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    New Grad Research/Public Opps?

    Hi, allnurses family! I will be graduating in May 2018 with my MS in Clinical Nurse Leadership (Bachelors in Medical Anthropology, 1.5 years non-profit HIV work, 1.5 years at USAMRIID doing stem cell research for Ebola outbreak). It's a masters-level entry-to-practice program where will we graduate as registered nurses with an additional certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader. I am from Baltimore, so there is a huge hub of public health/public policy/research institutes around (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NIH, etc.), but I unfamiliar with the nursing perspective. Does anyone know of any opportunities for new grads in this field? I know of the NIH opportunity for new graduates, but their application process doesn't even begin until May, which makes me hesitant to throw all of my eggs into one basket. I would love to be involved in clinical research. I am a Student Nurse/tech in an ICU now and don't love hospital nursing. Any advice on programs to consider? Thanks!
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    :) good idea! I made one called "UMSON CNL Spring 2016" feel free to join if you'd like!!
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    Congrats!! Where else did you apply, rktman2scrubs? Congratulations to everyone else as well! We should do a meet-up! :)
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    I'm in!!!!!
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    I've been told that less apply for the spring. Also, less have been applying since they switched from the accelerated program. But I would say 200 at most. I've heard that this number does include the incomplete applications and those who really don't qualify.
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    Hey, guys! :) I found some great information about application status on the "UMSON Fall 2015" forum. Here's an summary/excerpt from a post from PinkEagle, who got in! (it's on page 21 of that forum if you want to read more.) She called and was able to speak to the "CNL Coordinator" who clarified the process. "Apparently the applications (which is usually around 200 for CNL and 400-500 for BSN) is bundled into chunks and goes through a computer system. The computer then compiles a list that is in alphabetical order. Once that list is complied, they process the application, send it to the committee for review and then request interviews. So yes the process is partly alphabetical but there is no particular order to determine which applicants goes into which particular batch. So in our cases, it is the luck of the draw that our applications weren't within the first batches, but since it is a rolling admissions process that does not mean that we are out of the running. As long as you submitted your application before [sept.] 2 and you meet the minimum requirements, it will be looked at by the committee which should lead to an interview*." *Which we know of course has become more selective. Being Committee Ready means that the application has been sent for the faculty and admissions committee to review. This is good! It means that you have all of your requirements turned in and are waiting to hear back about an interview. For pre-reqs, I learned at an Open House a while ago that while they want you to have as many as you can you at least need to have two lab sciences completed. Otherwise, as long as you get your pre-reqs done by the time you start classes, they really have no strong influence. So don't stress about those, just get your "A"! Hope this helps!
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    Aw! I think it went really well! I'm crossing my fingers! :) I met with a faculty member and someone from admissions. They were both really wonderful. We talked too much and my interview went a little too long--but hey, that has to be a good thing, right? All of the questions were really simple, standard interview questions. Nothing to stump you! They also both agreed that if you can get through the first semester, you can do anything! Good luck to everyone who is interviewing this week and beyond! Just breathe and you'll do great!
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    I have been to three open houses but this is my first time applying and of course things get changed up. But typically, they get around 200 applications: less for spring start. Of those, almost half are incomplete or not up to par. They only seriously consider like 80 or so. They used to just grant interviews to those and then go from there. But it seems like this year, with the new wording, they are interviewing less. So I think the fact that we got interviews is a really good sign. Also, from the other threads I've read, most people will hear back in a week. Check SIMS, because they will post "Institution-Admit" and you may not receive a call.
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    I was offered Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning and afternoon. I chose Tuesday because I couldn't bear waiting!
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    Eeeeeek! I just heard about an interview (via email)! :) They asked for dates for next week. The writing prompt will be something we do at home, online. They will send us more information after the interview is confirmed. Yikes!!! I hope you all hear soon!
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    That's my best guess, based on all of the other forums I have read on the topic, it seems to be pretty quick once that has changed to "Committee Ready." It would be really interesting if they skipped some of the interviews and directly admitted some..
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    Hey, guys! My status has also changed to "Committee Ready!" I'm hoping we will hear next week about interviews. Did you guys receive an email about Letters of Rec? I was contacted and was told to "choose" a letter because they were trying to expedite the process this semester and were only going to be reviewing one letter for each applicant. This was well before the deadline, I had my application completed July 27th and they contacted me mid-August about this. That was the only change that I have heard about. Also, shout out to my fellow Towson grads! I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Anthropology. Crossing my fingers for you all!
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    Congratulations; that's amazing! They have received all of my supplemental materials as of today. Now it's just time to obsessively check SURFS everyday... Good luck in your first semester! How are you preparing?
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    CNL Applicants - Spring 2016

    Hi, nurse-hopefuls! I've been following along on all of the threads from the previous semesters and thought it might be nice to start fresh for the new round. Applications are due in about a month and a half and I was wondering how people were feeling? My baccalaureate GPA is a 2.9, but my pre-requisite GPA is a 3.73. I also know I have a really strong personal statement. I'm hoping that will make up for my undergrad gpa. Is anyone else getting nervous? The last thing I'm waiting on are my letter of recommendations so I'm hoping those come in soon... Wishing you all luck!
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    UMSON Fall 2015

    So exciting! Congratulations, guys! I'm new to this forum, but have been to many Open Houses for this program and it is still my number one. Do you have any information from them about what makes a competitive applicant? Volunteering, shadowing, etc.? Is that important for this program. I'm working on my statement/resume now for Spring 2016 admission and would love any assistance! Thanks!
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