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PMHNP LEWIS University

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by eliskathenurse eliskathenurse (New) New

Hi all,

I wanted to see if anyone studies PMHNP program at Lewis University in IL. How is it so far? Would you recommend it? Is it organized? ANY input would be appreciated.

dsmith436, BSN, RN

Has 5 years experience.

I just started. I’ll keep you updated.

kmars, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience.

On 8/29/2020 at 4:02 PM, dsmith436 said:

I just started. I’ll keep you updated.

Was wondering if you could give an update on how the program is! I am looking into a start date of 2022

Kmar- I just finished first semester and I like it so far! Before I was in FNP program at Purdue Northwest and that program was really easy and everyone would pass. Lewis is much tougher and it makes you really study. I am glad I made the switch. I did not take any psych related classes yet, but so far the teacher are very helpful and approachable. Lots of projects and I am definitely much busier than I was at Purdue. However, I am really learning.   

kmars, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience.

59 minutes ago, eliskathenurse said:

Kmar- I just finished first semester and I like it so far! Before I was in FNP program at Purdue Northwest and that program was really easy and everyone would pass. Lewis is much tougher and it makes you really study. I am glad I made the switch. I did not take any psych related classes yet, but so far the teacher are very helpful and approachable. Lots of projects and I am definitely much busier than I was at Purdue. However, I am really learning.   

Thank you for the quick response! Is the program year-round (Spring, Summer, fall semester) and is there any breaks between classes? 
 

also, do you know if the school helps with clinical placements or if you are responsible to find your own clinical preceptor

dsmith436, BSN, RN

Has 5 years experience.

7 hours ago, kmars said:

Was wondering if you could give an update on how the program is! I am looking into a start date of 2022

It went great I just finished the first semester it was challenging but I’m not disappointed in the program so far. 

The classes in the first 2 years are for the most part 8 week classes back to back (16 week semester total). The semester finished 12/19 and Spring starts 1/13 I think. Not sure how long are the breaks between other semesters though. The program is all year long- 10 semesters total. Not sure with the clinicals. I talked to a girl who did FNP at Lewis and she said Lewis has lots of relationships with hospitals in the area so it helped. 

kmars, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience.

2 hours ago, eliskathenurse said:

The classes in the first 2 years are for the most part 8 week classes back to back (16 week semester total). The semester finished 12/19 and Spring starts 1/13 I think. Not sure how long are the breaks between other semesters though. The program is all year long- 10 semesters total. Not sure with the clinicals. I talked to a girl who did FNP at Lewis and she said Lewis has lots of relationships with hospitals in the area so it helped. 

Thank you so much! I know you are in the beginning of the program, but Do you think atleast in the beginning it is doable to work fulltime and be a fulltime student? Once I start more of the NP classes I plan to go part time at work

oh yeah for sure! I am full time at work as well, and I ll remain working full time through out the program. It is all about organization and prioritization in my opinion but totally and easily doable. 

kmars, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience.

On 12/31/2020 at 4:51 PM, eliskathenurse said:

oh yeah for sure! I am full time at work as well, and I ll remain working full time through out the program. It is all about organization and prioritization in my opinion but totally and easily doable. 

Hi there, I’m wondering if you are still liking the program! I applied for January 2021😊😊 

On 12/31/2020 at 12:47 PM, dsmith436 said:

It went great I just finished the first semester it was challenging but I’m not disappointed in the program so far. 

Any more information on how you are liking the program? Hoping to start in January