Saint Louis University anyone??? - page 4

by mtsteelhorse | 11,687 Views | 42 Comments

I have applied to SLU's psych NP program for spring 2013. Is anyone applying or attending this online university? Looking to connect with others who are either planning to attend or have experience with the school. Any NP fields... Read More


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    Quote from MILOBRI
    How many years is the part-time option?
    You have up to 5 years to finish though.
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    would love to hear updates from those of you who have started! I am looking into applying to the psych np program for the Spring 14 start. Any feedback would be appreciated good or bad. I am a psych nurse with 1 year experience and would be taking the ONLINE courses, probably full time.
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    I started at Brandman University this past January, I was not accepted to the SLU program... I would also like to hear how its going to compare my experiences thus far...which, incidentally have been positive.
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    I deferred my start so I don't have any info to share. I hope others will respond. SLU has a great reputation but it is very expensive.
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    Quote from ella86RN
    would love to hear updates from those of you who have started! I am looking into applying to the psych np program for the Spring 14 start. Any feedback would be appreciated good or bad. I am a psych nurse with 1 year experience and would be taking the ONLINE courses, probably full time.
    I am in my second semester of SLU's ACNP program (part-time). I can' tell you anything specifically about the psych program but can say that the ACNP program is a lot of work! The classes seem to be broken up so that you are not carrying two very heavy classes at the same time which helps a lot. If you are planning on attending full time then I can only suggest that you work per diem or part-time as I cannot imagine working full-time (I do) and going to school full-time as well. So far I have no complaints and the experience is very good. The staff have all been professional and responsive to any needs/questions/etc. They are expensive but it seems to be worth it so far!
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    Quote from CC-RN-EMTP

    I am in my second semester of SLU's ACNP program (part-time). I can' tell you anything specifically about the psych program but can say that the ACNP program is a lot of work! The classes seem to be broken up so that you are not carrying two very heavy classes at the same time which helps a lot. If you are planning on attending full time then I can only suggest that you work per diem or part-time as I cannot imagine working full-time (I do) and going to school full-time as well. So far I have no complaints and the experience is very good. The staff have all been professional and responsive to any needs/questions/etc. They are expensive but it seems to be worth it so far!
    Thanks for responding! You do or do not work full time? How many classes do you take at once?
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    Quote from ella86RN
    Thanks for responding! You do or do not work full time? How many classes do you take at once?
    I work full-time and take two classes per semester.
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    Hey did you have any luck getting in? I applied for Spring '14. Just trying to see what my chances are of getting in. If you got in, what was your GPA? I want to see how competitive I am.
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    I am in the SLU post-Masters PMHNP program....it's a lot of work, hours every week on the message boards answering the questions and responding to everyone else, as well as tons of papers and reading, which I guess is the norm for an online school. PLUS the clinicals which you have to arrange yourself--not an easy task to do, especially in the psych area--we're permitted to use LCPCs/MSWs to precept for some of the clinical, as well as MDs and PMHNPs, and it's still tough. SLU's online programs are not accredited in several states, and the school apparently will not spend the money to get accredited, so make sure that your BON accepts their program. I'm working almost full-time so it is manageable, and the clinical is another day or two per week. Would be hard to do (work a full-time job) if you were doing the full Masters program, but I worked part-time and had a family for my first full-time NP/MS program, so if you don't mind not having a life, it's doable. The drop-out rate for this program seems to be very high, judging from the amount of students in my first class (about 30) to my current class (less than 10), unless the others decided to take a year off or something. If I had to do it again....would have found something less expensive, not have been so eager to take the first school that was available to accept me (even if it meant waiting another year), and likely would have bit the bullet and driven the 2 hours each way a couple times a week that it would have taken to the nearest actual university offering that certification. Hardly anyone I know in my area has even heard of SLU, so even though it may be a great school academically, it's not nationally known by any means, even among nursing/medical people. And honestly, once you're an NP, where you went to school matters much less than how good you are. If you're competent and in a place that's not overloaded with NPs, you'll be fine.
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    I was thinking of applying to the FNP program for Spring 14. I have been accepted into the Fall 13 FNP program at Maryville, but it will not start until October due to my transfer class. This means I have to pay out of pocket for Fall and they can't change that. SLU requires less classes and credit hours. I was wondering if it would be better, but they will not give me a sample schedule for someone starting in the Spring. Does anyone have one?


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