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UNH Direct Entry

  1. 0 Anyone know about/have experience with UNH's direct entry program?
    Thanks.
  2. Visit  CapeJaz profile page

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    40 Years Old; Joined Aug '04; Posts: 28.

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  3. Visit  arciedee profile page
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    I'm a student in the program. What are you interested in knowing?

    Also, there will be an info session at UNH on the 8th at 6:30 and a few of my classmates will be there to talk about their experience. If you can make it that would be a good resource as I know they've changed some of their admission requirements since I applied last year.
  4. Visit  CapeJaz profile page
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    Are you in the first class? What's your general impression of the program? Your clinicals?

    Thanks.
  5. Visit  arciedee profile page
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    I'm actually in the 4th cohort, just started this January. I believe the first class graduated last May. They did change the curriculum starting with my class, though, which has streamlined the program quite a bit. It's definitely challenging, but I'm enjoying it so far. My classmates bring diverse experiences and the professors are engaging and excited to teach us. Since I'm only in my first semester I've only had experience with one clinical site, but it's been a positive experience overall.
  6. Visit  icare412 profile page
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    I am in the 3rd cohort and finishing up this fall. Overall I feel this program has been excellent. The instructors are top notch and the many, varied clinical experiences exceeded my expectations.

    What you do need to prepare for is a non-stop curriculum for about 1.5 years. Unlike traditional programs, this program runs continuously and can be very challenging as it felt I was working on my coursework 8-12 hours per day, 7 days a week. I stayed in the full-time program and did not work. I cannot imagine working and completing this program full-time. Like so many things, what you put into your educational experience determines how much you will get out of it.

    There was a lot of writing and research as part of the program the second year. Good writing skills are essential in this program along with careful time management, otherwise it is easy to fall behind with assignments.

    I had actually transferred from an associates program once I was accepted at UNH. For me and the direction I hope to take in nursing, I am really glad I went this route.
  7. Visit  ddb19 profile page
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    For those of you currently enrolled in the UNH Direct Entry program ... was everyone who was accepted called in for an interview?

    Thank you for any insight.
  8. Visit  arciedee profile page
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    Quote from ddb19
    For those of you currently enrolled in the UNH Direct Entry program ... was everyone who was accepted called in for an interview?

    Thank you for any insight.
    Yes, an interview was a required part of the admission process. I'm pretty sure I received the invitation right around this time last year. Hope this helps.
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  9. Visit  ddb19 profile page
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    Thank you for such a quick response. I have been checking my status daily and haven't heard a thing yet. I was worried that no news is not a good sign this late in the application process.

    Thank you again -- hope to see you there in January!

    ddb19
  10. Visit  unh hopefull profile page
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    Has anyone worked while in the UNH directy entry program? I don't see any way I could do the program without having some income my way. Any thoughts?
  11. Visit  arciedee profile page
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    I have not worked during this program, but some students in my class have been able to hold down part-time jobs (around 10 hrs/wk). I think that is about the max you would want to do and you would want to do something that offers a flexible schedule. At the end of the second spring you will be sitting for the NCLEX and the course schedule goes down to part-time,so you will be able to work at that point.

    There is an open house coming up on May 13th that I would recommend you attend, if you are able. They will answer a lot of questions about the program there and current students will be there to share their experiences.
  12. Visit  NHGN profile page
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    Hi!

    I'm in the undergrad program. A bunch of professors met with our class last semester (Fetzer leading, for those of you in the program), who told us that the DEMN program will NOT run a new class next year, but will finish out all the already-started classes.
    Now I heard this directly from the professors, but all this talk of people applying to the program, etc makes me think perhaps they've changed their minds. Maybe somebody has more up-to-date info? I wanted to give people a heads up in case this was still true.

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  13. Visit  arciedee profile page
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    Quote from NHGN
    Hi!

    I'm in the undergrad program. A bunch of professors met with our class last semester (Fetzer leading, for those of you in the program), who told us that the DEMN program will NOT run a new class next year, but will finish out all the already-started classes.
    Now I heard this directly from the professors, but all this talk of people applying to the program, etc makes me think perhaps they've changed their minds. Maybe somebody has more up-to-date info? I wanted to give people a heads up in case this was still true.

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    We have not been told anything about plans to close the DEMN program. They did start a new class this past January and just scheduled an info session in May for new applicants. I do know that they have closed the adult NP program and are not currently accepting applicants for the family NP program while they change the curriculum, but that would not affect the DEMN students since they are all in the clinical nurse leader track.
  14. Visit  NHGN profile page
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    Ahhhh, I'm sure it was just the NP program they were talking about. Thanks for clearing things up!


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