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Matthew Padgett
04:31
Looks like I’m not able to unmute myself. Hey everyone!
deepachelliah
12:12
Wait I’m muted
Matthew Padgett
12:24
I think they have to unmute you
Betsy Emery
15:26
So good to see everyone!
Catherine Wilson
22:38
Hi everyone! Thanks for joining us today!!
Betsy Emery
23:16
Hello Everyone - welcome!
Sandra
26:15
Is anyone else having trouble with the audio? I hear nothing 😣
Robbie Griffin
26:35
It is working for me!
Kiana
27:20
What device are you using Sandra? I was having trouble until I selected the call from my computer (iPad) setting
Sandra
28:33
Thank you! Yes, finally figured it out. I had never had that problem with Zoom before, but good to know now :)
Kiana
33:47
Lol same here! Glad it worked out. 😊
Laura Panozzo
42:27
Ashley is going to ask the panel the questions you sent when you RSVP's, myself and Sharon Warner are here to answer any other questions you may have here in the chat!
jj
43:22
are there older students that are single parents in this program
Maureen
43:44
Is there a Veteran student organization?
Laura Panozzo
43:58
Yes! we have students across all ages within the program and several parents across multiple nursing programs.
Danyelle’s iPad
44:08
Along the same line as JJ’s question, what if the average age and age brackets of MSN students in this program?
Laura Panozzo
44:16
@Maureen - we currently don't, but it is super easy to start new student orgs!
Matthew Padgett - 5th Semester MSN
44:17
Hi JJ! There are several students with children in this program. I am not sure how many of them are single parents or not, but I continue to be impressed them.
Laura Panozzo
44:28
Average age is usually 28/29
Maureen
44:39
@Laura- Okay. Good to know
Laura Panozzo
44:49
@Maureen - Glad you could join!
Matthew Padgett - 5th Semester MSN
44:59
There is a nice mixture of students at different stages of their life, with lots of lived experiences.
jj
45:14
thank you so much I’m a little over 29 :)
Ciera Gallub
45:22
Is it difficult to do this program while working a "normal" FT job outside of classes/clinicals?
Laura Panozzo
45:57
@Ciera - Yes, the courses are typically between the 8 am - 5 pm time. This program is full time so it is not advised to work FT outside of the program.
Cris
46:12
whats the average age for the MSN students? please
Laura Panozzo
46:23
@Cris - 28/29
Matthew Padgett - 5th Semester MSN
46:44
Lots of students of PT jobs, but I always recommend waiting until after 1st semester if you can.
Shanell George
46:55
Are classes/ clinicals held on the weekend?
Ciera Gallub
46:56
Thank you, Laura! I am guessing that's M-F school schedule, and then clinicals are on top of that for nights/weekends?
chrisquan
47:07
Which semester would you say is the hardest?
Claudia Todd (Room 1)
47:34
Are you guys worried about finding employment after completing the MEN program?
Alex - 3rd Sem
47:35
No classes/clinicals on the weekend as of now
Cris
47:37
don’t you accept more mature students?
Danyelle’s iPad
47:48
Oldest student?
Nasreen Gooya
47:54
should we anticipate classes being in person or online for this upcoming fall semester?
Laura Panozzo
47:55
@Ciera - clinical shifts are only during the week for the first 4 semesters, either a 7am-3pm shift or 3om-11pm shift. No weekends during the first 4 semesters. During your 5th semester when you work one on one with a nurse, you could work overnights and weekends
Nicholas Forell
48:07
Where do most students live? Is off campus housing pretty diverse?
Peter Broni
48:12
how many years does it take to complete MSN?
Laura Panozzo
48:21
WE accept students of all ages!
Andrew Wilson
48:33
When do we start applying to be apart of everything - work study, clubs/orgs, research, etc.? Especially since it looks like everything will be remote/online, how will we make sure we can access all the extracurricular things?
Ciera Gallub
48:42
Awesome, thank you for the clarification, Laura!
Laura Panozzo
48:53
off campus housing is diverse since students get to choose where they would like to live!
