Ohio U Online FNP Winter 2012 - page 3

by HeathRN 6,979 Views | 28 Comments

Hi, all was wondering if anyone out there is enrolling in Ohio University Family Nurse Practitioner program for Winter 2012?? I was accepted and would like to seek out other students beginning this term. I also posted this... Read More


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    Yes, it does get old. We are very active people as well. I'll check out NKU. A part-time option is ideal. Thanks for the tip. Mostly I just want to be independently wealthy, lol!
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    Well - I looked at NKU and Frontier's requirements and class schedule - too many nonsense classes for me. Think I am going to stick with OU or go with St Joe's in Standish. I didn't expect it to be easy - and the program recruiter I talked to and the FNP that I know that teaches - both told me to expect to devote 30-40 hours a week to study no matter what program I enroll in. I'll apply to both
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    How can anyone possibly work and manage that kind of schedule? Good luck to you. Did you speak with the recruiter at OU? She never mentioned that amount of study time to me. I was under a different impression. You're right, it will be a demanding program anywhere.
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    I think it depends on how quickly you absorb information - this program states 3 hours per quarter hour/week and I am taking 2 classes. I know that St Joe's program is doable while working full time - but the expense is so much more. And they have dropped their mandatory on campus time - altho Summer in Maine is absolutely beautiful. I have a year to decide and if OU doesn't have an initial successful class - they will have to make some adjustments - right??!!!
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    So this is their first NP class? Yes, they will have some kinks to work out for sure. 3 hrs per credit hour sounds reasonable. 40 hrs/week does not. Would be okay for the FT student with little other responsibilities. Is St Joe's program predominantly on line? The main goal is to learn what is important for the advanced practice nurse...not extraneous fluff that merely exhausts time. That is what I want to determine when it comes to schools. Thanks for your input.
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    I wrote a long response that AN refused to accept for some reason. SJC of Maine is a similar program to OU. All online - 48 credit hours at $600/cr hour. Will graduate first online based FNP class at end of this year. Set up as 15 week classes (I think) but you are able to finish as quickly or as slowly as you want - if you can finish a class in 5 weeks - done and on to the next one.
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    Quote from HeathRN
    So I left the program. It was not what I had expected. I too want and have a life. It was more stress than I was prepared to deal with. Not sure what I'm going to do now, sad and disappointed that this experince was not what I was told it would be. If they tell you you can work, go to school, and have time for your life they are not be truthful and don't believe them either if they tell you that you need 20 hrs a week for school work, myself and most of the other people in that class were working up to 40 hrs a week. I'm going to look at some local on campus programs that have a part-time option. If it takes me longer so be it.
    I sent you a PM. Please contact me if you can. I would love to talk with you a bit more about this. Thanks.
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    I have been accepted to start the online FNP at OU this fall. I'm wondering if it will be too much for me. I am planning on working 12 hours per week and homeschooling my kids while going through this program. Any input? Thanks!
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    Heath RN,

    I recently applied to Ohio U, & I am awaiting a decision. I am curious about the length of time it took them send your acceptance letter, and your GPA before applying to Ohio U.


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