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  1. astriker

    Ohio State Master's Entry Summer 2016

    The program is extremely intense, but on the bright side, I've already learned so much. Like Toothless, I also have a graduate degree, and agree that the workload and course material is more challenging than anything I have previously done. The summer semester was much lighter than this fall has been. The combination of our Medical/Surgical clinical and Pathophysiology is tremendously time-consuming and just plain tough. It's also really interesting (for the most part). You will have to devote more time to this program than you've likely devoted to school in the past, or at least that's been my experience. I am doing well, but have very little free time outside of school and work (I am a PCA/SNA ~24 hours/week). Just fully commit and you WILL succeed. Clinical rotations are 12 hours once a week or six hours twice a week. I am currently doing 12 hour shifts, which I prefer. We meet on the unit at 0630 and go home at 1830. I arrive no later than 0625. You don't have to be there the night before, or at least I've not experienced anything like that. If anyone has questions, feel free to send me a message. I check the site every now and then. Good luck guys!
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    Ohio State Master's Entry Summer 2016

    Hi guys! I thought I would chime in here since I found this message board so helping and orienting when I was going through this process last year. I am in my second semester and am in the PMHNP track. I had all of my pre-reqs done except for Pharmacology by the application deadline. I would say, if you have a well-rounded application and are still working on some required classes, just go for it. The worst case scenario is you do not get in and have to apply again next year once you've completed all of your pre-reqs. This happened to some really outstanding students in the program, and they used the year to boost their knowledge base and even work as a PCA/STNA/CNA and get some more experience. The admissions staff at the College of Nursing is truly outstanding. If you have any questions, just call them! They are incredibly honest, empathetic, and helpful, and will try to answer your questions as best as they possibly can. I definitely phoned them up a few times during the application process and it was a very positive experience. They understand how anxiety-producing the application process is and really do try to help you. armymusic2013, your application stats sound excellent. Congratulations on getting accepted to the ABSN program in PA...though OF COURSE I hope you get accepted to OSU too! I know the wait is painful, but hang in there. Good luck to everyone applying! You can do it. :)
  3. astriker

    Ohio State Master's Entry Summer 2016

    I just my acceptance email!!! :) BEST. WEEK. EVER. Congratulations Ricklesworth and Pray247!
  4. astriker

    Ohio State Master's Entry Summer 2016

    Hey guys! Thank you for the positive words and encouragement. The wait is very challenging! If (MAJOR IF) I am offered admission to both programs, it is going to be a tough choice to say the least. I am very impressed by both Columbia and OSU in many ways. To be honest, finances factor in quite heavily. I'm excited to get the admission wait over with so I can begin the financial aid/scholarship/fellowship wait! Fingers crossed, we'll all hear back soon on both fronts. For folks who are curious, the degree path is somewhat different: OSU is the MSN (3 years) and Columbia is the MDE/DNP (total of ~4.5 years, it seems). The DNP typically takes two years full-time and three part-time, so if one obtained an MSN from OSU and did have to/want to work toward a DNP, the time frame is not terribly different. Advantages and disadvantages to both, naturally. It's hard to know the "right" path when the field is constantly changing. @HungryStudent: You could definitely get in. You're a PMHNP rock star. I just know it! I certainly hope to report back with awesome news very soon...and to hear positive outcomes for everyone on this forum. I am really thankful for the solidarity and support on here. Truly.
  5. astriker

    Ohio State Master's Entry Summer 2016

    My application status is still "pending" as well. I was accepted to Columbia University's MDE/DNP program (psych speciality) on Monday, so feel very relieved that I have that option. I did not apply to many schools...only programs I am deeply interested in. I'm from NY and currently live in Ohio, and really love both Columbia and OSU. They've both been very impressive. I hope to hear back from OSU soon! The wait is challenging, to say the least.
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    Columbia ETP 2016

    Congratulations to those who were accepted today! I just got into the MDE/DNP program for PMHNP! Very excited. Rather speechless, actually. To folks currently on the waitlist and those Columbia passed on (this time around, anyway): keep your head up! We ALL have a lot to offer.
  7. astriker

    Ohio State Master's Entry Summer 2016

    Congratulations to everyone who was offered admission to OSU! What an accomplishment...and relief. Aside from the initial wave of folks who received their acceptance last week, has anyone heard back from the PMHNP program? This was my first and only choice. My application is still pending, and I am extremely concerned. I realize "pending" is not, in reality, bad news, but it sure feels that way right now.
  8. astriker

