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  1. Hi Jayna, just curious where you ended up deciding to go to NP school and would love to hear any application tips you might have. 

    Thanks!

    -Hannah

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    MSN vs DNP Choice

    Hi everyone! I was recently lucky enough to be accepted into my two top choice programs for FNP: UCSF and UW. Now, I’m faced with having to make a tough decision. UCSF has always been my first choice because of its mission, focus on diversity, its minors offered (diabetes or HIV/AIDS), and preparation for working with my intended population of homeless or underserved. Tuition is $71K for two years. UW is ranked highly, and is a great choice as I live in Seattle. The program has some focus on diversity and working with the underserved, but overall the program places more focus on research, as it is a DNP program. Tuition is $79K for three years. Which brings me to my question: UCSF is a master’s program, and UW is a DNP. I always envisioned myself earning a DNP because I was told that is what will earn me the best job or what the workforce is transitioning to. I want to go to UCSF, but if I do 2 years now for my MSN, when I return to school later for my MSN to DNP, it will be more expensive than if I go to UW and get it all done now. Will I regret going to UCSF and not having my DNP? Is job prospects okay for just having an MSN within the next three years? Does the DNP prepare you more to be a stronger provider? Thanks in advance - I really value everyone’s advice here!
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    UCSF vs UW

    Hi everyone, I have recently been lucky enough to be admitted to UW's DNP/FNP program, and am concurrently applying to UCSF's MSN/FNP program. If I am also lucky enough to be accepted to UCSF, I will have to make a very tough decision! Does anyone have experiences with either program, and would be willing to help me make a decision between the two? About me: I currently live in Seattle. My intended patient population/focus is on diverse patients, homeless, and diabetes (Type 1 and 2). About UW: DNP program; ranked #1 in nation for FNP, #3 for DNP About UCSF: MSN program; ranked #10 in nation for FNP; focus is on underserved, diverse populations; has my available minor of diabetes; slightly more pricey IMO than UW (maybe $10K difference); city is super expensive! Thanks in advance everyone! I appreciate the input!
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    UCSF vs UW

    Hi everyone, I have recently been lucky enough to be admitted to UW's DNP/FNP program, and am concurrently applying to UCSF's MSN/FNP program. If I am also lucky enough to be accepted to UCSF, I will have to make a very tough decision! Does anyone have experiences with either program, and would be willing to help me make a decision between the two? About me: I currently live in Seattle. My intended patient population/focus is on diverse patients, homeless, and diabetes (Type 1 and 2). About UW: DNP program; ranked #1 in nation for FNP, #3 for DNP About UCSF: MSN program; ranked #10 in nation for FNP; focus is on underserved, diverse populations; has my available minor of diabetes; slightly more pricey IMO than UW (maybe $10K difference); city is super expensive! Thanks in advance everyone! I appreciate the input!
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    University of Washington (UW) Fall 2019 DNP

    @mustlovedogs31, just to respond to a previous question you had, I will be working part-time. I have a few friends in the FNP track, and one told me it is totally possible to work full-time for the first year (though for her that only meant 3 shifts a week), and another is working part-time during her first year as well. The first year is all the DNP leadership and essays, etc!
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    University of Washington (UW) Fall 2019 DNP

    Anyone made a Facebook group yet, or am I too eager to see who will be in my cohort?
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    University of Washington (UW) Fall 2019 DNP

    I did, @mustlovedogs31! I received a call from Sarah Matthews, the FNP lead. I thought it was great that she was open to all questions! I liked that she cared to talk to us one on one to answer any concerns.
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    UCSF MSN 2019

    Luloo, congrats on your admission to the AGACNP track! And I appreciate your insight on the interview process, it really helps with my nerves! I am getting a little worried about the interview, as I just received an email from the program that told me it will be a “speed interview” of some sorts with multiple interviewers. Has anyone gone through the process already that would like to share some tips? How are you all feeling about your upcoming interviews? PS, abber, I know you did great!
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    University of Washington (UW) Fall 2019 DNP

    Check your emails - I’m in for FNP! Best of luck everyone!
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    UCSF MSN 2019

    Wow, awesome! I feel the same. I heard for MEPN they interview twice as many as who they would accept, but I’m unsure if that applies to MSN. I’m pretty nervous about the whole thing! So unsure about details like how long to expect the interview to be, how many people, etc. I know the program is crazy competitive too which makes it a little more nerve wracking. I’m rooting for you for next Monday!
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    UCSF MSN PMHNP Fall 2019

    Hi there, I know that it is not the same specialty, but I did receive an invite to interview for FNP. I received this invitation on March 1st. Different tracks may have different time frames for responses - I hope that you hear back soon!
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    UCSF MSN 2019

    Hi everyone! I thought I would create a thread for applicants of the MSN program at UCSF for Fall 2019 so we can all have some support as we go through the application process. I've been invited to interview for the FNP specialty for March 20, 2019. Anyone else applied and have an interview as well? Or has anyone gone through the interview process for the MSN program and have tips about what the experience is like? I'd also LOVE input from other UCSF MSN-ers who can tell us a little more about how they like the program, pros and cons, etc! Hope to see all you current applicants and students on campus later this year
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    University of Washington (UW) Fall 2019 DNP

    Update: got impatient and called. Received a generic answer, "no later than April 15"
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    UCSF MSN 2019

    Hi everyone! I thought I would create a thread for applicants of the MSN program at UCSF for Fall 2019 so we can all have some support as we go through the application process. I've been invited to interview for the FNP specialty for March 20, 2019. Anyone else applied and have an interview as well? Or has anyone gone through the interview process for the MSN program and have tips about what the experience is like? I'd also LOVE input from other UCSF MSN-ers who can tell us a little more about how they like the program, pros and cons, etc! Hope to see all you current applicants and students on campus later this year
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    University of Washington (UW) Fall 2019 DNP

    Hey guys! I applied to the FNP cohort for this fall as well. The wait has been killing me! I'm not sure how to check my graduate application status on MyUW, so I've just been constantly checking my email. I'm this close to calling the office for updates when acceptances/denials will be sent out... unless someone else here has already done it
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