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campfirekitten BSN, RN

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    campfirekitten, BSN, RN got a reaction from Az.Nurse in 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!
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    campfirekitten, BSN, RN got a reaction from MountainMamaMeg in 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. 
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    campfirekitten, BSN, RN got a reaction from Az.Nurse in 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!
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