University of South Alabama, MSN Emergency NP Dual Role, Spring 2012 start - page 2

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I was just accepted into the University of South Alabama's online Advanced Emergency NP dual role program, MSN option, with a Spring start. Is anyone else in the program, or will anyone be starting at the same time? Any advice... Read More


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    Hey guys, the FB page has been made, thanks to Marianna. We should definitely stick together while we maneuver through grad school craziness. :-) search for University of South Alabama MSN on fb.
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Dec 16, '12 : Reason: ToS--links to Facebook not permitted, list only group name per site ToS
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    I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I've also been accepted to the Spring 2013 AENP program on provisional basis, starting with Nu 404, 410, and 411. Has anyone else taken these classes? I will look on FB if I don't see any posts. Thanks!
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    I am also staring the dual role program in January at USA. I'm also very nervous as I'm trying the full time option and still working full time. I just sent a request to join the FB page. I think that was a great idea!!!!
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    Hey, TulsaTime...

    I assume that means you're from Tulsa, OK? If so...I am too! Are you in the FB group now?
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    Yes I am. I work at Hillcrest on the night shift. I also joined the FB group
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    Hello all! I will also be starting the MSN program, but in Adult-Geron rather than ED! I'll be starting with NU 545 and NU 607. Looks like tomorrow will tell us more about what's to come! I searched for the FB group but could not find it for some reason?
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    Quote from NikkiKel
    Hello all! I will also be starting the MSN program, but in Adult-Geron rather than ED! I'll be starting with NU 545 and NU 607. Looks like tomorrow will tell us more about what's to come! I searched for the FB group but could not find it for some reason?
    Sent you a PM
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    Congratulations to you all. I am putting together my information on the NursingCAS application now so as soon as the next application cycle opens I can submit. I'm hoping for a Spring 2014 start. The more I look at the site, the more excited I get. Did anyone add a subspecialty? I think I'd like to, but I'm not sure yet. (I'd add cardiovascular, probably.)
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    I know u ladies are well into ur program, congrats to u all. I am accepted into the AENP but due to my inexperienc in ER, I will be doing extra 120 clinical hours. My question is, can I change to FNP since I have 7yrs med-surg experience or do I stick it out. I am also thing of doing FNP instead of AENP. When one finishes, are we supposed to take both FNP exam and NP exam or one can cover both. I am sorry if I sound distorted but just need more light on these. Thanks for any advice.
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    Quote from azor
    I know u ladies are well into ur program, congrats to u all. I am accepted into the AENP but due to my inexperienc in ER, I will be doing extra 120 clinical hours. My question is, can I change to FNP since I have 7yrs med-surg experience or do I stick it out. I am also thing of doing FNP instead of AENP. When one finishes, are we supposed to take both FNP exam and NP exam or one can cover both. I am sorry if I sound distorted but just need more light on these. Thanks for any advice.
    I was also interested in this program, I am not enrolled, but I think I can answer part of your question. The ENP is really just Acute Care NP and FNP training, and you have to take the certification for both, seperately. This is a huge plus for those who want a career in ER, BUT here is the thing..Other than ER there is not many other places of practice that will satisfy the clinical hours needed in both the primary care and acute care specialty for one to renew the certifications later on. If you get a job in a family practice office for example, if you are not seeing acutely ill adults than you have not met the requirements to renew your ACNP certif, and vice versa, if you are a hospitalist and are not seeing both adults and peds in a primary care role you cannot renew your FNP.

    What would be better honestly is a program that had a combination of ACNP and ACPNP, but that is really 2 seperate degrees with minimal overlap of classes.


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