UIC GEP 2011 Cohort - page 3

Has anyone heard if you've gotten an interview yet? Starting to get anxious!!... Read More

  1. by   ABosslet
    Has anyone heard about the interview process as far as the "group format" for acute care goes?
  2. by   UIC.Class2010
    Hi ABosslet (and anyone else this may help),

    I'm in the GEP program right now and I can only speak from my experience (Adult/Geriatric NP) and my friends who are in the Acute and Peds NP track. I, along with Acute, had group interviews of 4 people at a time. And Pediatrics had one on one. So it depends on your specialty. All the faculty is very welcoming so just be prepared as to why YOU want to get into nursing. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope this helps ease some nerves!
  3. by   ABosslet
    Thank you for your quick reply. I figured that would obviously be the main focus, but I wasn't positive about specifics because I have never had a group interview before.
  4. by   UIC.Class2010
    I say that only because (if in a group interview) you will all answer the same questions after one another so it's easier to avoid getting tongue-tied if you are very specific to why you want it. They will also more than likely ask how you plan on dealing with the intensity of the program. But I'm sure you will all do a great. And any specific questions you have I'd be more than happy to try and answer them for you. Good Luck!!
  5. by   gobs87
    Thank you so much! That does help to ease some nerves...I haven't gotten a response yet from GEP on whether FNP is group or individual, but I guess it doesn't really make a difference in the long run. One of my sister's med school interviews was in a group format and they gave all the candidates a case/issue to discuss together, but I don't imagine this would be the same. My understanding is that they want to get to know the applicants, and not necessarily see how they react in a group...? How are you liking the program so far?
  6. by   UIC.Class2010
    They haven't had groups work through anything together in the past. During my interview I did interact with the other people in my group, acknowledging and building on their responses if ours were at all similar. But beyond that they want to get to know you and your reasons for applying to that program. I really love the program. The faculty is so hopeful and accommodating. It is very overwhelming at first because you learn so much so quickly but now that we are in clinical, all the studying is really paying off!
  7. by   mc88
    I was notified last week about my interview for Adult/Ger NP.

    But my friend has not heard back about Advanced Community Health. Has anyone that applied to that specialty heard anything?

    Also, thanks for all of the info, UIC.Class2010! I've never experienced a group interview before and I really appreciate your insight.
  8. by   solana
    Has anyone else heard from the WCFHS area, besides pediatrics? I am waiting to hear about Perinatal CNS.
  9. by   chirun
    I finally got an email this morning about interviews for WHNP, all the waiting was not in vain!!
  10. by   Jax8
    Congrats to everyone who found out they got an interview! I have one question, in my email regarding my interview it only gave me a floor number and a room number should I assume that I should go to the nursing building? was anyone's email more specific?.... think it might be best for me to call and clarify this.
  11. by   SimplySam
    My e-mail initially didn't give me any directions or room numbers so I e-mailed her back and it is going to be in the nursing building (845 South Damen) and then she gave me the floor number and room number. I'm sure you will be in the same building, but definitely call to make sure.
  12. by   WordGirl44
    I finally heard back for WHNP and got an interview I thought it was odd that they called me instead of sending me an e-mail though...but either way I'm
  13. by   chirun
    Congrats! Is your interview on the 7th as well? I'm excited and nervous...good luck!!