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Need Advice Getting Into Competitive NP School

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by JZ1 JZ1 Member Nurse

JZ1 specializes in MH.

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Hello NP's!

I would like some advice as I am in the process of applying into an NP school. I'm not worried about GPA however I need some tips in the other areas that they look for. What are some major things that they look for? Where can I get started? What do I need to do?I really only have my GPA to hang onto. Please any constructive information would help. I'm 21, I only have a good academic background. I dont know where to start.

Also should I start MHNP online in Spring 2021 or in person in fall 2020. I dont like to waste time and I like to get things done asap. I also want to do acute care, but either one.

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8 hours ago, JZ1 said:

What are some major things that they look for? Where can I get started? What do I need to do? I really only have my GPA to hang onto. Please any constructive information would help. I'm 21, I only have a good academic background. I dont know where to start.

Hi there and welcome to your journey to NP school.

While I'm not on any admissions boards, one suggestion I have is just calling up a school and asking straight up what you could do to make yourself a more palatable candidate.

Otherwise, my guess is that they would like to see that you have work experience, as well as an active life in or out of healthcare. If I were an admissions person, I would like to see a realistic goal related to something that has affected you personally. I'm just making this up but let's say you are parents of immigrants and you have seen a lifetime of healthcare inequality because your parents couldn't speak English well. Your father developed cancer and the system let him down and he died a painful, fear-filled death. So your goal is to work in an FQHC and that for the past four years you have been volunteering as a translator at your local FQHC.

My opinion is that academics only are not going to pull you through. As one physician said, "Anyone can be intelligent, but not everyone can be kind."

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