Let's talk about what you think are the pros and cons of each type of program. I gotta run but will be back sometime today.
Oct 31, '05
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I'm just curious - how you arrange clinicals? I am currently attending an online CNS which is in my hospital's College of Nursing. We do arrange most of our own clinicals, but have to have them okay'd with the school prior to starting them. Okay, guess I've answered my own question. Zenman - aren't you in Hong Kong now? Where would you do clinicals? (I was thinking overseas, you might try the local military hospitals).
Man, I wish I were in Hong Kong! I'm in Dhaka, Bangladesh now. We arrange clinicals the same as the traditional students. Look for someone who you think will make for a pleasant learning experience. I'll probably do mine with the US Embassy doc as he used to head up a residency program in the states which included NPs. I'm undecided where I'll do my residency but it will probably be in a foreign country if I can get a US board certified doc or an NP trained in the states to take me on. Otherwise I have some doc friends in the US who'll probably push me to the limits! Since UAB stresses cultural compentency, I think I can meet that goal by doing all clinicals in a foreign country. Plus, I currently work with 40 different cultures...think that qualifies for a little diversity!:chuckle
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