Kennesaw State FNP program

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    Hello to all,
    I'm in the process of completing my BSN this spring and really want to jump right in and begin a MSN program with a concentration on FNP. One program that has really caught my eye is Kennesaw State's FNP program. The program seems ideal and I love the fact that it is offered every other weekend. My concern is, I hear it is a very completive program (they only take 25 students).

    I would love to speak to former or current students to ask how you prepared for the application/selection process? Is the program doable with working full time? Did you have a good experience and feel the program adequately prepared you for practicing as a FNP? Thanks in advance to all who reply.
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    i think their program requires work experience before application.
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    Quote from nevergonnagiveup
    Hello to all,
    I'm in the process of completing my BSN this spring and really want to jump right in and begin a MSN program with a concentration on FNP. One program that has really caught my eye is Kennesaw State's FNP program. The program seems ideal and I love the fact that it is offered every other weekend. My concern is, I hear it is a very completive program (they only take 25 students).

    I would love to speak to former or current students to ask how you prepared for the application/selection process? Is the program doable with working full time? Did you have a good experience and feel the program adequately prepared you for practicing as a FNP? Thanks in advance to all who reply.
    The PP is correct. Kennesaw requires 3 years of full time RN experience completed within the last 5 years. I've spoken to many NPs who believe an NP program should have a minimum of 2 years experience because of the nature of the experience and learning involved. It wasn't what I wanted to hear either, but I've heard it from enough NPs I'm inclined to believe it's the truth. GL
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    I am currently enrolled in the KSU-FNP program, and expect to graduate this December, 2012. The application process really wasn't bad. I recommend your letter of intent be concise, intelligent, and honest. Otherwise, the only preparation you'll need is what you have already done... Your transcripts with the required GPA, a good GRE score, etc. The minimum experience required in practice as a RN is 3 years.
    The program is definitely manageable with a full-time job, if your employer is flexible and/or you can find clinical sites that allow you get be there on the weekend you're not at school. I know several previous graduate who worked 40 or more hours/week throughout the program.
    As far as how competitive admission is, it's pretty tough. I can't remember how many applications they told us "met minimum requirements," but I do know that they only admitted 25 in my current class.
    I hope this is helpful. Good luck!
    Last edit by cwitt9488 on Apr 24, '12 : Reason: incorrect information


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