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UCI MEPN 2021

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Has 2 years experience.

Hi all,

See there is no thread yet for this upcoming cycle, I know it's a bit early, but figured it might calm my anxiety to connect with others going through application!

LyuZ

Specializes in Nursing.

Hi there! 
I am preparing to apply to UCI MEPN Program this fall. Getting all the documents ready. It would be interesting to know the competition intensity during this period. Let’s share our backgrounds and stats. I have an overseas Bachelors degree in English (pretty low GPA of 3.1, though), 6 years being an English teacher, 5 years being an entrepreneur, and currently working as a CNA at a nursing home. Prerequisites overall GPA - 4.0. No other healthcare experience or volunteering. 
 

hi im applying too!! my undergrad GPA is 3.3, pre-reqs GPA is 3.7, and I have little volunteering experience. been working as a pharm tech for over a year now, but hopefully my essays can help showcase my character better!!

LyuZ

Specializes in Nursing.

14 hours ago, vivjl said:

hi im applying too!! my undergrad GPA is 3.3, pre-reqs GPA is 3.7, and I have little volunteering experience. been working as a pharm tech for over a year now, but hopefully my essays can help showcase my character better!!

Hi! Thanks for sharing your information! I wish you good luck in applying! Well-written essays may make a huge difference in the application process. 

Hello, I am a Biology (Physiology) major undergrad with a 3.5 GPA and 3.9 prereq GPA. I have most of my experience volunteering at Clinic by the Bay in San Francisco as a Spanish medical interpreter. Pretty awesome experience post-pandemic — I would enter exam rooms with nurses and doctors to provide translation and overall clinic support. However, now I translate during over-the-phone examinations/follow-ups. Interesting to hear everyone’s background - thanks for sharing as well!

lmft2np

Has 2 years experience.

On 9/7/2020 at 11:06 PM, opiedrahita said:

Hello, I am a Biology (Physiology) major undergrad with a 3.5 GPA and 3.9 prereq GPA. I have most of my experience volunteering at Clinic by the Bay in San Francisco as a Spanish medical interpreter. Pretty awesome experience post-pandemic — I would enter exam rooms with nurses and doctors to provide translation and overall clinic support. However, now I translate during over-the-phone examinations/follow-ups. Interesting to hear everyone’s background - thanks for sharing as well!

Super impressive, sounds like you will be a really strong applicant! My background is in mental health, have worked in the field for around 12 years, and hoping to pursue psych nursing. My science prereqs are not so great, so far have Bs in AP1 and Chem think my UG GPA is like 3.6ish? Has been a while since I looked. Hoping the app is more holistic and there isn't a huge ding to my app based on grades alone.

Hello! Does anyone know how long the UCI MEPN program has been running? I don't see the MEPN NCLEX pass rates on the BRN website so I'm assuming it's fairly new. Is that why the only accept 25 students per cohort?

On 9/11/2020 at 11:55 AM, lvsfrmthvn said:

Hello! Does anyone know how long the UCI MEPN program has been running? I don't see the MEPN NCLEX pass rates on the BRN website so I'm assuming it's fairly new. Is that why the only accept 25 students per cohort?

I think last year was their first cohort.

Hi! I am interested in applying to the UCI MEPN program and I noticed in the prerequisites, it says they only take letter grades and not AP credit. This is a bummer because I scored a 5 in AP Psychology for credit in General Psychology. I also took 5 upper div psych courses for a Psychology minor.

Does anyone know if they make any exceptions to AP credit? If not, I am on the waitlist for Lifespan/Developmental Psychology.

Hi everyone! I will also be applying this Fall to the UCI MEPN program! My undergrad GPA was 3.3, still finishing prereqs (should be done by December yey!) and I have been a medical scribe for over 2 years at an ED plus some volunteer hours with COPE. My grades aren't too competitive so I'm hoping my experience and personal statements help! Good luck to you all! \^_^/ 

lrmstudent

Specializes in Student.

Hi everyone! 

