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Anyone applying to the UW SoN for fall 2013? Anyone else FREAKING OUT about it like I am?... Read More

  1. Visit  Pahoa profile page
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    How are your applications going? I feel like i'm rushing and freaking out!!!!!!!!
  2. Visit  HopefulMagnolia profile page
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    Have people started on their UW BSN applications? I am trying to finish this quarter strong before working on my application. However, I saw that as a transfer it is important to get the UW specific application in a few weeks before the SON app. Has anyone already done this? I am hoping to get mine in next week, but need to finish the quarter strong first.
  3. Visit  OBrienMP profile page
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    Mine are going ok. I'm done with the components...I'm just waiting for this quarter to be over so I can have my most recent grades added into my GPA. As soon as the quarter is over, I'm going to have my app sent in.
  4. Visit  JLoya profile page
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    For your essay, I was guided by other UW SoN alums for my essay. I followed the A,B & c format of what they want. I put Part A:, Part B: followed by Part C. so they could go section by section to find what they were looking for.

    Grades: I had a 3.4 cumulative and a 3.1 in my Natural World science courses.

    Experience: I have a ton of experience prior, BUT, another guy in the program does not have one day of patient care experience.

    I got in on my first try whereas a good friend of mine with better grades and less experience did not get in.

    Its a crap shoot....

    Good Luck
  5. Visit  OBrienMP profile page
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    Thanks for the reply, JLoya! I have a 3.4 in Natural World pre-reqs and a 3.5 overall. I'm not concerned so much about the grades and essay (my essay is pretty solid, I think). I'm more concerned that all my healthcare experience is paid work...over 3 years worth. I don't have many community service projects or any volunteer work (you can't raise a son on volunteer work and dreams.........) I've been reading some of the profiles of previously accepted students and I'm getting nervous. There wasn't really anywhere for me to show that I'm a mother and can't necessarily just volunteer all my time because it's spend working. Any recommendations on how to get that info in there? Are there any students with families in your program?

    UHG. I'm nervous. I've worked SO HARD and given up SO MUCH TIME with my son to do this...needles to say, I'm emotionally invested in this beyond all reason.
  6. Visit  tedkim profile page
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    One quick question!
    I was listening to the online info session again and I realized that there is a personal statement section slide saying "Do not write about a personal family experience".
    However, when you listen it with an audio, this slide automatically skips without any explanation.

    I wrote about taking care of my grandfather while he was in ICU, but I wasn't aware of this instruction...


    Should include personal family experience on my essay?
  7. Visit  tedkim profile page
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    I went through the instructions to see any instructions about the personal statement, but UW didn't specifically mentioned any Do's and Don'ts
    so confused....
    Last edit by tedkim on Dec 24, '12 : Reason: fix
  8. Visit  tedkim profile page
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    How did UW alumni specifically guided you with the personal statements and resume..?

    Quote from JLoya
    For your essay, I was guided by other UW SoN alums for my essay. I followed the A,B & c format of what they want. I put Part A:, Part B: followed by Part C. so they could go section by section to find what they were looking for.

    Grades: I had a 3.4 cumulative and a 3.1 in my Natural World science courses.

    Experience: I have a ton of experience prior, BUT, another guy in the program does not have one day of patient care experience.

    I got in on my first try whereas a good friend of mine with better grades and less experience did not get in.

    Its a crap shoot....

    Good Luck
  9. Visit  JLoya profile page
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    I work with them. One of them was rejected the first time and got to sit down with someone from the SoN and they laid out what they are looking for. She applied a second time and got in using their recommendations. She has now been a nurse for a couple years and shared the insight, which I am now sharing with you. Take it for what its worth... Let the anxiety and anticipation begin!!! Enjoy...
    tedkim likes this.
  10. Visit  JLoya profile page
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    To OBrienMP:

    I didnt have much volunteer experience either because of having three daughters.

    They look at you as a "WHOLE" picture. They want to see that you can balance school (with good grades), a family and if you are working, that you can balance that.

    I worked for three years in my current ER position 36 hours a week, took 15 credits a quarter and shared custody of my three daughters during that whole time....
  11. Visit  OBrienMP profile page
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    Interesting. Good to know that there is a diverse group of people in the program!

    Anywho, any tips on how to put that into my application...that I have a little boy? I mean, I couldn't really find a way to work that into my application or my essay?
  12. Visit  tedkim profile page
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    Thank you JLoya, can I ask one more question?

    In the online info-session slide, it says don't write about personal family in your personal statement. But I can't find this tips anywhere other than this info-session slide.
    I included my experience taking care of my grandfather while he was at ICU for letter B.
    Should I chose a different topic for letter B?

    Quote from JLoya
    I work with them. One of them was rejected the first time and got to sit down with someone from the SoN and they laid out what they are looking for. She applied a second time and got in using their recommendations. She has now been a nurse for a couple years and shared the insight, which I am now sharing with you. Take it for what its worth... Let the anxiety and anticipation begin!!! Enjoy...
  13. Visit  OBrienMP profile page
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    Quote from tedkim
    Thank you JLoya, can I ask one more question?

    In the online info-session slide, it says don't write about personal family in your personal statement. But I can't find this tips anywhere other than this info-session slide.
    I included my experience taking care of my grandfather while he was at ICU for letter B.
    Should I chose a different topic for letter B?
    If it shows you have hands on experience and it delineates your abilities I wouldn't change it.

    I'm not so much worried about my essay, more my resume. I'm not especially sure what they are looking for...Uhg. Such a stressful process.

    JLoya, would you be willing to take a look at my essay and my resume? Let me know if it's what they're looking for?

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