1 Zulkis

Ohsu Proctored Essay Nursing

Applicants to Portland area Nursing Programs for 2015 - page 3

Hi everyone! I am so excited that application season for 2015 is finally here. I am new to this board, but read several threads last year and learned a lot in preparation for my own applications. It... Read More

  1. Quote from hellonewyear
    Where did you take history of the new/old testament?? I've struggled finding one.
    Congrats on your acceptance! Financial aid will follow much later, and provided you applied early enough, UP will generally give a generous financial aid package. Additionally, your best bet for a New/Old Testament class is at Mount Hood CC. Also, our requirements for last year were, if you take a 4 credit world religions class, you only needed 1 new or old testament class. However, if your world religions was 3, you needed to take both. It is my recommendation that you check in with them to ensure that is still the requirement, and if so, take your world religions requirement at PCC as MHCC was 3 only credits. Good luck!
  2. Mar 12, '15 by hellonewyear
    It looks like I can take both courses at Mt. Hood CC. I received my financial aid packet yesterday Good luck on the Prov Scholars! I also found out I was admitted to Walla Walla's Portland program. Anyone else attending there? It makes me debate committing to UP
  3. Mar 21, '15 by Margaret Baker
    Hello all!
    I've been taking all my pre-reqs at PCC Rock Creek and Sylvania campus. I applied for upcoming fall term at PCC, CCC, Mt Hood, and OHSU. I just received an email from OHSU on 3/17 inviting me to interview for their school of nursing BSN program class of 2018. Of course I'm nervous, nauseous, and all around freaked out! My interview is 4/9. Is there anyone else who will attending? I'm in group 2A. I'm anxiously awaiting news back from the other community colleges as well - from this thread I've gathered they usually send out responses in April? Is there anyone out there who can give some insight into the interview and proctored essay process with OSHU? Good luck to all!
  4. Hey PCC applicants, time to check your PCC Email! Just got an email about the proctered essay on April 9th.
  5. Mar 27, '15 by Margaret Baker
    I also just got my email. My slot is on 4/14. So excited and nervous! Does anyone have any tips on preparing to the proctered essay?
  6. Isn't April 9th the day you need to RSVP by? I have my proctored essay on 4/14 at 9am! Super excited!
  7. Mar 27, '15 by Margaret Baker
    Quote from KimberlyAbalahin
    Isn't April 9th the day you need to RSVP by? I have my proctored essay on 4/14 at 9am! Super excited!
    That's the slot I've RSVPed for as well! One of my other friends was thinking they told you the essay prompts before hand but I don't think that's the case. At least I didn't receive anything in my email.
  8. I didn't receive anything in my email either! Good luck to ya! Maybe we'll see each other ahaha. (I should update my prof pic)
  9. Hi all! I interviewed with OHSU's AccBacc program and just found out I did not get in, but am on the alternate list. I also got an invite for the proctored essay from PCC... my appointment is April 16 at 1pm. CCC sent out point verification emails yesterday and will send out interview invitations the week after next. MHCC will send out interview invites in mid-April. Good luck to everyone!! @Margaret Baker - give yourself plenty of time to get to your interview on time (plan for parking, walking in, check in, etc.) - that will help with the anxiety! Also, find some practice prompts online. There are other threads on allnurses.com regarding the proctored essay interview portion. Good luck!
  10. You are right, haha. Great reading comprehension on my part.

    Quote from KimberlyAbalahin
    Isn't April 9th the day you need to RSVP by? I have my proctored essay on 4/14 at 9am! Super excited!
  11. Just got an email from MHCC for an interview! Now just waiting on Clackamas...
  12. Mar 30, '15 by schicharro, RN
    How many points did you have for PCC? Just curious everyone.
  13. Mar 30, '15 by schicharro, RN
    I'm also curious about how the waiting list (or alternate list) works. Is it a separate email?

