Question about Banner Fellows Program - page 2
Im sure this is somewhere in the long thread already out there on the Banner Fellows Program, but I wanted a quick, easy answer. Im really excited about finally being able to apply next semester... Read More
Nov 17, '07Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 173; Likes: 26I agree Haley, just keep your head up! I know it is hard, this is my second rejection from Banner, however I will be trying again next cohort. I also am exhausting other options such as getting my pre-reqs done for ASU and Grand Canyon!! Good Luck!
Dec 6, '07Occupation: Soon to be RN Joined: Dec '07; Posts: 41; Likes: 10Quote from IwannabeanRN!Im sure this is somewhere in the long thread already out there on the Banner Fellows Program, but I wanted a quick, easy answer.
Im really excited about finally being able to apply next semester (which is my last sem. of prereqs)- Im going to take the NET test & apply in Jan, so Im hoping to apply for the July cohort, but I doubt Ill be able to get into that one, so Im hoping to get into the October one.
From those of you who are in it, and are experienced in their application process, do you think my expectations are realistic & if not, tell me what you think!
I applied for the Banner program in Aug 2007 and was selected for an interview in Sept 2007 and was notified in Nov 2007 that I was selected for the March 2008 Cohort..
Really fast. But there isnt a list there.. They get the applications select their candidates and place you.
Dec 14, '07Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 561; Likes: 238Quote from Cursed IrishmanOnce you are in the program and meet some of the nut cases/psychos that make it in - you will gain a whole new perspective on the selection process. Keep in mind that by the end of the program, your cohort will have probably lost 20-30% of the people who started. And the odds are not stacked in your favor if you have to retake a Block...most of the people we picked up from other blocks failed a second time.Keep in mind the statistics and odds of you actually being placed. Someone ran a rough estimate in the main thread and the odds are pretty stacked against someone being selected, unless you work for banner. Everyone I've met in the fellowship is special or unique in some way, whether they already have a bachelor's degree, have had a career in another field such as a school teacher or body donation facilitator, or simply have a wealth of life experience. If you think you can clearly illustrate citing examples to the committee as to why you meet the "banner way", then your time line is probably reasonably accurate.
But when you are finished it certainly is sweet!!!!
Dec 14, '07From: AZ ; Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 840; Likes: 746Quote from StopnikI chalk it up to some people interview well, look good on paper, and can hide crazy.Once you are in the program and meet some of the nut cases/psychos that make it in - you will gain a whole new perspective on the selection process. Keep in mind that by the end of the program, your cohort will have probably lost 20-30% of the people who started. And the odds are not stacked in your favor if you have to retake a Block...most of the people we picked up from other blocks failed a second time.
But when you are finished it certainly is sweet!!!!Last edit by Cursed Irishman on Dec 14, '07
Dec 14, '07Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 173; Likes: 26Ugh, that is very frustrating for me because I am determined and I know that I would do everything in my power to do great in this program. I wasn't accepted into the program when I interviewed last and I honestly don't know why... I really thought I did a great job at interviewing. The only thing I can come up with is that I don't have any personal experience in the health field and that I don't neccesarily have any heart felt stories to tell them how I am the better candidate. Then to find out that some of the people they do let in aren't determined enough to even finish the program. UGH!
Dec 14, '07Occupation: Monitor Tech/CNA Specialty: OR, Telemetry, PCCU, Med/Surg ; From: BE ; Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 165; Likes: 34I'm sorry Amburgerz However, I am absolutely positive that you will finish a nursing program, any nursing program. Anyone that determined to do it, will do it. Even though it may take you a while... I hope you get lots of those BNS pre-req's out of the way, I think that's a great plan! Good luck!!
Dec 14, '07Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 561; Likes: 238Quote from Cursed IrishmanAmen, brother.I chalk it up to some people interview well, look good on paper, and hide crazy well.
Dec 14, '07Occupation: Soon to be RN Joined: Dec '07; Posts: 41; Likes: 10There are many different time lines... I turned my application in to the Maricopa Community college in Aug.. I finished my pre-reqs over a year ago I was actually going for ASU for my BSN.. im just 3 classes shy of that.. I dropped those 3 though when I talked to them about how they choose candidates I just decided to go for the ADN program and applied for Banner in Aug 07 and had my Banner interview in October 07 and was selected in Nov 15 2007 I got my letter from Banner for the March 08 Cohort... Aug 2007 - November 2007 it took me to be selected .. just 3 months on the list -- I know thats not normal for most.. but it really can happen.
So some can be quicker than others
I have been in healthcare since I was 18 yrs old.. I was a CNA for 8 years a pharmacy tech for 3 years and have worked for the same Health insurance company for the past 8 years and also currently work weekends at John C Lincoln .. I have always been surrounded by Healthcare.
They asked me in my interview how am I preparing financially for this program since its such a fast paced accelerated program.. And I let them knew I was determined and got a 2nd job to build some cash flow up until the program started since I would be quitting my full time job with the health insurance company.. so if you show that experience, interview well, and show them you are determined.. and experience does help.. it can get the ball rolling alot faster too .
Just KEEP trying you will get there ..Last edit by cherlee522 on Dec 14, '07
Jan 18, '08Occupation: OR nurse From: US ; Joined: Dec '07; Posts: 5Quote from gonna get thereI am in the March 2008 cohort!! Picked up my books on Monday!!!!I just got my letter from Banner today !! Yahoo - I'm in the March Gateway cohort. Anyone else at Gateway in March with Banner?
I hope everyone gets good news.
Jan 19, '08Joined: Oct '07; Posts: 21; Likes: 4Cool !! I thought the letter said to pick up books after Feb 18th - glad to hear we can get them sooner. I will go get them next week.
So exciting. Looking forward to meeting everyone.