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ECU alternate entry MSN 2012 - page 3

Found out I was accepted to ECU's AE MSN program beginning in August. Has anyone else who is accepted want to open a discussion about moving, housing, the program etc?... Read More

  1. Visit  ElizabethR11 profile page
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    xInspiredx- I completed Phase 1 out of state this July. Tuition for the each semester Spring/Fall was around $8500. Summer tuition really hurt as it was $4800 for each summer session. So total for the year Fall 2011-Summer 2012 was ~$27K. You also have to have either private health insurance or the school plan which has gone up to about $750 per semester of coverage.

    All in all, I ended up taking out $40K in loans to cover living expenses, tuition etc. Additionally, the school will not consider Summer Sessions I and II as part of the next school year, so you will not be able to acquire enough government offered financial aid (what's offered based on your FAFSA you submit to the Financial Aid office) to cover the entire school year unless you have savings to live off of.

    Hope this helps!
  2. Visit  xInspiredx profile page
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    Quote from ElizabethR11
    xInspiredx- I completed Phase 1 out of state this July.
    Thanks for your reply!
    1) Did your concentration require clinical experience? I read that some of the concentrations require clinical experience, but it would seem to me that all should.
    2) How far away were your clinicals?
    3) Where were the clinicals typically held?
    4) Since Phase II is online, does that mean that you are required to stay near the campus? If you need clinical hours for your concentration, would you be able to complete it anywhere?
    5) So you wouldn't be able to get government-based assistance, because Phase I isn't considered to be one full, academic year? Which loans did you end up having to take then?

    Thanks again!
  3. Visit  bdavis51 profile page
    #28 0
    Does anyone know why ECU has stopped the AE MSN program after fall 2013?
  4. Visit  VickyRN profile page
    #29 0
    Quote from bdavis51
    Does anyone know why ECU has stopped the AE MSN program after fall 2013?
    It is my understanding that the AE MSN program is being converted into an accelerated BSN program.

    Many students in the AE MSN program are just settling for the RN component (completing Phase 1) and not continuing on to receive their advanced practice degree (in other words, not completing Phase 2 of the program). These students exist in some sort of a 'limbo land' with a NC RN license but no BSN degree!

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  5. Visit  ElizabethR11 profile page
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    Additionally, as you may know, many schools are phasing out MSN programs and transitioning to the DNP. The AE MSN program would not allow for students to complete an entry level nursing program at the DNP level, as they do not have BSNs. The AE program also had difficulties retaining staff and teaching a group of alpha's 11 months out of the year can be a bit tiring!