Danyelle’s iPad
48:53
Do many people commute? Do you recommend a radius that students should stay within?
Cris
48:58
is it easy to find a place to live in Baltimore? if so, what is the price range for a flat or a small house?
Laura Panozzo
49:24
The program takes 22 months to complete
Cris
49:56
just an idea of renting a place, like a one bedroom flat or a 2 bedroom house? for example
Laura Panozzo
49:57
Students can commute if they choose, some like to live close and walk/bike/public transportation to campus. Some choose to live a little further away and drive to campus. Depends on what the students want!
Harriet Amofah
50:32
can you continue to get your DNP after the completion of MSN Program?
Laura Panozzo
50:41
@Andrew - Yes things look a little different right now! Everyone has been connecting virtually, and usually all of that stuff starts during orientation in terms of finding out what you can be a part of!
Robbie Griffin
50:49
Thanks @Matthew! I’m excited to explore Baltimore.
Peter Broni
51:22
how is the housing cost in Baltimore if I chose to stay on campus apartments?
Laura Panozzo
51:36
@Nasreen - right now the plans for fall have not been cemented. Students are taking classes virtually right now and will return to clinicals in June, We are hoping this goes smoothly before making a firm decision for fall!
Laura Panozzo
52:02
Housing costs in Baltimore range greatly depending on what you want! We do not have a competitive housing market which is nice, so housing is pretty easy to find!
Esther Francis
52:13
What advice would the panel have for students who are much older (not in the 20’s age range) and is interested in the program? for, say, someone who has completed their bahcelor’s many years ago.
Betsy Emery
52:13
@Danyelle - we have students commuting from Montgomery County.
Danyelle’s iPad
52:33
Thank you, @Betsy.
Kelliann Wachrathit
52:45
@Laura- thanks for noting the program takes 22 months to complete. Could you please clarify if that’s is 22 months consecutively or are there some gaps (e.g. summer or winter quarters)?
Laura Panozzo
52:47
@Harriet - You would need to apply to the whichever DNP program you are interested in, but yes, you could (depending on the track you are interested in) start the next semester after you graduate. But you do need to go through the DNP application prcess.
Harriet Amofah
53:16
Laura, Can you please give us general information about the application process?
Laura Panozzo
53:25
@Kelliann - yes! Consecutively. So fall, spring, and summer with some small breaks inbetween!
Betsy Emery
53:29
@Harriet, yes you can apply to the DNP while in the MSN Entry program. It depends on the track that interests you. All the NP Primary Care tracks don't require work experience as a RN.
Danyelle’s iPad
53:38
What are the advantages of going through the MSN program vs. the BNS program if your end goal is DNP.
Laura Panozzo
54:19
@Harriet - probably too much for a chat! I would encourage you to look at the website. Our process is through nursingCAS.org and you typically start the application process about a year ahead of time
Sharon
54:36
Danyelle: One of the biggest advantages are that you have up to 16 credits that will transfer into the DNP, which will lighten that courseload.
Betsy Emery
55:02
@Peter, the MSN Entry is 5 semesters in length - 21-22 months.
Harriet Amofah
55:08
Thanks @Laura
Robbie Griffin
55:13
Have any of the 5th semester students already applied and accepted full time positions?
Laura Panozzo
55:48
@Robbie - I will forward that question to the panel!
Ciera Gallub
55:56
If I take community classes at Howard Community College for my pre-requisites, is that typical for a lot of students? Or do most do all courses through Johns Hopkins main?
Valerie
55:59
For admissions, how strict is the policy for 2 academic and 1 professional letter of recommendation? I was not a traditional student when completing my bachelors degree and worked full time for fire department. I’m having difficulty obtaining a second academic recommendation since I was not on campus often. I do already have 2 professional recommendations completed for my NursingCas application
Sharon
56:34
Danyelle: Some other advantages of a Masters Entry program are the focus on leadership that is woven throughout the curriculum. You also approach the program with interprofessional approach, learning the role as it relates to healthcare in the academic setting. More clinical hours (over 1000 in this program) means you get more experience with patients and the nursing skill set.
