OHSU ABSN 2018-2019

  1. Hey all!

    Now that the application deadline has passed, I feel comfortable finally starting a post. Just curious to hear who else applied to this program. It's fascinating to me to hear about people's different experiences, stats, expectations, etc. I'm also wondering what other programs people might've applied to? I got my submission in for the Portland ABSN to FNP/DNP program as well.

    Best of luck to everyone! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and perspectives.
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  3. by   littlebuntingdoesnursing
    No one else out there who applied to the ABSN only?
  4. by   Hope2banurse1
    I applied to the absn to dnp
  5. by   hollsphill
    Hello! I applied to the absn program this year as well! I was put on the alternate list last year under the "somewhat likely" so hopefully I make it higher on the list or hopefully accepted. This will be my 4th application cycle. Between now and last year I've graduated with my bachelors in exercise science and now I work at a L1 trauma center in an icu step down unit as a cna.
    Ohsu does a point system and the margins are super slim. My guess is you have to apply multiple times to be competitive. And have amazing experience and grades
    Good luck to all!
    Last edit by hollsphill on Jan 23
  6. by   littlebuntingdoesnursing
    Quote from hollsphill
    Hello! I applied to the absn program this year as well! I was put on the alternate list last year under the "somewhat likely" so hopefully I make it higher on the list or hopefully accepted. This will be my 4th application cycle. Between now and last year I've graduated with my bachelors in exercise science and now I work at a L1 trauma center in an icu step down unit as a cna.
    Ohsu does a point system and the margins are super slim. My guess is you have to apply multiple times to be competitive. And have amazing experience and grades
    Good luck to all!
    Is this your 4th application cycle with OHSU of your 4th in general?
  7. by   Jeb726
    Has anyone gotten an interview invitation for absn yet?
  8. by   littlebuntingdoesnursing
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    Has anyone gotten an interview invitation for absn yet?
    Interviews are the 1st and 2nd of March (for the Portland campus anyways) and they don't appear to let people know about interviews until a week or so beforehand. I would assume we will be hearing back about a month from now.
  9. by   Jeb726
    Thanks! That's what previous year threads seemed to suggest, but I'm startled because when I called the school after turning in the application, they said something about the end of this month... I'm so nervous!!
  10. by   littlebuntingdoesnursing
    Quote from Jeb726
    Thanks! That's what previous year threads seemed to suggest, but I'm startled because when I called the school after turning in the application, they said something about the end of this month... I'm so nervous!!
    Wait woah... Did they just generally mention this month in some context you might not necessarily remember, or did they mention the end of the month in regards to hearing about interviews? Because you're right, that is a whole different ballgame if that's what happened.
  11. by   AspiringNP95
    Quote from littlebuntingdoesnursing
    Wait woah... Did they just generally mention this month in some context you might not necessarily remember, or did they mention the end of the month in regards to hearing about interviews? Because you're right, that is a whole different ballgame if that's what happened.
    I had an interview for the ABSN to PNP program the other day and the representative from the ABSN program said that interviews for that one would be in late Feb or early March.
  12. by   littlebuntingdoesnursing
    Quote from AspiringNP95
    I had an interview for the ABSN to PNP program the other day and the representative from the ABSN program said that interviews for that one would be in late Feb or early March.
    Late February or early March for invitations to interview, or the interviews themselves? The dates are online and are the first two days of March, so just trying to clarify.
  13. by   AspiringNP95
    Quote from littlebuntingdoesnursing
    Late February or early March for invitations to interview, or the interviews themselves? The dates are online and are the first two days of March, so just trying to clarify.
    The representative said late February, but she wasn't 100% sure because she couldn't remember the dates listed on the website. So, I assume the ones on the website (early March) will be the actual interview dates.
  14. by   Emubisoncat
    Hey all! I applied to the Portland ABSN program too. I have an undergrad degree in Environmental Science with a GPA of about 3.4 but a 4.0 in pre-reqs. Honestly I'm not too optimistic but I'm giving it a try. My GPA is low by their standards but I have a lot of experience working and volunteering in health/ social justice/ community activism which they seem to value.

    No other applications yet, a lot of the other programs I'm looking at don't open applications until May-ish.

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