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  1. elFuturoPMHNP

    Direct Entry MSN 2020 at Columbia University

    There are are no early decisions for Columbia Nursing. I am in the current MDE cohort and we found out our decisions January 25, 2019.
  2. elFuturoPMHNP

    Direct Entry MSN 2020 at Columbia University

    I can't speak too too much on the DNP PMHNP program as I have not coursed through there yet. But I can tell you that upperclassmen have said they enjoy it. It is consistently ranked top 10 in the country. Recently the program was reduced to a 2 year program for those entering from the MDE program. The simulation center has a therapy room and is equipped to train future Psych NPs. I will push to see if the school, and specifically the PMHNP program would want to do program specific videos for the School of Nursing Youtube channel. I think it would be great for prospective students. There are plenty of opportunities to connect with your specific patient population, just down the street from CUMC we have the Armory that functions as a homeless shelter for those with mental illness and chemical dependency. All CUSON NP programs will reflect the values of the university, which is a globally oriented, health equity focused, trauma informed care focused, and interdisciplinary program. For the application, just be you, focus on how your personal experience informs your desire to become a PMHNP, speak about your desires and what populations you want to help and understand better. Columbia accepts a large cohort, and there are roughly 20-30 seats on the MDE/DNP for Psych roughly though the number changes cycle by cycle. Good Luck!! Hope that was of some help.
  3. elFuturoPMHNP

    Direct Entry MSN 2020 at Columbia University

    @FuturePNP18 While I can't give too much personal info I will say this. my undergrad GPA was a 3.29, but I also have an MPH, and come from a diverse life background. Columbia has room for many individuals, takes a pretty large cohort (180-200 students on average), and it truly takes a holistic approach to applications and every year is making acceptance more accessible while still maintaining its standards. We have students from all walks of life, alot of amazing minds and great people, alot of competitive folk too. It is an ivy after all. Make sure to be sincere and shine in your essays, get all your pre-reqs in, and just make you, not your grades, speak for you. Let the adcom in a little bit into the real, palpable you. Being a nurse means being able to connect to humanity, to have a warmth in your soul that allows you to connect to those in need of healing. The video essay is a great tool for the adcom to get to know you. Everyone here is pretty amazing, I must say, really caring and open. Please do not feel afraid to reach out to them, with any concerns. In reference to your Global Initiatives Placement discussion, I did not have that as part of my application process, though Columbia has made their Global department an important part of our program. You will have an amazing Global Health course in your first summer. You will also get to meet those of us in the current cohort who will end up going abroad come Spring. Not sure what the Global Initiative Discussion entails, so can't really speak on it. Take care.
  4. elFuturoPMHNP

    Direct Entry MSN 2020 at Columbia University

    Hey Everyone, You are most definitely starting this application process to Columbia University School of Nursing quite early, but that isn't a bad thing. I am a current student, just finished my first semester (Summer) in the MDE program. I am MDE/DNP in PMHNP. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me here or send me a PM if you are able to and I will try and answer to the best of my ability. Good Luck!
  5. elFuturoPMHNP

    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    OMG!! I apologize to everyone, I forgot to report back to you all. Yes the adcom accepted my Biochemistry course to fulfill the Nutrition requirement. Just make sure you contact them, present your case and course you took and provide a syllabus. Depending on the content they will let you know if its equivalent. In my case the Biochem class was in med school and contained medical nutrition so we covered alot. Good Luck!
  6. elFuturoPMHNP

    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    If you have federal employment whether civil service or uniformed service payscale is higher for doctorally prepared clinicians. Also doctoral education paves the way for teaching positions if that's something you like. :)
  7. elFuturoPMHNP

    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    That is why I think the program at Columbia is superior. It takes roughly 4 years but you graduate with an MSN+DNP+Specialty. If you go to Yale and would like to have a Doctoral degree in Nursing you would have to commit to 3 years + the additional time for the DNP.
  8. elFuturoPMHNP

    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    Does anyone have any idea when we will get the financial aid packages? I know for other years they came out alongside the decision letters. Seems this year was different in alot of ways.
  9. elFuturoPMHNP

    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    Same here, I only got the MDE/DNP seamless not the MDE one.
  10. elFuturoPMHNP

    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    Congrats! When I went to the virtual open house we were told MDE only was 110K and the DNP was roughly 160K for a total of 270K in tuition alone.
  11. elFuturoPMHNP

    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    Decisions are out!!! Admitted MDE/DNP in Psychiatric Mental Health with scholarship!!! Good Luck everyone!!
  12. elFuturoPMHNP

    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    Hey Everyone, I participated in the first Virtual Open House this last Wednesday. We were informed that the total cost of the MDE program (All 15 months) will be roughly 110K. The DNP Portion runs at 160K so total for the MDE/DNP is about 270K just in tuition. Add on that costs for books, travel, living expenses, and other costs of living and you will have a better mental picture of how much the program may cost in a global sense.
  13. elFuturoPMHNP

    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    OMG!!!! I just looked at the price for Portage Learning and it was literally half of most schools. Thank you
  14. elFuturoPMHNP

    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    Hey there Glal2, I will most definitely let you and everyone know! In the event that say no, I would see about taking an online course in Nutrition as a non-degree student somewhere. I was looking at the University of South Dakota and it looks like a good course and not too pricey, I also heard that Johns Hopkins has pre-reqs as well. Not sure of pricing though. I know based on Columbia's site we have until May 2019 to wrap up any loose ends, including pre-requisites.
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