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USAGPAN 2020

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antsrt4 has 3 years experience and specializes in Level One Trauma MICU and RICU.

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Hello all,

I've been cruising this forum for some time now and wanted to start up a USAGPAN 2020 application thread. Who else is applying for FY2020 or thinking about applying? Best of luck to everyone!!! I know the application with Baylor barely opened (Feb 1st) I'm pending my GRE and CCRN. I have 2.5 years ICU the last year being at a level one trauma center in Los Angeles. I Already passed MEPS (what a relief and different experience) and am now getting my LORs in order. 

 

Cheers to all....lets make this happen!!!

 

 

 

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I am considering applying to this program for 2020 or 2021. Do they only start once a year?

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antsrt4 has 3 years experience and specializes in Level One Trauma MICU and RICU.

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On 4/6/2019 at 7:59 AM, AZEN23 said:

I am considering applying to this program for 2020 or 2021. Do they only start once a year?

Correct. Start once a year. June the following year you apply. Next class will start June 2020. Cheers and good luck!! 

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Hi, Im a VA nurse applying to USAGPAN. Just completed my application to Baylor U. Anybody here that will also go through the VA? Does anybody knows how many seats are reserved for VA applicants? THanks!

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antsrt4 has 3 years experience and specializes in Level One Trauma MICU and RICU.

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On 4/27/2019 at 9:58 PM, VA Charm said:

Hi, Im a VA nurse applying to USAGPAN. Just completed my application to Baylor U. Anybody here that will also go through the VA? Does anybody knows how many seats are reserved for VA applicants? THanks!

Hello from Los Angeles! Although not a VA applicant myself historically I think its 4-X amount based on previous USAGPAN threads. Good luck! Have you finished your GRE? 

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Hey! Good to know that they are accepting 4 at least. Yes Im done with GRE last 2018 but not the ideal score. I will retake this July 2019 to see if it will improve. This GRE is the only one thats dragging me.

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antsrt4 has 3 years experience and specializes in Level One Trauma MICU and RICU.

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1 hour ago, VA Charm said:

Hey! Good to know that they are accepting 4 at least. Yes Im done with GRE last 2018 but not the ideal score. I will retake this July 2019 to see if it will improve. This GRE is the only one thats dragging me.

Trust me I know...magoosh is a good tool and fairly inexpensive <175 for six months of use over 1000 practice questions each with video rationales. Also I have been using these videos lately 

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good luck!

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Hello all, I need some advice...: 
I'm looking to apply through the VA for the USAGPAN program, but here's the rub: Out of high school, I went to the UofI as a premed chemistry major. Despite having a 3.6 gpa in high school, I floundered in my 2 years (2007-2009) of college there, having never developed any discipline or studying skills as they weren't necessary for my success at the time. After figuring out I was going nowhere with it, I joined the military in an effort to correct those character flaws. I became a 68W (medic) in the guard, did a tour in Afghanistan, and came back to go to nursing school. I got my associates with a 3.04 gpa, worked as a nurse for a few years, then went back and got a 4.0 in my Bachelor's work. The dilemma is this, since I was a chem major in the beginning and absolutely sucked at college at the time, my science GPA is low, like mid 2. range. Am I completely screwed? I feel like the upward trend of my gpa moving towards a 4.0 for my Bachelor's work says something about me, but I want to know if I'm screwed out of the gate or not...

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12 hours ago, Burgy said:

Hello all, I need some advice...: 
I'm looking to apply through the VA for the USAGPAN program, but here's the rub: Out of high school, I went to the UofI as a premed chemistry major. Despite having a 3.6 gpa in high school, I floundered in my 2 years (2007-2009) of college there, having never developed any discipline or studying skills as they weren't necessary for my success at the time. After figuring out I was going nowhere with it, I joined the military in an effort to correct those character flaws. I became a 68W (medic) in the guard, did a tour in Afghanistan, and came back to go to nursing school. I got my associates with a 3.04 gpa, worked as a nurse for a few years, then went back and got a 4.0 in my Bachelor's work. The dilemma is this, since I was a chem major in the beginning and absolutely sucked at college at the time, my science GPA is low, like mid 2. range. Am I completely screwed? I feel like the upward trend of my gpa moving towards a 4.0 for my Bachelor's work says something about me, but I want to know if I'm screwed out of the gate or not...

I cant tell you much since Ive never been to the program, but I do believe that everybody has a chance. With your science GPA, you still have a chance if most applicants has the same science GPA as you or close to you. But if 2020 is really competitive then you might wanna re-take some of your science classes if you can do that. Im no expert, but just my point of view.

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Hello everyone,

I am in the process of applying for the fiscal year 2020. I am finishing up my application and waiting for my MEPS appointment. I have been practicing and studying hard for this GRE, so I am hoping to get a good score this time compared to my previous attempt. I have my CCRN, and 3.5 years of various ICU specialties. I wish everyone the best in this journey!

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Hello everyone, I'm currently applying for cohort 2020.  This has been the most exhausting process! I am waiting to be scheduled for MEPS, and just finished the phase II interview.  I was able to observe an SRNA for 2.5 days.  On day 1, they handed me a book and instructed me to read the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics chapter.  On day 3, they asked me questions about the chapter, my work experience, and a lot of questions about my support system.  They seem like a great team and the SRNA was practically independent and ready for practice!  I have my fingers crossed.

 

Is anyone else applying?  Has anyone else completed the phase II interview?  I think at this point, I have to wait until November for an acceptance/denial letter. 

 

Good Luck everyone!!

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I am applying. Do they have you on a schedule for the 3 day phase II interview/shadow? Is housing/food accommodated? @littlefrogbutt

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