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Johns Hopkins ACNP/PNP program

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Specializes in Pediatric intermediate acute care. Has 2 years experience.

Hello! 
 

I am a peds nurse at a hospital in Denver,Colorado. I’m coming up on a year of experience (my floor is general pediatrics so we see everything and are also considered a step down unit). I also float to the PICU, and will get APHON trained in October. I will also get my CPN in November. I’m just trying to justify going for my DNP next fall already haha. I reached out to Johns Hopkins, since it has a dual primary and acute care pediatric NP Program. It also it completely online with only one trip to Baltimore a semester. Has anyone done this program? I reached out and the woman said I would be a good candidate, but I’m still nervous with only a year of acute pediatric experience. Also for anyone in this program or a similar one, are they willing to give scholarship money and is there anything I should be doing now to get that? I work for a HCA company so I know I’ll get a few thousand a year for it, but it’s still one of the most expensive options I could choose haha. I’m also nervous about working during this, does anyone have experience with balancing a full time position and DNP program? Thanks!!

HiddencatBSN, BSN

Specializes in Peds ED. Has 10 years experience.

I inquired about another of their DNP programs and was discouraged from working full time. Also was told I couldn’t complete clinicals in my state but my state is wonky like that with distance programs.

Also if you’re planning to travel from CO once a semester I’d probably wait out the pandemic a bit longer.

RNker, BSN

Specializes in Pediatric intermediate acute care. Has 2 years experience.

8 minutes ago, HiddencatBSN said:

I inquired about another of their DNP programs and was discouraged from working full time. Also was told I couldn’t complete clinicals in my state but my state is wonky like that with distance programs.

Also if you’re planning to travel from CO once a semester I’d probably wait out the pandemic a bit longer.

This is for the fall 2021 term, however I’m not that optimistic to assume covid will be better. I’m also hoping they might cancel these if it’s still bad by then. Who knows, can’t really control that aspect of it. 
 

yeah I reached out and she said basically a vague statement that some people do and are fine some people go to part time or less so not very helpful.