Anyone know about Maryville's FNP program? - page 3

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I am writing to see if anyone has attended or heard good things about Maryville University's FNP program? They are starting a new online FNP program next year, but am kind of leery because I am not able to find much about the... Read More


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    Thanks for your comments, nursegirl2001. Quality of life is all good for me; not sure what exactly the comment referred to. I think it is the climate that sells California and not necessarily the other aspects. My psyche rotation experience was not very nice. Our clinical instructor had more psych issues than the patients there. *wink*

    Sorry that you did not have a good experience in LA. There are all types of people living in all areas; good, bad, and the ugly :-). I was trying to get a feel & perspective of program from nurses who actually may have attended. Good thing happened that I was able to connect with the student who graduated couple of weeks ago from Maryville FNP program (not online though) and she was very kind and helpful and agreed to mentor me through the program. Yahoo....!!

    I will post more info as I get the first hand experience in the program after I am accepted. Anything to assist my fellow nurses.

    Regards,
    Last edit by rtrn08 on May 21, '12 : Reason: typo
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    rtrn08:

    Please keep me informed about your experience at Maryville as I will as well. I am attending the online MSN-FNP distance learning program. So far I appreciate what I see and how they correspond. I am hoping to transfer in about 6 of my previous graduate credits. I don't start the program until the beginning of September 2012. I would like to buy my books early and kinda get a headstart there but we will see. As for California, I have been to other cities and the people are nicer, more hospitable. The larger the city the more rude the people and LA has that pretty bad....However, the weather is just beautiful as are the mountains and the ocean. Hey I hope to hear back from you when you are accepted.

    Regards,
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    I recently applied to the Fall start for Maryville too! Praying that I get accepted. It looks like it is a great program, just new to the online program. However their pass rate for boards is great news!!!
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    I got my admission letter(email) yesterday start date Aug 27th 2012 am so excited but a little nervous.Anyone else
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    I got my acceptance letter! So excited and a little nervous too! Do you know yet what courses you will be starting out with?
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    I was accepted to start August 27th 2012. I am waiting for my financial aid letter, she said about three weeks and I found out last Monday. I submitted my application hoping to get into the May start date, but I never heard anything from them until about four weeks ago a recruiter called me and said she saw I was interested in the program and I told her I sent all my stuff in months prior and she looked it up and was like oh yea I see it here. So apparently in was just sitting in limbo waiting for someone to submit it. So she submitted it and it took three weeks for me to hear I was accepted. I was annoyed at first that it was just sitting there and no one had called for so long. But it is partly my fault I was dealing with a different recruiter and I myself never followed through with her after I sent it in, I didn't know I would need her to submit it all. Anyways Once this recruiter called me she never stopped. If I was at work and didn't answer my phone she would continue to call me, she called me one night ten times. So I became leary myself because she was really persistent. At the same time it was nice that she kept me updated all the time and made me feel that if this was an indication of the program it was a good thing. Since I live in Rhode Island and the school is in St. Louis its good to know that they are always in reach. She told me the program had a 100% pass rate last year and the cost was approx. $31,000. I am still waiting to see if I get into the FNP program at the University of Cincinnati. They told me 9-12 weeks and I am in week 9. That program takes 2 years so it is a little shorter and it does cost less.My undergrad GPA was 3.1 and I have been working in a skilled nursing home for about 1.5 years. But if I don't get in there I will definitely be going to Maryville. So we should exchange info because we will probably be in the same classes. It would be good to know some of my other classmates.
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    I was told that the program was like $24-$25,000....but $31,000 is good too and it's better than $60-$80,000 NP programs that other universities are charging for the same content. I am excited about getting started and I understand that 6 weeks prior to the class start date is when the school will contact us for class schedules and so forth......I for one am interested in getting a scholarship and the financial aid department acts like they don't know what that is relative to a graduate nursing financial aid academic scholarship????? So why would you want to attend Cinncinnatti's MSN program? They rejected my application a year ago and told me not to re-apply !!!!!! Can you imagine that????? How pompous and unprofessional. I would never encourage anyone to attend that program for that very reason. Their recruiters are rude and fail to communicate which I found disconcerting. Anyway Maryville appears to be much more professional and they want students to obtain a good education and don't have this 'entitled attitude' that many other graduate nursing programs seem to exhibit. Anyway, I am sooo happy for you and hope that we can interact if you decide to attend Maryville University. Congratulations too by the way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    smartpants31us you sent me a PM and I can't PM you back, I don't have access to that yet...so here is your response, hope you find it.

    I got my BSN from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. My undergrad GPA was 3.1....mets the requirements, but obviously could be better and had me a little worried. The recruiter said it should be fine though and it was. I did not take the GRE, it was not required from any of the schools I applied to. I had three recommendations- one from my assist director of nursing at my facility and two others from instructors I had in college. I worked as a GN for three months in a skilled nursing facility, took my boards and a break ( I had my son) and then I have been at another skilled nursing facility for about 1 year and four months. Which the recruiter said was enough experience. I found out via email I was accepted for Aug 27th start on 5/29/12, my application was officially submitted on 5/8/12. So exactly three weeks. Did you talk with a recruiter or enrollment adviser. Because I really sent all my stuff in months before that and didn't know that I needed an enrollment adviser to take all the stuff I sent in and officially submit it to the committee. I hope you get it!!! Let me know. I wish I could talk to someone in the program now to know what to expect.
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    It might be that cost for in-state tuition. I am out of state from RI. She said the cost had gone up since I applied about a grand. I am okay with that price. It seems pretty fair for the entire program and cheaper than a lot of other schools. I never spoke with the financial aid department. My recruiter/admissions person I spoke with said as well as I had my FAFSA done it would come in three weeks and if it was sooner she would let me know. The packet she emailed me said you can get it online on access Maryville, I tried that and I don't have an account to log in there. I hope to get some grants or scholarships to off set the cost a little, then I would be very happy!! So I can't wait to get it.

    I am not that big on University of Cincinnati. Between the two processes I like the communication I have had with Maryville better. But the program outlines and information have been more detailed from Cincinnati. They sent me a schema and everything and I can't seem to get one from Maryville. I also hate that when you go on Maryville's website you can't see anything unless you put contact info in, which have done so many times so I was able to re-look at some information. I wish I got like a packet of information in the mail to look through, maybe it will come, I only just got in.

    I can't believe that they told you that!!!!! Shocking. It's weird that it is taking so long to hear from them also. But I only care because I would like to compare my financial aid between the schools and program and be able to make a choice. It is not all about money, but it does play a part. It turns me off that they treated you so badly. But like I said I don't think I will get in there anyways and I am not counting on it. Since I got in at Maryville I was so happy!!!! I would love to keep in touch Especially since I read there are group projects!! Do you know when we enroll in classes and find out what books we need to buy?? I would like to get a head start on some reading before I am only given a week to read 6 chapters that are 300 pages or something crazy like when I was an undergrad.
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    ALSO CONGRATS nursegirl2001!!!!


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