I am also applying to the MEPN program for next Summer! My undergrad GPA is a 3.7 and I am in the process of finishing prereqs at the moment with a current GPA of 3.8. I graduated college a year early in 2019 (definitely a young applicant) with a degree in kinesiology to pursue a career as a physical therapist, but then completed an internship in the field and realized it wasn’t the right path for me. I have been working as a certified personal trainer for a year now and have also completed a medical internship at a plastic surgeon’s office last year. After shadowing registered nurses, I had realized what I really wanted to pursue. I have been volunteering at UCSD Jacob’s Medical Center since the beginning of COVID (also worked as a medical scribe in 2015 on a mission trip in Nicaragua) and this has further solidified my desire to pursue a career in nursing. I have applied to 6 other MEPN programs as of right now but UCI is my top. I’m not sure as to how competitive these programs are or if they will take me less seriously due to my age, but I know for an absolute fact that this is what I want to do with my life. I wish everyone the best of luck in their application process! 🙂  

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LyuZ

Specializes in Nursing.

6 hours ago, lrmstudent said:

Hi everyone! 

I am also applying to the MEPN program for next Summer! My undergrad GPA is a 3.7 and I am in the process of finishing prereqs at the moment with a current GPA of 3.8. I graduated college a year early in 2019 (definitely a young applicant) with a degree in kinesiology to pursue a career as a physical therapist, but then completed an internship in the field and realized it wasn’t the right path for me. I have been working as a certified personal trainer for a year now and have also completed a medical internship at a plastic surgeon’s office last year. After shadowing registered nurses, I had realized what I really wanted to pursue. I have been volunteering at UCSD Jacob’s Medical Center since the beginning of COVID (also worked as a medical scribe in 2015 on a mission trip in Nicaragua) and this has further solidified my desire to pursue a career in nursing. I have applied to 6 other MEPN programs as of right now but UCI is my top. I’m not sure as to how competitive these programs are or if they will take me less seriously due to my age, but I know for an absolute fact that this is what I want to do with my life. I wish everyone the best of luck in their application process! 🙂  

Hey! Welcome! Thanks for sharing your exciting story! Working in Nicaragua sounds so cool! I wish you good luck in the application process! 

lrmstudent

Specializes in Student.

Thank you! You as well!

On 10/21/2020 at 1:42 PM, scribeaholic said:

Hi everyone! I will also be applying this Fall to the UCI MEPN program! My undergrad GPA was 3.3, still finishing prereqs (should be done by December yey!) and I have been a medical scribe for over 2 years at an ED plus some volunteer hours with COPE. My grades aren't too competitive so I'm hoping my experience and personal statements help! Good luck to you all! \^_^/ 

Good luck with everything! 🙂

lmft2np

Has 2 years experience.

Feels anticlimactic applying to other programs frantically only to wait another 2 months before UCI is due, but excited nonetheless. 

LyuZ

Specializes in Nursing.

1 hour ago, lmft2np said:

Feels anticlimactic applying to other programs frantically only to wait another 2 months before UCI is due, but excited nonetheless. 

Welcome to join us during this waiting period! 👍🏻🥳

Vee23

Specializes in Bachelors in Neuroscience.

Hi guys! I am new to this thread but I am a recent graduate with a BS in Neuroscience and I just applied for this program! Do y'all know when acceptances will come out? I hate the waiting game and I'm so anxious about the results 🙂

lrmstudent

Specializes in Student.

On 11/12/2020 at 12:38 PM, Vee23 said:

Hi guys! I am new to this thread but I am a recent graduate with a BS in Neuroscience and I just applied for this program! Do y'all know when acceptances will come out? I hate the waiting game and I'm so anxious about the results 🙂

Hi there! I think they send out acceptances in March, which feels very close to the start of June; but that is what I’ve read from the thread of last year’s cohort... I wish we could find out in January!

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Vee23

Specializes in Bachelors in Neuroscience.

18 minutes ago, lrmstudent said:

Hi there! I think they send out acceptances in March, which feels very close to the start of June; but that is what I’ve read from the thread of last year’s cohort... I wish we could find out in January!

Ooh good to know, thank you! I know, I wish we could too!