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JTravelsTheWorld has 1 years experience as a RN.

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    Seattle University APNI 2019 Applicant Questions?

    Current student here. School keeps getting cancelled due to the weather. This likely means you will have to wait longer than usual, so don't get too nervous if you haven't heard anything.
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    Seattle University APNI 2019 Applicant Questions?

    @3catsinSF There are research opportunities for both APNI (1st year) and DNP (last 3 years) students. That being said, most people doing research during our first year did most of it outside of school. They might have an SU faculty advisor though. Most students are not doing research their first year because you are pretty darn busy with school and clinical. You have to be a self starter to be involved in research during your first year for sure. During the next three years, there should be a lot of opportunity for research. You have to complete a DNP project, so you will be doing your own research with an advisor to get your degree. You can jump onto a professor's project or do your thing with oversight from an SU faculty member. I went to an event to listen to current senior DNP students presenting their research projects, and they were super interesting. The faculty members are researching and publishing on a wide variety of topics. You can go look at the list of faculty for the nursing school and look up the faculty online to see what type of research they have published. For example, some faculty members are working on maternity public health issues, some on cardiovascular health, and some epigenetic changes as a result of trauma. I have a background in research, so I was happily surprised to see the breadth of research being done at SU.
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    Seattle University APNI 2019 Applicant Questions?

    Hello! I am also a current student, and I just wanted to chime in since I remember this time being incredibly stressful. If you haven't heard back by now, don't give up hope please. I remember getting pretty down last year because a bunch of people had been invited for interviews, and I hadn't heard anything. It turned out that they just hadn't sent out the invites for my track, so you never really know what is going on behind the scenes. Here's my two cents about interview prep if you are feeling lost because I know I did. Really take time to get to know yourself and identify important stories from your life that highlight your values/strengths/areas of growth. You have to be able to convey who you are to the interviewers. If you don't know yourself well, it will be hard for the interviewers to get to know you. Also, know SU's values and how your values match up with them. I spent a lot of time preparing and practicing for my interview. I literally searched these forums and other sites for common questions asked in this type of interview. I then had stories from my life that could answer these questions. I think this prep had a lot to do with me getting in on my first try. I did a ton of soul searching, and I was very open and honest about my life and background and emphasized what I had learned and how I had grown. Remember that everyone applying is smart, has good grades, and most have healthcare experience. How are you unique? Emphasize what sets you apart. Don't forget to look at your personal statement too. I am linking part 1 of a 2 part video that really helped me get in the right mind set for my interview. It is for medical school, but that is only because I couldn't find one for direct entry NP programs. :) They are long videos, but I think they are totally worth it. I hope this helps someone out there. I believe in all of you. https://youtu.be/OLxz4pCBXKo
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    UW ABSN Summer 2018

    I got waitlisted (#35). I know the odds aren't great. Let's hope I get into one of the other programs I applied to. Congrats to those who were accepted!
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    UW ABSN Summer 2018

    @huskieenurse I would love to talk to you more about the program if you are still willing. I have also heard some less than stellar things about it. I am wondering if it is good fit. Can I email you or something? I don't have the pm feature on all nurses since apparently I don't post enough.
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    UW ABSN Summer 2018

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    Direct entry graduate nursing school advice -NP

    Bump!
  8. Hello! I am strongly considering applying to direct entry DNP nursing programs where you earn your RN during the first year and then your DNP in the subsequent years. I am specifically looking at the APNI program at Seattle University. I have worked in healthcare research for many years and volunteer in a hospital, but I am not an RN. I am just worried about the job market after school. I am also worried about how well prepared you are to be an NP in these programs. I ideally would like to work in rural community in clinic as an FNP. Any one have any thoughts or input? I will add that I have already done a lot of research on the topic and talked to some folks. They said RN experience is very valuable. At the same time, many said they know folks who are successful grads and NPs from direct entry program. Thanks so much!