Western Health Sciences - Direct Entry MSN - Fall 2013 - page 6

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  1. by   mochikat
    Hi everyone! I hope that some of you can make it to preview day which is this upcoming Saturday! Three of us from cohort 9 will be there to answer questions and we will also be manning the NSNA (National Student Nurses' Association) table in the morning so please feel free to stop by!
  2. by   superfryk
    Hi Mochikat-

    This is my first time on allnurses. Did you say there was a preview day this Saturday? Can you point me in the right direction to get more info on this? thanks!
  3. by   BlueEyes85
    Superfryk, the info for preview day can be found on Western U's website. It's on the MSN-E welcome page. You should see a link on the left side. Hope this helped!
  4. by   superfryk
    we sound like almost the identical candidate...
  5. by   lithiumpink
    Anyone have any updates from them?
    Last edit by lithiumpink on Nov 29, '12 : Reason: edit
  6. by   lithiumpink
    Also, did anyone find out the volume of applications received?
  7. by   BlueEyes85
    Lithiumpink, we didn't hear anything until jan/feb last application cycle. I'm assuming it'll be the same this year...?? Also, I don't know how many apps were received this cycle but they did recieve 400-500 last cycle. A little more then 50 (?) we're accepted for the 2012 cohort.
  8. by   lithiumpink
    Oh okay, thank you. I was just curious since the deadline was earlier this year and they stopped using NursingCAS for this cycle. I even tried calling them and just went straight to voicemail because they mentioned a high volume of applications :X
  9. by   BlueEyes85
    I've also been hoping that maybe (fingers crossed!) we'll hear earlier this year because, like you said, we had an earlier deadline and we didn't have to use nursing cas!
  10. by   mochikat
    The westernu website should have information about preview day. I don't think I can post a link on allnurses. During your breakout session, there will be a Q&A opportunity with us where anyone from the group of visiting prospective students can ask questions. However, I definitely encourage you to come to the NSNA table earlier in the morning before breakout happens because we will be able to answer questions more one on one, especially if you don't feel comfortable asking questions with the entire group in the lecture hall. I hope to see some of you there.

    To answer a few questions to relieve some anxiety: Towards the end of Dec/early Jan, the early acceptance people found out. Those individuals meet with the staff on a separate day to learn more about the program in lieu of an interview. I was invited to interview sometime in early January and I was part of the first few groups on the week of January 19th. I believe the school had a second round of interviews done in late Jan/early feb and another round in late Feb/early March. (Maseca, please correct me if I'm wrong).
  11. by   Maseca
    You're right mochikat. Also, our class wound up being almost 60 people. Not sure if they are planning that many in the next cohort, but it seems likely.
  12. by   sonjaxlove
    Hi all,

    I'm in the current cohort along with mochikat & maesca Looking forward to meeting prospective students tomorrow at Preview Day! Look out for the College of Graduate Nursing/NSNA table!

    I interviewed mid-February so don't fret about getting the later interview. A few of us from that interview weekend got accepted too
  13. by   lithiumpink
    Was anyone able to make it to the preview day today? Anyone find out anything about this years cohort?