Started Walden FNP program any do's or don't? - page 3
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... Read More
Mar 4, '13" To Start or Not to Start" FNP at WALDEN is the question ?
I am starting the FNP program this Semester as well.
I have spent a year reseraching various unviersities and have had mixed reviews. I feel unsure wonder how it is going to be ... As long as we pass the state board and get good clinicals I feel the teaching material is the same everywhere. But still- will it be recognized.
If aone out there has finished the program and started working in the state of texas - Please email or post your comments about your experience. thanks
Jan 2, '14To Juan or anybody,
Regarding Walden Univ. MSN-FNP. I live in California. Is it worth it? Also accreditation here in California. Please help me and give me advice. Please be nice with comment since it becomes heated discussion. Happy New Year my fellow Nurses!
Jan 2, '14Quote from shadower180I've answered this question before and I will now just say that the best action is to call the state's BRN directly. However, I will say what California's rules are here:To Juan or anybody, Regarding Walden Univ. MSN-FNP. I live in California. Is it worth it? Also accreditation here in California. Please help me and give me advice. Please be nice with comment since it becomes heated discussion. Happy New Year my fellow Nurses!
CA approves NP programs for the sole purpose of allowing their graduates to be licensed without having to go through national certification. It's a quick and easy way to start working after graduation since you will get licensed faster than if you have to wait to apply to AANP and ANCC and pass the national test.
The approved NP programs are all based in California. They run the spectrum of well known state universities, private institutions, and for profits. Some of these are online programs - one is a University of Phoenix campus in Sacramento. Note that this is the only U of P campus on the list.
If you are a graduate of a nationally accredited NP program (CCNE or ACEN) you are eligible to apply for national certification from both AANP and ANCC. In California, NP's who did not graduate from a BRN approved program will receive an NP license if they are nationally certified. Walden is CCNE accredited.
California is not an independent practice state. As a new FNP, you will need to seek employment under a Standardized Procedure with a physician. Whether a Walden degree is viewed with scrutiny by the larger physician community in California or not, I am not certain. Walden has not graduated any NP's yet .
Aug 9, '15I have been accepted to start program this November. Any present FNP students out there that can give me some advice and if you think this school is a positive thing. Just a little anxious at this point.
Aug 10, '15The best advice I received is to prepare a portfolio of your resume, and a cover letter stating your needs for hours and with what discipline. Start looking for your preceptors now.
Stay organized. I bought a dry erase 60 day wall calendar (that is actually 90, the third month is only in lines at the bottom) and it helps me visualize when assignments are due.
Post discussion question posts early so you have plenty of time to respond to others. (Early being on day one of that week because you cannot post before that week).
Please, please, please, use and checks! Write your DQs in a word document and then paste into the Bb platform. If you compose in the Bb field and there is a delay to submit it (e.g. internet goes out, et cetera), you WILL lose your work.
Make friends. I'm at the end of my fourth quarter and I have a handful of classmates who keep in touch. One in particular (LOVE MY DARLA!) has stayed very close. We bounce frustrations, questions, celebrations off of each other and it's just another way to have support from someone who gets it.
Oct 5, '15I started in June. I am an AGNP student. So far my experience has been pleasant. I feel the instructors really are attentive and try to help you.