Honest review of EKU PMHNP??

  1. I am at a very critical crossroad professionally and have to decide in the next couple weeks if I will choose to graduate and go on to EKU PMHNP post-graduate program OR stay at my current university and plow through their FNP program. Since either PMHNP or a specific specialty within primary practice are both of HUGE interest, i'm truly not exactly dead set about either direction!!!

    I have read everything that I can about EKU on these forums. Most of what I can find sounds good, however I came across a post from somebody called 'PMHNP16' who basically said she was in the program and that a large group of their class was failing, and that the program actually has a pretty low attrition rate towards graduation.

    Can anybody help me out, and give me your very real, honest, clear opinions of this program? How does testing from home work- do you use webcam?? are faculty easy to find and get ahold of, is what this other person posted accurate or not??

    I appreciate any input to help my final decision.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   anchorRN
    Hey Birkiegirl - I just got my acceptance to EKU's FNP program for Fall 2017. I cant offer much advice regarding their PMHNP program but I am an alumni of their brick-and-mortar BSN program and that program was ran very efficiently. I'm very excited I was given the opportunity to attend EKU again.
  4. by   Talie32
    I am also interested in this. I have been looking at online PHMNP programs and have heard some ok things about EKU. I would have to figure out the statistics course, but thats not a huge deal. I was a little thrown off though because the program is listed as a "Rural" psych nurse practitioner program. I don't really care that it has the addition of that information in it, but I don't want to feel as though I NEED to do rural setting to make use of my degree.
  5. by   anchorRN
    Quote from Talie32
    I am also interested in this. I have been looking at online PHMNP programs and have heard some ok things about EKU. I would have to figure out the statistics course, but thats not a huge deal. I was a little thrown off though because the program is listed as a "Rural" psych nurse practitioner program. I don't really care that it has the addition of that information in it, but I don't want to feel as though I NEED to do rural setting to make use of my degree.
    Hey there

    Are you sure EKU's PMHNP is "Rural Health" focused? I got accepted to their FNP Program which is a Rural Health focus, but their PMHNP isnt listed as such on their graduate nursing website.
  6. by   Talie32
    It is a little confusing for me as well. I know on the site it doesn't actually list is at a rural health focus, but if you look at the Curriculum plan all the classes are listed as Rural PMHNP I, Rural PMHNP II, etc... and when I actually went on to start the process of application just to get a feel for it, you could only select the "Rural PMHNP" program.
  7. by   anchorRN
    Quote from Talie32
    It is a little confusing for me as well. I know on the site it doesn't actually list is at a rural health focus, but if you look at the Curriculum plan all the classes are listed as Rural PMHNP I, Rural PMHNP II, etc... and when I actually went on to start the process of application just to get a feel for it, you could only select the "Rural PMHNP" program.
    Ahh ok I see. You should give them a call. I went there to their brick and mortar BSN program and just got my acceptance a little over a week ago for the FNP program. They are very helpful and i'm sure could answer your questions
  8. by   B_rac777
    I just started Grad school this fall. I applied to EKU and a bunch of other schools. In my research including DMs with people here, it seems that EKU is not an "easy" program, and the person I spoke with on DM stated that the staff didn't have much sympathy in regards to helping students that were struggling with family issues etc... I didn't end up going with EKU because I was not accepted for admittance into the PMHNP program, but I probably wasn't going to accept if I had got any offer just based on the reviews. I'm not advocating one school over another but I went with a private school, they cost more but generally they are going to be much more likely to work with struggling students. Also, a big factor in choosing was board pass rates, EKU I believe has 90% or 95% pass rate, which is strong and means the program prepares students for the board.
  9. by   marigoldey
    hi birkie - what did you decide to do, and did you have any experience to share with EKU?
  10. by   BirkieGirl
    well...I HAVEN'T decided yet. I'm applying to multiple programs. I have my MSN now and trying to still make the decision. I have an awesome job offer in an area of big interest to me. I also have been accepted into 2 of the 4 programs I've applied to. I still have a big decision to make, but I have about 2 months before I have to make the final decision. I'm still talking to lots of people, praying on it, and looking at all my options.
  11. by   angelnurse80
    Does anyone have any recommendations for eku? I'm interested in their pmhnp program. Please help!!

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