Published Jun 7, 2016
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Yea unfortunately i didn't get a chance to do that. However the location of the info session is the nursing building. You can Google it to see how it looks. Looks a bit old to me. It's called Fator Nursing building and is next to the school of dentistry and medicine.
I will be applying this cohort. This has been my first choice program ever since I found out about it last year. I do NOT want to be an NP, but I do want the MSN so that when I am too old for bedside nursing I can teach.
I attended the August info session and my excitement is through the roof!
I feel the same! I am very excited and hope i get in
Hi everyone! I'm applying to the MECN '17 program as well :) can't believe I am just finding the thread!
Anyone willing to share their stats? (prereqs, work experience, etc) Also, I don't live in the area so going to an information session isn't an option :/ did they say anything about typical accepted student profiles? Just trying to gauge my chances. Ha!
Right now I think in the sciences my GPA is a 3.74, but it's hard to know if I'm calculating correctly. I have about a year's worth of experience as a CNA (4 months in an assisted living home, 8 months in palliative & hospice in-patient facility at a hospital) and some community service but nothing in the last year :/
Sure I will share:
-4.0 General GPA
-4.0 pre-req GPA
-I have about 800 hours in volunteer patient care in hospital (Clinical care extender) accumulated in the last year
-and I work as a behavioral therapist for kids with autism
at the info session they said the average General GPA accepted is 3.4
I will share my stats too. Not at impressive as Miss @Monsie86 over here lol
General GPA 3.2 (B.S Health Administration)
Prereqs GPA 3.7 (still haven't completed Micro and Statistics)
I work as a caregiver to developmentally disabled (Autism etc)
I also work with a hospice/elderly care giving company.
one more thing, in regards to GPA they said they consider the last 60-90 undergrad units which for me gave me about a 3.5 which is better than my general. Fingers crossed we get in.
How are you all doing with apps?
Hey everyone! I'm going to apply with the fall 2017 cohort as well. I currently live in DC so I don't think I'll be able to make it out to the information sessions before I apply but I'll try! I think I have 2 Cs according to their pre req list, but I won't have time to retake the classes before I apply. How sure are you guys that only 1C is acceptable? I have pretty great work experience, but more from the nursing informatics side of things rather than clinical experience. I worked as a nutritionist for WIC, at the FDA and with CMS. Kind of nervous about applying...thoughts/feedback?
Meat the info session I went to, they never said anything about only 1 C being acceptable, they just said that C's are the minimum accepted and A's and B's are preferred
Hey sorry for the late response. Tried to send the pic but couldn't do it on here.
Everyone's got great grades and experience! :) good luck to us all. How in depth are you all going into your career plans for the SOP?
I know generally what kind of nursing I want to do but I don't know the exact population I want to work with. Is it better to talk more generally about it? Or will that uncertainty hurt me? I just feel like not everyone knows what kind of nursing they want to do before they've tried out different settings as a nurse.
@sweetpotates I think you should go with a more general approach, i am in the same predicament cause i don't know what i want to focus on as goals so i am trying to figure that out.
I'm sorry I can be of more help because I know what department I want to work in and what patient population I want to work with, however if I wasn't sure, I would answer this question more along the lines of "why do you want to be a nurse?" (And don't say because you want to help people...as they said at the info session, you can be an accountant and help people)
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