Anybody here go through the Rutgers NP program?

  1. I have just applied to the Rutgers Family Nurse Practitioner Prgram and I was wondering if anyone could give me any info on it. I didn't really do much research--I tend to jump into things with both feet--and I knew I wanted to go to Rutgers soo...Can anyone tell me anything like how long it took them, what are clinicals like, will I be able to work and have a life while going to school, etc? I know it will be hard and I am up for the challenge. I am a good student so I am not worried. Are the teachers militant psycos like they were in the ADN prgram? How many clinical hours do you have to do? One of my coworkers in Monmouth U program shadowed an MD instead of an NP, will I have to do this?
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  3. by   DorothyzbornakBSN
    hi just got admitted to start in january. went online and found out that rutgers had one of the best nursing programs in the country. as for the teachers keep me posted as i would like to know how the operate but i heard that you had to keep a 3.0 all the way through or you would be kicked out.
  4. by   meluhn
    I just checked the website and found out that I was admitted also. Since my last post I have done some research and found out that there is alot of red tape and bs involved in the Rutgers program. I heard from one of my old Nsg Profs that they let people in but they dont let you graduate for some reason. She didn't give me any real details, just said they tie you up in red tape and make it hard for you to graduate. I knew one nurse that was in the program years ago and I remember her telling me that they were giving her a hard time. She had a semester left to go and one of her Profs started saying maybe she wasn't cut out to be an NP. I didn't really know her that well but she did seem like a bit of a kook so I just chalked it up to that.

    I am going to look into UMDNJs program and hopefully start in the Fall of 2010.
    They are over $120 cheaper per credit. I wish I had done the research before I applied.
    Good luck to you.
  5. by   DorothyzbornakBSN
    i also applied to umdnj maybe i should look into that.