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Any Jan 2010 UIC GEP Applicants Out There?

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I applied to Adult NP and haven't heard anything. Hmmm. Try not to forget how competitive it is and how far you have come in the process ... And congrats to those that made it so far! Glad to hear others have good alternatives ahead of them too :) Good luck to everyone.

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I was accepted into the pediatrics program, so maybe it only WCFHS applicants were notified.

Good luck to everyone!

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This whole week I was stalking this thread and then when I finally stop reading the decisions go out!! :) I just checked my email this morning and I'm in!!!!!! I'm practically shaking writing this...I'm so happy!!!

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Just finished reading other people's posts and realized not everyone knows yet. Judr...I applied to FNP. Sounds like the BHS emails haven't gone out yet.

rnewhouse1...I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get in. I know it would have been nice to stay in Chicago especially since your husband needs to stay, but MU is an awesome school. One of my best friends did her BSN there and loved it! The nursing school there is such a tight knit community and from what I gather everyone is really supportive of each other.

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I applied to Acute Care, and I found out last night I was rejected. :( Yuck.

Good luck to everyone else, and congrats to all who do get in!

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I got into the FNP program. Sweet. Good luck everybody.

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Hey Folks - anyone else a little concerned about Chris Ocampo's qualification on the admission - "As a side note, the Graduate College at UIC oversees ALL the graduate programs within the university. The College of Nursing recommends admits / denies and the Graduate College will approve them. However, they usually follow our recommendations and I do not see any reason why they would not in this case. The only time there is a red flag is if your GPA is very low, low test scores, etc. The official UIC Graduate College admit letter and packet will be mailed to your home within a few weeks. "

This makes me a little nervous still. I guess I just need to relax.

Should we start another thread to discuss tuition and financial aid? That's the first priority for me, I'm nervous!

Congratulations to everyone who got in, and good luck if you're still looking for a program! I can't wait to meet folks and just get STARTED!

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It seems like everyone is getting final decisions but me!

Weezbug, I'm sorry that you didn't get into acute care, do you have another school you're going to instead? Thanks for posting, by the way - I wonder why they've sent out some emails to the adult/geriatric/acute care folks but not all? Has anyone else who applied to those specialties heard anything?!?

The waiting is going to drive me crazy!

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Claredom, what specialty did you apply to?

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Thanks, Judr. To be honest, my interview was absolutely HORRIBLE (I was practically in tears by the time I left!) - so I'm not surprised by the rejection.

I'm looking at Rush and DePaul's master's programs. But, they are so expensive and are full-time for longer than UIC's program. I'd hate to be away from my fiance and dooger for that long!

I'm also considering Loyola's accelerated BSN program as well. I eventually want to get my NP, but I don't really want to pay Rush or Depaul's private school tuition rates. I'm thinking I may be better off getting my BSN in 15 months, working to get experience, and then have my employer pay for grad school.

But, good luck to you - I think it's a good sign you haven't heard yet. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for everyone else!

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For those of you who haven't heard about your GEP application yet, it looks like Chris Ocampo is out of the office today so we may have to wait until Monday before we hear from him. I just got an "out of office" reply from him saying that he's at a conference all day.

Another weekend of waiting ...

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Thanks for the info! Waiting sucks, but at least I will waste less time hovering over my email for now ;) It's weird that you have heard, weezbug, but others from bhs haven't (but maybe claredom is in bhs?) Hmm. I am with you on the Rush/DePaul vs. Loyola thing. The ABSN is probably more practical in a lot of ways. The generalist programs claim that you can streamline into a specialty from their program, and do it more quickly b/c you have some master's credits out of the way... but I am skeptical. Especially if you wanted to try to get your specialty at another school... they might not recognize some of the credits, for instance... so in my mind it isn't quite as flexible as they present it. But I guess they are just trying to sell their programs, and if you're prepared to stay at that school, maybe it is a reasonable option. Decisions, decisions....

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