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Public Health Background - Strong Applicant

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Hey, guys!

My title was supposed to say: Public Health Background - Strong Applicant?, emphasis on the question mark!

So I'm getting my ABSN applications in now and I after reading some of the threads here, I am starting to freak out a lil! As an undergrad I double majored in Spanish and public health. I have had a variety of public health experiences, but so far nothing directly clinical-based. I am in the process of trying to get a volunteer gig at some hospitals around here, but I am sure you all know how lengthy and actually almost competitive it can be.

Anyhow, I'd appreciate anyone's opinion on this: I've got a 3.8 GPA, so far 4.0 in prereqs; speak Spanish; have led a health education class; worked in applying senior citizens for different public benefits, like prescription assistance and food stamps; among some other experiences. I'm approaching nursing from a social justice angle to combine with my public health experience . . . hopefully to combine policy and practice. I hope this all looks good to the admissions committee!

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lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 6 years experience.

I'd be surprised if you had any problems getting into any program you apply to. Good luck!

FYI...I think you should keep this line in mind when you apply to your programs, for interviews or essays. I think you will have an excellent chance at your programs of choice. I also think your Spanish background will serve you well in your future volunteer experience, which will only continue to reflect well in your school and job applications.

Hey, guys!

I'm approaching nursing from a social justice angle to combine with my public health experience . . . hopefully to combine policy and practice.

Thank you so much for the feedback. It makes me feel better not having any clinical experience.

And I certainly do plan on emphasizing my plans and interest in health care in my essays or any interviews. :)