Adult Nurse Practitioner in St.Loius University,anyone? - page 2

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Hi!Has anyone here went to St. Louis University for ANP program? I am going to start the program this fall and I just want to get some info how was the program? Im working 3 and 4 days in 2 weeks as an RN, should I take 2 or 3... Read More


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    Im in the ANP program. Im taking nursing research, patho and health promotion. I work full time (3, 12 hour shifts) and have an 18 month old. My son is in daycare 4 days a week so that I am able to do homework on my days off. Patho is a lot of work. There is a lot of studying. I think I study about 90min-2 hours a night just to keep up with the reading. The other 2 classes aren't hard. Just busy work...papers, discussion questions, projects. The courses are easy to navigate and instructors respond immediately. I have a 3.89 GPA with my BSN and could not get unto the FNP program. So I got into ANP and will later add on a family certificate if I'm still interested. The curriculum is the same, only ANP doesn't have pediatrics.
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    Holy Mackerel! That sounds like a ton of work. You are a busy gal to juggle 3 classes, FT work and a toddler. I have applied to the psych program. I can't believe you didn't get in with that high GPA. Did they say why? Are there tests per se? Proctored exams? I can't even envision what the material is like. IF I'm accepted it will be a HUGE undertaking for me; so I'm trying to learn all I can about the rigors of the program. Please feel free to PM me if you like. Thanks so much and all the best to you!
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    Thanks, Im still pretty new to this site...not sure how to PM you? I clicked on your name and didnt see messaging there either. I'm pregnant with my second so I really wanted to get 3 classes out of the way as soon as possible. They said they only accept 25 students in the FNP program and it was tough competition. I spoke with the Dean and she is the one who suggested ANP, which still had openings. Patho has test. They are proctored. You need a webcam for your computer so they watch you. No books or notes for the exams. there are 6 exams and the final is not cumulative, thank goodness!
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    Thanks allsia07 for taking time to answer my questions. How long after you applied before you heard? Was it by email or snail mail? I'm on pins and needles. I'm overwhelmed by the idea of going but...I really want to. I just don't know what a reasonable course load is if I get accepted. I'm in no rush to finish but I don't want to plod along either. Were they helpful at assisting with your program course of study? Admissions has been very easy to deal with; now I hurry up and wait. I'm finishing up my BSN this semester but have been a nurse a while. The research class I'm in now is awful. What does yours entail?
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    I think I heard within 30 days of the application deadline. I received a congratulatory email first and then got the same letter via snail mail a week later. 1-2 courses per semester is the normal course load to finish in 3 years. My advisor was very helpful organizing my plan of study. We had to switch some classes around so that i met before clinicals. Nursing research now is just like my BSN. Lots of papers and peer reviewed articles.
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    Thank you again for this information. I envision grad school as very intense. I don't know what I'll do if I'm accepted or what I'll do if I'm not, lol! Didn't know you could finish in 3 yrs taking 1-2 courses/week. I look forward to hearing more as you progress. Good luck with your little ones!
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    Thanks. Good luck to you as well. Keep me posted or let me know if you have any more questions
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    Please, where can I get practice questions for Advanced Pathophysiology?
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    I don't know. Haven't come across any but I did hear there is study guides for the texts you can buy online.


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