Share your positive experience with a distance program! - page 2
by CookiePB 3,692 Views | 14 Comments
I think we all need to hear it :) Hopefully there are more than a few around here who attended an online/distance program, had a great experience with wonderful preceptors and are working as NPs! I know I have spoken to a few... Read More
- 1Oct 3, '13 by zmanscI'm in the midst of my program, so my opinion may change from semester to semester lol
My program had all of us who started together come on campus for a week of orientation prior to our first semester. We bonded very well, and use social networking tools to keep in touch. I think I would have a problem with the all online program if I didn't have such a strong support group to vent to, ask questions to, etc.
As for the online vs. in classroom, I always found that I have to spend alot of time studying outside of a classroom anyways, so I don't have a problem with online. I like it when classes are more individual, do these x assignments, they are due by these dates and worth this many points. I can self-regulated and get the assignments done, those classes are the best for me. Several of our classes have group assignments, or the professors dole out a week (or some number of days) of work at a time, and you have assignments open up on a specific date and close on another date. I don't like those as much as I have to do the work at their pace and that is not as convenient for me.
- 0Nov 14, '13 by julieliveI am graduating in 3 weeks from RODP in Tennessee. My school is MTSU. I LOVE THE PROGRAM! Yes, we have to find our own preceptors, BUT, that is known up front. The rationale is that by us finding our preceptors, we arrange our own clinicals and find the best sites for us. As working RN's, it is thought that we have the contacts for this system to work. Personally, I like it. Yes, I spent HOURS AND HOURS..sitting in MD offices and sending our resumes. But, the program made this known up front and I feel its fair.
My experience with RODP has been WONDERFUL. I highly recommend IF you have your own preceptors lined up.