Ohio U Online FNP Winter 2012 - page 3
by HeathRN 6,902 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
- 0Well - 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
- 0I 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??!!!
- 0So 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.
- 0I 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.
- 0Feb 16, '12 by mtsteelhorseQuote from HeathRNI sent you a PM. Please contact me if you can. I would love to talk with you a bit more about this. Thanks.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.