OHSU ABSN to FNP 2018 - page 4

Hey all! Long time lurker, but now that the application deadline has passed, I feel comfortable finally starting a post. Just curious to hear who else applied to this program. It's fascinating... Read More

  1. Quote from mikaylam
    I'm from the East Coast and definitely am a bit worried about timing. Given that their interview date options are also mid-week (none on Mondays or Fridays for PMHNP), I would likely need to take the day before and after off as well. Unless they offer Skype interviews, I can imagine that (financially and work related) it may not be possible for some to make it with a four day notice. I'm hoping for notifications a week or two prior!
    My guess is they have a phone interview option, Yale offered that for people that couldn't make it. From what I have heard, taking the phone interview doesn't hurt your application at all either so thats great. I hope that OHSU also offers that
  2. I've been wondering, if this is a site to help others that have applied why when someone asks what was asked in the interview there is no answer, besides saying not to worry too much? The people are nice etc etc....Is anyone else bothered by this?
  3. I think people may have trouble recalling specific questions, particularly if it feels more like a conversation.
  4. Quote from Hope2banurse1
    I've been wondering, if this is a site to help others that have applied why when someone asks what was asked in the interview there is no answer, besides saying not to worry too much? The people are nice etc etc....Is anyone else bothered by this?
    OHSU appears to give very, VERY specific instructions that interview/essay questions and format are not to be discussed with anyone else. I think I remember someone saying you even had to sign a non-disclosure agreement about it, but I could also just be totally imagining that. It's not that they don't want to help, it's that it's something OHSU explicitly doesn't allow.
  5. Quote from mikaylam
    I'm from the East Coast and definitely am a bit worried about timing. Given that their interview date options are also mid-week (none on Mondays or Fridays for PMHNP), I would likely need to take the day before and after off as well. Unless they offer Skype interviews, I can imagine that (financially and work related) it may not be possible for some to make it with a four day notice. I'm hoping for notifications a week or two prior!
    It seems like they've been doing them slightly further out this year (like a full week) so I think you should be good. I'm about 99% sure that they don't do Skype or phone interviews though, given the fact there is also a proctored essay you have to complete (at least there has been in the past). The fact a lot of people may not be able to make it is super frustrating but is also probably just another way of weeding people out. Means less applications for them to sift through at the end.
  6. Quote from littlebuntingdoesnursing
    OHSU appears to give very, VERY specific instructions that interview/essay questions and format are not to be discussed with anyone else. I think I remember someone saying you even had to sign a non-disclosure agreement about it, but I could also just be totally imagining that. It's not that they don't want to help, it's that it's something OHSU explicitly doesn't allow.

    I heard it was only the essay. I don't see what the big deal is. Plus on another post, a person posted questions asked, it was like a year or two ago.
  7. Quote from Hope2banurse1
    I heard it was only the essay. I don't see what the big deal is. Plus on another post, a person posted questions asked, it was like a year or two ago.
    I saw it on posts from last year as well, if I remember correctly. Not saying I understand it or like it either, just telling you how it appears to be. There are tons of great nursing program interview resources out there so even though it'd be nice to be able to prepare for specifics, they are going to change year to year and as long as you utilize some resources, you should be fine.
  8. Luckily I have the banked time and money to go if needed - I just can imagine it being tough for others. Good to know about the proctored essay, though, and that likely no remote option exists. Thank you!
  9. Last edit by HMorenoT on Jan 22
    Quote from littlebuntingdoesnursing
    I saw it on posts from last year as well, if I remember correctly. Not saying I understand it or like it either, just telling you how it appears to be. There are tons of great nursing program interview resources out there so even though it'd be nice to be able to prepare for specifics, they are going to change year to year and as long as you utilize some resources, you should be fine.
    I have been to a couple of interviews and early opportunity days, and all schools have a blurb asking you not to share information regarding interview questions or essay questions. So, it is actually really common and not specific to OHSU to request that of their students.
  10. Quote from mikaylam
    Luckily I have the banked time and money to go if needed - I just can imagine it being tough for others. Good to know about the proctored essay, though, and that likely no remote option exists. Thank you!
    Looks like there potentially is a Skype option! I'm seeing mention of that on one of the other threads floating around, though I imagine you've probably already seen that? I can't make any guarantees and I've never heard it mentioned anywhere else, but that sounds like good news for you.
  11. Quote from HMorenoT
    I have been to a couple of interviews and early opportunity days, and all schools have a blurb asking you not to share information regarding interview questions or essay questions. So, it is actually really common for not specific to OHSU to request that of their students.
    As much as it sucks in terms of not being able to prep for specific things, it also helps to really keep the playing field even for everyone interviewing, which I personally see as a good thing. If we have strong, clear reasons for wanting to go into the program, good life experience, and do our research, we should all be fine.
  12. Quote from littlebuntingdoesnursing
    As much as it sucks in terms of not being able to prep for specific things, it also helps to really keep the playing field even for everyone interviewing, which I personally see as a good thing. If we have strong, clear reasons for wanting to go into the program, good life experience, and do our research, we should all be fine.
    Agreed!

Leave a Comment

(0 Comments)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *