I want to start out by saying that I love RODP. But, there are things you need to know:
1. Before you can begin clinicals, four classes must be done: Health assessment, health assessment clinical, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. There are (4) semesters of clinicals, so these classes need to be done as early as possible.
2. Do you have the contacts you need for clinicals? The school does not assist you with clinicals, if you don't have contacts for outpatient clinics for peds, women's care and adult..be ready for some tough tough times.
3. Clinical placement can be done in other settings other then primary care, but for a limited number of hours. Doctor's offices is the only way to go.
4. Grades must be higher then 84 in your classes.
5. Your school's requirements vary. TTU and MTSU have different requirements, checking the school AND RODP is imperative.
6. If you think you have a place to do clinicals? MAKE SURE YOU DO! Ask NOW and get a commitment. Placement is getting harder every day..don't assume..get it verified!
7. Toughest classes?: Research and FNP II; hands down!
Hope that helps!
ABSOLUTELY you can go full-time or part-time! Remember full time for the grad program is less hours then BS. If you don't want to double down on your clinicals (I didn't either) just make sure you get the core completed as soon as possible (the four i listed). You can take as many or as few classes as you want in the program..its up to you.
Last edit by julielive on May 20, '13
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