Stony Brook Psychiatric NP -online - page 2

by KeriMarie

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I hesitated with starting an exclusive online PMHNP program but I am thrilled to start such a dynamic, flexible program. We are a military family stationed overseas and the School of Nursing has bent over backwards to help... Read More


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    Stony Brook is located near where I currently live, we've actually had a couple students from their program doing clinicals at my hospital. The school has a great reputation, and from the couple of students I have spoke with, they have all been very happy with the program. I'm still working on my Bachelors, but it is one of the schools I am considering applying to when I graduate. We will be moving to NC, to an area there does not appear to be any local programs offering PMHNP programs. Good luck to you, I look forward to hearing more about how you are fairing in the program as you get further into it!
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    Hi Keri, I know your posts is a little outdated, However I applied to the SBU PSCH NP program and would like to know what are your thoughts on the program thus far. Also how are the tests and clinicals?
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    Hello Sha-sha RN, I have been accepted to this SBU NP program and would like to know your thoughts on the program thus far. What are the classroom interactions like, the tests, research projects and professors in delivering quality lectures? Are you completely on your own to teach yourself or do the professors upload lectures/videos? Please let me know.
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    Quote from 123geri
    Hello Sha-sha RN, I have been accepted to this SBU NP program and would like to know your thoughts on the program thus far. What are the classroom interactions like, the tests, research projects and professors in delivering quality lectures? Are you completely on your own to teach yourself or do the professors upload lectures/videos? Please let me know.
    Hi 123geri,
    Have you been accepted to the online program or onsite? I'm in the online ANP program. so whatever program you got into may be different from what I will tell you. Honestly I would tell anyone doing the online prog. with SBU be prepared to be very self directed. I started in Summer 2011 and I'm now doing my second of 4 clinicals. My initial start in the program was rough as well for a lot of others because there was so much detachment between the professors and the students. There were no video lectures to watch or discussion board activity. It was strictly go online to the course look at your power points and read the related chapters in the book and hope for the best. Maybe you will get a blueprint if the test in what to focus on fir the exams, but a lot of times those were not helpful. Sometimes the work we submitted helped but I felt I was teaching myself to be an NP.
    The hardest part of the program is having to find your own preceptors, so start now. The school really does not offer help in this area. I almost quit the program last semester because of this. One if my classmates left this semester because if some parts of all the above.

    I will say that last semester my program (ANP) got a new director and almost all new faculty, and they are working really hard to improve our learning and experience as evidenced by the video lectures that started this semester, the onsite visits we make 4 times a year and more communication from the professors. Also for this semester they made available the pharmacology class materials because the new professors know we had no help or guidance from our past professors when we took that course almost a year and a half ago.

    So my advice when you go to the onsite orientation, meet some people so you can form groups with them later because a lot of the class work leading to the clinicals is done in groups. My group is what helped me learn and get through. Also start working on finding preceptors.
    I hope this helps.
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    Hello ShashaRN, Thanks alot for the info. It is invaluable to me. I am in the online Psychiatric NP program. I will begin this summer. I'll follow through with the information you have provided and hope for the best. Good Luck to you, with the remainder of your classes!
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    Hi 123geri,
    When did you hear? I'm waiting on the online post- master's certificate adult NP program. They said mid to late April...needless to say, the wait is painfully dragging on.
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    I heard last tuesday. They gave me ten days to accept or decline. Good luck to you!
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    Thank you very informative.

    I work at a hospital in Brooklyn as an RN and the NP's are great on my floor. can i set up a contract there with school for my clinicals??

    Thank you again
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    Quote from RNVP25
    Thank you very informative. I work at a hospital in Brooklyn as an RN and the NP's are great on my floor. can i set up a contract there with school for my clinicals?? Thank you again
    Only if you are in an acute care NP program, which Stonybrook does not have or in the psych NP or neonatal program then you can do clinicals in the hospital. I don't think you can do clinicals on a floor you already work on.
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    Have you found that Stonybrook is a great educational experience and are the instructors reliable, accountable, friendly, and realistic? Would love to hear more about the PMHNP program


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