Quote from GoalsInTransition
Well, I am only part-time, so that may skew my opinion. I have not yet done clinicals, so I am speaking about didactic courses. I felt that the content has not been much more challenging than my undergrad courses. In one sense, I am relieved, since I work full time and have a family; on the other hand, I feel like I need to be "whipped into shape" in order to emerge a competent novice NP.
I really don't mean to compain-- my school is wonderful- supportive faculty, wonderful lecturers, etc. I guess I was just expecting something super-intense. I'm just curious to know if others feel similarly (or the exact opposite) about their progrms.
Thanks for the replies. :-)
Obviously comparing your program to mine, or any other one is like comparing apples to oranges, but having said that, I'll go ahead and start
I was talking with a couple of cohorts at my program and we were lamenting that in what I call the fluff courses, leadership, role of NP, etc., we didn't feel like we really learned much, we did alot of work, mostly paper writing, looking up articles to respond to forum postings, etc., but really learn anything, no, not much. Our program is heavily stacked with these courses at the beginning and the course I all science courses, patho, pharm, care of xxx, all after them. Those courses are where I had to study hard and learned things on a daily basis. So, I have no doubt that if your program is anything like mine, and you are in that early stage of the program, I would concur with that assessment of the program. If that's the case, and the POS has a list of the "science" courses coming up, then enjoy the slow period and get ready for the fun