2018 UPenn BSN/MSN

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ventoux

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Oh wow, that's great! Where did you see that date?

So I saw in pervious posts that some people received notification about there being an addendum - I personally didn't get an email about this, but I found the addendum within my Checklist at the bottom under "Decision Letter Supplements". In it it says that the Visit Day will be Friday, February 23, 2018 from 9AM -3:30PM and provides a link with which to register!

FutureNP2021

48 Posts

Is anyone planning on going to the accepted students day?? I would be coming from Michigan, so flights this close to the day are kind of expensive. I'm just feeling really stressed at which school to choose!

sbeshk

24 Posts

Is anyone planning on going to the accepted students day?? I would be coming from Michigan, so flights this close to the day are kind of expensive. I'm just feeling really stressed at which school to choose!

I'm trying to swing it too, but flying from CA is not easy just a few weeks away. I wish they'd planned a bit further ahead for out-of-state students. Which other programs are you looking at?

Would someone like to get a Facebook group started!? If I do attend Penn which is what I'm leaning towards I need to sort out housing!!!

ventoux

14 Posts

I'm trying to swing it too, but flying from CA is not easy just a few weeks away. I wish they'd planned a bit further ahead for out-of-state students. Which other programs are you looking at?

I am also flying from CA (LAX) and actually just booked my flights! I wasn't able to visit Philly during the application process, so even though it's costly to travel out, I think it's a really important investment to meet students and get a more concrete sense of the program. Hope to meet some of you there! I'm so excited!

ventoux

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In the decision letter it specifies that students must "meet all clinical compliance requirements" to be able to start the Accelerated program. The only thing in the Checklist that seems relevant to this is what's outlined here: http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/student-services/resources/handbooks-forms-policies/bsn-handbook/ Does anyone know if this specifically refers to something else (like mandatory CPR training, for example)? Just want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row! Thanks! :)

thxwy

36 Posts

So I visited Penn during the interview day, but I'm kinda tempted to go again for the admitted students day... Do we think it'll be any different? :OO

So I visited Penn during the interview day, but I'm kinda tempted to go again for the admitted students day... Do we think it'll be any different? :OO

I think it will be more personalized! You will also be meeting your potential cohort which will be very exciting. If you're traveling from a far, I'd say missing it would probably be ok!

FutureNP2021

48 Posts

I'm trying to swing it too, but flying from CA is not easy just a few weeks away. I wish they'd planned a bit further ahead for out-of-state students. Which other programs are you looking at?

It's between Penn, Yale, and Hopkins for me. What about you??

sbeshk

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It's between Penn, Yale, and Hopkins for me. What about you??

Me too! I was leaning more towards Yale, but I've been feeling like a goldfish lately. Once I research more of one program I fall in love with it and can't seem to remember what it was I liked about the other and vise versa. I'm interested if you have a leaning towards one program and why that may be?

Columbia and Penn..I only applied to places where I wanted to live. Not sure if that's a silly reason. No idea what to do!!

FutureNP2021

48 Posts

Me too! I was leaning more towards Yale, but I've been feeling like a goldfish lately. Once I research more of one program I fall in love with it and can't seem to remember what it was I liked about the other and vise versa. I'm interested if you have a leaning towards one program and why that may be?

Ugh literally SAME! That's really how I'm feeling, too. After I interviewed at Yale, I thought I was definitely going there. I'll outline my pro/con list for you:

PENN:

Pros -- Best PMHNP program. Faculty with my research interests. Clinical opportunities at CHOP and HUP and other great hospitals. Living in Philadelphia. 4 months shorter. Better housing (cheaper/greater amounts).

Cons -- Second bachelor's degree is redundant. Expensive.

YALE:

Pros -- Loved the program. Felt like home. Professors seem to really care about students. Year-long clinicals. Name recognition. Very collaborative/integrative with arts and music. Less expensive overall.

Cons -- New Haven is small, so lack of housing/activities. May have to drive 45 min-1 hour for clinicals.

This is what I have so far... What are you thinking? Honestly, sometimes I feel like I should just flip a coin lol

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