St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students - page 21

I wanted to start this thread for all of the new (and current) students at Saint Joseph's College of Maine FNP program. Any info, news, updates or questions/concerns could be asked here for all... Read More

  1. by   canchaser
    7 weeks?? For a grade. Turn it the next unit. Call the instructor, make sure s/ he got it. And call the advisor. They sent out the new email. You have to wait 7 days but not 7 weeks. What the director saying? Keep plugging away.
  2. by   Keels13
    Hello, I'm starting NP 603, online advanced pathophysiology, 7/31/13. Does anyone want to partner up as cohorts for clinicals? I'm just figuring that we can motivate each other and bounce ideas off each other.
  3. by   RN-In Maine

    I just emailed my advisor regarding the clinical cohorts maybe you know a little bit more. I am wondering how would we know when there are cohorts ready? and what are you or anyone else telling there potential clinical preceptors when you will start? I feel like I look like I have no clue about my program when I ask potential preceptors and my response is- Im not really sure when I will start clinicals but within next 6 months or so? Also, say a clinical cohort is ready in Jan however I found a preceptor that will only start in Feb, do I have to wait for another cohort to be ready? And most likely lose the original preceptor I found? It seems like you would need a lot of luck to complete required classes, have grades posted, and have a preceptor just waiting around to precept, and a clinical cohort ready all at the same time. I hope I have a misunderstanding! Keels I start patho 8/31 (my final grade wasn't posted in time to sign up for 7/31) which is a little ridiculous too. I will be behind you a bit...but depending on this cohort thing I may be in yours or maybe not? Love to get some feedback. Thanks!!
  4. by   playboyesquiere
    I'm on campus now. You'd be suprised by how many people who are in cohort's lets just say there are alot. So you can pretty much start any month after you finish 601 which i'm taking now for the summer. I recommend taking it on campus if you can 2weeks/vs 15 weeks. I'd start looking for clinicals asap, b'c your competing with other np students in your area, go ahead and get that contract signed, sent it, get that drug test done, buy the malpractice insurance and stop worrying.
  5. by   dcmom99
    What does the capstone consist of?
  6. by   canyonforest
    I can understand nervous but stick with it, you have really gotten far...not much more to go...
  7. by   canyonforest
    Thanks for the info Tracy your posts are very helpful, as is canchaser both an inspiration...I can relate to get the heck out...I learn more here than from the advisor
  8. by   canyonforest
    Well got the grades about 1 week ago after calling the assistant paying it for it now as on unit 3, (which I worked very hard on) was issued a C, "not enough blackboard posts"...well feel the same way just want to go off on them but staying professional....actually think the C maybe was a bit of retaliation there for me complaining, but 7 weeks is a long time....
  9. by   canchaser
    Yes. There are a lot in the cohorts..The capstone consists of a rather large research paper and then writing about the implementation of the research. Some topics I know that we're covered are the NP role in decreasing obesity, Dm, chf readmissions, stroke prevention and reducing hospital readmissions rates from nursing homes. I used the APA manual chapter 2 I think on how to write a manuscript. In NP 802, the syllabus said it should be at least 25 pages. Most I heard about had theirs in the 30's.
  10. by   ISLANDER RN
    Hi playboyesquiere,

    Could you tell us how NP 601 Physical Assessment is structured if it is taken on campus? Is it all lecture and quizzes or are you still required to submit research papers/reports?

    Thanks in advance.
  11. by   jmuhammad10
    I see you attend Saint Joseph's FNP program.
    I am currently a MSN. I am looking to pursue the FNP at SJCM beginning in September or October.
    I would love to talk with you regarding your experience there. I see that the program is an independent study program. Which is similar to the progam I finished at Aspen University.
    My biggest concern with an online program is what type of teaching/learning methods are utilized - namely, are there any interactive, engaging methods being used - i.e, pre-recorded lectures, power points with voice, MP3 files, discussion boards, collaborative group assignments, webnairs, virtual simulations, or interactive video modules?
    Did you find the course work to be engaging, comprehensive, and useful or was it a bunch of "busy" work?
    Where the textbooks truly relevant and useful? Expensive or reasonable?
    Where your professors accessible and responsive? Were the instructors PhDs or Masters prepared?
    Would you say the course work truly prepared you for your role as FNP or did you have to constantly seek additional sources to fill in the gaps?
    How long did it take you to complete the course?
    Lastly, did you feel prepared to sit for the national exam?
    Your insights would be MOST appreciated.

    Peace and greetings.
  12. by   RN-In Maine

    Does anyone know the books that are required for Pharmacology NP 602? I got delayed signing up due to my grade not being posted for patho and currently waiting to get the conformation email for the class but wanted to get ahead a bit and order the books. Thanks so much!!
  13. by   CookiePB
    I don't specifically remember the name of the pharm book, but you can always go to the bookstore website and search by course number! Good luck. I just started my adult theory and the textbooks are a little overwhelming.