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Uw Nursing Proctored Essay 2013 Gmc

University of Washington's BSN program 2014

by Just_keep_swimming, BSN, RN
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  1. 0 Good morning!

    So I'm going to try this whole process over again, as a repeat offender...I mean applicant for UW's BSN program 2014. I applied last year, made it through the proctored essay portion but was not accepted. After nursing (haha) my wounds w/ large amounts of ice cream, chocolate & such, I've recently found my mojo to try again. Anyone else re-applying or 1st time applying for 2014? I know it's extremely early in the game, but those deadlines come up faster than you think! I've saved all the tips applicants that have applied more than once and hope that 2nd time is the charm.

    Anyone else out there getting ready for it? We got this
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  3. I am thinking about it. I am doing my pre-reqs at SPSCC in Olympia, and I recently finished my CNA course. I started applying for jobs immediately after finishing the course just so I can get the experience required to apply for the program.

    I will see how I feel this fall though once they update the website and I can go to an information session.
  4. Where did you go through to get your CNA. I'm trying to find a 3 week course, I have to take leave in order to attend, having a hard time finding one that short. The only one that I've seen so far is the Kamanga one in Des Moines.
  5. I did it through SPSCC. It's a pre-req for their nursing program here, so I just took it last quarter. I didn't even look into any other programs that are operated independently of the college.
  6. Oh ok I've looked into a couple so far, I just want to do everything I can to be a more qualified candidate, just hard with my AF job, but I'll figure it out somehow
  7. Last edit by anichka on Jul 20, '13
    A few people I work with went through Simmons and Holliday caregiver training courses but that would be hard for you unless you are able to take a whole month of leave.

    I don't know if you have the time for it, but you might look into a fire station if you're interested in doing EMT-B. I am volunteer and they are putting me through the EMT course. I have to work once every 9 days. That involves spending the night at the station, basically. I think it's doable with a full-time job, and they are usually somewhat flexible with hours since you're a volunteer, after all!

    Did you go to an info session last year?
  8. I sure did, and listened to them about 18 times, I feel that I probably didn't show them how dedicated I was to becoming a nurse since I didn't have any type of certifications, and only had around 139 hours for volunteering. I'm an aircraft mechanic, so those hours were my only experience. Plus I totally screwed myself on the proctored essay I may not get many more hours this year, but I'm hoping my CNA certification, plus the experiences I'll face when working as a CNA will help if I make it to the essay.
  9. I literally live right down the street from a fire house, I think I'll go check them out for volunteering as well, more perspective , right? Thank you so much!!
  10. I am going to try to go to one of the in-person info sessions this fall. I was excited to check the website today and see they've finally updated some stuff for the applications for 2014 (although not the info session dates just yet).

    Do you know if a recommendation from an LPN would be acceptable? I know it says ideally an RN will write your recommendation.
  11. That's a good question, if possible, I would still try to get an RN to write it. From what I remember from last year, they made it a point, basically foot stomped it, to follow all directions to a T when it came to completing the applications & essays. They even listed it as one of the reasons why people weren't accepted into the program. If there's no way you can, I'd probably ask it during the info session you attend.
  12. Aug 24, '13 by JLoya, BSN
    Here is a bit of insider information... Rumor had it this year that this years applicants during the proctored essay were quite poor. MANY people didn't follow the explicit instructions they gave.

    KNOW, KNOW, KNOW basic medication calculation problems. People didn't follow directions or simply sucked ass at basic math. I heard alot about this. Increased Cortisol levels or not, KNOW your basic math.

    Another point made: Know how to spell and use proper grammar. I am completing my BSN this year and never re-applied. This might help you. My classmates and I made several points to follow in the last admission forum. Look through that for any other ideas to follow...
  13. If math was so important, why did they accept people in previous years that didn't finish their math portions? I agree, my essay sucked big time, and if allowed to take again, I know what to focus on this time around thanks to you & previous/current students, we truly appreciate the help!
  14. Aug 27, '13 by pdxapplicant
    Hello fellow applicants! I am applying to the program for the first time and have a few questions about the prerequisite course checklist. Anyone else applying who didn't go to UW for undergrad? I have all the prereqs complete but they are listed under different course titles and I can't seem to get any answers when I call the school of nursing office. Any suggestions from previous applicants would be much appreciated! Also..can anyone tell me exactly what is to be included in the hard copy of the application versus the electronic copy. I see the checklist on the website but it doesn't really specify which are supplemental materials.

    Thanks and good luck to everyone!

Your letter of recommendation should be written by someone who supervised you during your hands-on healthcare experience, and is ideally a registered nurse (RN).

Family members and personal friends may not write your letter of recommendation.

You will designate a recommender through your online application. They will receive an email with a link to submit your recommendation online, and should respond to the following questions:

  1. Please describe the setting in which you supervised the applicant. Give details about their responsibilities and relationship to patient care.
  2. Give an example of how the applicant addresses issues of diversity. Are they sensitive to diversity issues? Are they willing to engage in patient care delivery in all settings? Are they able to deliver care to all patient populations? Give examples of each, if possible.
  3. Does the applicant, in your opinion, know that their values, attitudes, beliefs, emotions and experiences affect their perceptions and relationships with others? Provide an example.
  4. Give an example of how the applicant does or does not demonstrate problem-solving skills. In your opinion, does the applicant have the maturity and emotional stability to function effectively under stress? If you observed the applicant dealing with conflict or crisis, please describe the situation and how the applicant handled it.
  5. Give an example of how the applicant does or does not function as a member of a team in diverse interpersonal, academic, community and/or working environments.
  6. What qualities and traits does the applicant possess that would make them a successful professional nurse?
  7. What are some areas on which you think the applicant could improve?
  8. Please verify the number of hours you supervised the applicant in the healthcare setting.

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