APU ELM for Fall 2013

I just applied to the Entry Level Masters program for Azusa Pacificu University and the deadline was November 1st....has anyone received a phone call for an interview? They are very vague on when you might hear something so I just want to know if anyone has heard....I have a 4.0 in all my pre reqs and a 3.7 GPA on my previous bachelors...I have no volunteer work so im curious if im still competitive or what you guys have going in as well that have heard...I dont know if its going through the pile thing, or if they call the people they like the best first? Im trying to be patient but I just need to hear something!!

I got a call and admitted into the Spring 2014 cohort at the inland Empire campus.
Congrats!

Hello all!

I am currently an APU ELM student at the San Diego campus and am happy to answer any of your questions (to the best of my ability!). I am just about finished with my first semester (it's currently finals week for us), so I may not be able to answer questions about life further on in the program.

For those of you worried about being accepted for a later term, I originally applied for Spring '13 at the San Diego campus and was told early last May that I was accepted for Summer '13 at the San Diego campus. This past November, however, I got a call that there was an opening in Spring '13 and got to start when I wanted to. Many of my fellow cohort-mates (your class is known as a cohort btw) also had a similar experience with getting to start earlier than the semester they were originally accepted for. So if you were accepted for a later semester than you wanted, I definitely recommend calling Jeanee Tuckness about any openings in earlier semesters because they seem to pop up!

Good luck to all of you! I know how nerve-wracking it can be waiting around for a response!

Hello all!

I am currently an APU ELM student at the San Diego campus and am happy to answer any of your questions (to the best of my ability!). I am just about finished with my first semester (it's currently finals week for us), so I may not be able to answer questions about life further on in the program.

For those of you worried about being accepted for a later term, I originally applied for Spring '13 at the San Diego campus and was told early last May that I was accepted for Summer '13 at the San Diego campus. This past November, however, I got a call that there was an opening in Spring '13 and got to start when I wanted to. Many of my fellow cohort-mates (your class is known as a cohort btw) also had a similar experience with getting to start earlier than the semester they were originally accepted for. So if you were accepted for a later semester than you wanted, I definitely recommend calling Jeanee Tuckness about any openings in earlier semesters because they seem to pop up!

Good luck to all of you! I know how nerve-wracking it can be waiting around for a response!

Hi! I had a couple of questions since I just got admitted for Spring 2014 in San Diego! How do you like it so far? Im also moving from out of town to San Diego, so what did you or others do for housing/finding roommates?
Thanks!

Hello! Congrats on getting accepted!

There are definitely some pros and cons to the program. Since it is a relatively new program, they are always making little adjustments to make it better, which can be good and bad. On the good side, they are open to our suggestions and ask for our input about ways to improve the program. Sometimes these changes happen during the program, so be prepared for emails about date changes for events or time changes for things (sometimes the day before). I'm pretty flexible, so these changes didn't really bother me, but I know some of my classmates were pretty annoyed. Hopefully, there will be fewer of these changes when you start next year. The program is definitely accelerated. I can't believe how much I've learned since January! There are more than likely going to be times when you will feel like you can't do it or want to quit, but your classmates become your family and will help keep you sane. Don't feel embarrassed if you get overwhelmed, because everyone is just trying to survive at one point or another in the semester. Overall, I really like the program and am glad I decided to join it. I already have some amazing friends and have had some incredible experiences and feel like I'm where I need to be.

On the housing situation, I think some people found roommates at the first orientation (the one at Azusa) that happens about 1 month before the semester starts. A lot of my classmates, however, already lived down here in San Diego, so it felt like most of my classmates already had the living situation thing all figured out. I ended up looking up apartments on Craigslist and rented a one bedroom and live on my own.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!

K23871, Have you looked to see if anyone has stated a facebook page for the cohort yet? They are a great resource and a way to get to know other people in the cohort before it starts! I'm pretty sure spring '14 will be cohort 37. That way you can see if someone else is looking for a room mate. I already live here in the San Diego area too so if you need some help I'll do what I can.

Thanks! Ill look up the facebook page, and let you know.

Hello! Congrats on getting accepted!

There are definitely some pros and cons to the program. Since it is a relatively new program, they are always making little adjustments to make it better, which can be good and bad. On the good side, they are open to our suggestions and ask for our input about ways to improve the program. Sometimes these changes happen during the program, so be prepared for emails about date changes for events or time changes for things (sometimes the day before). I'm pretty flexible, so these changes didn't really bother me, but I know some of my classmates were pretty annoyed. Hopefully, there will be fewer of these changes when you start next year. The program is definitely accelerated. I can't believe how much I've learned since January! There are more than likely going to be times when you will feel like you can't do it or want to quit, but your classmates become your family and will help keep you sane. Don't feel embarrassed if you get overwhelmed, because everyone is just trying to survive at one point or another in the semester. Overall, I really like the program and am glad I decided to join it. I already have some amazing friends and have had some incredible experiences and feel like I'm where I need to be.

