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TashaLPN2006RN2012 ASN, RN

Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt
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TashaLPN2006RN2012 has 8 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt.

(2012-Present) R.N. (2005-2012)LPN/LVN

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    Online FPN programs that help or provide Clinical Placements

    I graduated from Simmons and they found all my clinical sites for me!
  2. I live in Jacksonville, FL....in need of an OB/GYN & peds rotation (or clinic that sees all ages daily) ASAP. I can have a preceptor who is an NP, MD, or PA....I have been all over the place talking with clinics with no luck. I attend Simmons College and currently doing a rotation at MCCI but it's mostly elderly adult. If anyone has any contacts or knows of a place that will take a student FNP on I'd be extremely thankful. My school usually does all this but due to UNF, UF etc (some of the programs PAY their preceptors) everyone is turning me away and turning my school away! Thanks for any help! Tasha
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    Excelsior Grads - Where are they now?

    I'm an 2012 ASN grad, 2014 BSN grad and now I'm currently in FNP school through Simmons College. I was previously an LPN from 2006 to 2012. Have worked in home health, podiatry, derm, family care, adult /gero, LTC, acute rehab and case management for both adult and peds. Totally well prepared by EC curriculum and standards!
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    Simmons March 2015 cohort RN-FNP

    You should try to have a boss (MSN or higher degree), a FNP or other nurse practitioner, and an MD. At my job I was able to get the medical director so I actually submitted 4 letters. Good luck to you all! I started in cohort 3 March 2014 for BSN-MSN/FNP. Super tough program but worth every penny! Tasha
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    Simmons FNP May 2015 Cohort

    I began the full time program March 2014, after I completed term one, I chose to drop to PT in term 2. I work full time from home as a telephonic pediatric care coordinator. Even though I work from home I am still required to do my 40 hours of work (M-F), so I do have a bit of flexibility throughout the week. I will not be able to continue my full time employment in July when clinical starts in though. I will be completing 2- 8hr rotations per week (16 hours per week) that must be done during M-F business hours. So I will need to look at other employment options. I do not want to go back on 12 hr shifts nor hospital work so I'm not sure what I'll do. I am in the process of becoming a health coach and want to start my own health and weightloss coaching business but we will see! =)
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    Simmons FNP May 2015 Cohort

    It has been a crazy ride for sure. Very intense and at times frustratingly busy...but that's grad school! I have learned so much so far though! I wish you all the best. You won't regret it!
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    simmons online fnp

    Yes they did end up accepting Saylor, but found that the Klimes one they offer is EASIER and much better!
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    Simmons FNP May 2015 Cohort

    Just wanted to pop in and tell everyone good luck! I'm starting term 4 this week! =) It's been a crazy year for me for sure! Tasha
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    simmons online fnp

    What request deepblue? I may have missed something? Thanks, Tasha
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    Simmons University School of Nursing FNP online program

    My friend had to take it as she was in the same predicament as you. She really enjoyed the class and said it helped her tremendously with advanced patho during term one. I wish I would have had to take it as I struggled in patho event though I had taken bio 2.5yrs prior. She is now in pharm 1 and understanding the application of medication in ways I struggled with was well. (I'm one term ahead of her). She pulled A's in those classes while I pulled B's. And she would tell you it was because of that bio bridge class.
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    Some Final Simmons Questions

    One other thing, The classes are already pre-assigned what term you take them in, there is little lee-way in that! Term one you take 2 classes, term 2 you take 3 classes, term 3 you take 3 classes, term 4- two classes, term 5- 3 classes, term 6 & 7- 2 classes. if you go to the Nursing@Simmons website and click on academic calendar it will show you what classes you take each term =)
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    Some Final Simmons Questions

