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Holy Names University in Oakland

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by youknowho youknowho (Member)

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Anyone have any reviews about this school? It seems very small and I am having a hard time finding people who have attended, particularly the MSN programs.

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I just completed my MSN in the Clinical Faculty tract at Holy Names this past November. Several of my collegues have also attended (or are currently attending) in the various tracts including administration, admin/MBA, and NP program. It was the best decision I made to attend a small private school, with small class sizes. The instructors (all doctoral prepared and nurse leaders in their field) have a passion for the subject matter and for the student's success. They are available in and out of class for any questions etc. I have even utlized them as mentors as I continue to advance my career. You will not regret a decision to attend!

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I attended the MSN Clinical Faculty cohort, graduating in 2009. I really enjoyed the education. The class schedule was super flexible, pretty easy to schedule your life around. The professors are all available and helpful. They don't fool around though, you will have to commit on your end.

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Thanks to both of you for the replies. HNU has moved to the "top choice" for me in the schools I have applied for. So far my interactions with the admissions lady has been far superior than other schools. Congratulations on finishing your MSN program.

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There is so much to be said and one paragraph is not fair to the person who has this question. You can PM me your email address if you want a comprehensive review of what the school offers the returning student. So far the reviews I read can be said for all schools, you want to know the specifics that make this school different from the rest.

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I am a graduate, class of 2007, for the MSN/FNP program at HHU

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i graduated from HNU in may 2009 and i enjoyed the personal attention and the easy access to the instructors via email and smaller size classes which promotes learning and skills lab to practice your skills ; the administration staff in the nursing program is very helpful; the professors were all very enthusiastic and passionate about their professions and so were the majority of the students in the class! most of the students who decide to go back to school to get their masters really want to do well and learn more and were really devoted to a nursing career

it was a 2 year program for msn FNP and it was hard in the beginning just becuase i haven't gone back to school for such a long time, but the instructors realize t hat; i worked only per diem during school but others work part time and some fulltime and able to handle the work although it may be a little easier to take more than 2 years to complete the program if you are working fulltime unless you are quite organized;

the weekend schedules for class once a month thurs to sunday works well for most people working; there will be work to do and papers to write and online/offline exams, but the learning is tremendous! put an effort to do your best and you will be rewarded and the professors are all there to help you reach your goal; i had a very positive experience and will recommend anyone to go to HNU:)

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Got an email letting me know I was accepted. I now need to decide between this school and Western University of Health Sciences. I am leaning towards HNU. Its closer, a little cheaper and I love the small Catholic school feel. I did go to Catholic school for 12 years growing up after all. :) Thanks for everyone who gave their thoughts on this school, I appreciate it greatly.

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you're very welcome, and good luck to you

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does holy names help find clinical preceptors for the fnp program?

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when i attended 2007-2009, they did not help find preceptors , maybe that has changed since then? but they may know what facility tend to take students in the area, and also the previous preceptors students had that are willing to precept again;

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csung1818,

Thank you for your reply. I have my MSN and was accepted into the postmasters program. I wanted to know your experience that you had with the school and program. When I attended the info session they mentioned that they had a preceptor coordinator that would be of assistance to help. I wanted to know if this was actually true. Were you enrolled in the FNP program? If so...how was your experience with the school, classes, workload. Any information would be of great help...i am trying to decide between holy names and san fran state univ.

Thanks you in advance

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