Any UCSF Mepn Applicants? - page 46

Hi everyone-- Has anyone else out there applied to the UCSF MEPN program? They're supposed to send out letters this month (December) for the interview process. Has anyone gotten a letter yet? Will... Read More

  1. by   NYCRN16
    Quote from MorePlease

    I'm thinking that MEPN stats are probably going to be different from MSN stats. For what it's worth, I had a 3.49 in my BA and a 3.8 in my MSW. My GREs were 1420 and I've volunteered since I was 15, although not always in a healthcare setting. Keep in mind that while I've interviewed, I still have no idea if I'm in.

    To address the questions about housing and cars, you're probably better off renting independently if you stay in SF. UCSF's housing is market rate, but they're in a fairly nice neighborhood, so you could maybe find more for your money if you look elsewhere. The only thing that seems to recommend it is the flexible lease. And yes, you can use student loans to pay rent.

    If your classes and clinicals are in the city, you can use BART/MUNI to get around (depending on where you live/work). If clinicals are out of the city, you'll probably want a car, although going down the Peninsula (to San Mateo/Palo Alto) you can take Caltrain.

    Best of luck to you.
    Thank you for your reply. I am not sure if the regular MSN program requires an interview, I hope now, I get so nervous during interviews! I guess as far as the housing, I will cross that bridge when I get there and worry about it if I even get in. Thank you again for your help, and good luck to you! Maybe I'll see you on campus next year if I make it (I will be applying for Fall 2009)
  2. by   star77
    sheilanagig - yep, the 25th. Did we meet? I can't believe that was a month ago!

    there's a thread on GRE scores and UCSF where some people list their stats. It's for MEPN, but it could be helpful. It usually pops up in a little box beneath this one that says "related threads." If you're curious, I'd check it out.
    I also have a good friend who just graduated from the MSN program at UCSF with her FNP. She did not have to interview. She, too, had been a nurse for 5 years before applying, felt as though her GRE scores were abysmal, but felt like she presented herself well through her essay and she definitely had good recommendations.
    Best of luck to you.

    It's March in 6 days.
  3. by   star77
    Any info/news?
    Has anyone heard if the letters are processed and waiting to send?
  4. by   bluedreamofsky
    I can almost see the UCSF nursing building from my apartment and wish I knew exactly when the oh-so-anticipated letters will be dispatched from there!
    I'm a 3rd time MEPN applicant (gerontology) who has made it to the alternate list for the last two years, so I'm waiting to see if the third-time's-a-charm cliche proves true. Weeks normally fly by, but waiting for this letter invariably makes things move in slow motion!
    Good luck to all!
  5. by   czyja
    I have a clear view of parnassus from my living room too - I am confident we will not hear diddly squat until the mail arrived on the 4th.

    Third time's a charm! I hope it works for you this year!
  6. by   star77
    So, it's Feb 29th...
  7. by   star77
    Okay, I called.

    "Decisions were sent to the Registrar's office yesterday, so hopefully they'll be out in the mail today..."

    OMG. Who's going to be obsessively checking the mailbox?

    Ready: GO!
    Last edit by star77 on Feb 29, '08 : Reason: added silliness
  8. by   czyja
    Thanks for calling Star! I was too much of a chicken to call...

    Now I am really nervous.
  9. by   sheilanagig
    The irony of all this is that we have a psycho postal worker --truly psycho, as in trampled my neighbor's garden, shouts at children, doesn't respond to conversation, rarely makes eye contact, and argues with the elderly --type postal, chasing her down most likely will not fare too well. However, I am obsessing --took a big breath before opening the mailbox after work today. This is one of those high energy instances...something tells me, they will get here tomorrow.
    heads up
  10. by   rwbabycatcher
    But something has been telling me that every day for the last week. Lets hope your instincts are better than mine!
  11. by   star77
    Mail doesn't come until 5pm in my world, and we have a mailman who sometimes just... spaces out? Not sure.
    I've got class in Berkeley until 4, then I'll drive home and let you guys know. Promise.
    Let's all keep our fingers crossed for each other. Think happy thoughts!
  12. by   lananp
    Mail just came. Nothing!There was no letter for me. Hopefully Monday.
    What about you guys?
  13. by   czyja
    Nada in today's mail. Ah well.