University South Alabama DNP - Review anyone?? - page 3
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Hello - I'm very interested in the USA DNP program online (plan to specialize in cardiovascular). I'm just curious if anyone has a review or comments on the school since being accepted???? The program seems perfect for my needs,... Read More
- 0Nov 18, '11 by Enfermera85Quote from jaymh1984thanks! i sent you a pm with a couple of questions.i am in the bsn to dnp acute care pnp program... is that what you will be doing? either way, the director for each program is the same, (moderator edit of name - please do not post names in public per tos) i am not into the pedi specific coursework yet, but i am still really liking what i am learning so far. what is your background? pm me anytime!
jay h.Last edit by sirI on Nov 18, '11 : Reason: QUOTED EDITED POST
- 0Dec 8, '11 by nguyen86I am interested in applying for the Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 class for the BSN-DNP acute care nurse practictioner program at USA. Could anyone else currently in this program tell me how it is? If it was hard to get into? (as in what was your GPA, etc) and have any recommendations on how I could make my application stand out from the rest? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
- 0Dec 8, '11 by nguyen86Quote from jaymh1984i am in the bsn to dnp acute care pnp program... is that what you will be doing? either way, the director for each program is the same, (moderator edit of name - please do not post names in public per tos) i am not into the pedi specific coursework yet, but i am still really liking what i am learning so far. what is your background? pm me anytime!
if you could please tell me how the program is so far for you? which track you picked and if you have any recommendations on how i could make my application shine apart from the rest? and if you don't mind me asking, what your gpa was when you entered? you can pm me if you'd like with the info. thank you!
- 0Jan 2, '13 by Lainey11Does anybody have suggestions/tips on how to make my application more appealing? Do they tend to accept people with longer experience? I graduated from BSN recently but am ready to make this next move in my education. I like that USA offers the BSN-DNP Women's Health NP program via online. It will allow me to work part-time while going to school. Any information will be helpful=) Thank you!
- 0Mar 12, '13 by WKShadowRNI'm finding the NursingCAS process tedious, but am considering the ENP program. I am attracted to the online option, the tuition, the dual offering in FNP and ACNP.
I'm dismayed by so much negativity, but wonder (and hope) that it has improved as this thread is old now....
- 4Nov 7, '13 by ROLOI am not in the DNP program yet, but, having done the MSN ACNP track (class of 2011), and holding four other degrees, I am thinking school is what you make it. I would encourage prospective students to be realistic. Grad school WILL require work. If you do not want to work, then do not do it. Do as much research about the school and specific program as you can, which is what people on this discussion board are doing, but do not stop here. Contact USA instructors by phone and email. USA staff were great in talking to me and answering my questions during my research process. I even asked instructors to give my email address to students who were getting ready to graduate, so that I could ask them questions --I got to talk to several graduating students who shared their thoughts on the USA experience, which I found very helpful. I have seen comments about USA being “self-taught,” which I translate as “little help from instructors.” If you are looking for a spoon-fed graduate nursing program, it is not USA, and I would be leery of any program described as such. Not that I think it should be mandatory, but I think nursing grad students working towards ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING (NP, CNS, CRNA, MIDWIFE, etc.) specializations should be seasoned and have a good knowledge base. Be realistic. Be prepared. Do NOT give up.