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efthimia519 ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Psych & Community Public Health Nsg and Education
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efthimia519 has 22 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Psych & Community Public Health Nsg and Education.

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  1. Hello Efthimia519,

    I have come across some of your postings regarding Regis College DNP Nurse Educator program and I was wondering if you could provide me some insight. 

    I have heard that Regis is a good program to follow.. I am curious as to the clinical hour(s) requirements?  In my Masters program I completed 100 hours where I chose my own preceptor and clinical sight.  Is this the same practice for Regis DNP program?  I am in a unique situation as I happen to live very remotely and will have to travel 2 hours in either direction in order to make placements happen. So, I am really looking for any insight or help I can find to shed some light.  Also, too any tidbits or information regarding how the scholarly project works?  I would love to hear what you have to say as I see your freshly graduated really and Congratulations to you!!

    Thank you,


    1. efthimia519

      efthimia519, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

      Hi Lyndsay, Sorry for the delay in responding.  I don't sign on all that often anymore.  Anyway, Generally we have about 400 hours of "practicum" that we are required to complete.  It is really 1000 but everyone in my cohort was granted 600 hours from their MSN programs and we are not NPs.  We are required to track these hours as we complete the program.  I have not been very good about doing this.  Hours can be anything related to your project or gaining information / data that you will contribute toward your project.  Example; conferences, webinars, true continuing ED courses, any time you spend collaborating with others, some of the hours I spent on campus before Covid count etc.  They are very good about accepting hours, so you could do alot of them at home.  As far as the project goes, it is a little different with the hybrid program than how the online program does it but basically the idea is to do all of your assignments based upon your project.  I believe the online program starts with the NU740 DNP project 1.  They will go over all of the requirements of the project and how you should write your papers etc in the other courses based upon your project idea.  Many people end up changing their projects as they go so do not get discouraged.  Mine has changed from when I began the program it has been a God send.  The faculty is very supportive and will help in any way they can.  I am not done yet, another year to go.  I am only doing one course a semester now, too much else going on.  You can email me at epw519@aol.com if you have any additional questions, I do not mind answering them at all and will respond much faster through email.  Regis is a good program and works well for me.  Best of luck.  Efi 

  2. @efthimia519 please did you end up attending Rivier college for your NP Program? Please what was experience  like. Would you recommend Rivier NP Program?

    Any Rivier NP Student out there? Please how is the NP program. Thanks for your response.

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      efthimia519, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

      I did not end up going to Rivier.  I ended up going a completely different route, MSN Nsg ED and am now completing my DNP but getting close to finishing DNP and looking at Rivier again for post graduate certificate.  

  3. efthimia519

    Starting a volunteer parish health ministry

    The first step in conducting a needs assessment to see the needs and interests of your parish members. There is a Faith Community Nursing course that provides tons of info, some are online some are in person. I also recommend these books Hickman, J. (2011). Fast facts for the faith community nurse implementing fcn/parish nursing in a nutshell. Springer Patterson, D. (2003). The essentail parish nurse abcs for congregational health ministry. The Pilgrim Press. There are others as well Fast Facts has sample needs assessments as well as frameworks...
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    Looking for help to start a parish nurse program in my parish

    Hello ladies, have either of you taken the Faith Community Nursing Course? I too am Catholic and will hope to be implementing a parish nurse program at my church in the coming months.
  5. Looking to find out if programs are using simulation with their PSYCH course / content. If you are using it, do you use it as an adjunct, or as a replacement for traditional clinical. Also wondering what your traditional clinical for psych is....locked unit etc. Thank you.
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    DNP vs EdD

    TheSquire, are you apposed to non NPs pursuing a DNP? On a separate note, is anyone familiar with an EdD program that offers NFLP other than Coumbia's that was previously mentioned? The NFLP program is for nurses who are teaching full time or plan to teach full time but yet most educational programs that are offering NFLP are DNP programs rather than EdD programs. Thoughts?
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    DNP vs EdD

    Regis College has a DNP with a nursing education concentration. They offer this through both the online and the on campus programs. They are very well established and by no means a "diploma mill" They also have the NFLP program. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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    DNP - Nursing Education

    You do have to complete 1000 hours but you get credit for your MSN hours if you can verify them. I also received credit/ hours for board certification and participation in professional organizations, Sigma etc. I believe you get credit for ANA too.
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    DNP with Education Focus - Help!

    I agree, be honest. I used the DNP essentials and referenced many of them in my application. I also wrote about how earning a DNP would allow me to make contributions to the nursing profession and nursing education.
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    DNP - Nursing Education

    Regis is a good choice. Their online and on campus programs are well respected. They also have a good amount of money for NFLP. I am starting in the fall on campus.
  11. efthimia519

    Regis College MSN PMHNP

    Congrats, and good luck to you! First class down, so far so good.
  12. efthimia519

    Regis College MSN PMHNP

    Looking to connect with anybody starting this semester ( spring 2018) I start my first 2 courses tomorrow. On Campus program not online
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    Regis College MSN PMHNP

    Starting tomorrow, looking to see if anyone is starting this spring 2018 semester?
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    Any Graduates From Regis College NP Program

    vitiana, did you apply for fall 2017? kianasimone did you ever end up applying and if so are you attending?
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    MCPHS PMHNP or FNP summer 2017

    Looking to start a thread for anybody starting either the PMHNP or FNP program this summer.
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    MCPHS (FNP) May 2016

    Thanks for taking the time to reply, there are at least 2 people who have posted withing this long thread that they applied to the PMHNP program and were admitted, was hoping that one of them might respond,