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Herzing University Post-Master's FNP Take Two!

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Specializes in Home Health, Private Duty, Education. Has 12 years experience.

Hey everyone!

So about two years ago, I posted that I had started the post-master's FNP program at Herzing. Well, one week into the program, I got cold feet and withdrew. Fast forward to three weeks ago. I have restarted the post-master's FNP program at Herzing and so far, it has been great! I am taking two eight week classes and had my pathophysiology class from my master's degree transferred in. These classes are fast-paced, but doable! I have one more didactic class to take in the Summer, then all that's left after that are my clinicals! The first clinical begins in May! I'm so nervous about it even though it is seven weeks away! If all goes well, I should graduate August of 2021! This time, I'm determine to complete this program and pass my certification exam the first time (though I'm not sure which exam I will take--leaning toward the ANCC, though:)

Any else currently attending or plan on attending Herzing?

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SleykRN

Specializes in Oncology and Critical Care.. Has 13 years experience.

Can you shed some information about

admission ?

cost ?

length of class ?

Clinical hours ?

curriculum requirements to graduate ?

Thanks!

I will start program on May 4th. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Congratulations on conquering your fear and continuing the program. I too feel apprehensive about everything right now. It has taken me 2 months just to complete the process.

babatee, MSN, RN

Specializes in Geriatric, Acute, Rehab, Psychiatry. Has 13 years experience.

I'm starting the post masters fnp program with herzing in July as well. I just have two classes to take and then all I have left is clinicals. I should graduate August 2021 as well.

CLUVRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Private Duty, Education. Has 12 years experience.

On 4/2/2020 at 6:31 AM, SleykRN said:

Can you shed some information about

admission ?

cost ?

length of class ?

Clinical hours ?

curriculum requirements to graduate ?

Thanks!

Hi SleykRN, sorry for the very late response. Admission is pretty easy; all you need to do is submit official transcripts, resume, RN license, and drug test. Cost I believe is around $850 per credit. Classes are 8 weeks long. Clinicals are 135 hours per rotation; there are 5 rotations in the program. Requirements to graduate are unique to you based on prior credits transferred over. Hope this helps!

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CLUVRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Private Duty, Education. Has 12 years experience.

On 4/23/2020 at 5:58 PM, rn2bn11 said:

I will start program on May 4th. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Congratulations on conquering your fear and continuing the program. I too feel apprehensive about everything right now. It has taken me 2 months just to complete the process.

These classes are accelerated, so stay on top of weekly discussion posts, both initial posts and responses to classmates. There is a lot of paper-writing in these classes, which is to be expected in a master's or post-master's program. There are quizzes and other projects as well. There was no group work in either of my classes, which I just finished 4/22. Time management is key. You can work full-time and do well in your classes; I work full-time and earned A's in both classes. Balancing the two is very manageable. I hope I'll be saying the same thing once clinicals start next month!

CLUVRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Private Duty, Education. Has 12 years experience.

16 hours ago, babatee said:

I'm starting the post masters fnp program with herzing in July as well. I just have two classes to take and then all I have left is clinicals. I should graduate August 2021 as well.

Which two classes are you taking prior to clinicals? I just finished Advanced Pharm and Roles for NPs. On May 4, I start Health Promotion, which is 8 weeks and my first clinical course, Advanced Health Assessment, which is 16 weeks.

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18 minutes ago, CLUVRN said:

These classes are accelerated, so stay on top of weekly discussion posts, both initial posts and responses to classmates. There is a lot of paper-writing in these classes, which is to be expected in a master's or post-master's program. There are quizzes and other projects as well. There was no group work in either of my classes, which I just finished 4/22. Time management is key. You can work full-time and do well in your classes; I work full-time and earned A's in both classes. Balancing the two is very manageable. I hope I'll be saying the same thing once clinicals start next month!

Thank you for yhe response.

I am starting Herzing in July as well. I was happy to learn that I received transfer credits for Advanced Patho, Health Promotion, NP roles, Advanced Pharm. I will start with Advanced physical Assessment, and all I have will be clinical. I hope to be done in about one year.

Hi.  Can you guys provide any additional feedback?  I am wrapping up my Masters and considering a post-masters FNP.  I work Mon-Fri currently.  Would 2 classes be manageable? How long is their program if you take 2 classes at the same time?  Best of luck to you all!

TREX, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Critical Care, CCRN. Has 17 years experience.

Has anyone transferred in from WGU? And which credits transferred?

NurseKiker

Specializes in Med-Surg. Has 2 years experience.

I know some of you have mentioned there is a lot of paper-writing; could you tell me about how many papers you have to write per class? Thanks! 

NurseKiker

Specializes in Med-Surg. Has 2 years experience.

Thank you! About how long are the papers? A friend of mine is in a NP Program and she’s had to write 30-40 page papers. I really dislike writing papers so 30-40 page papers would be a challenge for me. 

The page length varies by assignment and course. I am taking my 3rd and 4th course in the program and so far the max required length is 6 - 8 pages for one of the papers.

NurseKiker

Specializes in Med-Surg. Has 2 years experience.

OK, great. Thanks for responding! Good luck to you!  

NurseKiker

Specializes in Med-Surg. Has 2 years experience.

18 hours ago, studentnurse2018 said:

The page length varies by assignment and course. I am taking my 3rd and 4th course in the program and so far the max required length is 6 - 8 pages for one of the papers.

Have you started clinical rotations yet? If so, does Herzing help with finding preceptors? And does all preceptors have to be NP’s or can they be MD or PA as well? 

I start clinical in May. I found my preceptor without assistance from the school. First, they will provide you with a list of preceptors that students in your state have used previously. You must prove that you tried contacting preceptors before they will help. There is a deadline for them to help you. The preceptors can be NP, MD, or PA. PA preceptors must have a master's degree. I believe half of your preceptors must be NP. You can use the same preceptor twice.