Anyone in GCU ACNP program ?

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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone is in or has completed the GCU ACNP program. What are your thoughts on it? Would I be able to work while going through it? Is it as hard or harder than nursing school?

Thank You for any help

airborneinf82

airborneinf82, BSN

Specializes in Trauma and Cardiovascular ICU. Has 8 years experience. 184 Posts

I am curious as well! :)

cna to crna2b

cna to crna2b

113 Posts

What's up airborne ..... when you moving back to AZ? I got into the program that starts in August. The next program starts in Jan.

airborneinf82

airborneinf82, BSN

Specializes in Trauma and Cardiovascular ICU. Has 8 years experience. 184 Posts

Shooting for Aug/Sept if the right job opens up

jamonit

jamonit

Specializes in retail NP. Has 6 years experience. 295 Posts

I definitely would not recommend working fulltime. I completed GCU's FNP program, it was a hybrid online/in class program. It requires a lot of clinical hours (600) plus the coursework time. I just checked what the Acute Care NP program requires--575 hours of clinicals, plus coursework. You will find that the program is very demanding...especially when trying to track down clinical preceptors, arrange scheduling between preceptor and your school schedule, plus somehow pencil in work. I worked two twelves a week and found that to be more than difficult during my three years of NP school. It is possible, but I don't think it is a good lifestyle or allots for a good learning comfort level. Try part time and loans.

mschelee

mschelee, MSN, RN

Specializes in Pulmonary, Cardiac. Has 6 years experience. 108 Posts

I am starting the online ACNP Program on August 28. How did you guys like your first classes?

angel444

angel444

5 Posts

Mschelee. I am sure you are already in the ACNP program by now . How is the program like. Do you have any regret going the ACNP route rather than FNP