Officially a NP student

  1. I just finished orientation week for the BSN to DNP program at Loyola University in New Orleans I am officially an NP student for the next 3 years. There are 40 of us in my cohort and I am ready to roll and get this going! Good Luck to everyone else beginning the journey
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    About Palliative Care, DNP

    Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 778; Likes: 1,935
    DNP, FNP; from US
    Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner


  3. by   zorro_wrangler
    Good Luck!
  4. by   cardiacrocks
    Have you been working as a nurse? If so how long have you worked as a nurse. I have my BSN and also want to take this journey of obtaining my DNP, but I want to work for at least 2 years first. I work on a cardiac step-down unit and I love it so much. I want to obtain my DNP in acute critical care nursing. Good luck to you.
  5. by   Palliative Care, DNP
    I have been working for 3 years but I know that I do not want to be at bedside. You get a lot of opinions on these boards as far as how much experience or if you even need experience. I say you need to do what is right for you. By the time I finish my program I will have 6 years experience and I believe that is more sufficient.
  6. by   Miss Kitty00
    good luck! I'm thinking about that program as well!
  7. by   NerdyNikki
    Congrats, Mom to 4

    I am also beginning FNP school and hope to use this form for support. Look forward to talking more with you
  8. by   sunrain123
    Congrats! Do you need to find clinical sites by yourself?
  9. by   Palliative Care, DNP
    Yes we are responsible for finding our own clinical sites. Hopefully that will work out ok. We are allowed to complete clinicals with either a physician or an NP.
  10. by   cardiacrocks
    I'm a bit confused are you a working RN? What type of floor do you work on? What do you want to specialize in as an NP?
  11. by   Pug RN
    Congratulations! I think 3 years is a good amount of time before starting NP school. I hope you do well. The only time I caution people is when they are right out of undergrad with no experience and want to go a route that would pigeon hole them in before they have a chance to get their feet wet and decide if they really like what they think they will.
  12. by   Palliative Care, DNP
    My experience is med/surg and oncology. I am currently working flex in oncology while working on DNP. I am completely getting out of the hospital experience once school is completed. I would like to work in a family practice as a FNP.
  13. by   radoncnurse
    Hi Mom TO 4,

    I am so glad I found you. I am currently an oncology nurse and am considering Loyola's DNP program. How was orientation? Does it seem like everyone is friendly? Also, did you have to go down to NO for in person interview? I'm glad its all online except for the yearly orientation week. Any info is appreciated.


  14. by   Palliative Care, DNP
    Yes, all of the faculty are DNP educated and very helpful and nice. You get everyone's email, office number, and cell number so you can call if you need to do so. The campus is beautiful and I loved it down there. So far the work is tough but I just keep plugging away. It will all be worth it in the end.