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Thanks @lescoffeebeans!

I read something similar according to past forums..I am still really, really hoping to be accepted, but am trying to also be realistic.

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@eliseygee - I believe I met you during the interview process and was impressed by your exuberance, passion for nursing, energy, and poise. I am shocked that you were waitlisted! The fact that the admissions committee wasn't showering you with acceptance letters gives me serious reservations about their admissions process. I have no doubt you have other excellent options and those schools will be lucky to have you!

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Congrats to everyone who was already accepted! What a great accomplishment :-)

Does anyone know how many are typically accepted from the waitlist for PMHNP (I'm assuming not many since it's such a small group)? My admissions letter said that they will be providing additional details soon. I'm assuming this will state my place on the waitlist, etc.? I have a hard time believing anyone will want to give up their spot at such a wonderful school. How long do folks have to accept admission?

Again, congratulations to everyone who secured a spot!

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Hi Vanessa,

Are you still looking for volunteers? I am interested, I work @ UCSF full-time, and live in SF. Please let me know!

Best,

Mariam

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@GoddessMama I'm applying for the CNM/WHNP program this summer for spring 2018. I work at Planned parenthood and have done a doula training/am starting to look for clients, just as a little background about me. Could I potentially ask you some questions about the application process?

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Hi @lescoffeebeans! I would love to ask you a few questions about your acceptance to FNP, tops for application, did you end up going to UCSF? If so how was your first year? I'd really appreciate it as I intend to apply this fall. Thanks so much!

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Out of curiosity, what makes a competitive student and what type of volunteer work/ medical expeience do they expect you to have and how much of it? How much of this experience did you have?

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Out of curiosity, what makes a competitive student and what type of volunteer work/ medical expeience do they expect you to have and how much of it? How much of this experience did you have?

I'm about to start the program on Monday, and after recently meeting the rest of my cohort, I'm realizing how diverse our experiences are. My biggest piece of advice is to have well-rounded experience - i.e. make sure to have at least some medical/clinical/research experience, as well as experience working with underserved communities. Personally, I have less clinical experience (only about 9 months volunteering at a psychiatric clinic), but have a decent amount of experience working/volunteering in public health settings both locally and abroad. Others in my cohort have much more clinical experience than I do, which is completely fine. The beauty of this program is that they choose people with diverse backgrounds, so that we can learn from each other and support each other in various ways during the program.

In my opinion, they are looking for applicants who preform well academically (however, I didn't have straight A's or the top GRE score, but I did do really well in the prerequisites), those who have a demonstrated commitment to public service, and also people who are truly passionate about caring for others. While it's of course important to highlight your strengths and experiences during the application process, it's also equally as important to stay true to yourself. It's easy to get so wrapped up in painting a picture of the the perfect applicant, that we sometimes forget who we are or why we chose to become nurses in the first place.

I hope this helps!

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