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by Katrina84 Katrina84 (New) New

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Hello AN community,

I am feeling lost here in US. I am international nurse willing to get admission in PMHNP. I am having hard time finding my professors as it seems they have either left out university or retired, rest others have not responded for a year now ! I made numerous contact with no luck. I feel really frustrated and feel hopeless as there seems no way to get recommendation letter.

The fact is that I graduated with 3 years Bachelor's degree from Australia in 2011.

I am preparing GRE at the moment. And in the way to get prerequisites completed as well.

Please give me your suggestions I am desperately seeking your valuable input.

Thank you

Kat

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juan de la cruz has 27 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

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Hi and welcome to AN.

Have you worked with NP's in your nursing career? What might help is if you could have practicing NP's give you some of the recommendation letters. I think programs give some weight to these types of recommendations too as a way to vouch for your clinical proficiency and your potential for transition to advanced practice. You may also consider asking a nursing manager for a letter of recommendation preferably one who also has a graduate degree. While, it is always good to have references from academia as a way to speak to your ability to handle graduate level work, it's not always necessary.

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Also, most programs would take a recommendation from a supervisor. Have you volunteered anywhere that could provide a recommendation letter?

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Thank you, Juan de la Cruz and luv'nsunshine for valuable suggestions

Kat

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Does anyone know how the admissions committee would feel about a recommendation letter from an MD? I work in a critical care unit where I have good rapport with an intensivist. I am just not sure whether the admissions committee would accept a recommendation letter from an MD when I am applying for NP school.

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zmansc is a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency.

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I would assume that question would be specific to the school/committee... I had a recommendation from an MD in my application, apparently it didn't hold me back! lol

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Most graduate programs will accept letters of recommendation from current/former managers, MDs, NPs and sometimes even RN co-workers. Just find three reasonably authoritative people who will tell them that you're smart, hard working, focused on your career goals and likely to succeed in a graduate program. The reality of it is that everyone "cherry picks" their references anyway, so they really don't carry all that much weight. Your transcripts and your resume/CV will tell them what they really need to know to make their decision.

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