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kc_FNPtobe has 9 years experience.

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  1. kc_FNPtobe

    Quinnipiac ABSN 2020

    Thank you so much for getting back to me. I'll pass this along to my classmates who heard that you were.
  2. kc_FNPtobe

    Quinnipiac ABSN 2020

    Hello everyone! I hope classes are going well. I know this is a long-shot, but I'm just trying to get some intel. I heard you were pulled from clinical rotation at YNHH, is that true? YSN is up in the air and my cohort is being hard on faculty about getting us pulled. I want to stay in clinical, so I hope we don't get pulled 😞. Thank you in advance.
  3. kc_FNPtobe

    Yale GEPN 2021

    No problem. I'm glad to see they are accepting a large amount and the deferrals don't seem to impact the admissions numbers. I go with traffic on 95 (from SE CT), which is pretty junky. There is another woman in my class that has 6-year-old twins and lives in Simsbury. A few commute from NYC (at least they can do homework on the train). I go to school 1-2 times per week for sim and hands-on work. The didactic classes (that you really don't need to be on campus for) are all zoom - so it actually worked out very nicely. I do not feel like I am missing out on anything. One class I do feel short-changed on is anatomy. It is normally conducted at the medical school donor (what Yale calls cadaver)lab. That is all via zoom and just not the same. Good luck!
  4. kc_FNPtobe

    Yale GEPN 2021

    That's a good number, therefore disregard what I said. We ended up with 96 this year which is much smaller than in previous years. They like life experience so being that far out of undergrad is not a bad thing. That's around when I graduated. I have a young child as well and tied him into "the better health for all people question" (not sure if you have that question this year). If you can think of an ethical issue concerning or surrounding your children - make a story about it. That gives them more insight into who you are (a parent). Would your commute be bad? I live an hour from campus (this is where didactic zoom has been favorable). Hope that helps 😊.
  5. kc_FNPtobe

    Yale GEPN 2021

    @GreenMagus87 You'd bring a very unique background to YSN from within the Yale community. I too had a probationary blip on my academic record and I attached a supplemental paper explaining it. I dropped too many classes due to needing to work during the economic crisis in 2008, therefore was on "progress probation". It was from a community college I took prereqs at here and there, so I never worked it off as I was not degree-seeking. I also used that letter to explain my less than stellar GRE scores. I spoke with Yale about this during the application cycle last year and they urged me to write that supplemental paper explaining my circumstances. If anyone would like to verify with Jana, I'm sure she'll tell you the same. As this is not part of the cookie-cutter requirements they send out via email to everyone and is situational that requires reaching out on your part. I read your post a few days ago, but we're coming out of the marathon of midterms now. There are a handful of previous Yale students in my cohort from both undergrad and other graduate programs. Like most schools, you tend to get an edge as an alum. Also, we take "ILCE" which is the NP, MD, and PA students working together and my group has an MD student that was a Yale undergrad. So basically, I see a lot of repeat Yalies. Also, to anyone applying I'd ask how many they're planning on accepting this year (because if anyone is like me, I like the odds game during this tedious wait). The reason I say this is because there has been chatter that people from my cohort deferred due to COVID. I'm not sure if this affects how many open spots there will be for the 2021 Cohort. Good luck everyone! I know this is a long gut-wrenching process. Hang in there.
  6. kc_FNPtobe

    Yale GEPN 2021

    @Psychmeout2 I rewrote my SOP completely about 10 times. Then, I knew it was perfect. You'll know when it is. They love YOUR story. Start with a story - grab them in the first couple of sentences to keep their attention and intrigue them. They read the same regurgitated stuff in many applications and they like something different. I started mine by painting a picture of a certain race (I use to race cars) and tied it into a health issue, then from there went with the prompts in a cohesive manner. Obviously, it stood out because it's the first thing my interviewer asked me about, haha. Also, my GRE scores were atrocious, but my work experience, essay, and undergrad GPA made up for it. I also told a story in the "better health for all people" question which had to do with the innocent mind of my toddler. In short, tell your story. Paint a picture of who you are and prove you belong at Yale because you're unique.
  7. kc_FNPtobe

