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    University of South Alabama Spring 2019

    There is a one time purchase for a software program called "Remote Proctor Now". This will be good for your entire journey through the program and is around $350. Exams are scheduled on a particular day of the week for a given class and you'll have 24 hours to complete it. You'll need a computer with a camera and microphone.
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    University of South Alabama dual FNP/ACNP Fall 2018

    I'm in the dual role tract and at the halfway point through the program. We've got a great FB group for our cohort and many of the classes have specific FB groups too. They've been an invaluable resource thus far. Good luck getting in! I like the program but have my gripes which I'm sure would hold true with any online program. You'll also have to make 2 trips to the campus for skills intensives, one each summer. Each session is just 2 days long and focuses on specific skills for FNP and ACNP. No grade, low stress, and great to meet your cohorts. My email is mc1638@jagmail.southalabama.edu if you have any questions.
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    University of South Alabama FNP program

    No lecture. Mostly reading assignments but there's been some powerpoints and some forum discussions. There are active FB groups for the classes I'm in which has been helpful with peer suppot. Youtube channels such as Khan academy have been great resource as well for pathophys. I'm just into the first semester so I'm not sure if this will be representative of future classes.
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    University of South Alabama FNP program

    49 y/o male. 3.9 GPA, 20+ years nursing experience in ICU, ER, and flight nursing. I am in the dual role tract.
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    University of South Alabama FNP program

    I am just a month into the first semester and so far I have no complaints. A lot of studying and writing but has been manageable so far working full time. No issues with the way the school is doing things either.
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    University of South Alabama FNP Spring 2017

    I believe you just upload your existing CV but if you're referring to how my CV is constructed it would be a bullet point format.
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    University of South Alabama FNP Spring 2017

    I just started the program a few weeks ago. I submitted a fairly lengthy CV as part of my application.
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    Real learning happens after graduation

    Great post...thanks! Congratulations on perservering and reaching your goal. I'm in my first semester and the end just seems so far away.
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    Autonomy + Skills + Satisfaction

    Job satisfaction?
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    University of South Alabama FNP Spring 2017

    Thanks for the info on Macbooks. If you don't mind sharing, what were your thoughts on the program? Workload? Relevance of what you learned? Tons of paper writing throughout the entire curriculum? Thanks! Mike
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    Autonomy + Skills + Satisfaction

    Not an NP yet but I start the dual role, acute/fnp, at USA in January. I noticed in your sig line that you're a NP...how would you answer your questions? I've got a great job as a flight nurse/EMT-P at a University based system, paid well, and question whether I'm making the right decision doing NP school.
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    University of South Alabama FNP Spring 2017

    Just curious.... Has anyone received the acceptance letter from the office of admissions containing the student ID# and email info yet?
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    University of South Alabama FNP Spring 2017

    I was accepted for the Spring 2017 cohort in the dual role NP. Any others doing this track?
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    Dual role FNP/ACNP at USA

    Hi all, Just got my acceptance letter for the dual role program at the University of Southern Alabama. Any current students in the program who want to share their thoughts so far? How heavy is the workload? Instructor quality? Difficulty in arranging clinicals? Thanks in advance. Anyone else accepted into this cohort? Mike
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    New Grad FNP job hunting

    Likewise, I've seen some physicians that fail to meet the "intellectually gifted" category. I'm not sure job titles or the ability to perform "meaningful interventions" infer intelligence. In fact, you could train a monkey to perform meaningful interventions. The degree of understanding behind those interventions is what matters and that doesn't require an advanced practice degree.
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    New Grad FNP job hunting

    I think it is what you make it. If you wanted to be an ICU RN that focused on the completion of mindless tasks and following very specific instructions, you could do that. You could also be the RN who takes the opportunity to learn and educate themselves well beyond that level and become an expert clinician in that unit who understands and has insight into the medical model of care being provided. To make such a blanket statement otherwise is a rather foolish assumption.