Quote from Nussie
Is anyone enrolled in or a graduate of DePaul's Masters Entry Program? I'm considering attending and would love some first-hand impressions of the program, the teaching, the coursework, and what sort of jobs people did upon graduating.
I am half way through with a year to go to graduation, knocking on wood.
From what I have experienced, local hospitals are happy to hire us and have us, so far the reputation of the alumni before us is going well. As for the teaching, coursework and program, we are held to a high standard and have lots of stress imposed upon us. It may seem ridiculous but some of us, myself included, got frustrated and uptight over the smallest things until we got settled into the flow of it by quarter three. Some people went to ICU's upon their MENP graduation and others went to CCUs and so on.
I am happy with the program versus my initial choice of UIC's GEP program, turns out that I will complete my MSN/RN by the same time I would have merely completed the certificate to sit for the NCLEX-RN at UIC. However, each program is different and each of us chooses our program based upon different reasons too.
DePaul is costly, the two year tuition for the 107 credit hour program is costing me 42,000 alone. So I am living on my alternative student loans! WOW! What an investment!
For me, its worth it.
My suggestion is to really, really research the different programs in the area versus what you can commit to and what you are seaking.