TWU's online FNP Spring 2021 program

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ItzNikki

ItzNikki

95 Posts

@Bedaws

Thank you! Yes it make sense since everyone wants to do the online program definitely fills up quicker and more competitive. I am glad we are all accepted somewhere and congratulations to you as well!! You can also transfer later or start in Summer if you really want attend TWU. Good thing about NP programs is they are really flexible so either way will work out for you! ? Gluck with whatever you decide and if you ever joins TWU’s program let me know if there’s anything I can help with! 

GINGER TWU FNP STUDENT

GINGER TWU FNP STUDENT, ADN

Specializes in ICU/Case Management. Has 20 years experience. 9 Posts

I got accepted to the Spring 2021 FNP Program in Denton 100% online 

Bedaws

Bedaws

Specializes in ICU. 6 Posts

On 10/7/2020 at 11:00 PM, ItzNikki said:

Found out last week I was accepted to TWU Houston campus hybrid program. Not sure how different it is to the online program. 

Hi @ItzNikki!

 

so I got to e-mailing and applying for the Summer at TWU Houston and was accepted and offered the Spring semester.

I am really excited!

but I really don’t know much about the program as far as which classes are online and which ones are in person.

 

Do you know any of this info??

ItzNikki

ItzNikki

95 Posts

@Bedawsyay!! Congrats and welcome! I am so happy for you. So exciting we get to start the program together and in the same class! I was told by my old school mate that all first year courses are online. I also looked in registering for class and saw most of our courses before specialty courses are online too. I think we will be taking theory and patho for first semester. Also Our orientation is scheduled  next Tuesday 27th on zoom. Email me at n.zhang@live.com we can communicate easier that way!

klarity

klarity, BSN

Specializes in Emergency. Has 9 years experience. 45 Posts

I got accepted for Spring 2021 at the Denton Campus. I started a FB page last week for students in that cohort who want to help support each other. I just started the page last week. Look up TWU FNP Spring 2021

mncarlisle

Has 6 years experience. 3 Posts

Hi, I'm not in the FNP program/didn't apply, but my mom is currently in the all online FNP program. She is able to manage working part-time while in the program (she could probably do full time but she doesn't want to add more stress). I am only commenting on this thread to say: the pharmacology class that is in the 2nd or 3rd semester is absolutely horrible. Watching my mom go through this class (as a nursing student myself) has been rough. The professor does not give or post any supplemental material (powerpoints, notes, etc.). He simply tells the class which chapters are going to be on the next exam and holds zoom sessions for questions I believe. His exams typically include an obscene number of chapters (10+) and you're essentially teaching yourself while reading the textbook. I have personally sat in for one of the zoom sessions, and he has been extremely rude and dismissive. When someone asks a question for clarification, he would reply with things like "you should know that so I'm not answering it" or "Refer to your textbook" but would never actually answer the questions some students had. Because most people in the program with my mom are still working as well, they have found it easiest to make a group and divide up the chapters for each person to take notes for and then share it with the group, so that you don't waste as much time. EX: 18 chapters on exam 1, group of 6 people, each person reads & takes good notes for 3 chapters and then they all share. That has seemed to help her anxiety a little bit. But, he only leaves his exams open for 24 hours (and I mean 12:00am to 11:59pm). He did not open canvas up for students until the 1st day of class this semester (so they couldn't see their schedule or required textbook, etc) and they had their 1st exam 2 weeks in I believe. This caused a LOT of problems for the students because a lot of them (my mom included) were scheduled to work that day (because you guys know how nursing schedules work, 1 month at a time) and there was nothing they could do about it. He told them it was open for 24 hours so they would have time to take the exam AFTER they finished their shifts, and refused to move it to a different day or allow certain students to take it on their day off. The next part I'll make short: exam scores were bad, multiple people emailed him to ask him to post supplemental material or literally anything else to help and he kept saying no. A student typed up a document detailing everything that was concerning/frustrating to the class, the entire class signed it virtually, and I believe she sent a copy of it to the dean or the head of the department (I'm not sure). I don't know what happened from there, but I do know that nothing has changed in terms of how many chapters they get per exam, the exam time format, and the lack of other materials. I'm not trying to scare/discourage anyone, I'm just trying to warn you guys so you don't end up getting screwed over by him, and so you can hopefully have a plan for how yall want to tackle his class (in groups, alone, etc), and to be aware of the potential work conflict with that first exam.

Other than that novel, she likes the FNP program so good luck to everyone that was accepted!! Don't let bad professors discourage you!! You're all going to be amazing. 

OMG that’s terrible. I hope he isn’t the only online professor teaching pharmacology! 

ItzNikki

ItzNikki

95 Posts

Oh man! That is terrible to hear.. I can’t imagine 16 chapters on a test! That is insane..and it is a very hard class . thanks for taking the time and wrote this, that gives us a good idea and will be prepared for that class. I probably will go part time starting off first semester anyway. And hopefully we have different professor at that time. ?

aliya_dhanani

aliya_dhanani, BSN

Has 4 years experience. 39 Posts

hi! Congrats to those that got in and started this semester!! I plan on applying for next Spring, not sure if I should do online or hybrid at Houston... any suggestions or advice on how it works? application process or anything? thanks in advance!

EDRN42

EDRN42

30 Posts

Also here to see if anyone can provide some information on the program (if you feel like it will prepare you for entering the profession or how it’s organized) so far.

 

Congratulations to everyone who was accepted. I hope your first semester/year went well! 

KimjayBSN

KimjayBSN, BSN

Specializes in L&D. Has 7 years experience. 21 Posts

On 10/7/2020 at 11:00 PM, ItzNikki said:

Found out last week I was accepted to TWU Houston campus hybrid program. Not sure how different it is to the online program. 

Hi @ItzNikki ! I also applied to TWU hybrid program in Houston, I wanted to know how's it going and how many times do you have to be on campus? I'm still waiting for my status to change on web advisor

KimjayBSN

KimjayBSN, BSN

Specializes in L&D. Has 7 years experience. 21 Posts

On 10/23/2020 at 2:51 PM, ItzNikki said:

@Bedawsyay!! Congrats and welcome! I am so happy for you. So exciting we get to start the program together and in the same class! I was told by my old school mate that all first year courses are online. I also looked in registering for class and saw most of our courses before specialty courses are online too. I think we will be taking theory and patho for first semester. Also Our orientation is scheduled  next Tuesday 27th on zoom. Email me at n.zhang@live.com we can communicate easier that way!

Hi @Bedaws !

I know this post is old, but I wanted to know how are you liking the Houston hybrid MSN program? I applied for both fall 21 and Spring 22 just to make sure I didn't miss the deadline LOL. What are the classes like? teachers? Any information would be helpful thank you