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Eastern Kentucky University Spring 2016 FNP

Specializes in Cardiology & ER.

Sooo i just got my acceptance letter for the Spring 2016 online FNP program at EKU! I'm super excited and have heard mostly positive things about the program. Has anyone else been accepted into this cohort? Anyone else attending or completed the program? Words of advice on how doable the classes are while working, finding clinical placement and does anyone have any idea if there is a skills bootcamp or on campus skills day to attend? I don't believe there are any on campus visits so I was immediately concerned about learning skills like casting, suturing, I&D etc... thanks! and hope to get in touch with some people that have also been accepted in to the program!:yes:

Jen

I have two semesters left and I am still working full time. It is stressful but can be done. No on campus visits so no skills bootcamp. There is one locally that I am planning on attending near the end of my last semester. You will get to learn some procedures in your clinicals. Now, the most important thing....START FINDING YOUR CLINICAL PLACEMENTS RIGHT NOW! For me this has been the most difficult and stressful part of the program. I have had a good experience with the program and I feel well prepared for my clinicals. Good luck to you.

jnf7882

Specializes in Cardiology & ER.

That is the one thing that i was warned about with any online program. I just emailed the advisor to get the inside scoop on what is involved in finding a clinical preceptor/placement. I have quite a few coworkers that are now NPs and am hoping they can help or point me in the right direction. I know that clinical experience is going to make a world of a difference in how prepared I feel upon graduation. Thanks for your response! I just PMed you with a few other questions if you don't mind:)

Bobbi12RN

Specializes in ER, ICU.

Hi! I am accepted into Spring 2016 also! :) :) Really excited to start! I am a mom of 2 kids (3 and 1) and work full time... I'm hoping to be able to stay full time with work but I am able to go part time if needed. Any tips for the program? Any negatives?

jnf7882

Specializes in Cardiology & ER.

Congrats! Im working contingent/PRN during the program but will try to work 36/week for as long as I can:) So far, the faculty seem very helpful..i think I'm most nervous about the stress of finding preceptors, but hopefully it won't be too bad. Look forward to having some classes with you:)

I am curious how long after applying you were notified of their decision? I also applied for Spring 2016 and have not heard anything yet.

Bobbi12RN

Specializes in ER, ICU.

Thanks! Congrats to you too! I didn't see your response until today. I was wondering if you knew when we will be registering for classes, when we will get financial aid info and all that stuff? I haven't heard anything about registration or financial aid yet. Also, I was thinking about starting to look for preceptors because I don't want to be scrambling to find them.. are you going to start looking now or are you planning on waiting for a bit? When I emailed the advisor asking about it she said I was a little early.

Bobbi12RN

Specializes in ER, ICU.

I think it took me 3 weeks to hear. Good luck!

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