Vanderbilt Pre-Specialty (for non-RNs) MSN 2013 - page 26

Hi All, There doesn't seem to be a thread yet for pre-specialty Vandy applicants (the thread going now seems to consist mostly of grad entry), so I thought I'd start one! Any other pre-specialty... Read More

  1. by   bbcc
    From their website:

    If you're a local student, you are assigned preceptors/clinicals. If you are a distance student, you find your own, but they provide a list of approved preceptors as well.

    They told me at the info session that they have never had a student not graduate because of not being able to find a preceptor.
  2. by   jasonmstone82
    Has anyone else received their financial aid award letter?
  3. by   VICEDRN
    Yes. Am seriously considering dropping the program. As stupid as this sounds, I am already an RN and I can get in and out of a degree a lot cheaper than this! I thought that it was 47k for the whole thing, not 47k for 3 of 5 semesters. It really just strikes me as an overly hefty price tag for what an NP salary is.
  4. by   TameraPetrashThoener
    I was recently accepted to FNP. Once of my mentors advised me to start reading my books for 1st semester this summer, it will be that much reading. does anyone have any clue about our books for the fall. Any students that have already done the first semester of pre-specialty year that could give me an idea about textbooks? I would appreciate it!
  5. by   TameraPetrashThoener
    Oh, I would also love to know what to expect during our 3 days of orientation, can anyone elaborate to this time?
  6. by   lund44
    Hi Everyone, I am an applicant to PMHNP program. I was just notified that my application has to be reviewed by the Student Admissions & Academic Affairs Committee. Maybe my gre was too low, etc. Did anyone else have their application reviewed by this committee? Do I still have a chance of being admitted if they review it? Thank you.
  7. by   RDS5

    Yes, there is a lot of reading, but DO NOT DO IT OVER THE SUMMER!!! Enjoy your summer as best you can because you will have a lot of work ahead of you when you do get here. That being said, you will also have time to get a jump on things when you get here. Best advice... BREATHE and RELAX!
  8. by   RDS5
    This is true... you are not eligible for NHSC, but you are eligible to apply for the Nurse Corps Program for 2nd year.
  9. by   Krisp2
    lund44- Have you heard back yet?
  10. by   lund44
    Hi Krisp2, yes unfortunately I was denied admission. I asked them to give me some feedback on my application. They suggested retaking my gre. It was not as competitive for the specialty I applied to.
  11. by   Krisp2
    lund44- Thanks for your reply! I'm sorry to hear you didn't get in. Keep trying and never give up on your dreams! Best of luck on your next round of least you know what part of your application you need to brush up on now!

    PRE-SPECIALTY WAISTLISTERS- Has anyone heard anything? I applied for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and got waitlisted. Does anyone have any details about the waitlist?
  12. by   lund44
    Thank you for your encouragement and motivation Krisp2. Best of luck to you and the Adult-Gero waitlist. I hope you get in.
  13. by   Krisp2
    aps125- I emailed you at