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Currently a paralegal working toward becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

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  1. I think everyone has a difference outlook. We are just starting our first tests, and a lot of people are nervous. But for the most part I think we have a good solid cohort! We start clinicals in two short weeks!!!
  2. Hi guys, thought I'd check back in and see if anyone has questions for a current student :) We are just starting week 5!
  3. Couldn't agree more with MochiKat's assessment of why orientation week has done nothing but solidify my enthusiasm for Western. I can't wait for classes to start! See you Monday MochiKat!!!!
  4. BeesMama, I think the biggest question is what is your GPA for your last 60 college units? Western puts an emphasis on this, and really likes to see a strong upward trajectory for grades. Western is a VERY competitive program, and they admit less than 10% of applicants. With that in mind, I honestly don't think that 3.2 and no healthcare volunteer work is sufficient unless your last 60 units are stellar. I don't want to be discouraging, but I want to give you realistic information. Here's my background in a nutshell. My overall GPA is a pitiful 2.8, most of that from college 15+ years ago. I graduated with a BS in Public Health with honors in 2011, and my last 60 units are a 3.9. Western doesn't look at strictly prereq GPA (mine is 3.75 though), mostly last 60 units. I have over 1000 hospital volunteer hours, but all of that is from 15+ years ago. I've been employed full time as an executive assistant/paralegal for more than 10 years, and have been working on this career change while working full time. I'm also an Army veteran. In my personal statement I really emphasized why my GPA sucked so much early on (single, 19 year old parent, etc.), why I want to be a nurse practitioner, and how I've proven my time management skills and academic skills have improved over the last 15+ years. I also discussed why I was interested in Western's program specifically, and why I would be a successful student there. I hope that helps some. Please feel free to ask me anything, I'm totally an open book!
  5. I'm sure it depends on your individual circumstance, but I have a mix of Stafford loans and Grad Plus loans.
  6. You can get loans for the entire 4 year program, not just the pre-licensure portion.
  7. I took both microbiology and physiology with labs online with University of New England, and was accepted into a highly competitive MSN-Entry program. I called the school first to make sure they would accept those courses. I'd assume each program is different, do definitely call the schools you are interested and ask them specifically.
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    Western University MSN-E Application Time!

    I feel for you guys on the waiting list I can't believe they havent called anyone yet!!!!
  9. Maseca

    Western University MSN-E Application Time!

    I'm sorry you guys haven't heard anything yet. Hopefully soon!
  10. Maseca

    Western University MSN-E Application Time!

    Ohh, good question! I'm trying not to psychoanalyze everything!
  11. Maseca

    Western University MSN-E Application Time!

    Thanks! The application status updates last year were different, so I'm glad to know that's the status.
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    Western University MSN-E Application Time!

    Those of you who were invited for interviews, can you tell us what your application status says on banapps?
  13. Maseca

    Western University MSN-E Application Time!

    Congrats you guys! No email for me yet. Hopefully one will be coming soon.
  14. Maseca

    Western University MSN-E Application Time!

    Glad to hear your application was finally updated hk08! I'm guessing we might start hearing about interview invites after the Early Acceptance Day on January 11th. My birthday is later this month, and that would be a great present!!!
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    Western University MSN-E Application Time!

    Bummer! Have you tried clearing your browser's cache and/or trying a different browser?
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    Western University MSN-E Application Time!

    It looks like I'm on page 15 of the thread, didn't notice any problems.