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- Jan 13, '11 by luvnursing77My mistake about tuition at St. Joseph's College of Maine for FNP. It's approx. $21,000 to $22,000 for the program not $28k like I originally thought. This is more reasonable.
- Jan 13, '11 by Boonce1I have not had to do a group project.
- Jan 20, '11 by freefalleI've been considering this program as well. I was (am) a little reluctant about taking NP school online, but I think I am going to do it. I have looked at a couple of other online programs as well, however most of them are not accepting new students until 2012. I have to admit, I am a little concerned about this program being that it is so new, I wonder what their pass rate will be on the boards. Only time will tell I suppose. I believe I am going to apply to this program though, I've heard good things about the college and also worry that if I don't get in soon thier program will fill up too. I guess we shall see.
- hey boonce1 have you taken advance patho, advance assessment or advance pharm yet? if so how where they?
- Good luck to you freefalle with St. Joseph's. I applied to USI and St. Joseph's just waiting to hear from both then I'll make my decision.
- Hi Playboy, have you started the St. Joseph's program yet and what classes are you taking? What do you think of the program? Cynthia
- i start the 31st of this month. The layout seems good. i like the fact that it's self paced and taking 1 class at a time concept that boonce1 was talking about. So this will be my first class nursing informatics. I'm going to follow the same plan that boonce laid out completing a course within 6-8 weeks, and i should be done within 2.5 yrs. It is expensive but i'll be making well enough to pay back that loan and then some so i'm not too worried about the cost. Also the pre req classes are $400/credit hour and will go up july 1 to $425 so it's not too bad. Hope you get into either program i think st joseph is the only one that is self paced like this though.
- Thanks playboy for getting back to me. Good luck and keep me posted on your classes. Did you find out about Patho or Pharm class at St. Joe's. Are you going to be taking summer classes on campus? If I choose St Joe's I was thinking to knock out a few classes this summer by going to campus in Maine. When you sign up for classes do you sign up for one at a time or sign up for like 2 or 3 and then have the 15 weeks to complete? Look forward to hearing from you.
- Jan 20, '11 by freefalleHow does it work with financial aid?? I'm used to the typical semester classes and financial aid disbursment. Was just wondering. I'm off Monday, my plan is to order my transcripts and get my application stuff done so that I can start classes the end of next month.
- no the dean of the program sent me a message about how it works out i will copy and paste it for you. "all courses should be taken 1 immediately following the other in 8 wk pacing then you can qualify for fulltime financial aid as 6 graduate courses in 15 wks." "the model is that each of the courses are up 24/7 and you can enroll anytime during the month, but we have 12 start dates (end of every month). depending on what you’ve taken elsewhere, most begin with either nu 501 informatics or nu 506 leadership.
there are optional summer courses available and if you want to finish the program as soon as possible, you can accelerate your graduation by taking up to 4 courses in the last 2 weeks of july 2011. we will be offering nu 500, nu 503, nu 508 and nu 509 this summer that would complete your core msn courses before those rates go up. they are $400/credit (no fees) right now and will go to $425/credit july 1 (except for summer this year). we had not raised msn rates since 2008; the np courses rates were set in 2010 and so will have no increase…and if you completed the nu 501 and the nu 506 online and these other 4 in july, you would move into np courses.
you then enroll in the 3p (advanced pharmacology, advanced pathophysiology and advanced physical health assessment) courses….when you are done with those, you begin fnp 1. you cannot enter clinical until the office has approved your background check, immunization status, urine drug screen, documented rn hours, cpr, np student malpractice insurance, etc. once all of that is “in” and you are “set” for clinical, you begin with fnp 1 clinical. you go by the title…fnp 2 is next, etc.
there are no required summer courses; in 2012 we’re planning to offer an optional skills workshop for ekg, suturing, x-ray interpretation, otherwise students can obtain these competencies elsewhere as well.
our clinical coordinator will be making sure that each student has met the high standards of this accredited program and achieved all of the clinical competencies before students can exit. we want to be sure that students are fully capable and confident entering the national np certification exam."