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by bsnanat2 bsnanat2 (Member) Member

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I was interested in any info I can get from anyone currently or recently in the UAB online NP program, particularly ACNP & FNP. What books are used for Patho and Physical Assessment? What did you think of the program? How responsive is the faculty? Is it all reading or is video lecturing etc. involved? Any statements on the ease of moving into their DNP would also be helpful. I have plenty of info on my other schools of interest, but want to know more about UAB.

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Calalilynurse has 7 years experience and specializes in peds.

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i went to UAB for my BSN and am applying for the fnp program for spring 2012. i cant really answer your questions but maybe we can help each other out.

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Bumashes is a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Hospitalist.

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I thought UAB only does DNP? Just curious because if they do MSN NP, then I need to apply there, too!

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Bumashes is a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Hospitalist.

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Oops. Since then I went on their site and investigated. Looks like I just flat can't read. Yay for literacy!

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They use the latest Huether/McCance for Patho and Bates' for assessment. They do not currently have a Mobility program for BSN-DNP like they do for the RN-BSN-MSN mobility/bridge programs. I was able to knock out nearly 12 hours with undergrad studies. You must have a MSN to apply for the DNP track, no DNP hours can be used for MSN track. It is a pretty intense course. It is lots of reading, video, ppt's, and online sites used. Have not had an issue with faculty not responding, well only 1 so far, and that might be a culture thing, not sure. The DNP is a collaboration between three universities, UAH, UAB, and UA. All three will be listed on the Diploma. Take Patho, Research and Adv Assess alone, Adv assess has a 2 day onsite intensive that you will be critiqued from a full HP focused assessment video done on a standardized patient. It is either P/F, no between. Patho, very deep, we call it the "beast". Research is pretty intensive also and includes a research group paper/project. Issues and roles pretty straight forward, with papers also. Pharm, most people enjoy. The specialties parts most everyone enjoys, have not heard much about them, and have not finished them as of yet. I am in the PMHNP track, but still have to do the for-mentioned.

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i went to UAB for my BSN and am applying for the fnp program for spring 2012. i cant really answer your questions but maybe we can help each other out.

@Augustnurse: if you don't mind, can you tell me a little more about the BSN program at UAB? I am applying there as a 2nd degree student (Out of state). I would love to hear your opinion about the quality of the program, the pace of the program, students and faculty, organization, etc? I don't know anyone who went here so its hard to judge. I plan on jumping into an NP program soon after, so job placement is also of importance to me so i can work and go to school after finishing my bsn. Feel free to send me a PM if you don't want to post on the thread!

Thank you!

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