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ahunter29 MSN, RN

Hospice and Pediatric Home Health
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  1. ahunter29

    UAB MSN Fall 2019

    I tried this too and I got the same message. I also have been accepted into another program that ironically starts May 6th too, but I would still prefer UAB. But I agree that we should know if we're accepted before May. I'm thinking late April.
  2. ahunter29

    UAB MSN Fall 2019

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that way about the essay. I bet they just wanted to weed out the people who weren't serious while also making sure we can follow directions. No, I didn't apply to the University of Alabama.
  3. ahunter29

    UAB MSN Fall 2019

    yeah I can no longer log into my application dashboard. it just comes up with an error message that says "404 page not found"
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    UAB MSN Fall 2019

    I cited the exact same reference! haha
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    Herzing FNP

    Hello, I am thinking about doing Herzing's post masters FNP program as well and was wondering how you like it so far now that you're a year into it. Are there mandatory login times? What are the classes like? would you recommend? I'm also wondering about the health assessment clinical, can you do that one anywhere? Thanks!
  6. ahunter29

    UAB MSN Fall 2019

    oh gosh, that was the most awkward essay in the history of ever! lol I've written TONS of scholarly papers and that had to be the weirdest one and definitely not my best. I honestly didn't know how to go about writing a research/evidence-based practice essay regarding my opinions of why I chose UAB and my degree path. To me, evidence-based practice research and personal goals and dreams don't really go together in a paper, but I made it work. However, it was so awkward that I have a feeling it ruined my chances of getting in. I talked about my personal reasons for pursuing this degree and found some peer-reviewed journal article on something I could implement when I become a nurse practitioner. Then I threw in some other random facts and statistics and cited them. I guess we shall see.
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    FNP vs. WHNP. How Does One Decide?

    Wow, it's almost as if I wrote your question because I feel the exact same way with the same reasons. I'm just wondering, what did you decide to do and where did you end up going if you don't mind me asking?
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    CNM and WHNP dual program

    Wow that's a very good point, I actually love that idea about the psychiatric/addiction part. You have actually given me something to think about, thanks!
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    CNM and WHNP dual program

    Does anyone know of any good online schools that offer certified nurse-midwifery and woman's health nurse practitioner in the same program? And if they offer a post-masters certificate option that'd be even better! I'd really love to get both certifications at the same time but I don't want to spend a fortune going to Georgetown. Thanks!
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    WGU vs Aspen University

    I did the RN to BSN and also the MSN Leadership and Management programs with WGU. It took me 10 months to complete the BSN portion and another 4 months to complete the masters. In total, it cost me about $11,000, much less than other universities! I absolutely love WGU and will forever recommend it to everyone because of their competency-based model and tuition. As you probably already know, they charge a flat rate per term ( about $3500 per 6 months), so depending on how quickly you get done, you could graduate with less debt than any other school out there. On the other hand, if you procrastinate a lot, it could end up costing you more. I probably spent on average maybe 25-30 hours a week on coursework if that helps you get an idea. The competency-based model is much different than traditional education. About half of your classes will simply be one test and done (aka the objective assessments). So for those classes, you do a pretest at the start of the course and study the sections with the lowest scores. When you feel comfortable (it could be as soon as 1 minute later if you wanted), you schedule your post-test and if you pass, you move on to the next class. I think you get 3 attempts at the post-test before you have to start paying for more attempts if I remember right. The other half of your classes involve performance assessments in order to prove competency. Basically what this means is you will (in most cases) write 1-3 papers per class. Your papers will be evaluated and sent back if they need revisions, where you will then just make the corrections they ask for and resubmit. A few of the classes require field work or some other type of assignment, but the majority are just writing papers and taking tests. Also, all textbooks are included in tuition. You will also be assigned a student mentor who will guide you through all the way to the end. They contact you once a week and help you make goals and keep on track. Most students find the mentor thing to be helpful and motivating. There are course instructors for every class, but you do not have to use them if you don't want to. Most of them already provide learning materials for you as well as pre-recorded cohorts, so if you're like me and don't want to interact with anyone because you're self-taught, this school is really the way to go. If you're the type who wants to attend lectures and schedule time with instructors for additional help, they have office hours and live cohorts that you can attend too. I know this seems one sided but I honestly can't think of any negatives. It's accredited, it allows you to work at your own pace, it has start dates every month, there are tons of resources available to you, etc.
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    Are Certified Midwifes still Prevelent in the U.S?

    Allison, do you think you should really have experience as a nurse in labor and delivery before entering a CNM program, or do you think it's doable with no experience? I have been a nurse for 3 years but my experience is in hospice. I currently have an MSN in leadership and management so I'm hoping to get a post-masters certificate in a midwifery program
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