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UCSF MEPN 2018

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Has 1 years experience.

Which UCSF MEPN specialty are you planning on applying for?

  1. 1. Which UCSF MEPN specialty are you planning on applying for?

    • 0
      AGCNS
    • 0
      AGCNS - Oncology
    • 3
      AGPCNP
    • 1
      APHN
    • 4
      FNP
    • 0
      HPN
    • 3
      CNM/WHNP
    • 0
      OEHN
    • 3
      PNP
    • 5
      PMHNP

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A place for individuals applying to the UCSF 2018 MEPN program to contact each other, share information, support each other, and provide advice.

Ohm108, RN

Has 1 years experience.

Hi! My name is Alvin and I just wanted to create a thread for anyone applying to the UCSF MEPN 2018 cohort. I created a poll up at the top for everyone to choose the area they wish to specialize in since that seems to be a common question based upon previous threads and cohorts. I think you have to be part of the forums for a specific number of posts before they allow you to take part.

I have also asked their help desk to take a look at why some of us are unable to take part as another individual has tried and was unable to select their area of interest from the list. Hopefully, they will come back to us and let us know if they can apply a remedy.

I look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts, ideas, concerns etc. Hopefully, this will be a good forum to get to know one another and help each other throughout this entire process.

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Hi @TangoDeux! I'd love to hear about everyone's backgrounds & share tips.

I am applying to the FNP speciality. I have a social studies background and got a 3.6 in undergrad. Since college I have served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and most recently worked at a community health center as a health educator (where I got to work with FNPs and learn to love their lives! Haha)

Now I am taking pre requisites at night and working as a health educator at UCSF part time.

Im nervous and would love any tips/advice people have!

Thanks in advance

Ohm108, RN

Has 1 years experience.

Hi @axelandra! Welcome to the thread. My background in Business Mgmt and Economics and I will be applying to the WHNP/CNM speciality. I am about to start my last pre-requisite then all of my requirements will be complete. I've been working towards this for the last two years so I am actually quite excited to explore the program and to start the application process. Hopefully, we will have more people joining the thread as the date when the application opens becomes closer. I look forward to speaking with everyone to get their thoughts and insights as well.

Hello @tangodeux and @axelandra! I am applying for the AGPCNP specialty. My background is in Clinical Psychology. I have been a home healthcare provider for 4 years now... I look forward to hearing from other future applicants!

Ohm108, RN

Has 1 years experience.

Hi @abbybetty! Welcome to the boards. It is great to see another applicant join our group! Hopefully, we will start to get a few more people as we approach the application open in July.

Hi Everyone!

I'll be applying for the AGPCNP specialty as well. I am currently finishing up my last prerequisite. I've been working as a clinical research coordinator for the last 2 years in the department of gynecologic oncology. My goal is to eventually work in an oncology setting. Does anyone know how many people they are accepting for the AGPCNP specialty? Good luck to everyone applying! :)

Ohm108, RN

Has 1 years experience.

Hi @bay_np, welcome to the thread! Glad to see more people joining as the application opens in 15 days. I am not exactly sure the number of AGPCNP but from the info sessions that I have attended and the threads that I have read on Allnurses, the number of people they take for each specialty is dependent on how many people UCSF admits into the M.S. program which has priority for the various specialty slots. The more people they admit to the M.S. program the less slots they have for MEPN candidates. That being said, they told me at the info session that in general they admit around 60 students into the MEPN program and at least for WHNP/CNM, they usually have around 13 to 16 in that specialty some years more and some years less then that amount. The most recent CNM/WHNP MEPN cohorts has around 15 people based upon their profiles and pictures that I saw at San Francisco General where it is posted in the staff break room where the nurses can familiarize themselves on who the CNM/Midwifery MEPNs are. Hope that helps.

Ohm108, RN

Has 1 years experience.

Hi @bay_np, I re-read some of the notes I have been taking for the program re: the number of applicants to the various specialties and the breakdown that I came up with is as follows:

FNP - around 18 spots (the largest speciality among the MEPNs)

CNM/WHNP - anywhere between 10 to 16 (the second largest speciality among the MEPNs)

Since the program accepts approximately 60 MEPNs each intake, then around 25-30 (half the spots) will go to the remaining specialities. I tried to find specific numbers for AGPCNP but from just counting the number of posters that identified as AGPCNP applicants in previous years on Allnurses and taking into consideration that not all the MEPN applicants were part of the Allnurses boards; I suspect that there are around 5-8 applicants each intake for AGPCNP. Let me know if this jives with your own research.

