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I would love to hear what you thought of the program! Tell me anything!
I just graduated and i enjoyed my experience at Brenau very much! We all have some complaints but overall i think it's a good program. I will be going back in the Fall for the Masters Program FNP as a direct entry. Brenau will consider your application without the one year experience requirement IF you graduate from their Bachelors program AND you have at least a 3.0. It's part-time and takes three years to complete as i now must work fulltime as an RN to make a living. I went to the fulltime day program and completed it in two years/four semesters. The E&W class takes 8 semesters (three years) to finish i believe...and that includes summer semesters as well. I think the set-up is Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring...graduation ;-) Most of my friends who are in the part-time program seem to enjoy it. I believe Lectures are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from like 6pm to 10pm and Clinicals are on the weekend Saturday & Sunday. The fulltime Day program is obviously faster in that you complete everything in four semesters, Fall, Spring, Fall, Spring. It is fulltime so you'll have to take that into account. The university provides many opportunities for financial aid and there's always loans. In my opinion you need to evaluate your goals and what you want to do in the future and what you can do right now. If you want a bachelors so you can slide right into a Master program then putting in the work right now, if possible for you, is always "easier" than trying to come back later. The reality is that most people get comfortable and get side-tracked and never finish what they set-out to do. But if GPC admits you and thats what you want then i say, go for it! It is cheaper ;-)
I am moving str8 into my Master for that very reason. I know people would like to see an RN with at least a year experience before pursing any NP but i'm 32...and when i set out to make the sacrifice i made the committment that i would go str8 through come hell or high water. I'm in "academic mode" so I'm in a groove and school work rolls out like a charm at this point (i've been at it for five years now and jsut finished my bachelors) so whats three more years and i just don't want to run the risk of getting comfortable and then using the excuse that i don't want to go through the trouble of "starting" all that again as the reason for putting it off year after year and eventually never going back like often times happen. Feel free to PM me if you wish i can provide more information for you.