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Joined Jul 20, '07 - from 'U.S.'. mtsteelhorse is a Corrections Nurse. She has '16' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Correctional Nursing; MSN student'. Posts: 1,738 (14% Liked) Likes: 333

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  • Jul 6

    Also, the tuition is as follows: $2100 for the 7 course bridge program, $4800 for the MSN portion and $250 for the capstone course. Books are separate and must be purchased on your own. This tuition works out if you pay the Bridge program at $300 a class as you go, (= $2100); for the MSN portion you pay $2700 up front then pay as you go for the rest of it. So the total is approx $7150 with this plan.

  • May 20

    I am attending EKU and so far, so good. I am half-way through the program and clinical rotations begin next month. I like the layout of the program. Most courses are 8 weeks in length with different start times. I don't know how it compares to other programs. The entire program is online with proctored exams. I will get into the real meat of the psych material spring semester. I have heard UND is very good. I would steer clear of USA based on many, many bad reviews I've heard over the past few years. If anyone has had a good experience with USA please correct me!

  • May 19

    usalsfyre, what a rude and insensitive comment. NenaRK, you're young! Go for the Naturopathic Medicine. You can build on many skills and modalities. I don't know where I'd be without my chiropractor and acupuncturist/Chinese medicine practitioner. Those who can only see western medicine as the total answer are missing some incredible healing options. There is room to blend both worlds. I wish you well in your pursuits. Go for the whole enchilda!

  • May 5

    This information is invaluable. I am impressed with Aspen thus far and submitted the preliminary application last evening. I had an email exchange with the Dean and will speak with her next week. As far as ASU I have no clue how their program works. I know it's more expensive and that's about it. I trust those that say they are not imposters...thank you for your reassurance. I'm sure it happens all the time. I come to this forum in hopes of honest and supportive exchange. Thanks for posting.

  • May 5

    Aspen is wonderful. They will support you from the get-go! I was sooooooooo nervous but just jump in and that feeling will pass. Their admission process is straight-forward, organized and efficient. I look forward to "seeing you" class!

  • May 5

    Aspen is GREAT! The coordinator is currently tweaking the curriculum a bit...for the better! I am in the first course and it was initially overwhelming but I am enjoying it! They are so easy to work with and want you to succeed at every step. I just started Module 3 (of 8 in a course) and I'm getting the hang of it. I encourage you to contact admissions and check into it. I work FT, have 2 kids and I'm managing. I think some of the changes will make it easier to get through the classes. The coordinator is always looking to improve things...and the Dean as well. It is a relatively new program but I tell you, after all the research I did re: on-line programs AU won hands down. I'm happy to answer any questions...check it out!

  • Mar 19

    EKU is going well for me. You might look into their program
    Online Nursing Programs || Eastern Kentucky University

  • Mar 6

    I am an EKU MSN student in the PMHNP program and I love it. I started last summer. I work FT and it's doable. I was accepted at SLU and Drexel. So glad I opted for EKU. I've had no issues and have completed 4 courses. It's a good school. I like that it's also a credible brick and mortar institution. Good luck with your decision. I think you'll be pleased with EKU.

  • Feb 27

    I don't know the path of study to become a naturopath but I would certainly investigate. You are young with a passion for holistic medicine...how refreshing! If I had your options I would likely go the naturopath route. You will have more autonomy and opportunities. Additionally you can add to your practice with acupuncture and advanced studies. Do a search for naturopath schools...good luck! I think you have a very bright future! I agree with your view on western medicine. While I appreciate our technology, we as a nation are extremely short sighted when it comes to managing chronic health problems. Go for it! I was planning on going on to NP school but like you my belief system clashes with the medical model. Keep me posted!

  • Feb 26

    I will hopefully be starting a program soon as PMHNP. There is a huge demand! A typical day depends on the setting. I encourage you to shadow someone to get a feel for what the career entails. In a private clinic a typical day consisted of patient visits with some therapy and medication management. Intake visits take longer and the NP I shadowed checked vitals, etc. I loved it! Anyhow, I've put this off far too long and hope to start next month if accepted. I'm 53 and just gearing up for grad school. You are wise to choose this path over LCSW, at least IMO. Compensation ranges from lower end ($85K to $150K from what I've seen). There is no shortage of positions. Trust me, I wouldn't be taking this path if there weren't a demand. I looked into counseling, which I truly love, but the compensation for investment did not appeal to me. Good luck!

  • Jan 27

    Interesting thread. I haven't started school yet and have been recruited by three different practices who are familiar with me. With our nation's new focus on mental health I think one can find a position, though it may require relocation for some. The ideal situation sounds like PMHNP-FNP to open all doors. I'm going to trust that mental health is where I need to be at this stage. Good luck to all of us moving forward to expand our education and make a contribution to society.

  • Dec 28 '16

    I am an EKU MSN student in the PMHNP program and I love it. I started last summer. I work FT and it's doable. I was accepted at SLU and Drexel. So glad I opted for EKU. I've had no issues and have completed 4 courses. It's a good school. I like that it's also a credible brick and mortar institution. Good luck with your decision. I think you'll be pleased with EKU.

  • Dec 8 '16

    Quote from rnMomm
    Thanks for the encouragement!!! I'm going for it!
    I hope you do. This thread has been very encouraging for me as well. I just got back from a walk where I was contemplating the issue of grad school. I asked for a sign...came in to find your post. Thanks!

  • Dec 7 '16

    Quote from rnMomm
    Thanks for the encouragement!!! I'm going for it!
    I hope you do. This thread has been very encouraging for me as well. I just got back from a walk where I was contemplating the issue of grad school. I asked for a sign...came in to find your post. Thanks!

  • Nov 27 '16

    The NP school I could obtain a post grad degree from doesn't care about the regional accreditation...just CCNE...and it's a state school. I'm good with that.


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