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Joined Jun 12, '06 - from 'somewhere in Downeast Maine'. Posts: 1,729 (9% Liked) Likes: 252

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  • Sep 25

    If you are going to choose an online program, pick one that has a great network of past graduates willing to precept current students. Frontier comes to mind. Call and talk with them, ask how many graduates are in your particular state and if there are other students currently there. I am not a Frontier student or graduate - but they were my #2 choice. I ultimately chose a brick and mortar school in my state that offered hybrid classes as well as "in person" requirements. And - my school has a full-time clinical coordinator that does all the clinical placements. Good luck to you!

  • Sep 10

    Congratulations!! It wasn't difficult because you were prepared!

  • Jul 20

    Quote from Julius Seizure
    A lot of people go to school part time and work at the same time, but school will take longer. At this point, are you sure that it's worth it?
    I just finished an MSN-FNP at 55. Total of 5 years for BSN completion through MSN. Age is just a number

  • Jul 20

    I worked full-time through RN, BSN and MSN-FNP. Takes some creative scheduling and support of your workplace but it can be done!

  • Jul 20

    I graduated with my MSN at 55. Age is just a number!!!

  • Jul 19

    I graduated with my MSN at 55. Age is just a number!!!

  • Jul 19

    I graduated with my MSN at 55. Age is just a number!!!

  • Jul 19

    I graduated with my MSN at 55. Age is just a number!!!

  • Jul 19

    I graduated with my MSN at 55. Age is just a number!!!

  • Jul 18

    I graduated with my MSN at 55. Age is just a number!!!

  • Jul 18
  • Jul 7

    Started out as a CNA, then became a Respiratory Therapist for 17 years. I'd always wanted to be a nurse but didn't have the means or opportunity right out of high school, so when I'd had it with management, I applied to RN-Diploma school. Worked for several years in critical care and ED before completing a BSN online and decided why stop now? Just graduated MSN-FNP a couple of weeks ago. What would I change? Nothing!

  • Jul 5

    Quote from rockyroad#
    Hi rninme,
    Congrats! I have failed the ANNP twice and ANCC Friday. Please if you have any suggestion on how to study, I would appreciate. I cannot taker the ANNP until nest year, therefore, I have to take the ANCC again and I so afraid. Personal email,joepatten3367@gmail .com. Please help!!!
    Body system a day - review it thoroughly. Then start answering questions on that system. Go back and review what you didn't understand - answer questions again. On to the next system. Don't waste time reviewing systems that you have a good knowledge base on -- review the ones you don't know! ANCC has a lot on leadership and professional issues - research, risk management, etc. You probably won't find that in your class texts. I used Fitzgerald - and her review and review book covers it pretty well. Also looked through Leik and and used BoardVitals as a question bank. If you haven't taken a live or online review - that might be in your best interest. I did Fitzgerald, but Hollier, Leik and Barkley all have review programs. Good luck! You can do this!!

  • Jun 27

    Quote from BrnEyedGirl
    I am testing next week. My last course used the Fitzgerald review book and we were tested over it. I signed up for her live review that started today through Tuesday. We spent 5 hours listening to a speaker read to us word for word from the hand out book. It was painful. The hotel was beyond horrible and we left after lunch and drove 4 hours home. Very, very disappointed. I note that I don't have access to the online material or practice tests that were listed in the book. This was a huge waste of time and money.
    I'm sorry your experience wasn't the same as mine. Take it Dr Fitzgerald was not the presenter? She made it very interesting - and added a lot to the book outline. Our hotel was fantastic - and not one I could afford to stay at otherwise (Boston Back Bay area). I don't think you can access the online review until after you complete the live review - and if you don't stay for it ... not sure you can access it? I'd call Fitzgerald Health Education Associates - and tell them about your experience.

  • Jun 23

    Quote from Cynthia Thomas
    Hello rninme, supper congratulations. I'm so happy for you. I'm new to this blog and you responded to my post. Thank you for that. Do you by chance have any study tips/study guide that could help and don't mind sharing? I'm terrified of ANCC exam...I don't know why. I started the fitz online review this Wednesday. My email is cynthiathomas300@hotmail.com any study tip I will greatly appreciate. Thanks and congratulations

    I used Fitz live review and her blue book. Glanced through Leik - some good quick facts there. Tried the APEA q-bank but found the majority of those questions are in Hollier's FNP certification review book - so not worth the money for me. Only online question bank I did was BoardVitals - and they are brutal!

    I reviewed a body system a day - using Fitzgerald, Leik. Went to BoardVitals and answered questions on that system. If I found I was missing quite a bit - back to review using other sources, mainly my Bates book from school. Derm - the Habif book was my bible. Also have it on my Ipad ... so I could pop on and review different derm presentations. Ortho - my kryptonite!! Used Bates, Fitzgerald, and Hoppenfeld (I think is the author - old book, but is the bible for ortho) - it's green and I believe first published in the 1970's! Peds/pregnancy/women's and men's health - all from Fitzgerald and reviewing class notes and texts. All the leadership information I used came from Fitzgerald, Leik and on BoardVitals. Know the hierarchy of clinical research!!! You will do fine - just listen to what Dr. Fitzgerald talks about. Several questions on the exam were pretty much word-for-word from her live lecture!


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