hi i am new to this site and have been looking for a good program that will help me get to my ultimate goal of becoming a fnp or dnp. to give a little info about me, i am a 2004 drury university graduate with a degree in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry and global studies. i graduated cleveland chiropractic college in kansas city in 2009. i currently work in my father's practice in blue springs missouri. i love what i do and where i work but i feel i could do more in practice with an advance nursing degree. so my ultimate goal would be to do a collaborative practice out of my current office. (sorry to rant on about myself). that being said i am looking for a night and weekend program for a lpn,rn or bsn program.
i have found one 21 month bsn program that is aimed for chiropractors that is in tx and is primarily online except for the clinicals which are in house (travel once a month to tx) but i would rather do it the long route because of price and i think clinical experience is "key" if one wants to be "good" at what they do. i have applied at penn valley which was a very arduous experience. i had to take the comass which i tested out of any class they offer there, and then i had to take life span and sociology 101. just recently i took the teas test, have not received my scores yet but i was told i would get them in the mail and it would say my scores and whether or not i was accepted or an alternate.
honestly in regards to the teas test the reading and grammar where joke. the math was fairly simple besides the fact i hadn't done any math of this kind (fraction and decimals) without a calculator since i was 14 so i was cutting it close on time. i am not super confidant about that. the science on the other hand i had mixed reviews; questions on tectonic plates, converting celsius to fahrenheit and questions on the periodic table seemed a little ridicules to me but i'm not a nurse yet, so i can't say that's stuff nurses will never use.
so basically i am assuming i am not getting in to that program. so does anyone have any suggestions on how to get to my goal of an fnp degree without quitting my practice? i am willing to start at a lpn program if need be.
Well I got my TEAS score got an 80% on it. I was accepted to Penn valley but they accepted me into their day program. Which is funny because I only applied to their night program. So I emailed them about it we will see what the verdict is. So basically I am no better off then I was yesterday when I thought I didn't get in. Concorde has a evening lpn program any thoughts on this?
Last edit by DCAMG on May 15, '10