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  1. I recently was recently offered acceptance for the program!
  2. I suggest looking at Airbnb (look for places near Hahnemann University Hospital, 230 N Broad St.) I stayed at one that was about 8 minutes drive ($6 uber), 15-20 minute walk, and 0.9 miles away. It had a private entry and private bath for only $89 which included tax. Hotels in center city are so expensive and all I needed was a comfy, quiet bed for the night.
  3. Wow, I had no idea the negative context I would receive from this post. I understand your reservations and concerns. I just want to reiterate that I am using my own words and experiences for my essay letter. I just want to make sure I don't mistakenly say something that could cost me an interview. My first admission letter I had put physician's assistant and unbeknownst to me that was a faux pas. I just don't want to make that same mistake. I'm not asking a PA to write it for me, I am only seeking guidance to not shoot myself in the foot again. I know I have what it takes for this profession
  4. I have completed dozens of drafts as well and I have three different versions. I have had three people look over my essays (two have masters, one in healthcare administration, one an MBA, and the other has a doctorate). However, none of them is a PA or know a lot about the profession. I just feel like a different set of eyes with a different view may help me this time around.
  5. Like I said before "I feel that way also moorecarson121, but I figured at least revamping my cover letter wouldn't hurt. Once I have that done I will be submitting application and redoing my GRE later. " I am about to apply this week, I was waiting for my last set of transcripts from last semester to help boot my GPA and prerequisites to apply to more schools this time.
  6. I feel that way also moorecarson121, but I figured at least revamping my cover letter wouldn't hurt. Once I have that done I will be submitting application and redoing my GRE later.
  7. Yes, sorry I am referring to my essay/personal statement. I heard there are services that help and critique personal statements and was wondering if anyone has used one or recommends one to use. I had both my sister who has an MBA and boyfriend who has a master's in healthcare administration look over it, but they are not physician assistant's, nor do they completely understand the role of a PA or what admission directors are looking for. Thanks for the recommendation in Magoosh, I will look into it. I used Kaplan to study for the GRE the first time but didn't feel like it helped (it w
  8. I am getting ready to reapply for PA programs this cycle. I have four years (7,084 hours) of nursing experience with the last 1152 hours as a Neuro/Trauma ICU nurse. MY SGPA 3.46 and my under graduate GPA is also 3.46. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from my ADN program in 2013. I have four great letters of recommendation (1 PA , 1 former PA now ortho resident, 1 NP I've worked with in the ICU, and 1 former chemistry professor). My GRE is pretty bad since I only studied two weeks for it: Quantitative 143, Verbal 146, Analytical writing 3.0 I was rejected from every school I applied to last cyc
  9. Does anyone know if there are any interview dates left and if so when they are?
  10. What where your stats last year if you don't mind me asking? I just want to get a gauge if I should apply or not.
  11. Ultimately, you know what is best for you and your family. It sounds like you've made your decisions. My only other suggestion is to shadow floor nurses, NP's and maybe even a PA. NP's do work in surgery but it is not in the way I wish to explore. They do mostly pre-op and post op care, they are not in the surgical theater as I would like. I work along side a neuro surgical NP and PA almost everyday at work. I have also shadowed several other NP's and PA's. Nursing is not as easy as some people think, and it is definitely not easy while going through school. I save a lot of many going the ADN
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