Karli McGuiness
56:38
Going back to research— what is the role of a nurse in research in comparison with doctors or PhDs? Can nurse’s work be published?
Laura Panozzo
56:46
@Valerie, We would definitely take 2 professional instead of two academic :) Just as long as you have three total!
Robbie Griffin
56:52
LOL.
Harriet Amofah
57:17
Does having no experience in health or haven't volunteered at a health care field have a great factor in the application process?
Laura Panozzo
57:33
@Karli - Absolutely!!!! I think nurse researchers have more of an opportunity for their research to immediately be put into practice. A lot of our students are working on creating programs, phone apps, etc!
Valerie
57:34
@Laura, thank you! That was the only thing holding me up from submitting my application!
chrisquan
57:46
Do you get to direct a cadaver in your first semester lab?
chrisquan
57:52
disect
Nicole Tayrien
57:55
Hi! For new incoming students this fall from the west coast/out of state, what would you recommend for housing/moving across country re: potential online classes? Would you recommend still going forward and moving to Baltimore this July/August even if classes are online or potentially waiting?
evelyndecker
57:55
Do any of the students on this call have children? I will be a single parent for about half of the program (husband is deploying). How is Baltimore for families?
Catherine Wilson
58:03
@Cierra- Prerequisite courses from Howard Community are perfectly acceptable. Many students choose community college options. We have a number of students that do their prereqs online with us, but it is not a requirement.
Sharon
58:25
Nurses can have a huge role in research, including a PhD as an end goal. This is research through a nurses lens. Not necessarily bench science. For example, Dr. Jason Farley if an infectious disease expert in HIV but has been a vital role in the COVID operation at JHH.
Laura Panozzo
58:29
@Harriet - Nope! We just like to see that you have put yourself in a healthcare setting so we know you are sure this is what you want to do! Doesn't have to be a ton of experience though
Ciera Gallub
58:33
Thank you, Catherine! I live right across the street from HCC, so that's great to hear :)
Laura Panozzo
58:58
@Chrisquan - No there is no cadaver dissection in this program
Hannah Luong
59:20
If I do not get accepted for the following application cycle, can I reapply?
Laura Panozzo
59:42
@Nicole - We are still telling students to make sure to move here for the fall semester. Our students are going back to clinicals in June, so if that goes well, our fall students will more than likely do the same. So you will need to be here to do the same.
Laura Panozzo
59:52
@Hannah - Yes, you can reapply
Nicole Tayrien
01:00:20
Thank you Laura!
Laura Panozzo
01:00:31
@Evelyn - Yes, there are a ton of communities around the city that are family friendly! I would encourage you to go to www.livebaltimore.com and do the community search so you can find a community that fits your needs!
Danyelle’s iPad
01:00:36
How many slots are available for the MSN program each semester, and what is the acceptance rate?
Karli McGuiness
01:00:50
Awesome! Thanks @Laura!
Betsy Emery
01:00:50
@Evelyn, we do have parents in this program. I don't think there are parents on this panel. We have had single parents in this program as well. It's a full time program so you will be incredibly busy but parents are successful.
Sharon
01:00:56
Evelyn: I don't think any of these particular students have children but we definitely have parents/single parents in the program. There is a student group that is popular with this group and often offer support to each other with childcare, etc.
jlynnkoval
01:01:15
Will you be reviewing admissions requirements in this webinar?
Laura Panozzo
01:01:45
@Danyelle - Fall we will take about 170 students, Spring we will take about 120. Acceptance rate is in the low 40%
Emily Pung
01:01:53
Sorry if this was asked before, what is the average number of people within one cohort for Fall and Spring?
Sharon
01:02:01
Danyelle: The MEN Spring cohort is approximately 125 and the fall cohort is approximately 165. The acceptance rate for both is right around 40%.
Peter Broni
01:02:07
if I'm yet to complete bachelor's who can I choose as the professional letter of recommendation?
