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EKU DNP program

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Anyone have any thoughts on Eastern Kentucky University DNP program? I live in KY and prefer to do an online program. I am been researching and there are a lot of outstanding DNP online programs but a lot of them require you to be on campus a few times a year and that may be hard for me. Therefore I opted to stay locally. If anyone can give me advice on EKU DNP program, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Did you happen to start at EKU? Thinking about their NP program.

I started the DNP program last week! So far, I have enjoyed the flexibility. My 2 girlfriends are in the FNP program. They started off with theory and had to write papers. It is manageable while working. We all work full-time and have kids. You just need to be disciplined with your readings and homework. I have delegated Friday and Saturday nights to do school work with doing some reading throughout the week. If you have specific questions, let me know.

I started the DNP program last week! So far' date=' I have enjoyed the flexibility. My 2 girlfriends are in the FNP program. They started off with theory and had to write papers. It is manageable while working. We all work full-time and have kids. You just need to be disciplined with your readings and homework. I have delegated Friday and Saturday nights to do school work with doing some reading throughout the week. If you have specific questions, let me know.[/quote']

Is it still going well for you?

Actually, it has been going well for me. I am really glad I applied to this program. It's early to tell if it's going to stay like this but personally I think I made a good decision.

Actually' date=' it has been going well for me. I am really glad I applied to this program. It's early to tell if it's going to stay like this but personally I think I made a good decision.[/quote']

Well that's good to hear. I just completed my application for the MSN and should know in toe weeks.

Are any of you in the mental health focus? Are the professors really helpful? Are you doing the online program? @ella86RN did you start the program yet?

Are any of you in the mental health focus? Are the professors really helpful? Are you doing the online program? @ella86RN did you start the program yet?

I don't start until January, and it is the PMHNP program.

WildcatFanRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac-Telemetry.

I'm thinking of the EKU program also. Who is it going for all of you who are attending? How was the application process?

I just finished my first class, which I am pretty sure was a weed out class. It is hard for me to say anything useful at this time. I finished the class with an A, but I feel like there was room for improvement on my part, as well as the actual classes part. The assignments aren't always that clear. I start my second class on Monday.

mtsteelhorse

Specializes in Correctional Nursing; MSN student. Has 16 years experience.

Interested in the PMHNP program. How long in weeks is each course? Are you taking one at a time? I couldn't tell from the website how the courses work. Thank you!

Classes are 8 weeks long each, one at a time. I think my next block of class has two classes that overlap, but I think that's the only time. I'm undecided at the moment. Don't want to say anything about the program yet since I haven't been attending that long!

nlt284

Specializes in Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.

I have applied for the DNP program and waiting to hear if I was accepted or not. How is this program going for everyone so far? Any insight on how working on the capstone project has gone?

I am in the DNP program. I already have my MSN. There is no specialty focus unlike the PMHNP. Didactic portion of the classes are 8 week per class and are online. Assignments are weekly and mainly focused on preparing you to transition into a Doctorate role after graduating but the program also prepares you on how in implement EBP and evaluate outcomes. Each course is in conjunction to a piece of your capstone. I personally feel the professors are there for you, they do expect you to think at a doctorate level but they want you to succeed too! Think about it....if you succeed, it reflects back on the program, showing that they can graduate 100 percent of their enrollment. You pick your capstone project...assess a need, implement an intervention and evaluate the outcomes. I am happy so far. It is manageable while working full-time, raising a young family and still enjoying life...I am speaking for myself! I'm not shooting for straight A...just passing and passing with B and better because in the end it's all about walking across that stage and being handed my DNP degree!

Did you get your MSN through EKU? I'm in them program now and just started patho. I'm super nervous.

No I got my MSN from a university in California. I took patho 10years ago. I am hearing all the stress from the from students at EKU are saying from this summer's patho course!

No I got my MSN from a university in California. I took patho 10years ago. I am hearing all the stress from the students at EKU are saying from this summer's patho course!

Yeah and if you already started the program like me, you take patho and do your research project at the same time. I think i figured out how to study for this class. She also just sent an email out that stayed she thinks this first quiz is the hardest. That gives me a little hope in that our next quizzes are not over as much material and I can focus somewhat in my research course. Patho in 8 weeks, it's just insane .