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Yeah I have. But it would make more sense for me to do weekends.
Anybody know of weekend summer classes for prereqs in Chicago? I need to take A & P II, microbiology, nutrition. I've been checking all the schedules for the City Colleges but none of them have any of those over the weekend.
Does anybody know of any colleges to take nursing prereqs in Chicago that has a summer term that starts a bit later in the summer? I'm planning to move from New York to Chicago around the beginning of June and continue taking my prereqs there, but the City College of Chicago seems to start its summer term right at the beginning of June and I don't think I'll make it in time. Here in New York, at CUNY, they have two summer sessions, one starting in mid-July I believe, anybody know of something similar in Chicago?
I have thought a bit about both of those schools, but for various reasons they don't seem too great to me. For Rush, I got the impression that they just switched the degree title to "Master's" cause it seemed like more people would be interested-- but I sort of don't buy that you can do six quarters of school and really be educated at the master's level. Also both of them have a ton of prereqs, which is a little annoying. Anyway basically the way I feel now is that, I came to the whole idea of nursing really recently and got excited about it, and when I first started checking it out it seemed like these direct-entry programs were made for people like me and I just assumed I'd do that. But the more I thought about it I realized that the things that I like about the nursing career actually are more a part of the direct-care RN experience, I think, than the NP experience. I hope I like being a nurse and maybe if I do, I would eventually want to become an NP, but I also think I might use experience in nursing as a bridge into other things I'm interested in, like public health, policy, health journalism, etc. Basically I think that it would be a little premature for me to jump right into being an NP (and maybe that came across to the folks at UIC).
Lately I've gotten really into JOhns Hopkins and am visiting this weekend, they have a 14 month accelerated BSN program and I think (based on their website and student blogs and stuff) that I really like their attitude about the field of nursing. So right now I have my hopes set on that.
Well, um, I got rejected. Yup! Got the email Tuesday night I think. So if you all still haven't heard from them, I think it's a good sign, cause they've already filtered out some of us baddies. (I applied for ACNP.)
I have to admit I was kind of surprised not to even get an interview, cause my academic record and GRE scores are really good. But I don't have any health experience and I think perhaps they sensed that it was sort of arbitrary for me to have chosen ACNP, and it was-- since applying to UIC, I've been leaning more towards doing an accelerated bachelor's and getting some experience before deciding if I want to take another step in the field and what that step might be. So I'm not too bummed out about not getting in, but it makes me more nervous, obviously, about getting into the other schools I'm interested in (which I haven't even applied to yet, they have different timelines).
Good luck you guys! Hang in there!
Hey Judr-- just wanted to let you know, I just emailed the CON asking if they had already sent out all of their decisions re. interviews cause I still hadn't heard anything (maybe you have done the same thing!) and they wrote me back saying, "You will hear about your status before the end of the week."
oh good! let's keep our fingers crossed.
Ugh I still haven't gotten anything from them. I applied for Acute Care NP, any of you hear from them yet? I'm sad...
Ah, okay, thank you-- it didn't occur to me to go back to the original email.
No, my resume is not there either, nor is the resume question there-- it just ends after the chart where you enter your pre-reqs.
I don't have the application webpage open any more-- I thought that after I submitted it, the page changed automatically to the rec status page, but maybe I'm mistaken and just wasn't paying attention and closed the window. As far as I know there is no way to get back to my application-- if you know of a way, I'd be happy to try it out. Now I'm starting to feel a little edgy about not having printed it myself...
For me, it's not only that the "status" of the recs hasn't changed, but the page doesn't work-- the links where you click to reload the page to update the status are not functional links. I guess I'll have to call them.
I don't know, I didn't print mine. I have a different problem-- the page that comes up after I submitted the app, where it lists the recommenders and the status of their letters, doesn't work for me-- it never refreshes, and still says they've not been sent an email even though I've already heard from one of them that he got the email. Do you have that problem? I wrote to ask what to do about it a few days ago but nobody's responded. I don't want to have to nag all my recommenders!
I was trying, but can't remember the exact day I submitted it. It was recently, though, within the last week. Afterwards I got an email from "conapply" linking to the supplemental application, and the day after that I also got an email from the UIC graduate admissions office, not the nursing school, with a link to check the status of my application. I wouldn't worry too much as they did say it could take up to 10 days to send the supplement, and maybe it's not automatic but just up to somebody to take a minute to check and then do it, but maybe you should check the status of your application. Did you get that email?
I received the supplemental app very shortly after submitting the UIC app-- either the next day or the day after that.
Yes, that is how I understand it and indeed at the info session they did mention that we have to submit our applications in advance so that the recommenders get the emails in sufficient time, so effectively our deadline is not March 1. I should have thought to mention that when I responded to your earlier post. They should make a note on the website as well!
BTW, you had asked, I am applying for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty.
Is it incorrect to call a pediatric nurse practitioner a "pediatrician"? (Is a "pediatrician" necessarily a doctor?) I ask because I am writing a nursing school application essay and find myself discussing a pediatric NP and it writes much better to call her a pediatrician because otherwise it sounds like my point is that she is an NP, and not a doctor, but I don't want to lie...sort of a silly reason to ask but anyway, that's my question.
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