Laura Panozzo
01:02:47
@Peter - If you would prefer 3 academic you could do that! unless you have any volunteer work, or on campus jobs
Emily Pung
01:02:58
Never mind! My question was answered
Laura Panozzo
01:03:19
@jlynnkoval - not in this session. Join us on Saturday June 6th for our virtual open house and we will! If not, we have a recording on our site that does
jlynnkoval
01:03:34
Ok, perfect. Thank you.
Danyelle’s iPad
01:03:35
Thanks @Laura @Sharon
Sharon
01:03:42
Peter- do you have any life experiences that would make sense to pull from for a recommendation? Have you worked in a lab or a summer internship or a volunteer position? Anything like that would be fine. We will see by your resume that you might not have as rich a professional recommendation as someone that has been working.
Danyelle’s iPad
01:04:37
Are BSN students separate from MSN students, or do they take classes together?
Laura Panozzo
01:04:59
@Danyelle - We do not have a BSN program!
chrisquan
01:05:42
can you take DNP prerequisites courses while you’re in the MSN Entry program?
Danyelle’s iPad
01:05:51
Ah! Thanks, @Laura! I didn’t realize that JH did not have a BSN option.
Kiana
01:06:31
Can you all speak to how the transition from online simulations to clinicals will be handled and I’d love to hear a bit more of the students’ perspective of the online simulations. Technology is so cool and coming in clutch in these coronavirus days!
Danyelle’s iPad
01:06:37
Are any of the panel members moving directly from this program to DNP?
Carrington Walker
01:06:41
I was previously enrolled in a university BSN program. Although I did well, I decided to transfer out of the program to earn a BA in psychology. As a working professional I now know that nursing and health care is where my passion lies. Will my past decision to switch paths negatively impact my MSN application? Thank you so much!
Jon Rodriguez
01:07:26
What financial aid is available? Merit/need based scholarships? Or only loans?
Laura Panozzo
01:07:30
@Chrisquan 9-16 credits that you have to take in the MSN program will transfer to our advanced programs
Sharon
01:07:44
Carrington: Likely not but you may want to put your reasoning in your essay or an addendum so we understand the direction of your schooling.
Catherine Wilson
01:07:47
@crisquan- some of the courses within the MEN program will count towards the DNP program. We'll go over which courses during the 6/6 event, but we have this on our website as well.
Peter Broni
01:07:50
what's the cost to complete the program and how do most afford it e.g loan, Grant, scholarship etc
chrisquan
01:08:00
Thank you Laura!
Laura Panozzo
01:08:10
@Carrington - You will just want to submit an addendum explaining your situation!
owner
01:08:17
How is the schedule and hours spend at the first semester?
Carrington Walker
01:08:47
Thank you Laura!
Kassaundra Tickle
01:08:53
So are you guys planning on going straight into leadership roles of nursing? Or obtaining some bed side experience first?
Sharon
01:09:38
JOn- we have merit scholarship available and you will be assessed for that while being reviewed for admission and they range the full spectrum. We also offer financial aid (mostly loans) and you did need to fill out a FAFSA to be eligible.
Hannah Luong
01:09:47
For the spring cycle application, by when do we need to complete our prerequisites?
Andrew Wilson
01:09:49
Is there parking on SON campus? How much is it for the year? Are there day passes or is it per semester?
Laura Panozzo
01:10:07
@Owner - Most students approach this program as a full time job. So classes will be between 8 am - 5 pm clinicals could go to 11 pm.
Linda’s Phone
01:11:01
Can you give us the price ranges?
Betsy Emery
01:11:24
@Andrew - there is parking. I would recommend visiting the parking website and you will see the costs. You can email us at JHUSON@jhu.edu and we can send you the website.
Laura Panozzo
01:11:30
@Linda price ranges around here vary drastically based on what you want!
Sharon
01:11:56
Andrew-there is parking available on campus and nursing students have priority but it is expensive (not sure how much but it is $100 per month or more). You can pay per day and the prices vary depending on where. Most students prefer to take the shuttle or public transport for most days.
Catherine Wilson
01:12:19
@Hannah Luong- Prerequisites would need to be completed before the spring term begins which is in Mid January.
