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Psychme1929

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  1. Psychme1929

    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    Awesome tip for skipping things not convered in class! I trust that they will cover everything that they feel is necessary to adequately prepare you instead of giving busy work that is not helpful. Good to hear that students really work together to get things done. I relied heavily on that and office hours with TAs and professors whenever I had trouble with a concept while I was in undergrad. I personally prefer to do that versus use outside resources but I will use them when absolutely necessary. I have adjusted several aspects of my life in order to just focus on studying after starting the program. I know sometimes there may not be a balance like you said but as long as it's overall possible with good time management, that's what I care about. To be able to have a little time to unwind or get involved in flexible opportunities as you mentioned. I was also concerned for those who have responsibilities like kids, family members to take care of, or needing to work just from personal experience of having to balance both in the past.
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    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    Follow up questions for this: It seems like you do not find out until shortly before classes start or even around the same time. Did you do anything in the meantime while you waited to hear back in case you did not win (ie sign up for any loans and such?) I'm just unsure how to approach that part because I'm not the type to wait last minute to address things like that. I think I read they pay it back if you win but obviously since you actually won you have a better idea. Also, so Nurse Corps is the version where you do take out loans but they're going to pay 60-80percent of them back once you complete your service? @KCKPsychNPstude thank you for such an in depth response
  3. Psychme1929

    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    Really?? Thanks @KCKPsychNPstude!!!! How did you make your application stick out for NurseCorps?? What was it like balancing studying with trying to get adequate rest and have somewhat of a life? I understand you need to focus but obviously some sort of balance needs to be had or we would all go into overload. Did you feel supported by faculty and other students if you were struggling with material in a class? Sorry for all the questions and again really appreciate you being willing to answer.
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    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    Considering how they went out of their way in the email to say it does not mean admission, I think you're fine. Did you apply by priority deadline? If not, maybe they're just sending emails out by when people applied. It's the only logical thing I can think of or they simply made a mistake in forgetting to send it to you. There are a lot more people applying so it's understandable if they might have. Maybe check your spam too. Sometimes emails are hidden from even legit sources.
  5. Psychme1929

    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    Second or third week of February. Probably not until the 3rd week though considering the increase in applicants this year as a result of them not requiring the GRE
  6. Psychme1929

    Boston Direct Entry Masters and DNP 2020

    How odd and yeah me too, I'm honestly just going through things one day at a time. Otherwise, I'd get way too anxious thinking ahead. I did apply to other schools, seems like the cost is similar though no matter where it is. I'm prepared to get things in order regarding where to live and whatnot as soon as we hear back.
  7. Psychme1929

    Boston Direct Entry Masters and DNP 2020

    I was told mid to late feburary. They didn't tell you that in the interview? I knew anyway from looking at previous year's forums, but still
  8. Psychme1929

    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    Gosh I wish they were doing interviews so we could have a chance to show our personality in another way, but nothing to do about it now unfortunately.
  9. Psychme1929

    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    @ALA2020 based on what was just said, I know that means we have a good chance still.
  10. Psychme1929

    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    @PMHNP1844 and @Doulaseasonthank you so much for clarifying these things!
  11. Psychme1929

    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    According to @AmyS4, she posted on the previous page that the respective average gpas were 3.65(direct entry) and 3.78( pre specialty). Hoping this means there were some outliers that influenced these numbers and they accepted a wider range of gpas than it may seem. That combined with you definitely should communicate your understanding of the difficulty of the program and what you're willing to do to succeed especially if you feel like it's much lower than that number, like myself. Between that, actual experience, great recommendations, and showing good grades for pre reqs, that should help.
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    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    I was under the impression that what they meant by that is that you have to complete all outstanding courses before classes start. Essentially they have the right to rescind an admissions offer if they find out you are not on track to complete everything before classes begin. Someone mentioned they were accepted with 3 classes left so you should not be denied strictly off of that.
  13. Psychme1929

    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    I believe it starts in August but not totally sure
  14. Psychme1929

    Boston Direct Entry Masters and DNP 2020

    I thought so too but got an email a couple hours ago
  15. Psychme1929

    Boston Direct Entry Masters and DNP 2020

    I got an interview for psych specialty too! WHOO HOO!!! I AM SO EXCITED
  16. Psychme1929

    Vanderbilt 2020 Pre Specialty

    Someone listed a blog url before about a person who was in the program. Even though she had started not too long before, she had nothing but good things to say. I also met an alumni through my undergrad program who raved about his experience at Vanderbilt. Plus, they retain a ton of alumni as staff which is hard to do if the program is bad in my humble opinion. Long story short I have yet to hear an overall negative thought process in regards to Vanderbilt, reason number 7,365 it is my absolute top choice.
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