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MSN Program and Requirements

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by NicN NicN (New) New Student

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Hi, I’m currently a nursing student about to graduate with my BSN. I’ve been looking at MSN programs to go into but the whole application process scares me. So far, I’ve been looking into Vanderbilt, Yale, and Columbia but I’m just worried about how people review your application because I’m not some 4.0 student. If anyone could share their experience with the application process, give some advice, or recommendations to other programs then I will forever be at your feet!

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Enarra has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Ambulatory Primary Care.

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You need to write a super essay sometimes that helps them overlook a lower GPA but at minimum you do need a 3.0gpa.  Have some nursing work experience, FNP programs like to see some exp. which school depends on how deep is your wallet as in can you afford tuition at IVy league places.  If money’s not an issue apply to all and see who takes you.   I would also apply to a in an private non Ivy League and a state college as well.  This way you have options.    Best of luck !

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Thank you this helped a lot! I do have over a 3.0 GPA but it is still on a low end. I feel like most schools look at GPA as well as essays so it leaves me a bit worried. Would nursing clinical hours not count as experience or would you say that FNP programs mostly look for outside nursing experience aside from your clinical hours? 

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Enarra has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Ambulatory Primary Care.

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Working RN nurse exp.    nope clinical hours don’t count.   Every school has their own requirements you’ll have to research it but deadlines are coming up If not already here if aiming for fall 2020 better Hurry.   You need to give your recommendation writers time to write a good letter.   just apply to a few Not just your dream school.    I did 3:  dream school, backup school and backup to the backup school just to make sure that I had options. 

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