St Joseph College of Maine Reviews - page 12

I have done a few searches, but haven't found many responses (or at least newer) re: St. Joseph's nurse practitioner program. I'm considering it because it seems flexible, reasonable, and like a good... Read More

  1. by   care4life11
    Hi, I am applying to start SJC's online FNP program this fall. Is anyone currently in the program that can tell me how the courses are with workloads? Or if anyone has just graduated, do you feel ready for the boards? Currently SJC says they don't have any information on passing rates for the boards just yet. Would really like to get some information before I enroll into the program!
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. by   care4life11
    Did you feel prepared for your boards once you graduated?
  3. by   KSFNP2016
    I thought SJC discontinued their FNP program? Hmm, interesting. I graduated last April. I passed boards on the first go around and felt nervous, but prepared. The program itself was incredibly disorganized and that's saying a lot coming from me. I had a total of 4 advisors with many changes during the course of the program. They changed the deadline for clinical one semester and told me I was the only student that didn't receive the email stating the new deadline. When I emailed the dean of nursing with evidence of another student also saying she didn't receive an email, I was accused of being "insubordinate" and another email will be grounds for dismissal from the program. I'm sure other students had a better experience but the few I came across were also frustrated with the changes. I will say the actual instructors and all 4 advisors, with the exception of Laurie Lambert (handling the clinical side of the program) and the Dean of nursing, were great. The course load is probably different now. It was self paced when I started, which changed towards the end of the program. During my last semester I received an email saying that the FNP program was being discontinued but I didn't know why. I know they didn't have a director for the FNP program for a long time and just assumed it was because of that. Maybe the program is better now? Good luck!
  4. by   care4life11
    I guess according to an advisor, the program was cancelled and they just started it up again recently. I just emailed the advisor asking why they cancelled the program and re opened it. But I'm assuming it has to do with all the changes. I've read lots of posts about students complaint a lot about how disorganized it was and how much work there was compared to other programs.
    Did they at all help with clinical placements?
    Did they have proctored exams set up?
    How long did it take to complete the program?
    Did you take any prep courses for the boards?
    Thanks for replying! I haven't found any recent posts with students in the FNP program so all o have to base this program on is students from 2012-2014 time frame...:/
  5. by   KSFNP2016
    Just make sure they're not losing accreditations. I read that in another review. I'm sure they are better now. I remember how excited I was when I started this program and I'm really excited for you!

    Answers to your questions:

    They did not help at all with clinical
    They did not have proctored exams set up.
    I went part time my first year so 3 years.
    I used Fitzgerald and Leik to study for the boards
  6. by   care4life11
    Hi can you tell me how the online FNP program went at SJC? Did you feel prepared for the boards?