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- Feb 6, '12 by canchaserMy advisor sent me an email letting me know my states have accepted st Joseph. She also said I would have been notified up front if my state or a neighboring state had not accepted them. She said there are a few states left to approve and school is working on that. Good luck all. Ps, when u do get close to starting clinicals, start lining up the prceptors early because we are asynchronous we very well may start clinicals mid semester of the brick and mortar schools. So that means the good preceptors are booked for the next 5-6 months already, I wish I had known to start looking last fall cause now I'm behind. Also, if u line themUp early, they can start filing the paperwork to be your preceptor.I suggest you also get your paperwork completed early it can take a while. It took 4 weeks for a class mate to get background complete depending on how slow your precincts are.
- Feb 7, '12 by nurseheelerHello!
I have recently been accepted to St Joseph's and was hoping I could ask a question?
I am confused with the accreditation of the school. It appears that the school is accredited on the surface but after being directed to the 98 page Nursing Handbook by my advisor, on page 8, it states....."the program will be able to undergo a site visit and full review for accreditation after the graduation of the first class.... fall 2012." What are your thoughts on this? I have talked to four people and awaiting the dean to response. I feel like I am not getting straight forward information and it makes me nervous.......
Thanks in advance! And any other advice with starting..... I am registered for patho and working on a post cert.
- Feb 7, '12 by LJames13Nurseheeler,
Wow! Now I'm really confused...in the CCNE website they are listed as an accredited school/nursing program with their next review date being 2019. I'll try to look into that more, thanks for the info.
- Feb 17, '12 by canchaserTracey, how much homework do you have for clinical.. Soap notes per week/ day ect ? How much. "paperwork " does the preceptor do, it seems the preceptors have to do clinical logs or something to that effect. Thanks
- Feb 19, '12 by TraceyMarinoLots of paperwork for clinical.... there is a log that you are responsible for maintaining in the Typhon tracker. You load an encounter for every patient you see in a clinical day, and the competencies you used. The hard part is you have to pick the CPT code and ICD-9 for the patient, and this is the first time in my life I have had to code anything. Then you scan in your notes or T sheets. Then each week, you have to submit 2 more detailed soaps. Then there is a weekly official written assignment, a clinical write up or annotated SOAP, which is a detailed PE, ROS, and differential and treatment rationale. Also, weekly online postings with the cohorts takes place. It is a lot of work. I do clinical on Fri and Sat. and spend the whole day Sunday doing my homework!
The clinical advisor reviews all your stuff and makes sure you are staying on track with what you need to learn, and gives feedback. They also come for a site visit each semester to watch you in action.
My advisor has been very quick in getting back to me when I have questions, and so far so good.
As for the accreditation question, I am under the impression that the program is accredited by the CCNE, but not the AACNE. The program only has to be accredited by one for you to sit for the exam. Frontier is accredited by both the CCNE and AACNE and perhaps St Joes is planning to get accredited by both....I check with my state board of nursing and St. Joes is on the list of accredited programs. If it was not, no one would be doing any clinicals! If anyone knows otherwise, I would appreciate any info
Take care, Tracey M
- Feb 19, '12 by canchaserTracey One last question how much work is on the preceptor each week after they get their approval from school and they watch that preceptor video, how much time a week do you think they spend on whatever logging they have to do us?
- Feb 23, '12 by TraceyMarinoBoth my preceptors balked at logging on the computer. They send written reports to my advisor and clinical coordinator, and that seems to be working....don't know if the school will crack down and force them to use the Typhon tracker. However, it is so difficult finding preceptors, my hope is that the school will let them review my performance as they see fit.
- Feb 23, '12 by nubianprincessx1Hello,
Can anyone tell me what would be the process for finding a preceptor in NY in nassau county or queens? I would like to apply to St. jo but I need to know I will be able to complete the entire program.
- Feb 23, '12 by TraceyMarinolast I knew, St. Joe's was not approved in NY---check with your state board of nursing ASAP!
- Feb 23, '12 by nubianprincessx1Thanks will do.