    Ohio State Master's Entry Summer 2016

    Congratulations to the folks who received an offer of admission! I am so happy for you, as I know how much work went into getting to this point and how incredibly exciting the next step is sure to be. Hungrystudent, you've been so thoughtful and generous throughout this process, and I admit I was concerned you'd received undesirable news when you did not post for a couple of days. I'm very glad to hear of your acceptance and certainly hope to be joining you in the PMHNP program. I am really grateful for everyone on here and your willingness to seek out and readily share information. It has been deeply helpful in many ways. I anxiously (and I mean that very literally) await the decision. I'm trying to be positive, as I have worked very hard to become an extremely competitive candidate...but, you know, who hasn't, right? Let's hope our acceptances come rolling in sooner rather than later. Take care and be well everyone!
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    Ohio State Master's Entry Summer 2016

    Hello all! I received an invitation this morning as well and am very excited! I applied for PMHNP. I have to say, I have been incredibly impressed by OSU's admissions team. They have been stellar in every way (enormously helpful, readily available, very thoughtful, and as transparent as possible). I feel grateful for this positive experience, especially given how stressful the process is. I am nervous too (of course), but trying to remember that this is a wonderful opportunity to further illustrate why I am a great fit for this program and why I will be an effective Nurse Practitioner. The same surely goes for all of you! Good luck everyone.
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    Ohio State Master's Entry Summer 2016

    I only applied for Psych. I haven't heard anything either. Let's hope we all get some positive news VERY soon!
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    Ohio State Master's Entry Summer 2016

    This is my first time applying to nursing school (and hopefully my last!), so forgive me if I am a bit unclear about the process. OSU has been wonderful and much more transparent than other universities regarding admissions, but I still was not aware an interview was required of applicants. (I might have assumed, but you know what they say about that. ) I do not see that indicated anywhere on the website; perhaps I am missing something. Toothless, do you know when we can expect to hear about interview dates? OSU is my first choice, and the suspense is intense. It's great to communicate with folks about this! Good luck to all.
  12. Quick update: I contacted the Nursing department and was told they expect to continue interviews and application review throughout December for the one-year ABSN. That's all they could confirm, which I completely understand. Fingers crossed over here...
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    Returning to Nursing After Depression

    I am sorry to hear what you are going through, hazyblue. I understand. Remember that recovery (to your baseline) can certainly take a while and is an ongoing process. Be kind and gentle with yourself, but continue to push yourself through this place. If you are not currently in therapy, it seems as if it would be beneficial. Since you mentioned dealing with anger and intrusive thoughts, DBT may be truly wonderful for you. I think, whenever possible, seeing a psychologist as well as a psychiatrist (if medically necessary) allows for the fullest treatment, as it directly addresses many aspects of depression and doesn't just manage the symptoms. Living with depression does not mean it is always going to be like this. It gets better. That may sound trite, but it isn't. Remind yourself of that all the time. There will be light again. Though you are in a rough place right now, it's evident that you're very bright, self-aware, and driven. You've got this.
  14. Congratulations to all of the folks who have been invited for interviews! I am sure you will do extremely well, as you are clearly very qualified candidates whose passion, drive, and intelligence came through very clearly. I am glad to hear that it is going well and wish you all luck with your admission. I have not heard back and am feeling very discouraged. While I understand the school is extremely competitive, I really thought my application was as well. Certainly enough to get through the "first round," so to speak. Though I ran up to the wire on the deadline due to the aforementioned LOR, everything ended up being submitted before the due date. Also, are candidates from other states supposed to plan travel/take off work and other obligations/skip school/internships with less than three weeks notice to come in for an interview? Maybe I am missing something here. Seems it would be near impossible for international students too... I understand they've selected the candidates for the interviews, so they must already know who is being rejected. Does anyone know what applicants can expect to hear back if the decision is negative? I assumed several months, but perhaps I am wrong. I am tempted to check in with the school for clarification, but do not want to be a pest. I am sure they are inundated with calls and emails this time of year. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
  15. Thank you so much for all of the information you've provided here BeeUps. It is extremely generous and helpful. I applied for the Accelerated BSN 1-year program, but have not heard anything yet. My application did not go through until the 29th of September, as one of my references waited until the 11th hour to submit (lots of fun!). I did not realize they would be in touch so soon regarding interviews. I will now be checking my email like nobody's business. I lived in NY most of my life (MA for a few years), but am currently in OH. I realize many applicants are from other states and countries, so hopefully if I am granted an interview there will be time to properly arrange travel. (I am still finishing a class for my pre-reqs, work full-time, and have an internship/volunteer position.) I noticed you are from out of state BeeUps, so maybe you can provide some insight on this front. Solidifying a position in Nursing school is definitely a priority for me, to say the least, so I will willing jump through all hoops presented. Good luck to everyone on here!
  16. astriker

    Ohio State Master's Entry Summer 2016

    Thank you for starting this thread. I applied to OSU's Graduate Entry MSN program for Summer 2016 entry as well. I am already quite anxious to hear back, though understand I have to wait several months for a decision. I'm sure you both feel the same way! I would love to be in touch with folks during this process and beyond. I selected the PMHNP speciality track. What program are you pursuing?
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