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  1. ORlyfeOR

    Legacy RN Residency February 2020

    Hi Sarahd79, I have not heard back yet. Little disappointed that this part of the process isn't more transparent. Its hard waiting knowing they have until January to give you a second interview! I don't want to be impatient but I am starting to apply for other jobs. Still holding out hope for second interviews at the Legacy NICU or Oregon Burn Center. Good luck!
  2. ORlyfeOR

    Legacy RN Residency February 2020

    Hello! I wanted to start a thread for the 2020 applicants for the Legacy RN residency program. I just got my interview date for next month (11/13) and I wanted to see if anyone had any input on the interview process, types of questions they ask, what happens after the first set of interviews, how likely is it that if we make it through that we get assigned/hired to our preferred unit, etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Best of luck to everyone applying!
  3. Thank you for posting about your experience! It makes me feel a lot better to know I'm not the only one who has had a hard time getting responses to my questions. Did you find out about your acceptance by phone or online? I have heard some people found out online first and while I know it is a bit early to be checking, I would like to know where to look online to see acceptance. What kind of clinical experiences did you have? Do a lot of nursing students participate in a clinical experience abroad? Thanks in advance, @shlynck.
  4. I feel the same way! Such a big step and commitment but i'm ready to dive in head first. I luckily noticed the switch to NursingCAS before I sent out my letter of recommendation requests. I hope they were able to help you transfer everything over successfully. I thought for a second that I had deleted one of my recommendations by mistake (website glitch) and was so worried that I would have to bug my recommender. SO MUCH STRESS! I attended the Open House event at the beginning of June and left feeling energized and motivated. You can really tell how much the faculty and staff enjoy what they do and want their students to go out and change the world for the better. I spoke with a professor who said the spring cohort is her favorite because it is rigorous in study but usually laid back in personalities. I was happy to hear that since I am normally pretty easy-going. At this point, i'm just feeling anxious. I'm ready to be finished with this application process but not ready for the wait until September notifications of acceptance. Still struggling with the diversity prompt since i'm having a hard time coming up with specific examples but i'm hopeful it will come to me before the deadline. Hope everyone gets in! It would be nice to meet you in person if we all end up in the Spring cohort. Fingers crossed!
  5. Yeah, I had the same reaction. I emailed them to make sure I had it in writing. Debbie Driscoll, the senior admissions officer, said it was recommended but not required. I decided I did not want ETS to keep half of my money and want to see if I can raise my score with a second try in June. Wish me luck! JHU really needs to update their website because the number of essays required (2 instead of 3), the GRE requirement, and the cost of the application ($45 instead of $75) have all changed. Hope your GRE retake went well on Thursday! Regarding transcripts, the admin office transferred me to the registrar office (which I had already emailed with the transcript question but had yet to get back to me). They informed me that I needed to order it through a separate service (go to iwantmytranscript.com) and select Johns Hopkins as the school. I think I paid $2.25. Make sure to select paper copy mailed to NursingCAS, not yourself. Thanks for the advice regarding Anatomy. I just realized yesterday that I needed to order the workbook -_-. It looks like a lot of reading and memorization. Very happy I am taking Nutrition (which looks pretty easy) at the same time and not Microbio. Microbio was very interesting and required a fair amount of studying. I thought the experiment portion of the late nite lab was occasionally slow/delayed. The written section, where you actually entered your previously collected lab data and answered questions, was fairly easy and straightforward. Once you submit the lab, it is final. You can save a draft and come back to it if you need to. I did actually mess up on one lab regarding using sunscreen, jean material, and baby oil on half of a petri dish infected with bacteria. The goal was to show changes in bacterial growth when exposed to UV and if the material covering the bacteria had any effect. The bacteria covered by items with higher UV-blocking SPF showed greater bacterial growth, because the UV was unable to kill the "protected" bacteria. I unfortunately wrote the opposite. I emailed the professor as soon as I realized my mistake and correctly identified what the experiment showed and they were very understanding. I would say make sure to always read the lab document before and during your lab. It provides a clear goal for the experiment and often gives the answers to the questions they ask in the written portion.
  6. Hello frenchmafia, I finished Human Growth & Development and Microbio last term and I'm taking Anatomy and Nutrition starting on the 16th. How was the lab with Anatomy? I enjoyed the Microbio course but found the lab program to be somewhat glitchy. I had to restart several lab experiments and hope to not repeat this with Anatomy. I am positive your Peace Corps experience will stand out on your application! Your writing score looks great. Too bad there is not an option to pick and choose which part of the GRE you retake. I just called the JHU admissions office today to ask a question about requesting my online JHU prerequisite transcripts (go to iwantmytranscript.com) and found out that due to their new NursingCAS application system, they no longer require the GRE. You can still include your scores but it is not necessary to take the exam. Unfortunately, I have already signed up for a test date for next month and ETS will only refund half of the amount paid (as long as you cancel four days prior to your test date). Currently debating if I should take it again (scored great in verbal the first time, not so hot in quant) or just accept that I'm only getting half of my money back. Seems like JHU could save a lot of applicants money by putting the change in GRE requirement on their application website. Good luck to everyone! Counting down the days!
  7. I am also applying for Spring start and have been checking this website every couple months to see if there is any information from the 2018 potential applicants. Thank you for starting this thread! Every time I have asked about admissions (and even merit scholarships), JHU admissions state that they take a holistic approach and select students based on their overall application. I know that they require applicants score in the 50th percentile or above (so you meet that requirement). When I attended one of their online information sessions, one of the staff members said the average accepted student GPA is 3.4 and the average GRE score percentile is around 60-70%. I'm not sure if this was overall GRE average or the average for verbal and quantitative separately. It seems like you scored really well and I'm not sure it is worth the stress of taking the test again. The good news is that you choose to take the GRE again, you can select which scores you want sent to JHU, so you won't be penalized if your second score is lower. (GRE ScoreSelect Option (For Test Takers)) I am currently studying for the GRE and am very nervous. My test date is next month. Math is not my best subject so I'm using Magoosh GRE prep in the hopes I will learn some math tricks to help me answer questions quickly and correctly. Do you have any advice having taken the GRE? The essay questions are hard in that we only have 300 words to convince Admissions that we are caring and intelligent human beings. I definitely need to spend some time refining my responses. I might be putting my eggs all in one basket but this is the only nursing program I am applying for. I desperately want to avoid spending all the time and money getting another Bachelors degree when this program fits my needs so perfectly. Crossing my fingers!! Looking forward to hearing from other prospective students and students currently enrolled in the MSN entry program. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Good luck!

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