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Specializes in ICU, Psych, ED, Tele, Progressive.

Hi there! Just wanted to get to know each other some more and kind of see what everyone's plans were.

Just curious to see:

  1. Where all did you apply for NP school?
  2. Which school is your first choice and why?
  3. What speciality? (FNP, PMHNP, ACNP, AGNP, etc)?
  4. What was your GPA, GRE, and how much/what type of experience did you have?
  5. Have you heard back from any school(s) yet?
  6. What semester are you looking to start?
  7. Online or on campus?

Here are my answers:

  1. UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, UNC Wilmington, University of Alabama. Debating applying to Duke, Vanderbilt, & NYU (I will apply to those once I get acceptance/rejection letters from the first 4, just because they are all so expensive, they would be my last choices).
  2. Chapel Hill is my first choice now - it's distinguished but still a state school so it's affordable. I currently live in Charlotte, NC, so I wouldn't be moving so far I would be leaving my family completely. Alabama is my 2nd choice. Their program would be amazing because it combines the FNP & PMHNP and it's all online, which would be fantastic.
  3. I've applied to FNP and PMHNP programs. I have a background in psychiatric emergency department and also pulmonary progressive telemetry. I would be so happy with either route, and honestly I couldn't decide myself. So I figured whatever program I got into would ultimately make the decisions for me.
  4. I have a 3.76 overall GPA with a 3.9 in nursing. My GRE wasn't outstanding, I scored a 152 on verbal, 162 on quantitative, and 4.0 on writing. I have 2 years experience.
  5. Not heard back anything yet. Most deadlines just hit, so I'm thinking by mid-April I should know something.
  6. UNC Charlotte starts in the summer, but all other programs are Fall 2014.
  7. I would honestly prefer an online curriculum, but the only online only is Alabama. The rest are combined into on-campus and distance education.

Nice to meet you all!

1. Hello there, I've applied to TTUHSC and UTMB.

2. My first choice is Texas Tech FNP program.

3.The specialty is AGNP at UTMB, and TTUHSC FNP.

4. My GPA nursing is a 3.8, lower division GPA 3.0, no GRE needed, no special community service, or certifications, no big wigs writing references, just hard work and dedication, at the time of application I had about 10 months experience.

5. I've heard back from UTMB AGNP program and kindly accepted.

6. I start in the Fall (August 2014).

7. Online program with a couple visits to the campus.

You guys have good GPA. I'm wondering if anyone got accepted with a 3.0 gpa? I dont have exactly good grades.

1. I've applied to UTMB, TTUHSC, U of South Alabama, Samford, George Washington University, University of Colorado-Colorado Spring.

2. I've look into all the schools I applied to and would love to get into any of them.

3. My specialty is FNP.

4. My gpa is underwelming unfortunately. My overall is 3.2, nursing is 3.1

5. I applied for fall 2014.

6. Online program.

I have 3 years exp as an ER nurse,which is where I want to work if I become a nurse practitioner. I have not gotten any reply yet. I will pray.

I'm not sure if grades really matter. Just explain in detail when writing your personal statement as to why your grades are low. If they see you have tried, or experienced hardships the grades might be forgiving.

SamRNmedic

Specializes in Emergency, Pediatrics. Has 13 years experience.

I haven't applied yet but I'm applying at Frontier Nursing University, FNP, for the November 2014 start date.

I will also be applying to Samford University and Eastern Kentucky University both for fall.

My overall cumulative GPA for EVERYTHING (even my crappy college from 18 years ago) is 2.75. But my last 60 hours I have a 3.347 and I graduate with my BSN on May 3 and hope to finish with a 3.514.

I have been an ER nurse for 3 years, 9 months of which is as charge nurse. Also, I was an LPN for 10 heats and have been a Paramedic for 9 years.

I've worked my way from the bottom.. Failed out of college because I was young and didn't think I was smart enough to make it as a nurse. Now, here I am about to get my BSN and applying to grad schools. I'm hoping I prove to them that I have what it takes to make it!

SamRNmedic

Specializes in Emergency, Pediatrics. Has 13 years experience.

That's years not heats haha

twinmommy+2, ADN, BSN, MSN

Specializes in ED. Has 15 years experience.

  1. Where all did you apply for NP school? George Washington University AGNP and University of Southern Alabama EDNP Dual Program
  2. Which school is your first choice and why? Both are different programs with good and not so good points, but I think GWU edges out USA
  3. What speciality? (FNP, PMHNP, ACNP, AGNP, etc)? AGNP and dual ACNP/FNP
  4. What was your GPA, GRE, and how much/what type of experience did you have? 3.7 GPA with 8 years experience
  5. Have you heard back from any school(s) yet? No
  6. What semester are you looking to start? Fall 2014
  7. Online or on campus? Online

stickit34

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 5 years experience.

  1. Where all did you apply for NP school? Penn State, UPenn and Pitt
  2. Which school is your first choice and why? Penn State because it's the cheapest haha and it also offers a lot of opportunities.
  3. What speciality? (FNP, PMHNP, ACNP, AGNP, etc)? FNP
  4. What was your GPA, GRE, and how much/what type of experience did you have? 3.25, GRE: 156V/150Q/4.5A, and 1 year of medical-surgical experience.
  5. Have you heard back from any school(s) yet? Nope, I wish!
  6. What semester are you looking to start? Fall 2014
  7. Online or on campus? On campus. I can't learn at all online.

michelernibclc

Has 21 years experience.

Where all did you apply for NP school? Univ of Cinn WHNP (applied twice and not accepted), University of South Alabama WHNP

Which school is your first choice and why? University of South Alabama only choice due to cost and offered online

What speciality? (FNP, PMHNP, ACNP, AGNP, etc)? WHNP

What was your GPA, GRE, and how much/what type of experience did you have? 2.99 GPA with 21 years experience

Have you heard back from any school(s) yet? should get notification between March 15-29

What semester are you looking to start? Summer 2014

Online or on campus? Online

Yikes! I just applied to one - South Uni MSN -ANP program. I guess I have to apply to at least 2 more. I have very low GPA but my last 60 is about 3.7. I have 4ish years Periop experience and plan to continue on this route. Any other uni suggestion?

twinmommy+2, ADN, BSN, MSN

Specializes in ED. Has 15 years experience.

If you want the one you've applied for then go for it, some want more than one and apply as such. How low is "very low" though, for the total GPA? It would help maybe if you got your GRE as well I would think. I'm kinda new to all this though and the first generation through college so I'm learning as I go.

Low like a 2.9. My first degree pulled all my grades down. GRE's not required so I didn't take eventhough I reviewed for it. Lol! I like South bec of the 1 subj at a time they have. I dont plan on doing part time at work, so one subject seems like manageable. I guess ill just have to pray harder? ^_^

LittleMissVixen410

Specializes in ICU, Psych, ED, Tele, Progressive.

Has anyone heard back from their schools yet? Anxiously awaiting decisions on my end..

Applied at USI and ISU. GPA 3.8 - 3.9. FNP. Got accepted into ISU for fall.

twinmommy+2, ADN, BSN, MSN

Specializes in ED. Has 15 years experience.

Ashleigh I'm waiting anxiously as well on this end :/

twinmommy+2, ADN, BSN, MSN

Specializes in ED. Has 15 years experience.

It is so good to hear that people are starting to get their letters. Was ISU your first choice?

michelernibclc

Has 21 years experience.

USA said 6-8 weeks from application deadline which would be March 15-29!!!

I only applied at two schools. USI was my first choice because it was the cheapest.

Am happy with my acceptance at ISU.