Graceland FNP fall 2012

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    Anyone out there starting in the fall 2012 at Graceland fnp program?
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    I started courses this Spring for the RN-MSN portion.
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    Anyone out there starting in the fall 2012 at Graceland fnp program?
    That's great how are you liking it so far?? What are you taking this fall?
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    I like it so far. The faculty and peers that I met during the focus session are really nice. It has been a lot of work but very doable. I will take Pathophysiology in August and then Pharmacology and Leadership roles in October. What classes will you be taking this fall?
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    Im taking just research methods evidence based......apparently that all you can take first semeste! Them at the focus session they talk to you about different options part time and full time
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    Do you think you will plan on being full time or part time? I am trying to make my mind up about this now, for right now I think full time. Did you find out your expected graduation semester year?
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    How is the Program? I am extremely interested in this program: just would like current or past student perspectives.
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    Quote from mlward3
    Anyone out there starting in the fall 2012 at Graceland fnp program?
    Just finished the FNP program. Did the full time track, which is very doable. I worked full time throughout the program, and did have to change my work schedule around to do so. I don't have any kids, but have lots of family around, so had moderate family obligations. It is so important to have a good support system! Make sure you arrange practicum hours early, you don't want to not have a preceptor and have to push back your completion date.
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    I am planning of doing full time! I am so nervous about it! Aug 27th is very close! I think the writting is what I am so worried about! I can test and do disscusion boards ect... but man do I hate papers! Ehhh will see how it goes, hopefully they will help guide me! I am worried about the practicum hours. I live close to a big teaching hospital that is saturated with PA students so they are not taking FNP stuents.
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    Mlward-- all the more reason to start searching for preceptors now, they can be docs, nps, or if in a pinch a PA for some of the hrs, but that was my biggest struggle. As far as the writing, there was a lot of it for our cohort. The first focus session they worked with us on using the databases, and discussed APA. Buddy up with a group of people during focus, it was always nice to be able to call someone to bounce ideas off of.


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