Updated: Jul 23
Published Oct 7, 2019
I just attended Vanderbilt's fall open house for the 2020 year and I'm really excited to be applying! I'm hoping to connect with other Vandey applicants so we can offer support and info along this process. I am applying to the post BSN dual CNM/ FNP program.
Do you have any idea on what their acceptance rate is? I'm applying to their Accelerated BSN and midwife program.
AmyS4, MSN, CNM
Barbiegirl1229, I do not know their acceptance rate but they did say that since they discontinued requiring the GRE, their application rates have increased a lot. Coupled with the fact that they are tied for first in the nation for CNM programs, the CNM program is very competitive. They are really looking for candidates that match their mission and values so spend time looking at them and show in your mission statement how your career goals align with their overall mission. That way they can see whether your goals would be a good fit for their program.
Hi! I am currently enrolled in a BSN program and I finished my application for the FNP track today! I have been researching this program for over a year now so I am excited that we finally have a Vanderbilt MSN 2020 thread.
Reminder to everyone, Vandey says to get everything in by November 1st to be considered for the priority deadline, which they stressed will most likely be the only deadline. They take admissions on a rolling basis after Nov 1st, but said it would be rare to be accepted if materials come in after the deadline. Materials include transcripts and letters of recommendation. Once the application is submitted, they update it as transcripts come in so you'll be able to see what has been received.
Anyone else glad they don't require the GRE anymore? They also said they don't do interviews anymore starting this application cycle so we really need to represent ourselves in our writing and resume.
Good luck everyone! I'm working on my personal statement now.
anyone think we could find out earlier than Feb?
Barbiegirl1229, in the open house, I'm pretty sure they said not to expect decisions before mid February. They have a gathering in March for those who have been accepted so I think they try to get them out as soon as possible when they know the decisions. Maybe it will be earlier this year because they are not doing interviews, but I wouldn't depend on that. It's hard to wait, especially when other admitted schools are waiting for a commitment.
Hi all! I’m currently in the MSN program at Vandy. This is my first semester in, and I remember how anxious I was about the application process.
I can say that we did not get our decisions until the 22nd of February.
can I be nosey and ask what your GPA was?
Sure! I had a 3.87 undergrad for my BSN.
They truly look at the entire person, and your statement of purpose matters.
oh great. LOL. I'm freaking out because I only have a 3.4
I have a 3.4 undergrad GPA also. The cut off is 3.0 to apply and they look at the applications holistically, not just GPA. My impression is that if you have experience in the field for which you are applying, show in your resume and personal statements that you deserve to be admitted, and show that you would add value to the class, your GPA is less important. They know that GPA does not always equal good practitioner. Don't get discouraged about that one aspect. Show them you deserve to be there. ❤️
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