University of Cincinnati FNP Program - Spring 2018

  1. I just submitted my application to the University of Cincinnati for their FNP Program (fully online) starting Spring 2018. I talked to an advisor who said they have about a 50% acceptance rate. I have 3 years of nursing experience and graduated with a 3.7 GPA (for all 4 undergrad years). I am very nervous but excited! Who else has applied? Has anyone either completed the program or currently in the program? Would you recommend it? Pros and cons? How are clinicals once you start them the second year? Is it possible to work full time while completing the program? Any information/advice is helpful! Thanks so much!
    •  
  2. Visit NurseKDB profile page

    About NurseKDB

    Joined: Sep '17; Posts: 5

    29 Comments

  3. by   dxb53
    Hello!

    I also applied to the Spring 2018 cohort for the post-masters certificate. I'd love to learn a bit more about the program as well including the online class format (is it self-paced?), exam format (proctored?), and any on-site requirements.
  4. by   NPvampire
    I did PMHNP not FNP and the classes were reasonable, sustainable workloads, IMO. I had toddlers, worked baylor, and did it okay. I am not one with a ton of bounding energy.

    However - if you are the online type of program, they (at least used to) make you find your own clinicals. their idea of "helping" which they pitch so hard in the beginning, they will assist, blah blah.....was telling me to look in the yellow pages. Even going to live in Ohio and using their brick&mortar preceptors was declined. "Those are for our live students."

    Start looking for a preceptor YESTERDAY! Start the paperwork for the chosen ONES (pick more than one person in case an emergency arises) and at least 6 months ahead of the first clinical class. If the school decides that your preceptor is just a contract (2-3 days approval) or a lengthy, lawyer-ridden "agreement" that can take 6 or more months. It is not easy to find a preceptor on your own.
    I was working 3 RN jobs and on good terms with old ones. I had made probably a hundred inquiries of failure and was in the process of meeting military recruiters just to get a preceptor, when I finally found an angel to do mine.
    Do not assume your current job will allow you to precept either, I made that mistake as well. The doctors who were so friendly in work basically told me where to go when I suggested following them. I even tried to offer compensation, still NADA.

    In spite of the clinicals drama, and the price of the education, I am glad that I did it through them and online. B&M school in our state was one program 3 hours away one way and that wasn't happening, ever, at all.
  5. by   Khall11
    I also applied for the FNP distance learning format for Spring of 2018! I applied back in July and got my acceptance 6 weeks after submitting application. Let me know when you find out we should start a group and keep in touch throughout the program! I would love information/advice from current students.
  6. by   RNLUW
    I applied for Spring 2018 as well. Waiting to hear back.
  7. by   Traumanut2032
    I was recently accepted into the Spring 2018 FNP program. I know two current students in the program who are supportive of it, despite the cost. The biggest hurdle I hear over and over is, finding preceptors. We should definitely keep a group going.
  8. by   Amandamint20
    I was just accepted to the FNP onsite program, also Spring 2018. Anyone else? I'm super excited!
  9. by   kcbaker
    How long did it take you to hear back from admissions? The advisor I spoke with said "about a week" to hear from admissions, but after 2 weeks still nothing. It's driving me crazy waiting!!
  10. by   Amandamint20
    It took about 4 weeks? Using the Nursingcas system I applied at the end of of September, I think the 28th. Found out on the 29th of October.
  11. by   jeb1234
    Hey Everyone,

    I also got accepted for spring 2018. I submitted my application 29Sept, got the email that my application was verified and to pay UC 10Oct Which I did the same day. Was told by my advisor that I should here something in about two weeks as they have recently changed their process to review applications. I got my acceptance update to my UC application 25Oct and less than an hour after getting the email was getting a call from the advisor. My question is, is 2yrs even doable while working? What is everyone else doing? Has anyone started a fb page? I will if no one has.
  12. by   jeb1234
    Starting FB page search UC FNP Spring 2018
  13. by   kcbaker
    Got my email and call today! I'm in!
  14. by   jeb1234
    Congrats!!

close