Thenewnicunurse specializes in NICU.
Hi! I'm applying to Penn's NP Program in the Spring of 2021 as a part-time student and saw that you applied last year. I was wondering what the time frame was. Was it actually rolling admissions? Did you apply earlier than the deadline?
I'm not working.
Every program is different but I spoke with my program director a lot during the interview about time commitment and she said even part time it's hard to work once clinical starts and they don't recommend it, but many do it and are still successful.
Even part time classes are very time consuming, especially when clinical starts because you are ideally in clinical 2 days per week then class 1-2 days per week depending on when classes are offered.
For the interview I'd say over prepare. In my case the interview ended up not really being an interview but more of an informal conversation where my program director talked me through the program and asked what questions I had.
Let me know if you want to talk over the phone about any of this - it may be quicker/easier and I'm happy to share my experience.