Simmons College vs Regis College Nurse Practitioner Program- BSN vs. no BSN - page 2

Hello all! I am contemplating between Regis and Simmons college for their respective NP programs. Both have their pros and cons and what is really worrying me is the fact that Simmons does not... Read More

  1. by   BostonFNP
    Hardest part - I can't really say any one semester was particularly bad, although like most things, it's all about managing expectations. The second summer semester was community, pedi, and maternity and I was expecting an easy summer for some reason and was drastically mistaken. That was a tough semester. Work really ramps up in your late second year as you move into grad work.

    Clinical - I was very fortunate to have all excellent clinical instructors and placements. There are a few instructors that make lives difficult, especially in MS1 and MS2. Otherwise, clinic is a great place to learn and apply what you learn. Most staff nurses have welcomed Simmons students with open arms as Simmons has a great reputation for having prepared and engaged student s.
  2. by   gregmRN890
    Hello de2013!

    I have one question regarding any cases where you have seen people drop out of the direct entry program. Is there a huge percentage of people who decide to leave because of certain personal reasons or the "overwhelming academics"? Would you know of the percentage of the people in your cohort who decided to leave the program?

    Thanks for your time,

  3. by   BostonFNP
    Sending you a private message.
  4. by   gregmRN890

    the system will not let me send a private message!

    no concerns just all out of curiosity! just seeing if stresses can compromise the work ethic involved during this track. i don't want to see myself falling back because of stress. i also wanted to see if there was even "slackers" in such an intensive grad program. now finishing college, i have noticed that it is "hard to fail" and yet "hard to get an a" if you put in the work ethic involved especially with schools known for grade deflation. personally, (if i may ask) do you find it "hard to fail" and "hard to an an a" in class? are there times where you put in so much work and ending up getting a disappointing grade? it has happened to me just a few times in college, and i was wondering if this is typical in this grad program.

    thanks so much!

  5. by   gregmRN890
    From de 2013 to BostonFNP, I see! Congrats with how far you have made it thus far!

    Like what you mentioned, this past year and a half have been much work, but I am grateful with the experiences I have had and glad that I have most of my pre-RN material under my belt. Taking the boards in January!

    How has things been with you post-NP school? Have you found a job suitable to what you wanted to focus on? Hope things are great post-NP school! Hard work pays off!

  6. by   Ultraposh
    I don't understand. You can start the Simmons np program with an rn associate degree this means? Someone please explain. Also how long does the program take?
  7. by   rebeccaaf66
    @Bronze 2. Simmons now offers a online or on campus ADN to FNP. This program is brand new and they are now accepting applications for both. The online program is 2.5 years at fulltime, and the part time program is 9 month longer. you do not need a previous BSN degree in nursing or any other study to apply. only the ADN.