Walden University has new FNP and AGNP Programs - page 12

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Walden has started new a new FNP and AGNP enrolling now for start date in Sept, Oct, and Dec. hope this is helpful to people that are interested.... Read More


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    interesting. i am loving walden thus far. first set of FNp classes are going well
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    did you start? if so we are both enrolled.


    Quote from pyroandbozzt
    Starting the FNP program Dec 3rd. So far, getting everything set up is super easy. They seem to have gotten all their ducks in a row regarding licensure and everything else.

    Anybody know a provider in San Antonio I could speak to about clinicals?
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    Hi

    I started the FNP program at Walden Dec 3rd, and I also live in San Antonio. You can contact me through my Walden email if you like, I anticipate having a ton of resources once we start clinical rotations. My name is Tatum Pilato and you can find my email in the Walden database. How are you doing so far?
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    Are you taking 2 classes at a time? How does that work out...30-40 hrs/week for studies??? I work FT. I called the school today and I got the impression it's pretty well organized. Do you think it's feasible to complete the program in 2 years. I was told for the adult/gero NP program it's 2 classes per qtr the first year, then 1/qtr the second...meaning clinicals I assume. Would love to know more about the course format. My other concern is clinicals...what type of provider can precept? Thanks.
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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    Are you taking 2 classes at a time? How does that work out...30-40 hrs/week for studies??? I work FT. I called the school today and I got the impression it's pretty well organized. Do you think it's feasible to complete the program in 2 years. I was told for the adult/gero NP program it's 2 classes per qtr the first year, then 1/qtr the second...meaning clinicals I assume. Would love to know more about the course format. My other concern is clinicals...what type of provider can precept? Thanks.
    I think a NP or an MD. Then again I could be confused with South University. Where can you complete your clinicals, or in what settings (e.g.. Primary scare Clinics, Health Dept, College health Centers, Fast Track ERs, Urgent Cares?)?
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    I just started Dec 3rd too. Classes are well organized and I'm really enjoying it.
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    Hi everyone, i got accepted at walden for the AGNP that starts in March, I must say im pretty nervous, i chose this online option that way i can chose the preceptors and the concentration myself, and School can work around my work schedule for once.

    has anyone taken courses already for the AGNP program? if so, can you shed some light on your experience thus far?
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    Just a Walden Update, I am now finishing my second full quater with Walden in the FNP track. I took 3 classes this quarter, and will take 3 next quarter as well. I am scheduled to start clinicals in June. It has been very demanding yet very rewarding this far and I have not regretted it for one minute. I love my instructors, although they can be very tough at times, they are also fare. I got a chance to speak with my 6052 Essentials for Evidence Base Practice professor on the phone last week. She received her doctoral degree form LSU, and is a full time graduate instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University as well as an adjunct instructor at Loyola of New Orleans (One of the best schools in the south). Whe told me tha Walden's corriculum and overall education is as good and in some ways better than any any school she has been associated with. She went on to say that if she did not feel completely confident about Waldens ability to supply a top notch education, she would not be associated with them. All of my instuctors have doctorates and most come from highly respected Universties and medical backgrounds.
    One word of caution, if you are looking for an easy way out, thinking this program will be a cake walk, you are not at the right school. This is difficult and time consuming! Many student have to drop out due to the rigorous demands of this program, and underestimate how difficult it will be. I have managed to maintain a 4.0 average thus far, by scraping and clawing for every grade I get. I average about 40 hours a week focused on school work for the 3 classes I am taking and work part-time every other weekend. I may quit work all together when clinicals start, because we will have to commit 24+ hours a week to practicum plus write papers for each clinical class.

    I hope this helps anyone looking to start at Walden.


    Mark Hill BSN
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    Quote from Mark Hill BSN
    Just a Walden Update, I am now finishing my second full quater with Walden in the FNP track. I took 3 classes this quarter, and will take 3 next quarter as well. I am scheduled to start clinicals in June. It has been very demanding yet very rewarding this far and I have not regretted it for one minute. I love my instructors, although they can be very tough at times, they are also fare. I got a chance to speak with my 6052 Essentials for Evidence Base Practice professor on the phone last week. She received her doctoral degree form LSU, and is a full time graduate instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University as well as an adjunct instructor at Loyola of New Orleans (One of the best schools in the south). Whe told me tha Walden's corriculum and overall education is as good and in some ways better than any any school she has been associated with. She went on to say that if she did not feel completely confident about Waldens ability to supply a top notch education, she would not be associated with them. All of my instuctors have doctorates and most come from highly respected Universties and medical backgrounds.
    One word of caution, if you are looking for an easy way out, thinking this program will be a cake walk, you are not at the right school. This is difficult and time consuming! Many student have to drop out due to the rigorous demands of this program, and underestimate how difficult it will be. I have managed to maintain a 4.0 average thus far, by scraping and clawing for every grade I get. I average about 40 hours a week focused on school work for the 3 classes I am taking and work part-time every other weekend. I may quit work all together when clinicals start, because we will have to commit 24+ hours a week to practicum plus write papers for each clinical class.

    I hope this helps anyone looking to start at Walden.

    Mark Hill BSN
    Thank you Mark for posting this. I am strongly considering Walden for the Summer start, and this really helps. Love to hear first hand info like this!


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