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I also got a call this morning for a March interview!!!  I’m so excited 

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does anyone know how many applicants they interview compared to how many they admit?

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I know they admit about 40 a year.    I think last year they only had in the 100s for applicants. I’m not exactly sure.   It was lower than previous years since switching to DNP.  I think some people can’t be out of work that long or have other reasons.   Admission goes on a point system. Well at least that is what I have been told from previous year students.     So if you hit a certain score you are automatically accepted and they usually call within a few days after interview.   If you don’t hit that score then you go into a pile, and once all interviews are over then depending where your score falls next to everyone else determines if you are accepted.  Again they could have changed the way they accept/deny people.  I just heard this from previous students 

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I just got a call this morning too. I'll be flying out to interview on the 25th at noon. Anyone else going to be in the area? I figured I had no chance at this school. 307 gre, 1.5 years ICU by start date, 4 years level 2 trauma er. Certs: MICN, ENPC, TNCC, CCRN, and standard ACLS, BLS, PALS. 3.7 bsn gpa, 3.1 cumulative. I interviewed at USC, but was rejected in January. Not sure what their interview will be like, but was told its 4 hours long. I hope it is as relaxed as my USC interview.

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Jshtoole.  I will be interviewing at the same time as you are.    You can private message me your number if you like to connect.  

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I will also be interviewing March 25th! I'll be in the morning session.

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anyone else interviewing on the 18th?

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PittSRNA20 works as a SRNA.

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Hi guys,

I'm in the program right now, if anyone wants additional information about what it's like PM me. I was accepted with 3.8 GPA, 310 GRE.

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Wanted to join this conversation for a couple of reasons. I interviewed last year, and was offered a 2020 start date, with wait-list for 2019 (spot didn't open up). Since I'll be starting at Pitt next Jan., I hope to follow this thread and get to meet my future classmates. That said, if anyone has any questions about my interview experience, I'd love to help. What I can say is that the interview process is actually way more relaxed than I expected. Out of the 4 hours, about 2 are spent on presentations about the program. Roughly one hour consists of a tour of the simulation facility along with a chance to ask a current student (tour guide) questions. The last hour was spent on 10ish minute 1 on 1 interviews with various faculty members, rotating through their respective offices. 

For those interested in stats, I'm 35, have been an RN for 8.5 years. I did 4.5 years in an endoscopy/medical procedures unit doing conscious sedation, and have since been in a med surg ICU with some cardiac thrown in. My grades aren't stellar, as I initially got a degree in biology, with a mediocre 3.16 GPA. I later went through an accelerated BSN program and finished with a 3.46 (non-transfer GPA was 3.6). I do relief charge, precept, have my CCRN, and had my GI certification at my old job, and have served on some committees as well as headed a couple of small projects. GRE scores were 160/163/4.5 for verbal/quant/analytical. 

I hope this helps clarify questions those heading into interviews may have, and hopefully alleviates some anxiety.

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For those of us interviewing in two weeks, I am excited to meet you all. To jmelinte, thank you for posting this. I can't wait to have the interview behind us and to be waiting for acceptance/rejection letters. The campus look amazing from what I've seen online. Looking at your stats, I may want to retake the GRE to score in the 160's. hopefully my measly 310 is sufficient. I am like you, in that I started in biology as well, got a 3.01, and 3.68 in my bsn. I just bought my plane ticket, and it's surprisingly affordable to fly into pittsburgh non-stop with spirit. I've yet to fly on one of the budget airlines, so we'll see how terrible they are.

 

I look forward to our interview and though its impossible, I hope that we all get in.

On 2/26/2019 at 3:50 AM, jmelinte said:

Wanted to join this conversation for a couple of reasons. I interviewed last year, and was offered a 2020 start date, with wait-list for 2019 (spot didn't open up). Since I'll be starting at Pitt next Jan., I hope to follow this thread and get to meet my future classmates. That said, if anyone has any questions about my interview experience, I'd love to help. What I can say is that the interview process is actually way more relaxed than I expected. Out of the 4 hours, about 2 are spent on presentations about the program. Roughly one hour consists of a tour of the simulation facility along with a chance to ask a current student (tour guide) questions. The last hour was spent on 10ish minute 1 on 1 interviews with various faculty members, rotating through their respective offices. 

For those interested in stats, I'm 35, have been an RN for 8.5 years. I did 4.5 years in an endoscopy/medical procedures unit doing conscious sedation, and have since been in a med surg ICU with some cardiac thrown in. My grades aren't stellar, as I initially got a degree in biology, with a mediocre 3.16 GPA. I later went through an accelerated BSN program and finished with a 3.46 (non-transfer GPA was 3.6). I do relief charge, precept, have my CCRN, and had my GI certification at my old job, and have served on some committees as well as headed a couple of small projects. GRE scores were 160/163/4.5 for verbal/quant/analytical. 

I hope this helps clarify questions those heading into interviews may have, and hopefully alleviates some anxiety.

 

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I’m looking forward to meeting everyone in a couple weeks also.  While I am not from Pittsburgh, I have been living here for over 4 years now.   The city is beautiful.  The campus is also beautiful but is spread out over Oakland.  If you can, drive through the Fort Pitt Tunnel going into the city.  It is the most beautiful skyline.   I am more than happy to show anyone around the city and help people find places to live.  If anyone likes sports, then this is the city to be in.  The culture is great and there is always something is do and enjoy.  I love to kayak, if we are accepted and want to do that.  I know a couple great places.   I usually fly a budget airline (Allegiant Air) to New Orleans once a year to go to hometown to see family.  I have never had any problems with that airline so I hope you don’t also.  I am hoping we all get in also.  I am ready to start this journey and build great relationships.  Let me know if anyone needs help with anything (getting around or whatever) for the day of interview and afterwards. 

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On 3/13/2019 at 9:27 AM, jshtoole said:

For those of us interviewing in two weeks, I am excited to meet you all. To jmelinte, thank you for posting this. I can't wait to have the interview behind us and to be waiting for acceptance/rejection letters. The campus look amazing from what I've seen online. Looking at your stats, I may want to retake the GRE to score in the 160's. hopefully my measly 310 is sufficient. I am like you, in that I started in biology as well, got a 3.01, and 3.68 in my bsn. I just bought my plane ticket, and it's surprisingly affordable to fly into pittsburgh non-stop with spirit. I've yet to fly on one of the budget airlines, so we'll see how terrible they are.

 

I look forward to our interview and though its impossible, I hope that we all get in.

 

Hi there,

 

What was the 10min ish 1 on 1 interview like?

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