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Program: RN-to-BSN, Master's
Focus: Family Nurse Practitioner
Complete both RN-BSN and MSN programs there. The academic advisors were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The coursework was challenging but as expected via an online program. Professors were accessible as well as helpful, real world material presented that prepared me for FNP certificate. Only had technical problems once, which was campus wide and the professors during that term made accommodations regarding grading. So no complaints here.
Accessible, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Like most NP programs, you'll have to find your one preceptors.
I would and have recommended there RN-BSN and MSN programs.
Classes: On Campus, Online
I attended the LPN-RN program at their satellite campus, UCBA. My pre-requisite experience was very good, many of the classes are available online with evening options for those classes you need to attend in person. The nursing program was a different story, like many nursing programs it was disorganized and hectic. The program utilizes Kaplan which with the NCLEX change a few years ago is not up to date and not utilized effectively by the school. They currently have a low NCLEX pass rate, in part due to the fact their program did not change when the NCLEX did. The test questions you do for a grade will look like nothing you see on NCLEX so it's best to purchase a separate program like U World to keep up to par with NCLEX standards. I was surprised to find we did no clinical at any UC hospital and part of our class had their final clinical in a LTC facility. Otherwise, the clinical sites were good but your experience depended on you making it happen for yourself. I have heard from multiple traditional nursing students that their program is much more efficient, I just think the LPN-RN program is a bit of an add on and not regulated it as it should be. I do like that the program is hybrid although you will attend in person school related functions much more often than they sell you up front. It's a worthwhile school to attend in the sense that you get the prestige that goes along with going to UC and it's easier to obtain a job but this program is definitely not for those who have difficulty learning on their own. You need to be able to self teach many of the subjects.
The professors are what you would expect anywhere, some are awesome, majority are average, a few are those not cut out for teaching. Their guidance counselor for pre-nursing is completely disorganized and has no idea what is going on. I know multiple students who received incorrect information from her. I got that feeling from day one so I always researched everything she told me and only about half of the time was it correct.
Reputation is excellent but I would say the actual program is more on par with Fortis type schools than they would like to admit.
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