Much of what she said was related to the psychiatric mental health specialty, but there were a couple points that were more general. She said the accelerated portion of the program (1st 15 months) revolved around teaching students the foundations of thinking like a nurse - how to deal with conflict, motivational interviewing, cultural awareness, a lot of theory and fewer hands-on skills. Your 2 clinical days during your 1st summer aren't actually in a hospital but rather in a skills lab/simulation environment where you learn to do head to toe physical assessments, vitals, giving injections, etc. For this you mostly practice on one another although they occasionally use robots. During the 2nd term you're in the hospital one day/week for clinical, and with the small cohort of 64 each student is matched 1:1 with a preceptor (max of 2 per preceptor). The 2nd summer is called intensive practical/practicum because that's when all you do is clinicals, 40 hours/week in your specialty.
This student said she felt the program was very disorganized (it is only 3 years old), and many students found this frustrating. She also said the 2nd term of pharmacology was online and that didn't sit well with many students either. Epidemiology was also online, and with the cost of the program (same as Yale, like 150k), this also frustrated many students.
Hope this helps! Also, this week we should be getting a call from someone who is currently in the program.