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    Transplant Nurse Practitioner

    What type of Nurse Practitioner are you looking for? As in, what specific specialty would you be searching for?
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    That's weird, are they notifying different sections at different times? I know some of us have already heard.
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    I just found out via email that I am accepted to the FPMHNP! I'm not sure if I'm more excited or terrified!
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    Has anybody heard yet whether they have been accepted or not?
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    Yes, I meant FPMHNP. How could there be only three spots? That's not good news =(. Thanks for all the info though, I really appreciate it.
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    What I was told at the general information meeting, was that in previous years there are about 150 applicants and about 54-56 slots open. Is it more competitive this year? I applied for PMHNP. Do you remember how those numbers compared to the other areas? Thanks!
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    I am quite obsessed myself, I must admit. And perhaps a bit cranky, because my life could change so fast with just one little letter.......I've heard they actually let GIAC know before the applicant is notified, so I have been obsessively checking online to see my application status with them. Best of luck!
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    I went on an interview in December, but didn't know they conducted second interviews. Does anyone know anything about the second interviews and what that means? Thanks
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    Time Commitment Accurate?

    I just finished an interview this past week, hoping to be accepted into the direct entry MSN program at UT. The interviewer commented that I should expect to work 60-80 hours per week, adding up class time, labs, etc. Do you think this is accurate? I have three children, all in school. I will not be working, and will be able to have household help. I am a very hard worker and good student, but do not want to sacrifice my family's well being. Thanks!
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    Want to be a NP, but not a nurse... so confused!!

    I have a question I hope you don't mind me intruding. I just had an interview to get into the direct entry MSN program at UT. The interviewer said to expect to work 60-80 hrs per work with classwork, labs, etc. Is this what you experienced? I have three kids but will not be working, and will be able to have household help. Is this doable? I don't want to sacrifice my family. Thanks so much!
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    NP Time Commitment

    I hope this is an appropriate place to ask this question. I am a former Social Worker of 10 years finishing prerequisites in hope of being admitted to the alternate entry PMHNP program in Austin. I also am a mother of three, but not employed. My question is, what is the time commitment on a weekly basis during the average three year alternate entry program for an NP path. I know it will vary with each individual, but would you say it's 60 hours a week, 40 hours a week.....Thanks in advance.
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    NP Time Commitment

    Thanks to both of you for your responses. I think this will be difficult, but well worth the time and effort. =)
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    Is This Realistic?

    I am looking for advice. I have been a Social Worker for the past 10 years, currently finishing up prerequisites to hopefully get into the alternate entry program for PMHNP in Austin, Texas. I am not employed, just have the family on my plate. I am wondering what a typical week would look like for a PMHNP student. Am I looking at an 80 hour week, 60 hour week? I have a very supportive spouse, but want to make the best decision for my family. Thanks
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    Fantasia credits nurse for saving her

    While I would like to think that a nurse changed her life around, I am a bit more cynical and believe the entire event was staged. I'm not sure many people go from being so depressed that they want to end their lives, to giving interviews all within a 10 day window. Oh, and strangely coincidentally, she has a new album coming out just a couple of days after the "incident". Furthermore, if you really want to harm yourself, you do not tell someone you just tried to kill yourself Right after you do it, so the manager can miraculously save you. Okay, maybe i'm a bit jaded, but hey I've been a social worker for the last decade =).
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    Distrust of Dr's-Paxil Withdrawl

    I'm not sure what you are experiencing is "discontinuation syndrome." You would not feel symptoms for two months from decreasing a medication or stopping it. Maybe something else is going on?