Hello all! Before I begin, here's some information about myself:
-I got my first RN job in 12/16, in Home Care Agency.
-On 7/17 I got a full time job in a hospital.
So I have almost 1 year of experience as RN, but only 4 months bedside experience
I need an advice. I applied to this FNP program and the way they sound doesn't feel right. Or maybe it's just me, maybe I'm just not used to this, after all I've never applied to grad schools before. Which is why I need your opinion on this.
Anyway. In the beginning of November I came to conclusion that I want to further pursue my education and become FNP. I researched colleges that are relatively close to me, I came up with maybe 6 or 7 that interest me. That night I started application on just one of them, Keiser University. I saved the application and decided to finish later. I researched the university, their accreditations are legit, and I didn't find any bad reviews.
The very next day, admissions counselor from called me, and said he will guide me through the application process, and explain what documents they need. He also said they still accept applications for Spring 2018 semester, which I thought was awesome. Long story short, I wasn't home so I said I'll call them back in 20 minutes. In exactly 20 minutes, he calls me back again. This was the first part that surprised me. Since that day, I've been in touch with them every other day (via phone or emails), and I just feel like they are pushy. Since when do colleges chase you to apply to their program? When I was applying to undergrad, I did everything by myself, I had to chase them, not the other way around. I finished my application on 11/13, and since that day I called them maybe just one time. They are the ones who have been calling me to check when my Letter of Recommendation will be ready or if I'm ready to sign Masters Promissory Note(sign MPN when I don't even know if I'm accepted yet? Is this normal?).
I had interview with them over the phone, we talked for good 30 minutes, and then I was told that I'm accepted. It's been almost 2 weeks since that phone interview, and I never received an acceptance letter by mail. When I asked them if I'm going to receive the letter, they wrote a long email "Dear (first name), (last name), I would like to congratulate you on being accepted to FNP etc etc". Is this weird?
Please, I just need your opinion on this. I've heard so many stories where people had hard times getting into NP schools, and here I am, with 3.07 GPA (I didn't take GRE) and almost 1 year of experience (4 months bedside), got accepted without any effort. Is this normal? Maybe they just want my money? The program is 56 credits, and fully covered by loans, they said I'll be done during summer 2020.
I know that it'd be ideal to apply to other programs too, and then pick the best one. But because I have two jobs, I barely have any free time. I spend all of the free time that I have left on Keiser, sending documents, filing out forms etc. I don't want to miss out on this opportunity, but at the same time I'm surprised that they are so involved with their students