    1. Is this a feasable schedule to work full time doing the program part time? Yes the first 4 terms you can easily maintain full time employment while completing the program part time. I currently work from home as a pediatric case manager M-F 8-430pm. I take all my live classes during the week after 5pm...so farm i'm finishing my 3rd term and have been able to get classes anywhere from 630pm-11pm at night. I reserve my weekends for family and studying so your schedule really shouldn't be a problem. Once clinical starts those hours can be assigned M-F during normal business/clinic hours therefore i will be leaving my job. if you work weekends only you may be able to continue on, however, note that you will still have live classes AND clinical hours to complete during that time. 2. How much study time does this program truly require? I am just curious, not that I am looking for an easy program, I just like to have a heads up! I graduated under grad with a 3.8gpa. I am not naturally smart, I study for my grades. It really depends on the class. Patho and Pharm 1 & 2 I spent lots of time on per week. Research, Scholarly Inq 1 and Scholarly Inq 2 spent loads of time on and they were only 2-3 cr hour courses. I probably spend 10-20 hrs per week studying, this doesn't include my time in live classes (2 hr each class each week...so 3 classes = 6 hours of "class time"). 3. What does the program mainly consist of? Reading, studying, papers? Discussion board, etc. Are there a lot of papers? Project, what kind? What can I expect from the courses? As I said I'm finishing Term 3 Part Time now. For Pharm and Patho classes I've had case studies, asynchronous pre-recorded lectures, quizzes. For the Research classes (there are 3 of them) I've had large final papers (but mostly we worked on those a little at a time each week through the term), verbal Power point presentations I gave, group work, some short discussion boards and the pre-recorded lectures. Family Theory and Global Health were pretty fun classes to me,short discussions, pre-recorded lectures and final presentations and final papers. It's a good mix of work and just depends on the class. EVERY class has pre-recorded lectures to watch prior to your LIVE class each week. Some classes have quizzes, some have exams, some have papers. Pharm has proctored exams given during your live class. 4. How are the research classes, they are what I fear. I struggled in undergrad with research but I had a horrible teacher which put a bad taste in my mouth. We all failed and she rounded all F's to C's for the curve. Since then, i've just been scared of research. There are 3 research classes. NSG Research gives you a GREAT review of stats, theories and nursing research needs in general. They take you step by step how to critique studies, how to determine if they are worthwhile etc....Scholarly Inquiry you learn how to do a full Literature Review from top to bottom and you choice your Topic that you want to do a study on (this is a group work class), Scholarly Inquiry 2 is a continuation of SI1 (you will have the same instructor, same group, and same topic) this is where you will actually put a study together or do an integrated literature review (holy cow this is what our group did and now i wished we could have done a regular research study because it was REALLY HARD!) it's also group work plus a verbal presentation. We actually got an A on both!!! I learned a lot and was really scared of research however now i feel very comfortable with it. 5. Anything you feel will be helpful for me to no in regards to the program would be greatly appreciated. You need to be very organized, keep track of when assignments/postings/quizzes/tests are due. Some items are do anywhere from 24 to 72 hours PRIOR to your live class. You will always be working a week ahead as your live classes are done AFTER everything is completed that week (it's my only gripe as i wish the live class was first to answer questions prior to submission of assignments) that being said ALL my instructors have responded within 1hr to 24hr of email, some allowed us to call their personal cell phones/personal emails and have been super supportive. Have a quiet area where you can log into your computer & use a headset/phone with MUTE function during the live classes. So far I love the program. I feel like i've learned alot and i will be starting clinicals this summer!!! =) contact the admissions reps they are great and will also invite you to a live webinar to talk with current students! Super fun and can get a real feel for how the live classes and course work is set up! Tasha
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    Simmons College FNP March 2014 cohort

    The Pharm book you can access online for FREE through the library but if you prefer a hard copy for yourself I'd buy from Amazon. It's by Katsung and called Clinical Pharmacology. I think they were still using the 12th edition even though the 13th edition was out.
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    Maryville University FNP Program Recent Student's Reviews

    Would be glad to. Send me a private message or connect with me on Facebook or Email =) Just click on my profile =) Also you can do a search on Allnurses for Simmons posts.
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    Part-time online school?

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    Simmons College FNP March 2014 cohort

    When you register for your classes a link will pop up telling you what books you will need. I'm finishing my 3rd term this week, so I'm not sure if they have changed books yet or not. I want to say Clinical Pathophysiology by Porth is what we used, and for research you WILL want to buy the research text as you will use it for Research, Scholarly Inquiry and Scholarly Inquiry-2....yes three research classes...ick, but learned a lot! I just finished SI2 this week =).