3 thanks I appreciate it, it's a huge burden off of my back. If I didn't get in this year I dunno what I would have done :/
  13. by   lindarn
    Quote from lc3
    Hi Lisa,

    That is probably it. I think they only accept 2-4 bost bacc students and those post-bac students have to be extremely extra-ordinary (not saying that your not, but really what they define as is). I think you would have had a better chance applying to UW's MEPN. Did you apply to that? Did you apply to Seattle U? Anyhow, its tough waiting, but UW is not the end all be all. I'm sure you will get into other schools! Your credentials sound awesome.

    Good Luck,
    LC
    I am working with an LPN here in Spokane, and she has a Bachelors degree in Microbiology from Nigeria. When she moved here, she went to LPN school so she could get a job quickly, now she wants to go back and get her BSN so she can work in the hospital. None of the hospitals here in Spokane higher LPNs. She knows that an accelerated program would be the best way to go to get her BSN, as the other BSN programs, and the ADN program have long waiting lists.

    She is under the impression that there are no accelerated BSN programs here in Washington. I told her that I would check it out for here on this listserve. Thanks.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
    Last edit by lindarn on Jun 12, '07 : Reason: spelling

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