University of Washington SoN Fall 2013 - page 4
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Anyone applying to the UW SoN for fall 2013? Anyone else FREAKING OUT about it like I am?... Read More
- 0Dec 31, '12 by tedkimThank you abalone for a great tip!!
abalone and and JLoya can I ask you guys a favor for ...? Do you still have a letter of acceptance from UW Nursing?
I would like to see the actual letter.. could take a picture of it.. and send it to email@example.com please?
I just want to read it and try to feel how it feels(?) if I receive that letter ...
I somehow found a Seattle University Acceptance Letter but I couldn't find the UW nursing letter
Thank you and Happy New Year Everyone!!
- 0Dec 31, '12 by JLoyaQuote from abaloneI too wrote mine out in an A,B & C format. that way they can "briefly" go through your statement and checkoff as they go down in a list.I wrote my answers for the essay out in A,B,C format making them very clear but I'm sure it doesn't matter. Sounds like you are set! I wouldn't worry too much about those few years as long as you've had 1-2 solid years afterward. They are always saying they want to see improvement. ^_^
If they say dont include something, heed their warnings. You wouldn't believe how many people made it to the proctored essay, just to be dropped for not following directions.
If there is ONE THING YOU MUST DO.... FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS, TRIPLE AND QUADRUPLE check everything.
Right before I went to submit my packet I went through it for a fifth time in two hours with a comb only fit for a louse. That fifth and final comb through did I find a bug that would have disqualified my application.
They simply want to see who follows the directions and who does not.Last edit by JLoya on Dec 31, '12 : Reason: typing
- 0Jan 1, '13 by OBrienMPThanks again for the advice! I made sure to quadruple check and make sure everything was in perfect order. I'm just nervous about this whole process. It's like a moment of truth for me, and I've worked really hard for it. It's like an emotional investment too.
Anywho, thanks again! I guess all i can do at this point is sit and wait. But My essay wasn't in A, B,C format...and my resume sounded more resume-ish than abalone's. But I did touch on keywords that she mentioned...multidisciplinary, cultural competencies, patient education, etc.
- 0Jan 1, '13 by JLoyaQuote from OBrienMPFirst Quarter SUCKS!!!! If you have the money, I would take the couple summer classes that they offer and pay for them out of pocket. Otherwise you will have 5 classes, two labs a week and a clinical with ALOT of writing. You will be suicidal every morning...JKAs far as the program goes, how do you like it so far? Is it what you expected in terms of curriculum, faculty and peers?
Pathophysiology sucks, period. It is hard, unorganized and hard. It is taught by two tenured professors who are set in their way of teaching. It is the lowest credit class, but the most work and reading. Be prepared, it SUCKS!!!
The other classes are fun. The Anatomy refresher has an awesome teacher and you get a cadaver lab three times in the quarter. The skills and head to toe assessment labs are boring but you have to do them. DO NOT MISS A DAY!!! The Assessment lecture is alright, a young professor teaching it. Good information.
By far the most fun class is Pharmacology!!! The teacher KICKS ASS, she is so fun and is a true advocate for the students.
Know this, if you make it in, they do not try to weed out anyone. They want you to succeed, but you have to get the grades on your own. I was able to have one on one hours with professors when needed. TA sessions are available, but they are often overloaded with too many people and too many questions. The TAs are sometimes available for one on one sessions. Go there with a direct plan though.
I really do enjoy the program, it is fun, but it is DIFFICULT. If you can avoid it, DO NOT WORK. I have to work as I am a single father raising a teenage daughter. I am in class 5 days a week and work weekends for 12 hours a shift. It was the hardest 12 weeks of my life...
- 0Jan 14, '13 by armynurse68I just wanted to drop by and wish you all luck in your application process! I'm sure you all worked really hard to get to this point! So now is the time to just sit back, breath, and relax because once you've started the program, there isn't a whole lot of that. I'm in the same cohort as Abalone and Jloya and I think we can all attest to this. In following what my classmates have done, if you have any very last minute questions, I'd be glad to help!
- 0Jan 15, '13 by armynurse68I did rather poorly on the proctored essay, in fact, I walked out of the auditorium and totally wrote off my chances at UW. I spent way too much time doing the elementary math and not enough time on the essay. I don't even remember if I completely finished it in time (yep, it was that bad)!! So my advice is this. Trust your math skills. Yes, show your work, but don't over think it because it really is as easy as decimals and adding. I spent a long time thinking, "it shouldn't be this easy, I must be overlooking something!" Others may have advice on what scenario they "want" you to choose. But I say, go with the scenario you can write about without having to spend 15 min thinking about how to answer it. That hour will go by so fast, and you'll want a few extra minutes to polish it, so go with the scenario that comes easiest to you. Lastly, i dont know what the format will be this year, but there's a good chance it will follow the same format we had. 3 healthcare related scenarios and you pick one to write about. The few hours before the essay, I started to think about my healthcare experiences and what i learned from them. This helped me reflect on why i wanted to be a nurse. Most importantly, relax! I was way too tense and I felt that my writing did not reflect what I truly wanted to say. And if you walk out of the proctored essay feeling like you totally bombed it, just know that I felt that way too, but I got in....now I just need to finish!!