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    Am I Just Not Smart Enough?

    This was me!
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    Keep mouth shut? A & P 2

    This. I loved multiple choice questions when prepping for NCLEX because I could almost always get them down to 2 answers. The "select all that apply" questions were tough and really tested what I knew, rather than my deductive skills.
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    Nurse Corps Scholarship 2016-2017

    Got a participant email! if you didn't get it this year then def reapply next year. I didn't get it for the 1st year when I applied either but got it for the second year of my MSN.
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    Im just so tired of school

    I can't pretend to have any idea what you are going through, but if you are genuinely having feelings that life is pointless then I would strongly suggest you go to the mental health/counseling center on your campus asap. Also, I gotta say, I'm a little disappointed by some of the responses in this thread. It's really not that hard to show a little empathy when someone is having a rough time.
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    Vanderbilt MSN 2016

    I received my acceptance around the middle of December and I had applied by the November deadline for early decision. Keep in mind that was just for prespecialty FNP. I think the other specialties are on different schedules. Also, things might be different whether you are going in with as ASN, BSN, or doing the presepecialty route (non-nursing bachelor's degree) like me. Take a look in last year's Vandy MSN thread. A bunch of people from peds, psych, acnp, & gero were on there talking about the application process too.
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    Vanderbilt MSN 2016

    Hey everyone! I'm a current FNP prespecialty student and I'd be happy to answer any questions if I can. I was all over this site last year while waiting to hear back from Vandy so I totally understand the anxiety that comes along with applying. I may not reply immediately but I'll check back every now and then. Good luck on your applications!
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    Vanderbilt MSN 2015

    Wait, so you won't get in if you do those things?
  8. Hey All, I know there are a number of threads on here for USPHS but I was wondering if anyone had some answers regarding prior service military joining the commissioned corps. I emailed the recruiter but all they sent me were a couple of regs that didn't really address my questions. I'm hoping you all have some answers so here goes: 1. How does the commissioned corps deal with people receiving VA benefits? I have a rating from the VA and the compensation pension to go along with it. Would I have to give this up in order to commission? 2. Due to my disability I am entitled to Chapter 31 Voc Rehab benefits to pay for my MSN. Will receiving Chapter 31 disqualify me from future service because it is related to a disability rating? 3. How does military retirement affect commissioning? I am currently fighting for retroactive military retirement and I'm assuming I would have to give it up if I get retired. Any experience on this one? 4. I can't find standards of fitness for commissioning. I have the typical wear and tear you see on the bodies of all soldiers (back, knees, etc) plus a couple of surgeries, but I don't know if that would disqualify me from joining. Also, in the Army you cannot commission as an officer unless you can do all three events on the PT test (2 mile run, 2 mins pushups, 2 mins situps). I know there is a PT test in the USPHS but from the bit I've read it is nowhere near as strict as Army standards because one officer can be the test grader for another. I can run, do pushups, and do situps but when I have to do it in a way that hurts (a.k.a. the Army way) I am guessing there isn't organized PT in the USPHS so I could workout at my own pace, right? Thanks for the help!
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    Simmons Direct Entry - 2015 Fall Start

    Hey emmawdhous, That's kind of a bummer about MGH. I was excited about the fact that they awarded a BSN and an MSN because I've thought about going into the military and some of the services require a BSN and an MSN. I recently found out that I was accepted to Vanderbilt so I think that's the way I'm going. I've heard great things about the program and the cost of living in Nashville is considerably less than Boston.
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    Vanderbilt MSN 2015

    I received an email telling me there had been a change in my status. When I checked my application the school had put the acceptance letter onto my page. I received the snail mail packet a week later. No one ever called me though. I'm prespecialty for the FNP track, btw.
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    Simmons Direct Entry - 2015 Fall Start

    I emailed the Simmons nursing office of admission for a timeline of application review and they said that they send out decisions in early to mid February. Hopefully they'll stick to it, right? I'm assuming you've all applied to FNP tracks at other schools?
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    Vanderbilt MSN 2015

    Congrats! I'm glad to know I won't be the only guy in the nursing school.
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    Seattle University APNI 2015

    Can't these schools coordinate to make our lives more convenient!?! /s
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    Seattle University APNI 2015

    Has anyone had an update change? I;ve heard back from one school but I want to know what Seattle U says before I make a decision.
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    Vanderbilt MSN 2015

    I'm pre-specialty and FNP. I received my letter last week, but that doesn't mean they won't have more. Last year Seattle University released a couple of waves of acceptance letters. Sadly, I was in neither
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    Vanderbilt MSN 2015

    On Saturday I received a packet with financial aid details, a welcome letter, and an academic calendar. I also received a $4500 scholarship! It looks like the first semester starts in August. This will actually be the first time I attend a school with semesters so I'm looking forward to seeing what it's like.