Ohm108, RN

Has 1 years experience.

Just wanted to let everyone know that I just checked the UCSF website and the application for the 2018 MEPN cohort is now live. Good luck with application submissions and feel free to post and leave a message with questions, guidance, or suggestions as the process continues!

Hello again @TangoDeux ! I also saw that the application opened today. I would love to keep in contact with other applicants throughout this stressful application period! Good luck everyone :)

Hello everyone,

I'm working on my application tonight and thought I'd say hi. I'm really excited and nervous about the months ahead as I'm sure others will be, too. Not sure how often I'll be posting, but it's so good to support one another. I'm applying for the CNM/WHNP specialty, same as @TangoDeux.

Best of luck to all!

Ohm108, RN

Has 1 years experience.

Hello everyone,

I'm working on my application tonight and thought I'd say hi. I'm really excited and nervous about the months ahead as I'm sure others will be, too. Not sure how often I'll be posting, but it's so good to support one another. I'm applying for the CNM/WHNP specialty, same as @TangoDeux.

Best of luck to all!

Hi @acires, welcome to the thread. Best of luck to you on your application submission!

can't figure out how to fill out the survey or comment haha. thanks for making the thread

Ohm108, RN

Has 1 years experience.

can't figure out how to fill out the survey or comment haha. thanks for making the thread

Welcome to the thread @orangemoon71. In order to take the survey, you will need to have posted at least 15 tines. One of the rules I found out about the boards.

Which speciality are you applying for and how goes your application?

Oh ok. I'm applying to FNP and my application is going ok. I am trying to figure out when they changed the recency requirement for statistics because I recently noticed the change and my Statistics class is more than 3 yrs old. But besides that everything is good..hoping there is something that can be done about that. How about you?

Ohm108, RN

Has 1 years experience.

Oh ok. I'm applying to FNP and my application is going ok. I am trying to figure out when they changed the recency requirement for statistics because I recently noticed the change and my Statistics class is more than 3 yrs old. But besides that everything is good..hoping there is something that can be done about that. How about you?

The change to the statistics requirements happened just this year. The 2017 cohort was the last intake that didn't require a recency requirement for statistics. We are the first cohort to be required to have taken statistics within the last 3 years. Most programs require 5 but UCSF requires 3. When I went to the information session, UCSF mentioned that they implemented this new rule because a lot of prospective nurses were having issues with math and dosage conversions as well as understanding probability and statistics in empirical research when they first get into the program.

They also wanted to bring themselves in line with other programs across the country that also have recency requirements for statistics but like I mentioned most schools require that you have taken statistics within 5 years not 3 but that is the new rule that we have to follow for UCSF.

I totally feel you on the rule change. I originally didn't have to take statistics myself until I found out that I needed to take it now because of rule change for our cohort. I even got the requirement waived already last year with UCSF because my undergraduate economics degree already satisfied that requirement. Now I am sitting in my statistics class studying the same information that I already know from undergrad BUT I tell myself that it is good to review in preparation for nursing. Since I am taking it in the summer, I will also finish the class in just 8 short weeks instead of having to take it during a regular semester.

There are also some programs out there that require A&P and the other science classes be taken within the last 10 years which UCSF doesn't require so at least we don't have that requirement.

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Thank you for your reply. I understand the reason, it makes sense, folks need to be able to digest and properly analyze date and research without taking a bunch of extra time just to explain the basics...same with med math. My issue with it is that I cannot tell exactly when they made the change and I have taken Statistics before so thought I was good on my prereqs and was preparing to apply for a second time when I noticed they changed it. The enrollment period for summer classes had already passed so I am enrolled for Fall but they mention that it has to be completed by Sept 1, which I honestly feel is unreasonable because it doesn't give folks enough time to have taken the course. I am going to try to meet with someone and I am hoping there is some flexibility. I'm happy for you that you got to take the summer course, right on! I wish I had been aware of the change to be able to do that..hoping for the best on that.

Besides that, I believe all my other pre-reqs are up to date and I am focusing my whole attention on my goal statement and the additional background info. And also trying to find scholarships! Are you applying to any other programs? What specialty are you going for? Best to you in finishing that stats class haha.