staceym, BSN, RN 7,925 Views
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I got into the March 2017 PT cohort. I have no idea how many students they admit each cohort but they do take 5 cohorts a year so your odds are probably good. I can't remember my exact GPA but I'm somewhere around a 3.5 in total (that's with 2 rounds of undergrad). I only have a year work experience and they didn't mind too. If there is a particular reason why your GPA wasn't great the first time around, they do allow you to submit a statement as to why that happened, which I feel is very generous. Good luck!
I'm starting FNP school in March with a 4 month old and 2 1/2 yr old. My plan is to not work and my oldest is in preschool all day, 2x a week. I'm going to stay very organized and remain flexible with my schedule and if I need to find a sitter for my youngest or add a 3rd preschool day for my oldest, I definitely will. I want to study when they aren't home/sleeping and be totally on when they are awake. I also realize this may be harder than it sounds, so again, I'm remaining very flexible and I have a very supportive husband who will be available on the weekends if I need to cram. Good luck!
Can you share any of the tips you've found so far???
I think you can totally do it if you really want to! Graduate school will certainly always be there if you want a little more "selfish" time with your babies (and who would blame you!). Just like everyone else mentioned, it sounds like you have a wonderful support system so it's really your decision. Let us know how things go!
I have an 18 month old and we are trying to get pregnant And I could probably use a few more years of experience but I'm still in study mode since completing my BSN last year. Timing is such a tricky B.
JessicaLovesJeff, you are making me feel like I should apply! LOL
Haha, that's great. I'm sure you'll get in. At this point I'm leaning toward applying for next May bc I'm not sure I can work full-time and go to school part-time while my husband is currently going back to school full-time and also working full-time. We also have a young family. I am very excited to go back so waiting till next year is not my preference but it may be wiser. Looking forward to hearing how it all goes for you.
This is what I'm curious about. I also have a young family and a husband in a Master's program while working full-time. I will definitely be going back to school, it's really just figuring out the timing and whether to wait until he is done and if I should wait until my full-time contract is over and go part-time at work while completing graduate school. Thanks for the info!
I'm interested in applying to Simmons for the Sept or Nov 16 cohorts. Are you all working fulltime? Are you applying to the fulltime or part time option? I am curious how overwhelming the part time option will be while working.
@arlucero1 I'm not a full fledge NICU RN yet (still training) but I assume that's perfectly normal. Some days will probably be awesome and you have everything going the way you envision and then other days will go haywire and baby will decide she/he has different plans. I'm sure you are doing great!
Enjoying reading these tips! I start my Versant program for my NICU position next month. Very excited and ready to absorb everything I can in order to take care of my babies!
Great article, thanks!
This is super encouraging! Thanks!
Interesting! So a TIA is not serious enough to warrant a dosage of tPA, correct? The patient would be given something else like an anticoagulant? I really need to review this stuff bc I'm already forgetting! :-/
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