View Full Version : the applicant pools
02-06-2007, 05:29 PM
So I have a question. It seems that the average program generally takes around 25 or so students each year, at the start of their programs. With these programs being flooded with hundreds of applications, how many do you guys think are qualified applicants? What I'm wondering is whether out of the applicant flood that occurs, how many applicants are really "complete" and have met the written criteria stated on the admission requirements. Do these programs get tons of applications that they end up tossing right off the bat, or do you think that there are truly hundreds of "qualified" people seeking the so few spots available? Just curious. Thanks!
02-06-2007, 05:45 PM
I think it depends on your area.
The state with ONE school will be flooded with applicants and have a much more competitive nature.
A state like PA which has 7 schools in Philly alone still gets alot of competition from around the country, however, you could JUST apply in this area and if u meet requirements i think you would get in somewhere.
supply and demand :)
02-06-2007, 07:10 PM
Thanks Mike. I'm in Virginia so my options are just a few. I have three schools that would work for me, without causing a total uprising in my household, and one that I am totally focused on and intend on applying too in the fall--The one that I am focused on is of course extremely competitive, but it is the best pick for me should I be successful and get in. No, rephrase: when I am successful and get in. The end result is a Masters in Nurse Anesthesia (this is VCU) versus a MSN from ODU. The VCU program appears to be totally concentrated in anesthesia where the other one has nursing theory and a few other nursing courses that dont appear at VCU. Whats the difference, if any, anyway?
02-06-2007, 07:36 PM
MS vs MSN?
End of the day it dosent matter.
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