University of Cincinnati FNP Program - Spring 2018 - page 2

I just submitted my application to the University of Cincinnati for their FNP Program (fully online) starting Spring 2018. I talked to an advisor who said they have about a 50% acceptance rate. I... Read More

  1. by   amberger101
    Hi guys - I asked the same thing on another post but I'd like to pick your brains about this program!
    Im considering the Post MSN FNP Certificate here and would be transferring from my current DNP program. I was wondering how everyone's experience looked prior to acceptance: how many years experience, what specialty you worked as a RN, GPA, etc. I would just be applying to transfer to University of Cincinnati and I'm wondering what my chances are!
    My current program is a huge disappointment and we've gone from about 16 students to just 8 in the last semester - needless to say, it's not a very good program and UC is my top choice to transfer to! Thanks in advance!
  2. by   ben2020
    Congrats on acceptance, i am also due to start on Jan 8th. Thank you for starting the group. I have sent request to join today the fb group.
  3. by   NurseKDB
    I never got alerted with all the comments! Congratulations everyone! I was accepted as well to begin on January 8, 2018. Thank you for setting up the FB group. I just requested to be in it! Good luck everyone and I can't wait to start!
  4. by   NurseKDB
    Thank you so much for all of the information! I've heard finding your own preceptor can be a real drag. Definitely something I will work on ASAP! I just need to get all of the information from UC first
  5. by   NurseKDB
    Quote from NPvampire
    I did PMHNP not FNP and the classes were reasonable, sustainable workloads, IMO. I had toddlers, worked baylor, and did it okay. I am not one with a ton of bounding energy.

    However - if you are the online type of program, they (at least used to) make you find your own clinicals. their idea of "helping" which they pitch so hard in the beginning, they will assist, blah blah.....was telling me to look in the yellow pages. Even going to live in Ohio and using their brick&mortar preceptors was declined. "Those are for our live students."

    Start looking for a preceptor YESTERDAY! Start the paperwork for the chosen ONES (pick more than one person in case an emergency arises) and at least 6 months ahead of the first clinical class. If the school decides that your preceptor is just a contract (2-3 days approval) or a lengthy, lawyer-ridden "agreement" that can take 6 or more months. It is not easy to find a preceptor on your own.
    I was working 3 RN jobs and on good terms with old ones. I had made probably a hundred inquiries of failure and was in the process of meeting military recruiters just to get a preceptor, when I finally found an angel to do mine.
    Do not assume your current job will allow you to precept either, I made that mistake as well. The doctors who were so friendly in work basically told me where to go when I suggested following them. I even tried to offer compensation, still NADA.

    In spite of the clinicals drama, and the price of the education, I am glad that I did it through them and online. B&M school in our state was one program 3 hours away one way and that wasn't happening, ever, at all.

    Thank you for all the information! Very helpful! I've heard that finding your own preceptor can definitely be a drag. I will make sure to work on this ASAP! Just need to get information from UC first
  6. by   Ehelena
    Quick question for anyone whom may know: how does this program compare to other schools when considering "writing intensive". I know that all programs have a fair amount of papers, but some more than others. What have your heard or experienced in this program?
  7. by   Lissye
    I just submitted my application to the University of Cincinnati for their FNP post master certificate Program online starting Summer 2018. Do you know how long is the waiting period for acceptance?
  8. by   amberger101
    I waited about 4-5 weeks for this very program, however, it was over the holidays. Good luck!
  9. by   Lissye
    Quote from amberger101
    I waited about 4-5 weeks for this very program, however, it was over the holidays. Good luck!
    Thank you for the information!!!!