University of South Alabama PMHNP Fall 2019

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by esipbisn esipbisn Member Nurse

Specializes in Emergency Psych, ICU. Has 10 years experience.

ijenoma

ijenoma

1 Post

I have applied and I am very anxious for the response. I also applied to University Of North Dakota.

Psychnurse67

Psychnurse67

9 Posts

I also applied to USA for the PMHNP program. I wonder how many applicants generally apply to this program for the fall semester. Does anyone know how competitive it is to be accepted?

nease_225

nease_225

11 Posts

Not sure I'm hoping to apply next year to South Alabama

SpootHeadRN

SpootHeadRN

14 Posts

I got in to the Summer 2019 PMHNP. I think some of the semesters are the same as the fall start.

Psychnurse67

Psychnurse67

9 Posts

SpootHeadRN, do you mind sharing your stats ( GPA, experience as a psych nurse) so that we have some idea of competitiveness within the program? I am sure that it varies each semester, however I am curious.

SpootHeadRN

SpootHeadRN

14 Posts

Sure! My GPA is 3.3. I worked at my state's State Mental Hospital for 5 months on a locked unit and that is my only psych experience that they are counting. Due to not having 2 years or more of direct in/out patient psych experience I will have an extra class that includes 120 additional clinical hours following a BSN psych nurse. Even with the additional class credits the program is one of the lowest for required credit hours that I have found, so I'm not mad about it.

kalynn91

kalynn91

32 Posts

Does anyone know if they do rolling admissions after the deadline?

Jaimie3

Jaimie3

9 Posts

I am in the process of applying for the Spring 2020 start :) I think a lot of our classes will overlap.

Jaimie3

Jaimie3

9 Posts

Does anyone happen to know how strict they are with the two year requirement of clinical experience. I think I will be just two months shy by the deadline and am wondering if I will have to do the 120 hour clinical course. :(

SpootHeadRN

SpootHeadRN

14 Posts

They came across as pretty strict, however, the deadline was not the same as the application deadline. I received a letter stating that if I completed my full 2 years prior to the clinical start date then the extra hours could be waived. Your HR department will just have to write you a letter, is my understanding.

Psychnurse67

Psychnurse67

9 Posts

Check your e-mails. I just received a notice that I have been accepted !