George Washington University - BSN-DNP Fall 2017

  1. I have applied and got accepted into GWU's Fall 2017 cohort for BSN-DNP. Anyone else get accepted? I have an interview with another school before I accept. Has anyone heard anything about GWU? Positive or Negative? Can't find many articles online about the actual BSN-DNP program. Let me know!
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  3. by   SCRN060584
    Congrats on your acceptance. I just got accepted too! I have applied to three other schools and haven't heard anything from them yet. I'm with you, I really don't know a whole lot about this program. But I definitely want to make an informed decision on the best program for me.
  4. by   Jay Q
    Congratulations to both of you on your acceptance. I applied to GWU's Fall 2017 semester as well. I haven't heard anything as of yet. How long did it take from your application being submitted to you hearing you were accepted. I have applied to another school as well. I want to have options and also make the right decision for myself as well! Again, congrats to you both!!
  5. by   twinmommy+2
    Congrats on all who are accepted. I'm in the BSN-DNP through GWU and so far love the level of expertise the instructors have. I did hit a few road blocks but only due to my own shortcomings which have been worked out. I've never had a problem with any of the instructors there. One thing I wish I had taken into account was that they do not help you find a preceptor and this is a huge problem everywhere.
  6. by   localgirl85
    Congratulations on your acceptance!! Do you mind if I ask you a few questions about why you chose the BSN-DNP route? I'm currently researching whether to get just a FNP/MSN vs FNP/DNP and can't decide what is better. My old professors I've talked to recommend the DNP route and say a BSN-DNP program is best because it's faster/more cost effective. I'm also trying to decide FNP vs PNP (pediatric NP). Do you have any thoughts on this and which one would be better? I enjoy working with kids but am afraid to do the PNP route because I don't want to limit my options after graduation. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated...and again, congratulations!!!
  7. by   SCRN060584
    I chose the DNP for a few reasons. The first is that it is easier to get into the DNP program than it is to get into the MSN. Second, I know that they are looking to require that all NP's have their DNP like the did with RN's and requiring a BSN. I have a friend who went through the MSN program and says she wishes she had just done the DNP because it is just one year longer and the main difference is the quality improvement project. In the long run, I believe it is a smarter choice for the long term.
  8. by   localgirl85
    Thank you SCRN060584!! I'm thinking it's the smarter choice too...and quicker - instead of getting an MSN and possibly having to go back afterward. Thank you!
  9. by   mcas
    Hi All, I'm new to this thread, I'm also in the BSN to DNP for Fall '17 AGPCNP . Does anyone know how the classes are offered, is it one class at a time for 6-8 weeks or all the classes at once.
  10. by   sam_25
    localgirl85 Sorry I am just responding! I obviously did not check this a lot after I posted. I chose BSN-DNP primarily because I knew I wanted to eventually teach at the collegiate level and I need a doctorate for that... I also knew I did not want to apply to graduate school twice, it's annoying enough as is... I chose FNP v. PNP because I also did not want to limit myself, but I also know I could specialize afterwards if I wanted to and work primarily in pediatrics. So far, I have enjoyed the program, I have no life as I am doing school full-time and working full-time (don't recommend...), but I am excited that I has started my journey to becoming an NP!
    Last edit by sam_25 on Nov 22, '17 : Reason: comment to someone
  11. by   sam_25
    localgirl85, another reason I did FNP vs. PNP is the availability of programs! Easier to find (especially online programs) for FNP. I prefer in person, but was not able to leave my current hospital at the time...

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