Angelo State University FNP - page 2
Anyone attending or applying for the Fall semester? What are the pros and cons of the program? To those enrolled....was it difficut getting accepted? Do you mind giving me your background? How soon... Read More
Jul 23, '12Yes, I am very excited and nervous. I have no idea about seeing if you could move your application. I didn't even know they were accepting applications already for the Spring. Good luck!!
Aug 13, '12Apparently that RNFA "program" just gives you a certificate because it only requires 140 hours or something...I inquired about it and this is what I was told via email...
"The APRN RNFA program is a post masters certificate program. Completion of the program yeilds a certificate of completion, not a certification. There is a national certification for RNFAs but it requires 2000 hours of practice to sit for that exam. Certification as an RNFA is not required for APRNs to practice as first assistants at surgery."
Jul 10, '14I was accepted into the program and have questions regarding clinicals. I understand I have to find my own preceptors in the Austin area and just wondering what the availability of doing Saturday clinicals is like. I have to continue to work full-time and attend school part-time. What is the load like going part-time?
Jul 13, '14That all depends on if you can find a clinic that is open saturdays. Will be difficult. I did clinicals in Austin and when I couldn't find preceptors I went to Abilene and Albany, tx. Working full time will be fine if you are doing school part time. Hopefully you are in no hurry to finish because part time is a looong process. (full time = 2 years).
Jul 13, '14Thank you for your response. I have my MSN so the PM route is planned to complete Summer 2016, which I am comfortable with. Do you know how ASU compares to TAMUCC? I know of one other person who completed TAMUCC and she said they would t let her do clinicals in Urgent Cares and made her find proctors to take exams in her area which is extra money due to cheating allegations at the school years ago she also said the instructors were super picky on the papers
Sep 25, '14Quote from blieke1ASU has both part time and full time program for NP.Thank you for your response. I have my MSN so the PM route is planned to complete Summer 2016, which I am comfortable with. Do you know how ASU compares to TAMUCC? I know of one other person who completed TAMUCC and she said they would t let her do clinicals in Urgent Cares and made her find proctors to take exams in her area which is extra money due to cheating allegations at the school years ago she also said the instructors were super picky on the papers
TAMUCC has only part time program
ASU = you do not have to find proctors for your exam because you will be taking your exam online using a lockdown browser with a webcam so they will record you while you are taking the test and you will not be able to open up browsers to cheat. You can do this at the comfort of your home.
ASU does not really recommend Urgent Care setting because the focus of the FNP is primary care. The only practicum that would be an exception is Advanced Practice Skills and you may be able to be able to squeeze in a few urgent care hours in your last clinical practicum but it will be on a case by case basis.
I heard from TAMUCC NP students that TAMUCC clinical preceptors you can only do clinicals with them twice and after that you have to find another preceptor. ASU does not have that rule.
Sep 3, '15Hi, I have been looking for someone to ask questions to about the Angelo state FNP program. I'm an RN in the ICU here in Abilene and was going to apply to the program in the next month or 2 for August 16 admission. If there's any way you can be my source for information that would be so greatly appreciated. You seem to be very helpful and informative from your Angelo state all nurses posts. my email is email@example.com and my Facebook is Arya Agahi (abilene, TV) It's easier for me to communicate through those. Thanks so much.