On the housing situation, I think some people found roommates at the first orientation (the one at Azusa) that happens about 1 month before the semester starts. A lot of my classmates, however, already lived down here in San Diego, so it felt like most of my classmates already had the living situation thing all figured out. I ended up looking up apartments on Craigslist and rented a one bedroom and live on my own.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!

Thank you so much for the reply! Thats really good to know the pros and cons! But I think I can deal with those! =] And Im pretty sure I'll be embarrassed! I know it will be hard, but its nice knowing that everyone is going through the same thing!

And about housing, that would be nice to meet people at orientation! It would be cheaper than living on your own I'm guessing! But Im sure it will work out either way!

Hopefully we will meet once I start! And I hope your first semester ends well!

After you finish your NCLEX, are there any programs that will help you find a RN job? Will they help you find preceptors?

I asked about job placement in my interview because San Diego is so impacted for new grads. She told me they have only had 1 instance where someone had an issue finding a job. The program is pretty prestigious. So no they don't help with job placement. I would think if you do enough networking during clinicals it would help you get a foot in the door somewhere.

Hi, congrats to all that have been admitted and good luck to those still waiting!

I'm just curious to those that have been admitted on your guys stats, I just want to get a feel if I should apply.
I have a 3.87 graduate gpa (they said they would accept this gpa over my undergrad if it was low), my science so far is 2.8 and I know that the minimum to apply for the science is 3.0. So to all those that apply and got in, do I have a chance to getting in? I still have one more science class to take. So I am hoping to get an A. What do you guys recommend, thank you so much.

Ricebunny87,
Definitely apply!! My gpa was much lower than yours, and I didnt think I had a chance of competing with all those other "A" students out there, but I really felt the Lord was telling me to do it. So I did and I got accepted for Spring 2014 at the inland empire location! Make sure its something you really want to do, then just apply. You can still be admitted with one or two classes missing (like me) as long as you get them done before your start date. Be encouraged!

Lilyr,sorry no i havent been accepted in...like other posters she said i had a good chance but if i say things like wanting summer cohort etc, im just saying assuming/hoping im in. I have a 4.0 in my pre reqs and a 3.7 GPA in my original degree. I havent applied anywhere else, i put all my eggs in this basket but ill apply in january if i dont get in. Concordia has an accelerated BSN, its my second choice but the dealine isnt till february so im not going to stress over it, till i know from APU. Id love to move to San Diego, ive always wanted to live there....fingers crossed!
Did you just apply to the San Diego campus? My gpa is similar to yours. What did you get your undergrad in and did you have any work/ volunteer hours? I just wonder how they pick 20 student from approx 300. Sounds like a hard job to me.

Yeah I applied to San Diego. my undergrad was aviation science and im a helicopter pilot. I dont have volunteer hours, i explained that i couldnt with school and work, otherwise i wouldnt be able to pay bills, or my grades would have suffered but im planning on volunteering over the next semester since ill have more time. I think it sounds worse (300 applicants) because if you think, there is 20 students per cohort, 3 cohorts a year and three schools, thats 180 applicants they accept. that helps out alot if my math is correct.

What about you, whats your undergrad in and do you have volunteer hours?

Sorry didn't mean to alarm anyone...just thought it would be helpful to know how many people apply, but I should've broke it down. 180 per year is not bad! I think we are all nervous about this, but I think every applicant is different and we all have something unique to offer. So I feel we all have a good shot

I just got the call! Im accepted into their program!

I told her I wasn't expecting anything until january and she said they don't call unless they have an early session. They said i could start in May but im not sure if i should seeing my last pre req isnt done until mid May and i have to still move from OC to San Diego. I just had to let you all know! I cant wait for everyone else's positive answers!!

Wow congrats

Well I heard today that I got a accepted to the San Diego program... I submited my application November 1 2012 ...Anyone else hear ?

Me too!

Congrats to all three of you! I'm just curious, are these for earlier cohort spots or fall 2013 (just San Diego?) thanks for your reply in advance!!!

For early cohorts

Congrats to all those who got accepted

early cohort and (for me San Diego)

When did u get call and from whom? I mean ur enrollment counselor or administrative assistant called you?

Congrats to those who got accepted already into early cohorts (:

Neenee0330 did u get an interview?

Neenee0330 did u get an interview?
No I haven't . I sent an email since they were in a meeting when I called, but haven't gotten a response yet.

I'm sorry hang in there...I still think selecting students for the fall is in the works, you have time!

