University of Rochester - ABPNN Fall 2013 - page 2

Hi, just thought I'd start a thread for University of Rochester's ABPNN Fall 2013 applicants...... Read More

  1. by   nermface
    I think there's an option for continuing education into the AMPNN program. But the master's portion isn't accelerated. I'm not too certain.
  2. by   rainkissedleaves
    I will call tomorrow to ask and get it cleared. Will keep you guys updated
  3. by   AlmondB10
    Nermface, I wouldn't worry too much about your undergrad GPA. I think it's common to face challenges early on while transitioning from the academic expectations of high school to college. I've been told scores from junior and senior year are most important. In a way, it strengthens your application because it shows you were able to overcome conflict. Teaching English overseas is great! I didn't know Loyola was still accepting applications. I know it's considered a solid university, but I don't know much about their nursing program apart from the ranking listed on US News.

    Rainkissedleaves, I think there are two options - one is the accelerated bsn and the other is an accelerated bsn/msn. I spoke with someone from the school and was told that they very rarely admit non-nursing degree students into the AMPNN program. Successful applicants tend to be non-degree RN's or have experience working closely with nurses in the medical field. They strongly encourage students to apply to the ABPNN program and make a decision later on whether or not to pursue an advanced degree. I think priority may even be given to ABPNN alumni. Anyway, hope that helps. Please let us know what you find out!
  4. by   rainkissedleaves
    Yeah I called and they said pretty much the same thing as almond.
  5. by   kris_10
    I also spoke to admissions and they said the same thing about encouraging students to go through the ABPNN and get some work experience before going for the MSN.
  6. by   mcdonaldk
    I have applied for the fall 2013 cohort. I received a call to have a phone interview. Has anyone had their interview yet? How did it go? What questions did they ask? Thank you!
  7. by   nermface
    mcdonaldk, I was called for the phone interview, but pushed it back so I could drive up to be there. my interview is scheduled for the first of march. when is yours? I read that their interviews were very relaxed and welcoming...I'm not overly stressed about it anymore.
  8. by   mcdonaldk
    My interview is friday afternoon. I hope it is relaxed!
  9. by   nermface
    mcdonaldk, please let us know how it went! I'm curious to know about the type of questions. and best of luck!!! where else have you applied?
  10. by   AlmondB10
    I interviewed earlier this week. It was kind of like a job interview, but more laid back. It lasted 30 minutes or so. I think it went well. Also, I found out that they do not interview every applicant. Good luck everyone!
  11. by   nermface
    Oh, that's great!!! Good job! Happen to know when we should find out about acceptance/rejections? May, was it?
  12. by   mcdonaldk
    AlmondB10, if you don't mind...what kind of questions were you asked during the interview?
    Thank you!
  13. by   AlmondB10
    Nermface - I did ask and she said decisions won't be released until mid to late May at the very earliest. Kind of a bummer.

    Mcdonalk - I'm not comfortable telling you what questions were asking during the interview - hope you understand. My suggestion is to prepare for a few traditional job interview questions and also be prepared to discuss your goals and academic/professional history. I wouldn't worry too much. I felt very relaxed during the interview (and I tend to feel nervous during interviews). I found it helpful to keep in mind that I was also interviewing them in order to learn if their program is the right fit for me.