    Personal statement question (Yale GEPN)

    PS pay close attention to “telling the story” part. That’s what they’re looking for in your SOP. It engages them. Otherwise, they’ll get bored. You want to grab them in the first couple sentences by painting a picture with a story. Then trickle into selling yourself.
  8. kc_FNPtobe

    Personal statement question (Yale GEPN)

    Hello, @secondtimer14. Entering GEPN here. I’m just seeing this question. DEFINITELY tell your story. They LOVE to hear YOUR story. Do not be dry - follow the prompts within your narrative without stating X,Y,Z. There’s a video of Linda Honan speaking to GEPNS on Youtube that was so inspiring and helped me with my SOP. I literally fangirled when I met her because of the video. Here it is... Hope this helps!
  9. kc_FNPtobe

    Quinnipiac ABSN 2020

    I sent Kylo a large email with tons of info if anyone wants it ... k.cote1328@gmail.com
  10. kc_FNPtobe

    Quinnipiac ABSN 2020

    @Kylo I wasn't sure if any of the others had CNM. I'm glad you were already looking into doula, that means you're on the right track and you know what you need to do. There are no others in CT and it's pretty much only the Ivy's that have them. I live in Waterford, CT so I will be commuting to Orange every day (that is where Yale's nursing campus is), yuck. The campus is beautiful though, it is much like Quinnipiac's health building. PLEASE do not let the GRE hold you back.... I will not post my GRE stats, but you can email me and I'll give you all the info (k.cote1328@gmail.com). It was atrocious, but I still got in. @The_love_of_nursing4 you have the same plan as me. I originally set out and re-did my expired prereqs all for QUs program with the intention of continuing on to the NP track as soon as possible. It was not until July that I realized the GEPN program existed and figured why not? Off the top of my head it's mostly the ivy's that offer this track: Yale, Penn, Columbia, Vanderbilt, UCSF, Northeastern, UMass... that's all I can think of. I'd be happy to answer any other questions.
  11. kc_FNPtobe

    Yale GEPN 2020

    @D C I'd be happy to help you. k.cote1328@gmail.com
  12. kc_FNPtobe

    Quinnipiac ABSN 2020

    @Kylo are you native to CT? Have you looked into the direct entry NP programs? They actually have no prereqs besides a bachelors. Of course, the standard prereqs on your transcript would be a plus (but expired classes are no need to sweat 😀). There is a midwifery program at Yale and from my interactions with the admitted CNM students - becoming a doula is a HUGE factor for consideration. All of your other information makes your sound like an outstanding candidate so I would recommend you become a doula and start plugging away for Fall 2021 cohort application cycle (it's exhausting). The program is 3 years long - 11 months intense RN training (only a certificate so you need to continue on to MSN portion) followed by 2 years in your masters specialty, then you come out an APRN. Good luck in whatever you decide to do, but please do not let expired prereqs be what holds you back. If you have any questions about the direct entry route I'd be glad to help. Also, to anyone not accepted and are thinking of broadening their options I would be happy to help if you consider a GEPN program. https://nursing.yale.edu/admissions-aid/admissions
  13. kc_FNPtobe

    Yale GEPN 2020

    Has anyone else been watching youtube videos non stop since Thursday? This process is going to drive me crazy - I'm going to need the help of some of you PMHNP hopefuls out there!
  14. kc_FNPtobe

    Yale GEPN 2020

    I asked Ms. Buck about a final decision timeframe and sharing the info with everyone. - They're hoping to send out notifications last week of January. - She added they'd like to be as fast and efficient as possible since admitted students day is February 7th. Congrats again everyone and best of luck on interviews.
  15. kc_FNPtobe

    Yale GEPN 2020

    Congrats everyone! I was invited to interview for FNP. Emily, you are not alone - I am already anxious about the next step. I'm trying to enjoy the glory of making it this far.
  16. kc_FNPtobe

    Yale GEPN 2020

    @RavenGuy - maybe date dependent on specialty track?