I'm sorry hang in there...I still think selecting students for the fall is in the works, you have time!
Thank you! I hope so ahhh.

Looks like we will be in the same cohort congrats I'm really excited!

well im in the summer cohort 2013 so excited ...got in earlier, anyone else in summer 2013 in San Diego?

I'm admitted to San Diego summer 2013

For those that have been accepted into the summer 2013 semester...where are you guys from and if you have to move what are your renting plans?

I was asked if i could do the summer cohort but i dont think i can, i still have a pre req to do at last minute and i still need to move to SD (from Newport Beach) so i think ill need the summer to move down and my pre req doesnt end until mid may....sad i wish i could start earlier with you two! So to the San Diego fall 2013 cohort....I cant wait to meet you all!

I have been accepted for the summer 2013 cohort and was wondering what people's plans were for moving/living...

My husband is military and we are currently stationed in SD so this was the only program I applied for. I'm glad I got in because I will not be able to move anywhere else. Long story short I will not be moving.

Thanks for the response! Since you're in the area do you have any suggestions on decent areas to live in? Maybe close to school...

Id like to know too! Im moving in the summer

Hi everyone. I got a call a few days ago, follow by an email, that I have been admitted into their Fall 2013 San Diego ELM program! The email stated that a packet should arrive in the mail in the next 5-7 business days.

I am from San Diego and have always worried about moving to a new area that I am not familiar with. So I will try to write out as much as I can about areas I am familiar with around the campus. Feel free to message me if you have any questions. I will try my best to help you answer as much as I know.

Areas I grew up in and closest to campus:
-Mission Valley (which is where the school is located). There are a lot of nice apartments around the area and a pretty safe place to live in. Some parts of the area can get a little busy because there are two big Westfield Malls nearby.

- Linda Vista, which is about 5-10 min from the school. Cost to rent is a little cheaper in this area and is not too far from the campus. In my opinion, Linda Vista is an older community, and not as nice as Mission Valley. Some parts may not be so safe to walk around at night, so do be careful if you decide to rent around this area. It is safest to drive around to places.

-Balboa or [/b]:myclick(6)]Clairemont, which is about 10-15 min from the school. This area is more mellow, there are more families living in this area. It is a safer area to live in, but depending on which part, rent can be cheap or a little more pricy.

Again I hope this helps! Good Luck everyone!

I just applied to the spring 2014 program. How long did it take for anyone accepted to hear back from the university? The wait is killing me!

Has anyone heard back for the Azusa location fall 2013 ?

Does anyone know if Inland Empire cohort for Fall 2013 has a facebook page? When searching for it only the main campus and San Diego's pages show up.

Hi bethanyv! I think one of the cohort students have to create it. I have been looking for it too but only find the SD and Azusa pages. I can make it if that is the case!

That would be great! I didn't know if there was one out there, but hidden or something. I didn't want to make one if there was already another out there. I am excited to start getting to know everyone in our cohort. Let me know if you need any help with it.

I have just begun the admission process and have my admissions advising appointment coming up very soon and was wondering if you have any pointers?

Hi everyone. I have my interview/advisement next week and was wondering what to expect? Like what did they ask, how long was it? And what was the writing assessment like? Thanks

Hey I had a phone interview and it was very short, the lady just told me what classes to take and the writing portion they asked me if I could invite two people over for coffee who would it be and why

hi

I am starting this fall at monrovia. Who else is is selected for main campus.
Anyone getting immunizations this week? how about scrubs? Do we have to order now?

Hi AlwaysSmiling,
I have a plan to apply for APU and want to attend the San Berbardino campus. I would like to ask you some questions about ELM Program and the information related to interview. Can I have your email address and I will email to you. Thank you very much and congrats on your admission.
Regards,
Duhi

For those that have already started,
What supplies are required for us to purchase (books, laptop, computer software, etc) and how much did you have to spend on them? My husband really wants to know if I need a laptop for the program because he is just absolutely dying to buy a new computer!!!

I got accepted for spring 14 at Inland Empire campus, and want to know if anyone else accepted there has heard anything as far as orientation or how to enroll in courses? So far all I have received is the financial aid packet back in May and haven't heard anything since. I am starting to get a little worried that I haven't heard anything from them in a while and I don't want to miss any important dates.

Any advice would be helpful!

Hi oyvey06,
You got accepted to spring 14 at the San Bernardino campus right? Me too! I have a brand new little one as well. I appreciate the questions you've been asking as I live about 30-45 mins away from the campus and will have to arrange for child are as well. Have you joined the Facebook group for our cohort? I am excited to start the program and can't wait to meet everyone!

Hi to those who got accepted to inland empire for spring 2014
Plez join us in our group though Facebook. Thanks

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