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campfirekitten BSN, RN

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  1. campfirekitten

    NAU FNP Summer 2019- anyone else?

    Hello! I am hoping to find other nurses out there that have been accepted to the NAU FNP program- with a start date of summer/fall 2019! It would be great to have others to talk to that are in the same program. Speak up!
  2. campfirekitten

    NAU FNP Summer 2019- anyone else?

    Mountainmamameg- there were several reasons I am leaning towards GCU- even beyond the good experience I had with them. I like that they do classes one at a time rather than traditional semesters with the length and multiple classes thing going on. The other thing is that I’ve tslked to many that have done the FNP- some from GCU and some from NAU- and it seems that both agree that the course work is heavy regardless that NAU calls their program part time and GCU calls it full time. For me, that matters significantly because my scholarship pays out 3,500 per year for anything a school terms as part time but doubles to 7000 a year for full time... so I stand to lose 10,500 dollars out of the deal by the time I am done if I choose NAU. The other turn off to NAU is that I heard the two roughest classes of any FNP program seem to be advanced patho and advanced pharm... and in any of the 3 schedule plans that NAU presented me with- they schedule both of those classes in the same semester. Yikes! I haven’t been in Tucson very long- but thankfully have made a few contacts. Setting up my clinicals will be a bit of a chore- but a small price to pay over all. I do understand your situation though- and it seems NAU may sure enough be the best bet for you. I haven’t made up my mind for 100 percent certain- so I’m giving it some more thought before turning one school down.
  3. campfirekitten

    NAU FNP Summer 2019- anyone else?

    AZNurse- yes, please let us know what you decide. So many good schools out there! I’m thankful to have a choice and do not think there is necessarily a wrong choice at all.
  4. campfirekitten

    NAU FNP Summer 2019- anyone else?

    Good morning! GCU wants you to get your own sites/preceptors for all classes "womb to tomb" and will not assist in finding the sites at all- however, they DO help put a contract into place if you find somewhere you want to do a rotation in and that facility does not have a contract. NAU does allow clinicals in other places outside of Flagstaff. Granted, they consider themselves a program geared towards rural communities....so there may be a bit of travel if you live in a city. However, it sounds minimal. And for me, just knowing that they set it all up is well worth any travel. Are you on a nice vacation? I go on a cruise in 9 more days. Not that I'm counting....ha!
  5. campfirekitten

    NAU FNP Summer 2019- anyone else?

    Hello Megan! Nice to "meet" you! I am from Arizona, born and raised here. I live in Tucson. I got in part time as well. I called to ask what happened and they said that only 5% of FNP students are considered full-time and those are usually people who do not work and live in Flagstaff....so I accepted the part time summer 2019! So excited! I also got accepted to GCU for the same semester. So what made the difference? Clinical set up. GCU and any other school I found makes me set up my own clinical sites and preceptors....but NAU does that for you! Woo hoo! Let me know what you decide! It would be great to have someone with me on this journey.
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