Creighton DNP 2015

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by jkenser (New) New

I am starting Creighton Universities BSN-DNP program this month and am wondering if anyone else is starting or has gone through the program already? I have to admit that I am a bit nervous as to what the next 2 and a half years of full time school and work will bring, so if anyone has any helpful tips/advice I would appreciate it =)

rnkaytee

219 Posts

What program are you doing? I'm there right now in the MSN-NNP.

jkenser

7 Posts

Ill be in the DNP- Family Nurse Practitioner Track. I am up in MN so ill be doing the majority online aside from clinicals. Do you like it there?

rnkaytee

219 Posts

It's been fine - my program is sort of disorganized but manageable. I do it online too - lots of content and reading and you have to definitely be self-motivated to get everything done! Let me know if you have questions - I think everyone starts with the same 3 classes.

trimom3

Specializes in ED, Trauma junkie, a little bit of ICU. Has 17 years experience. 15 Posts

I am looking at applying to this program- how are you finding it? I work a 0.5 but can go down to a 0.4 if need be to make it more manageable. Plus they have a contract with my health system so finding preceptors shouldn't be too bad.

rnkaytee

219 Posts

Hi there - I'm graduating in May. I'm not sure how the FNP program is but overall it's been okay. I don't know if it's as intense as other programs. I think it is a doable program working 0.5 - I worked 2 nights/week until the last semester when there is a lot of clinical hours that keep me at the hospital 5 days/week + nights if I get called in.

TriMom3 - do you do triathlons? I do too!

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trimom3

Specializes in ED, Trauma junkie, a little bit of ICU. Has 17 years experience. 15 Posts

Yes I do :) That is good to know about work/school feasibility. I am just trying to decide between MSN FNP at a few other institutions or just biting the bullet and going the DNP route. I have heard good things about Creighton overall.

educatemeplease

39 Posts

I have talked with others in this program and they stated that the faculty is very helpful when you have questions or need assistance. One challenge I have been told is that they do not help with clinical placement sites. How has it been going for you?

educatemeplease

39 Posts

Do you mind if I ask what health system they have a contract with? Is it in Nebraska as well? I am considering this program and am living in MN/WI but have heard it is difficult to find preceptors around this area for this school.

BSN2FNP1

29 Posts

Hello! Just wondering how your experience is going at Creighton?? I submitted my application and I'm hoping to start this fall. Also looking at University of Iowa.

o_lala_land

11 Posts

Hi @jkenser, congratulations on passing your NP boards. So, did you end up going to Creighton to get your DNP? How was the program? I am thinking about applying to the program, but I realize that you have some on-campus visits with their DNP-FNP program and I am also from Minnesota, twin cities area. How often did you have to go to Nebraska for your program? Did you have hard time finding preceptors around in twin cities area? I would really appreciate it and love to hear more about the program from you. You can send me private messages if you like here at all nurses. thank you.