Vanderbilt Pre-Specialty (for non-RNs) MSN 2013 - page 5

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   ash8788
    It's great to hear that we all get interviews either way! I'm hoping to do mine in person, I live in MA but I want an excuse to take a trip down I wonder if they'll give enough notice to do that.

    As for the future... I would really like to work on an acute ward for first episode patients with serious mental illness. I've done a lot of research on schizophrenia and bipolar, so now I'd like to actually do something more than just ask questions for a change!! I'd like to continue with research but in a more meaningful way that can actually be applied to my improving my practice when the study is done. Eventually I want to go on for my PhD and do some teaching.
  2. by   Balice5
    Hi Guys,

    I applied to the pre-specialty program as well (Psychiatric-Mental Health). I just received an email for an interview today! I live in Boston, so it will be a phone interview. Just wondering if anyone else got this email or have done the phone interview with them?
  3. by   Balice5
    Oh wow! should have read the posts from the page before. Looks like we ALL get an interview. Good luck everyone!
  4. by   hewoods
    worth11- Yes, vandy is the only place that I applied. I wasn't really aware of all the others! It was kind of a last minute decision. I am hoping for good news though! Good Luck!

    Everyone else, good luck with your interviews! I'm not sure if its a good thing or a bad thing that they dont interview for ACNP!

    For the future...I want to work in orthopedics. I am an Athletic Trainer so I have been around ortho for awhile now and I love it! My heart mostly lies in geriatrics, so I am hoping that is where I'll end up someday!
  5. by   ash8788
    Blaramee, congrats on getting the interview so soon! The less waiting the better. And I live in Boston as well! Are you (or anyone else for that matter!) also applying to programs in the city? I'm also applying to BC, MGHIHP, and Northeastern. Sorry if you discussed this earlier in the thread, I'm a late comer!
  6. by   hannahzp
    I also received my interview email today! Good luck everyone.
  7. by   hannahzp
    Did anyone else have their interview? Mine was today, hoping it went well!
  8. by   jb30
    How'd it go? Mine was last Friday so I know the relief you're probably feeling now that its over. Well, relief as far as the interview goes...The waiting for the decision is much worse.
  9. by   KoKe
    Hannah & jb30-

    How were your interviews? Was it more of a casual conversation or grilling you with questions? Did they ask you any questions that you did not expect? Did they give you an idea of when you would hear back with an admission decision!
  10. by   hannahzp
    I think mine went pretty well but I was definitely nervous the whole time. I'm relieved its over but of course keep thinking of things I could have or should have said. She said decision letters go out early march.
  11. by   jb30
    I think mine went alright. It was pretty casual. They didn't ask any crazy questions or anything that I wasn't expecting. They asked questions that you would pretty much expect to hear at any graduate school interview. As hindsight is 20/20, I of course thought of things I wished I had said after the interview was over, but what can you do. I'm sure the interview is just a portion of what they are looking for in determining who to accept as our essays and academic performance give them a good picture of who we are and if we are a good fit for their program. My advice for the interview would be just be yourself and have fun with it. There's really nothing you can do to prepare. You know why you are applying and what you want from the program, so be confident and let them know. They said that decisions would be sent out the first two weeks of March. Good luck to everyone.
  12. by   ash8788
    I'm sure you both did great You must be happy to have it done and over with!

    Got my interview email yesterday! It's scheduled for the 23rd. Just out of curiosity, the PMHNP program director is one of the people interviewing me. Was that the case for both of you Hannah and jb? I'm wondering if everyone has the same people interviewing them or if they switch it up.
  13. by   hannahzp
    Mine was two faculty members, not the director. Good luck with yours, let us know how it goes!