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The MSN Specialty I applied to was:

  1. 1. The MSN Specialty I applied to was:

    • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
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    • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
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    • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Healthcare Leadership
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    • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
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    • Nurse Midwifery
    • Nurse Midwifery - Family Nurse Pracitioner
    • Nursing Informatics
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    • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care
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    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner/Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Other
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It might take up to 2 weeks... My scores arrived in 10 days

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thanks for responding alotah, that is actually pretty quick! I hope it will be around that time length for me too. I'm hoping to get everything submitting before dec 1.

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Hi again! I'm excited to meet some of you at the upcoming open house. My GRE is this weekend, and I am a bit anxious. I have been preparing, but having been historically a mediocre standardized test taker, I'm a bit anxious! My practice test scores are just below the recommendations on the Vandy MSN admissions page, so hopefully I can break through that threshold and have one less thing to worry about! But if not, I'm banking on solid recommendations, undergrad GPA, experience and essays to overshadow the GRE ;)

Does anyone know if we are allowed to resubmit GRE scores after we submit our application, should we wish to retake the GRE?

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Just adding some more information I gathered from Bernie at Vandy MSN Admissions today:

Yes, you can resubmit GRE scores if you wish to update your scores from when you originally completed the application.

Fall 2016 Admitted GRE Averages: Verbal 152, Quant 148, Writing 4.5

:)

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SOP QUESTION!

I'm almost positive that I read somewhere that Vanderbilt wants students to use the SOP to address any weaknesses in their application. I called yesterday to confirm and the person I spoke with somewhat disagreed. She didn't say not to, but it also seemed like she had never heard of that before. Has anyone else heard anything about this?

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I've heard that before too, but I think the idea was that if you have a *major* weakness like you've been convicted of a crime, expelled from college, flunked your freshman year, etc then you should use part of the open-ended essay as an opportunity to defend some of that. For most other people, the focus should be on goals, intentions, what draws you to nursing. Slightly low GREs is not something they want to hear about there.

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Hi everyone, I am a long-time lurker on Vandy thread.

I am going to the open house this Saturday (15th).

Those who can't make it, please let me know if you have any question that you would like me to ask the faculty/admin/program director.

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Thanks for the offer wannabemsf! I'd love to hear about the internal Scholarships for pre-specialty non-nurses ie. how many full tuition scholarships and their criteria, are there other high amount (75% or 50%) scholarships as well, etc.

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Good evening all,

I am also applying for the Fall 2017. I'm currently finishing nursing school and plan on pursuing the MSN/MTS dual Masters program with a dual specialty of FNP/CNM. I have everything prepared to apply by the November deadline except for my GRE which hopefully official transcripts will make it only a couple days after the deadline. I emailed the director of admissions a couple days ago and she seemed incredibly helpful with the questions I addressed. I'm very excited and hopeful at the chance of being accepted and look forward to seeing how the season progresses for each of us.

Devon

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Spdunlap,

I am currently in the same boat regarding the GRE. The application will be able to be submitted however our package will not be looked at until completed (from Assistant Director of Admissions). Hope this helps.

Devo

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already addressed

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Well, I had an amazing time today at the open house. I loved hearing everyone speak and it was so great to visualize what it would be like to be a vusn student next year! That is, until I heard the specialty director basically say that if you don't submit a fully completed app by the Nov 1 priority date, your chances are pretty slim. Seats are filled and wait list started even before they look at apps that may have been submitted a week or two after Nov 1st? Sigh....it really discouraged me. I don't take my gre exam until October 28th, everything else will be complete except for that. I'm trying to stay hopfully but that really deflated me. Maybe it's just bc the specialty I'm applying to is so competitive? Anywho, anyone else who attended...what was your take away from today?

Edited by mandalynne85
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