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  • Be sure to answer the questions that are asked. Admission is competitive, and an incomplete or off-point response will prevent your application from being adequately judged in comparison to others. 
  • Admissions exams (such as the GRE) attest to your academic ability. We advise against taking them without preparation. Likewise, it is prudent to take the exam early so that in the event your score does not reflect your ability, you will have time to re-take the exam prior to the application deadline.
  • Your references help us get a feel for your professional accomplishment in clinical nursing. Somebody who has directly observed your work in the ICU can probably provide a better picture of your ability than can someone with whom you have had limited interaction.  Some people request references from anesthesiologists, CRNAs, department chairs, program alumni, etc. who barely know them. Keep in mind that if the person is not directly familiar with your work, their title alone will not create a more favorable reference. These superficial references actually prevent us from developing the full picture that we need about you. 
  • As we receive an adequate number of applications considered "highly competitive", we will schedule interviews throughout the year. If your application is complete by spring, thank you for being prompt. You may receive your interview date in the spring or summer. Applications received earlier in the year are evaluated against a smaller pool and have a higher chance of being offered an interview. For applications received later, interviews are scheduled as soon as we have all of your documentation. Regardless of whether you receive an earlier or later interview date, we assure that ample time is allocated, such that the last interviewee has the same opportunity for acceptance as the first.

  • Although it is not absolutely required, it is advantageous for you to submit a curriculum vitae with your application. Our program is focused on leadership development, and the CV is a great medium to convey the breadth of your leadership and extracurricular accomplishment and experiences.



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