Augusta U- MSN/CNL- Fall 2018 Entry - page 24

I don't see a group yet started for admission to the Fall 2018's Augusta U MSN/CNL program. I have read through the forum of the Fall 2017 group and it seems to have been very informative! I am... Read More

  1. by   AleshaMB2018
    Just be honest-be yourself and relax! They are essentially looking to get to know you and how you will fit the program! I'd skim the papers they sent and form a working definition of what a CNL is. Blessings to you during this process!
  2. by   becksx0130
    Anyone feel like their interview didn't go spectacularly but you still got in?
  3. by   atlantamediks
    Be yourself. Tell them about you- the side that they can't see on your application. Don't be nervous. Think of the interview as a conversation. And don't hesitate to ask them questions. Good luck!
  4. by   Moscrows
    Quote from becksx0130
    Anyone feel like their interview didn't go spectacularly but you still got in?
    I felt like mine was awful, but I still got in. Awful because I didn't tell them anything that wasn't already in my application. I had gone over practice interview questions I found online and they were the types of questions they ended up asking, but what came out of my mouth wasn't what I had rehearsed. I was initially wait-listed and I'm thinking if my interview had gone better I might have gotten into the program outright, but maybe not. (I had an abysmally low g.p.a. which didn't help)

    My stats:

    GPA 3.01 with a bunch of graduate work included (I had an initial 2.65 undergrad gpa from ~20 years ago)
    GRE 319
    I was in the middle of prerequisites during the interview (A&P sleep deprivation at its finest)
    500+ hours experience on my universities' student counseling help line
    Master's degree focusing on public health
    Certificate in Financial Planning
    Military Officer/Air Crew Experience
    I have 5 kids... I'm not sure if that helped or hurt me (but I included it in my resume because I have a 10 year gap)
  5. by   aniretake
    Hello? Is anyone who got accepted still here? I will be applying for Fall 2019...
  6. by   AleshaMB2018
    Quote from aniretake
    Hello? Is anyone who got accepted still here? I will be applying for Fall 2019...
    Hi! I'm still subscribed to these posts. I'm starting this fall.
  7. by   aniretake
    Quote from AleshaMB2018
    Hi! I'm still subscribed to these posts. I'm starting this fall.
    Congrats on being accepted! Are you in Augusta or Athens?
    I am 38 yo, have BS in Chemistry...and it is pretty scary to make a change in career. Also, I am trying to find statistics on students who graduated from this program and see how they fared career-wise. Have you done any research? Have any info of that kind?
  8. by   AleshaMB2018
    Quote from aniretake
    Congrats on being accepted! Are you in Augusta or Athens?
    I am 38 yo, have BS in Chemistry...and it is pretty scary to make a change in career. Also, I am trying to find statistics on students who graduated from this program and see how they fared career-wise. Have you done any research? Have any info of that kind?
    Thank you. I have a BS in Biological Sciences and a MS in Health Promotion. Graduates do really well. Basically, you graduate with the same experience as a BSN student, but you have an MSN so it works in your favor. I'm actually going for my doctorate afterwards but many work after the program. It will take a while before you'll be able to work specifically as a CNL post graduation, you're more likely looking at bedside Nursing immediately after the program. Many in our class are making a career change from long-standing careers unrelated to Nursing so you'd fit right in! Also, being a "non-traditional" or older student is seemingly the norm so you'll be at home with students going through the same circumstance. They have about a 90% pass rate on the NCLEX on the first try and 100% on the second try. Most graduates have jobs within months after graduation if they don't have one before graduation. I've heard many great things about the curriculum and the ways they assist you in preparing for the NCLEX and whichever career path you choose. It's definitely scary changing careers but I think Nursing is well worth the transition and the Augusta program is exceptional. The entire process from Application to Meeting Classmates has been extremely professional, organized and well executed. Just focus on getting your acceptance and they will guide you through the rest. Best of luck to you! I hope everything works out for you! I'm at the Athens campus by the way. Do you have any other questions?
  9. by   AleshaMB2018
    Quote from aniretake
    Congrats on being accepted! Are you in Augusta or Athens?
    I am 38 yo, have BS in Chemistry...and it is pretty scary to make a change in career. Also, I am trying to find statistics on students who graduated from this program and see how they fared career-wise. Have you done any research? Have any info of that kind?
    Also, check out the tours they offer on either campus. There, you can ask more specific questions and get a feel for the school environment. I found those really helpful!
  10. by   aniretake
    Quote from AleshaMB2018
    Do you have any other questions?
    Thank you for your extended answer. May I ask what do you plan on doing with a DNP? I know teaching is one way to go. Also, I do not necessarily plan on working as a CNL. For me it is a way to Nursing. I was once accepted into BSN but due to domestic violence situation was never able to start. Now I see this as another chance. And I'll be at Augusta campus.
  11. by   AleshaMB2018
    Quote from aniretake
    Thank you for your extended answer. May I ask what do you plan on doing with a DNP? I know teaching is one way to go. Also, I do not necessarily plan on working as a CNL. For me it is a way to Nursing. I was once accepted into BSN but due to domestic violence situation was never able to start. Now I see this as another chance. And I'll be at Augusta campus.
    I'm interested in leadership roles in Nursing in addition to teaching. Towards the end of my career, I want to be a professor of nursing. I'm also obtaining the nurse practitioner license along the way. So in the end, I'll be a FNP-DNP. I want to be qualified to fill administrative and leadership in nursing roles so the DNP is a great fit for me.Also, if you speak with professors in the program and others with a DNP,you'll find there are many career options to choose from in addition to practicing as a NP.
    Last edit by AleshaMB2018 on Jul 18
  12. by   ruffj
    Any of you in the starting 2018 class found any external sources to help you in the program. Like NRSNG.com? Or other examples, free or paid?

    I'm just curious. I'm applying for next fall.

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