Thinking of switching to U of P - page 2

Hi- I've been mulling over getting my BSN through University of Phoenix, and then their MSN. I'm currently finishing up my ASN at Excelsior (2 general eds to do). Can any current/past U of P... Read More

  1. by   BBFRN
    Thanks for the link, guys!

    Chris- I don't want to be a NP...If I get my MSN, I want to be an educator- I love working with nursing students. The thing with that is if I want to teach, I want a MSN program that has a concentration in Adult Education. UOP offers that- I've been hard pressed to find a distance MSN program that isn't concentrated in mgmnt or informatics. And really, if I were going to do a NP program, I would need lots of community health or OB clinical education, as I have limited experience in those areas. I looked at SUNY, but they're expensive, too- for out of state students.
  2. by   mobileLPN
    Quote from chris_at_lucas
    About the new avatars, Gwenith posted this site: http://illustmaker.abi-station.com/index_en.shtml which is pretty cool.

    About RN to BSN to MSN, have you thought about SUNY Stony Brook? They have a nontrad NP program (counts as a masters, at least in Texas) and they accept the Excelsior ADN as sufficient academic prerequisites.

    And they cannot possibly be as pricey as U of Phoenix.....

    Are you doing this program? Is it done through arranged preceptorships, or do you have to travel to new york for clinical rotations? I hope to be finishing my ADN with excelsior this fall, and would like to start progressing in the general direction of FNP as quickly as possible.
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from mobileLPN
    Are you doing this program? Is it done through arranged preceptorships, or do you have to travel to new york for clinical rotations? I hope to be finishing my ADN with excelsior this fall, and would like to start progressing in the general direction of FNP as quickly as possible.
    You have already completed most of your clinical hours when you received your 2 year degree. The clinicals that are required can be done at the facility where you are working. At least this is what everyone did that I know who went thru their program.
  4. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Ok, I like the coffee lady, but I have to say--- I do miss Prince.



    And Chris--- I see that you added that you are a chick. Good call! And I copied you.
  5. by   BBFRN
    Spazzy,
    You mean that's not you in your avatar?
  6. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Quote from lgflamini
    Spazzy,
    You mean that's not you in your avatar?
    Actually I do kind of look like that. I just have to get me a couple 80's rock t-shirts and a haircut and I will look exactly like Beavis.
    Thank you for bringing out the truth, lgflamini. Now everyone knows how hot I am.
  7. by   BBFRN
    LMAO!!!! You crack me up, Spazzy (hubbie just peeked in here to see why his crazy wife was laughing out loud at the computer...lol).
  8. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Since we're being all gigglie here, I have a question for you. Another frequent poster and I were PMing and trying to decipher your screen name. She (being more logical than I) thought it was your name, and I thought it meant you drive a large minivan and you live in Florida.

    Can you shed some light for us? Thank you!
  9. by   BBFRN
    OMG, that's hilarious! It's my name...although I do drive a minivan, and I wish I lived in FL...lol. When I originally signed up here at Allnurses, I tried to come up with something snazzy, but I couldn't get anything to take. Somehow, my name ended up being my entire email addy, and I had to get Brian to at least shorten it.

    Funny thing is, I got married last July, and my last name changed, but everyone at work still calls me "Flamini." I don't even get called by my first name (which isn't "Large," BTW)...lol.
  10. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Yowwie--- Chris the girl was right on! And I was waaay off. What a cool sounding name---- Flamini. Totally funkariffic.



    Quote from lgflamini
    OMG, that's hilarious! It's my name...although I do drive a minivan, and I wish I lived in FL...lol. When I originally signed up here at Allnurses, I tried to come up with something snazzy, but I couldn't get anything to take. Somehow, my name ended up being my entire email addy, and I had to get Brian to at least shorten it.

    Funny thing is, I got married last July, and my last name changed, but everyone at work still calls me "Flamini." I don't even get called by my first name (which isn't "Large," BTW)...lol.
  11. by   BBFRN
    Yeah, it would be cool sounding- if anyone ever pronounced it right...lol.
  12. by   Spazzy Nurse
    My first guess would be fla-MINI, but since you said that people don't pronounce it right I'd guess FLA-mini.

    People beyond butcher my last name, so I feel your pain.
  13. by   BBFRN
    It's the first one- to most people, it's Fleming, Flaming, or Flamingo, though...lol.

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