Fall 2012 NP Applications - page 2

Hey Everyone, I'm applying to nurse practitioner programs for Fall 2012. Anyone else out there? Maybe we can encourage each other during the process. I'm applying to: University of Arizona... Read More

  1. by   dottimur
    I have applied to Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and University of North Dakota for mid-January. I live in OK and nursing is my second career. I have a BS in math from a long time ago and had an undergraduate GPA of 2.57 (certainly a liability). I have an ADN and I got all As except 1 B giving me a 3.96. I am in my last semester of getting a MS in Nursing Education from OUHSC and I have a 4.0 in my graduate work. I am hoping my undergraduate GPA will not hurt me too badly. I am limited to programs not requiring a BSN but am looking at the following programs (have to pare down the list!!!):
    Feb 1
    MSU Springfield
    University of Missouri Columbia
    University of Southern Alabama
    Univeristy of Colorado (Denver)
    Feb 12
    Mar 1
    Cox College Springfield
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
    Ohio University
    Mar 15
    Tx Tech
    Umass Boston
    Apr 1
    St Louis Unversity
    Clarkson College
    Graceland Independence, MO

    If anyone has any feedback on this list to help me pare it down or highlight good experiences, let me know. Good luck to all!
  2. by   40love
    I have applied to UAB for Fall 2012. My first choice is FNP, my second choice is ACNP. I am waiting for my transcripts to be auidted so they can offically waive the GRE requirement. I have submitted everything else they require, so it's a waiting game at this point. I live in Atlanta. Where are you?
  3. by   rachelaleanRN2B
    I live in Warner Robins near Macon, GA. My first choice is ANP, second ANP/Women's health NP and third ACNP for UAB. I am in the process of writing my essay. How long was your's? Mine seems so long. I had a great conversation with the ANP director. Seems like really nice people. This seems so stupid, but I didn't calculate university of arizona's tuition before applying. Wow.....it's super expensive and I don't know if I will be able to afford it. Right now I'm really leaning toward UAB.
  4. by   40love
    My essay was 3-4 pages plus reference page. I know what you mean about cost. Even UAB is expensive to me. I had HOPE for my bachelor's so I'm dreading all the student loans. Fortunatel,y the hospital I work for offers tuition reimbursement -- which is minimal, but every little bit helps. I also plan to apply for any possible scholarships that may be available. Good luck on your essay!
  5. by   rachelaleanRN2B
    Ok. I don't feel bad now. Mine is 4 pages and I still have to add the reference page. I will probably submit on Friday. I don't want to submit on the same day I finish the essay because I want to go back and edit and look at grammar and punctuation with a fresh set of eyes. Where else have you applied? Did you put a third choice for UAB?
  6. by   40love
    I have not applied anywhere else, but if I don't get into UAB I will apply at Vandy. I didn't select a 3rd choice because I am only interested in either FNP or ACNP.
  7. by   rachelaleanRN2B
    Many people at my hospital were accepted into ACNP at UAB this last app cycle. I worry about applying to ACNP for fear of not finding a job after graduation. Is ACNP very marketable in Atlanta? If I already worked for a group of docs I would not fear applying to ACNP so much, but right now I have no connections. A friend of mine started Vandy this fall for ACNP. She said it's tough, but she loves it.
  8. by   jaznia15
    Hey rachelalean I just saw where u said u were from Warner robins, small world I work at mccg in Macon on 6 main what made u decide to apply to an online program
  9. by   rachelaleanRN2B
    It's a good program and I did not want to take the GRE. Plus I needed something that is flexible and online provides that. Did you apply to any programs? I work at MCCG as well in the EC.
  10. by   jaznia15
    I applied to GCSU and Georgia Southern, I'm debating ball state
  11. by   rachelaleanRN2B
    I also debated Ball State. A friend of mine just graduated from Georgia Southern and she loved it.
  12. by   laurabs24
    i'm applying to USA and UofM-columbia for PNP/DNP. scared to death...so worried i wont get in!!! to those that have, how were your admission requirements? i have a good undergrad GPA, but not stellar. im hoping my essay will win them over! any info would be helpful!!!
  13. by   rachelaleanRN2B
    Good luck!! I'm very nervous as well with all the talk of admissions being so competitive right now with NP programs. Let's all keep in touch and keep each other posted on our progress.