St Louis University MSN - page 3

by mtsteelhorse 5,257 Views | 22 Comments

Just wondering if anyone has or is currently attending the online MSN NP program at SLU? I would love to get the inside scoop on this school. Thanks in advance!... Read More


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    Happy to respond. I have not actually started at SLU. I am essentially burned out on research and paper writing. It is my least favorite aspect of education. That's not good for an online student! While I can produce a decent paper the process for me is, at times, excruciating. I spend hours on assignments and don't enjoy the process at all; in fact I hate it. I was so excited to be accepted...all I could think about was becoming an NP in psych. Then the reality set in. Online education is super writing intensive. I think it's great and I'm so glad I completed my BSN. I would love a master's in a mental health care field but...the thought of being glued to my computer makes my back ache. If I were 10-15 yrs younger I would go for it. It's not that I think I'm too old to accomplish NP school, I'm just pretty darn sure I don't want to devote the next 3+ years to schooling. I encourage others to go for it. I have so many things I want to do and right now it doesn't involve research or writing. Some say "c'mon, you can do it!" Sure I can...but at what cost?
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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    Happy to respond. I have not actually started at SLU. I am essentially burned out on research and paper writing. It is my least favorite aspect of education. That's not good for an online student! While I can produce a decent paper the process for me is, at times, excruciating. I spend hours on assignments and don't enjoy the process at all; in fact I hate it. I was so excited to be accepted...all I could think about was becoming an NP in psych. Then the reality set in. Online education is super writing intensive. I think it's great and I'm so glad I completed my BSN. I would love a master's in a mental health care field but...the thought of being glued to my computer makes my back ache. If I were 10-15 yrs younger I would go for it. It's not that I think I'm too old to accomplish NP school, I'm just pretty darn sure I don't want to devote the next 3+ years to schooling. I encourage others to go for it. I have so many things I want to do and right now it doesn't involve research or writing. Some say "c'mon, you can do it!" Sure I can...but at what cost?
    I absolutely understand. I really want to continue my education but am wondering if I can handle the work load while having a full time job. I'm 26 and figured now is the time to do it before my husband and I start a family , but the thought of the responsibilities of not only grad school but diagnosing and writing med orders scares me a little!
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    Ditto...especially when your life is family centered. It took me a while to come to this point. I love mental health and have considered a slow, 3.5-4 yr master's in counseling. The pay is lousy but it might be a nice part-time retirement job. I'm twice your age so don't stress too much. You have plenty of time!


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