Hannah Luong
01:12:31
Thank you Catherine!
Sharon
01:12:51
Hannah- you would need to complete your prerequisites for the spring cohort before you matriculate (so early January).
Claudia Todd (Room 1)
01:13:28
So there is no free parking for students only paid?
Cris
01:13:39
Thats awesome.
Shanell George
01:13:41
What were difficulties faces while finding a single apartment ?
Cris
01:14:00
Can we find a place to stay so we can learn about JH and Baltimore?
Laura Panozzo
01:14:12
@Claudia unfortunately not on campus!
Sharon
01:14:30
Kassandra-everyone is different on their goals after graduation but we certainly encourage students to get bedside experience (learn how to be a nurse) no matter what their ultimate goal. Many programs and positions are going to be looking for experience.
Joanna Nickles
01:14:32
Does anyone commute from from other parts of Maryland?
Claudia Todd (Room 1)
01:14:56
Wow that's a bummer
Laura Panozzo
01:15:13
@Joanna - Yes, we have students who are a part of the program and don't live directly in Baltimore. It is all up that student on how far they want to commute
Claudia Todd (Room 1)
01:15:46
So where do people park if they plan on commuting?
Laura Panozzo
01:16:00
@Cris - there are a ton of air BnBs and hotels around Baltimore for you to stay and explore the city. Most hotels are closed at the moment.
Joanna Nickles
01:16:05
Any commute from western Maryland?
Rose Darling
01:16:28
Is anyone planning on becoming a nurse practitioner? After graduating from this MSN program, if someone wanted to become a nurse practitioner, what would be the next steps?
evelyndecker
01:16:35
What semester do clinicals begin?
Laura Panozzo
01:16:37
@Claudia - They pay a monthly fee for one of the garages or live close enough to walk/bike/or use public transportation
Iván Barragan
01:16:49
I want to be an NP
Emily Pung
01:16:50
Can the panelists talk about how they first experienced clinical/how they adjusted
Cris
01:16:58
@Laura… Thank you so much. :-)
Iván Barragan
01:17:02
I believe that requires a second MSN in advance practice nursing
Iván Barragan
01:17:14
I could be wrong though
Sharon
01:17:21
Evelyn-clinicals begin immediately in the first term.
Kiana
01:17:33
@Catherine pre-reqs need to be completed before semester start or before application submission? 🤔
Betsy Emery
01:18:01
@Kiana, pre reqs need to be completed before the start of the program
Claudia Todd (Room 1)
01:18:17
Thank you @ Laura Panozzo
Emily Pung
01:18:29
What is the average undergraduate GPA of accepted students?
Catherine Wilson
01:18:34
@Ivan Barragan this is not an NP program, its for RN preparation. We prepare NPs at the DNP level.
Sharon
01:18:39
Interviews are not required for this program.
iphone
01:18:45
so can you become a NP after completing msn direct program
Catherine Wilson
01:18:50
@emily phung avg gpa is about a 3.4
Iván Barragan
01:19:09
Oh at the DNP level. NIce
Betsy Emery
01:19:15
@iphone - you will need more education to become a NP. The MSN Entry prepares you to be a RN level nurse only.
iphone
01:19:55
DNP in order to become a NP?
Sharon
01:19:58
Ivan-remember that up to 16 of your MSN credits will ttransfer into the DNP NP program.
evelyndecker
01:20:06
Do the majority of people accepted take pre-requisites through Johns Hopkins? Is that looked on more favorably in the application?
Catherine Wilson
01:20:07
@Joanna Nickels I'm not aware of anyone community beyond the Frederick area and that is even rare.
iphone
01:20:08
idk why it doesn’t say my name 😩
Carrington Walker
01:20:12
Are interviews required as part of the application process?
Catherine Wilson
01:20:26
@Carrington Walker interviews are not required for this program
Kiana
01:20:33
@Betsy thanks for the clarification. Sorry I got it confused.
Betsy Emery
01:20:47
@Kaina - you are welcome!
