Published Feb 16, 2009
are there any fall 2009 applicants out there?
I applied too! I read in your other post that you got interview information already--congratulations! I didn't realize that they were sending out information on interviews this early. How did you find out--email? postal mail?
I'm getting more and more nervous as March approaches. I think I won't be able to relax until I have at least one acceptance. Where else did you apply?
Good luck with the interview!!
I was informed about the interview via email.
This whole waiting process is killing me.
I applied to CSULA, CSUF, SFSU, and CSULB (planning in April). How about you?
I applied to entry-level MSNs at CSULA (my first choice), CSUF, UCLA, and CSULB (waiting until march to send it). I also applied to accelerated BSNs at CSUN and MSMC.
I think the first decision that I find out will be from UCLA the first week of March. I'm really hoping for CSULA though so that I can start working to get experience after the first 15 months and finish the MSN portion being a NP. Even though, at this point, getting into any program would be a step in the right direction, the CSULA route is just the most direct. I wanted to apply to mostly local, public schools to minimize the debt I'll end up with. I'm starting to regret not applying to more programs that are geared towards non-nurses who want to be NPs, but oh well. Now I'm just stuck waiting.
You have a lot of choices! Where did you take your epidemiology prerequisite course for the UCLA program?
I haven't taken it yet. Shelli Shepherd informed me that the SON offers it in the Summer and that admitted MECN students are guaranteed a spot in the class. I figured that I would just take it then if I end up going there.
Oh really. I didnt know that. I wish I knew that because I would have applied to the UCLA program. That's the only class I was missing. Thank you.
Yeah, no problem!
I'm a little worried about getting the interview info from CSUF by email. I emailed Melanie Pyles a few times and didn't get a response the first few times. A few months later when I emailed her again, I got an "out of the office" auto-reply that ended up in my spam folder. Thanks for letting me know that you got the info by email--now I'm going to be extra careful before emptying the spam folder.
Melanie Pyles didn't end up getting back to me, though. I sent her information about the Statistics course that I took (as Dr. Wickman said to at the info session) but she never responded. I hope that after all the trouble of applying that they don't end up telling me that my class doesn't meet their requirements (without having informed me ahead of time so that I could retake it if necessary).
I really hate not knowing whether or not I'll be starting a program...whether or not it will begin in the Summer or Fall...or even what city I'll be studying in.
I hope the next few weeks fly by!
Yeah. The out of the office emails.. I have dealt with that already. I was worried about everything and I too emailed her multiple times. And I think out of all the times I emailed her I got a total of one reply back from her.
I swung by CSULA last week to submit my transcripts to the admissions office and updated transcripts (because I just finished my last prereq during winter intersession) to the nursing dept. I hope my application is finalized now, since I just submitted my TEAS score from the ATI website.
If you hear back from the other schools please fill me in!!
Gluck with UCLA. MARCH is almost here.
Thanks, same to you! I'll let you know if I hear anything :)
I walked in my transcripts to CSULA on Thursday--I'm still waiting for one of my winter grades to post. I took three classes, including lifespan psychology (my only pending ELMN prereq) and even though that grade has posted, I want all three grades to be ready before requesting an emergency transcript.
Did you pay to have the TEAS score sent to CSULA? How did you go about that? I emailed Kathy Hinoki the pdf of the results (I took the test at CSULA) and she accpeted it. I have to figure out how to send CSULB an official copy.
I submitted a copy of the TEAS printout with my application and I also sent an electronic copy off the ATI website. If you don't mind me asking how did you do on your TEAS test? Overall? Math?
I got 90% as my total score which is 97% for the national ranking. The ELMN info page says that the national percentile ranking should be above 70% in each category. My national percentile rankings are 96/85/98/95. I was really sick when I took it and feel I could have done much better (esp in math), but oh well. It's done, and I think it should be good enough. At least that's what I'm hoping
How did you do?
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