Quote from mstewa09
No on campus visits was one deciding factor for me. I'm not familiar with Regis, but I looked into USA. USA required at least a yr of psych experience and on campus visits occasionally.
Some campus visits would be no big deal... I just cannot do a B&M as the nearest program is over 2 hours each way without traffic/snow/construction (3 hours is a reasonable average) and I am unable to move.
My view is clinical placement is the most important component, and that won't change for me between programs. I intend to practice (outpatient) in the community I live in.
All 3 programs seem to prefer 2 years of inpatient psych, but all 3 were willing to overlook it in lieu of either longer related experience and/or additional course/clinical.
I'm in Maryville for PMHNP, so far so good. Maryville has a lot, I mean A LOT of group work so that could also be a deciding factor for you.
What is the nature of the Maryville group work? Group papers or...? While I enjoy teamwork in a professional setting, I have never enjoyed group assignments in academia.
Are the assignments and rubrics clear and honored?
Are you able to see your mistakes on exams for future learning?
What percentage of content uses Adobe Presenter or similar?