Ciera Gallub
01:20:55
If you kind of doofed around as a young idiot in undergrad and didn't get the greatest GPA (under 3.0), will great scores in pre-reqs that you are doing currently as a mature adult reflect better? Or is a lot of emphasis put on the undergrad? I graduated 2012
Sharon
01:21:05
Evelyn: You can take the prereqs at any accredited schools, including community college. The plus of taking them here is that the style is the same as our coursework.
Catherine Wilson
01:21:06
@evelyndecker Many students take online prereqs with us, but it is not the majority and not required at all.
Catherine Wilson
01:21:35
@Cierra Gallub- yes strong performance in prereqs will help offset a alower gpa
Ciera Gallub
01:21:49
Thank you @catherine!
Laura Panozzo
01:21:53
@Ciera - You weren't the only one who did that! Yes, we do look at the prerequisite grades as well. .I would encourage you to also submit an addendum explaining the situation from undergrad :)
Sharon
01:22:07
Cierra: The firther you get from your UG, the less it matters but it still has impact on the overall holistic review.
Caroline Jaworski
01:22:09
Would having this MSN be looked upon lower in the professional rhelm than a BSN since coming out you said it would be an RN?
Karli McGuiness
01:22:17
Thank you everyone! This was so helpful, I love how connective this community is :) take care!
Laura Panozzo
01:22:18
@Caroline - not at all!
Matthew Padgett - 5th Semester MSN
01:22:28
I encourage everyone to join the JHU nursing (past present future) Facebook group. You can get lots of questions answered there.
Caroline Jaworski
01:22:29
Okay! Awesome. Thank you :)
Ciera Gallub
01:22:38
Awesome, thank you @laura and @sharon! Very encouraging :)
Linda’s Phone
01:22:48
This webinar was very informative ☺️ Thank you❗️
Laura Panozzo
01:22:51
Thank you all for joining us today!! Hopefully it was helpful!
Betsy Emery
01:22:52
We hope you can join us at our Open House on June 6th!
Sharon
01:22:58
Caroline: No same skill set as BSN but more training in leadership and more clinical hours.
Summer
01:22:59
Thank you so much
Summer
01:23:04
It was so helpful
zacharyshenk
01:23:07
Thank you so much to all the students and staff for sharing your time, experiences and perspectives!
Milan Tackie
01:23:15
Thank you everyone!
Cris
01:23:15
Thank you so much everyone. :-)
Peter Broni
01:23:16
thank you all
Sharon
01:23:19
All nurses are RN's-just prepared at different levels.
Noa Lin
01:23:20
So helpful! Thank you everyone :)
Allison Sides
01:23:21
Thank you so much everyone :)
Caroline Jaworski
01:23:23
Great. Thats what I thought previously but wanted to double check. Thank you Everyone!
Kiana
01:23:23
Thank you all so much! This was really informative! All the best to your current students and best of luck everyone!
Betsy Emery
01:23:24
Thanks to all our current student panel!!
Cris
01:23:24
have an awesome evening and weekend.
Hannah Luong
01:23:26
Thank you so much !!
Tanya Miller
01:23:26
Thank you so much, this was incredible! :)
Jenny Cox
01:23:27
thank you all!!!
Esther Francis
01:23:28
Thank you!
jj
01:23:28
thank you everyone :)
Catherine Wilson
01:23:29
Thanks for joining us everyone!
Nicholas Forell
01:23:29
Thank you!
Sorele Doh
01:23:30
thanks very much, this was very helpful
Laura Panozzo
01:23:33
Have a good memorial day weekend everyone!
Nicole Tayrien
01:23:34
Thanks all for your time!!
Ciera Gallub
01:23:34
Thank you SO much, everyone!
Sharon
01:23:39
Thanks for joining us.
Sorele Doh
01:23:43
than you all and stay safe.
Danyelle’s iPad
01:23:50
One of my recommenders would like a POC — could you tell me who that could be?
Vanessa Gessel
01:23:50
We do! thank you so much everyone!
Sharon
01:23:52
:)
Emily Pung
01:23:56
Thank you! Please stay safe and healthy!