St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students - page 3

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   canyonforest
    I am an NP student at St. far I have not experienced any difficulty with the databases...also found the interlibrary (ILL) loan to be quick...maybe giving the librarian a call would speed tings up....
  2. by   shannonFNP
    Thanks, I emailed the librarian a few days ago without response. I've never had issues until now. I even upgraded my internet today to see if it would help them load. When I say slow, I mean... I can cook dinner before it loads. I've tried different browsers... nothing seems to help.

    Thanks for your help, I'll give them a call tomorrow.
  3. by   canyonforest
    oh geezzz...I usually do not email the librarian, I call...the phone is picked up right away...think the library opens around 8 30 AM or so.....the librarians have been very helpful...
  4. by   emsangel
    Is anyone else waiting to start clinicals? We have to wait for a cohort group of 6 students to be ready and I was wondering if anyone else is in the same boat waiting for other students to be ready in order to start?
  5. by   canchaser
    I have to finish leadership and one more class then I will be ready for N 604, can you take 604 and a clinical at the same time. Are they going to let you take a theory and clincial at the same time too? My counselor was not clear on this
  6. by   emsangel
    Yes, you can take 604(theory) and 609(clinical) together, however, if there are not enough students to take 609, then you can only take 604.
  7. by   wildmtns4me
    I posted this elsewhere and then found this thread...

    I'm applying to St. Joe's, and was wondering if anyone could give a little guidance on the essay. The requirement seems a bit...well...vague to me. Is it deliberately leaving the choice open, or am I missing the focus they are looking for?

    Are those of you who are in the program generally happy with it so far? I was in the distance program from U of Alabama-Birmingham and took one class--Advanced Patho. I got an "A" in the class, but was incredibly disappointed in the program. I felt like it was "factory learning." They wouldn't even let you review incorrect answers to your exams...citing "test item security" as the justification. If you know anyone looking into that program. I'd advise them to stear clear.

    Glad I found this thread. I hope I get accepted and can get back to work on my courses!

    Oh...and I'm from the Lebanon, NH area.
  8. by   LPN2RN2BSN2MSN
    What school was that in Birmingham, Alabama? Was it USA?
  9. by   wildmtns4me
    Yep...that's the one. I had heard good things about the program, but EVERY single interaction I had with the program, from their admissions process to the feedback on your performance, was unsatisfactory. There are also quite a few what I call "sneaky fees" that tend to run up the cost fairly quickly.
  10. by   wildmtns4me last post was about the University of Alabama-Birmingham...NOT St. Joe's!
  11. by   LPN2RN2BSN2MSN
    I can't tell you how glad I am to have come across this forum. That program has gotten a lot of negative feed back. Just to think, I was so dead set on this program being the one I went for, had a long conversation with the track coordinator, KW back in March. But since then I have heard nothing good. Unless I find out different, Brandmand's BSN to DNP Psych program is now my top choice. The only down side is that 65k seems like a lot.
  12. by   canchaser
    Hello fellow students... Who is planning on starting clinicals this spring?? Myself and a coworker are planning on starting by March but she having financial issues was thinking she might have to postpone till April. Was wanting to see if there might be a cohort ready to go this spring with us.. Thanks.
  13. by   Leahbrasher
    Taking my classes slow to start. Almost done with nursing informatics. Not too hard just time consuming. I forgot what class I'm supposed to take next. I signed up for nursing ethics but my counselor said it was booked and put me in for nurs politics. I like this school so far. Nervous about finding preceptors next year.