Started Walden FNP program any do's or don't? - page 2

by PeachesFNP

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Hello all, I have started Walden University in the FNP program. I could not find many consumer reviews regarding their student satisfaction. Only that they have a 29% retention rate? Are there any do's or dont's that I should... Read More


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    Universities like Ohio Univ and Univ of Cincinnati also make you find your own clinical sites.
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    Quote from jsmith1982
    Universities like Ohio Univ and Univ of Cincinnati also make you find your own clinical sites.

    Most institutions require this. It makes sense. How can they possibly set up clinical assignments for students all across the US? Certain criteria have to be met and students are encouraged to begin looking early.
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    What is a retention rate?
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    For those that started in sept, what are your current reviews about the program so far? I am thinking about applying
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    Your information is incorrect. Walden actually has like an 80% retention rate. It is a very recognized and well known school, especially for the PhD in education. The NP program is new, just started in September. I start Dec 3rd. I have friends in it right now, they are happy. It is CCNE accredited and also regionally accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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    I have applied and hope to start in March.
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    I have been in this program since Sept. 2012. So far so good. I like the pace of classes: one class every 6 weeks for 2 classes per semester. I already have a few people who have agreed to precept me when the time comes. My husband is one that moves around with his job so I needed a program that would move with me. The school itself has been very responsive. I did ask about what would happen if we moved to a state that did not recognize Walden, and the short answer was I would probably stick behind in the state it was recognized in, take my boards, get my license then move my license. That is my plan if that should come up for us.
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    Anybody know if you can take core courses without being a degree seeking student? I'd like to take Adv Path and Adv Pharm.
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    I just had an issue with taking individual courses, it is not possible to take stand-alone classes such as adv path you can check with University of New England (expensive), pharm you cannot take anywhere. I have checked around! I am accepted into Walden to start in March - currently enrolled with Grand Canyon University. The only reason why I wanted to switch is being mobile. GCU you have to attend weekly classes.

    For those already in the program - how is it going? Any advise?
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    Where are some of th current students doing some of your clinical rotations when it's time to start them?


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