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  1. LizHope

    AE MSN University of Texas 2013

    Kat_Walk I saw that you asked for advice on the 2012 forum. Some quick stats for me.. I had over a 3.8 gpa for my undergrad....but they only counted upper division so that lowered it to a 3.5 something. I had almost a 4.0 in prereqs...one B at the time of application. My GRE was 1190. I had about 100 hours of volunteering at a hospital. I really tried to write a good essay and discuss how this was really what I wanted to do. The program is getting more and more competitive though, so unfortunately I don't think my stats guaranteed my admission. It was really close this year, so I think I was lucky that I made it. My advice is, write a GOOD essay that the admissions committee will like and respond to..maybe even relate to.....keep your prereqs up as much as possible. Study hard for the GRE, get as much volunteer experience or healthcare work in as possible, and keep your fingers crossed. Oh and, I tried to get good recommendations. 2 were volunteer supervisors, and the third was a liberal arts professor who I knew well, and I thought she would attest to my abilities more than any science professors I've had. Hope that helps a little.
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    Lol as soon as I get accepted if I do I'll buy it:) and I'll get cracking on my compliance.
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    Yeah I feel like this is the worst part cause there's nothing left to do!
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    Would you still attend the program if they offered you a different track? They might do that for some people
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    I wonder how big the child health group is... I'm guessing no more than 10 slots?
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    I really wish I could sit in on admissions lol. I want to know exactly how the process works.
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    Ill be upset if I don't get it but I'm learning to take it all in stride. I'll be ok.
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    Lol, thanks Samian. Have you heard anything new by the way?
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    Yeah I know how you feel...I live in Austin and so does my family and this is the only school I've applied to so if I don't get it I guess I'll have to figure out plan B.
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    Advice--Where to go from here. Med School?

    So danceluver what are you doing right now? I am pretty sure what I want is to be a NP part time and maybe teach nursing part time so that's why I think I'll go to this masters program if I'm accepted because it would be the first step towards both of those goals. Thanks for your reply danceluver I still don't really think I want to be a doctor but it does seem extremely enticing. I kind of am excited about where nursing might be headed in the next ten or 20 years though... I hope it is headed somewhere good
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    Advice--Where to go from here. Med School?

    Sorry if I overwhelmed anyone, I'm just feeling very confused about what to do at this point
  12. Hi, So, I am 23 years old, and graduated with a bachelors in a liberal arts field. This past year I've been taking prereqs for an alternate entry NON APN program that I've been really excited about but will take 2.5-3 years to complete. I have a lot of doctors in my family but due to a lot of crap that I went through in my childhood being a doctor never seemed appealing to me--seemed like a corrupt profession almost. I realize that everything has its pros and cons, and that nursing is not always a cakewalk either. I've started to feel anxious about my acceptance which I'll hear about in a month or two. If I get accepted, I can spend the last year or two of the program working part time as a nurse to help pay for the program. So here's where my question comes in....I think that eventually I want to be a NP but not until I realize what type of NP I want to be. Right now I think I would lean towards FNP or Acute Care NP. CRNA is also crossing my mind but I don't expect to know if that's what I want to do at this point. I volunteer in a PACU and I love it. That's part of the reason CRNA is crossing my mind. So anyway, if I get into this program, I can apply my final year to be a pediatric nurse practitioner. I think that's great, but I'd prefer FNP because then you can treat both children and adults. I would need 2 years full time of experience before I could apply to FNP, which is fine, I don't mind going back after getting some experience, in fact, I might want to get more experience as a nurse before going back. But all in all this totals to about 4 years of schooling minimum. I could probably enter med school by the time I'm 25 if I wanted to, making me an M.D. BEFORE I could actually be a Family Nurse Practitioner. I know there would be a residency but I'm not extremely concerned about that. I would probably want to be a pediatrician or general practitioner. So what I'm worried about is that before I could ever be a FNP, this whole DNP thing will take over. And from what I've looked at online, you can't even apply for the DNP until you're an APN already. So we're talking 2.5-3 years for my MSN, at least 2 years of nursing experience, and possibly having a hard time finding a DNP program if they're phasing out the MSN because I don't have an APN certification already? On top of it, it looks like I'll have to get a 2nd master's degree if I want to be a CRNA. So never being an APN? Should I just go to Medical School? I'm SO confused. I feel like I'd rather be a NP than a doctor, but doctors get paid more and it seems like it would almost be EASIER to go be a doctor at this point. Anyone still following me?
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    I'm starting to get really impatient!!! I just want to know already!! Now!!
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    Child health is way less competitive
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    Child health
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    AE MSN at UT Austin Summer 2012

    Oh and she didn't even want to shut the door