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UMB DNP

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Hey all,

I'm looking for some general information on UMB's DNP program. I'm currently in the process of applying for the Neonatal NP specialty. I haven't really found anyone in the neonatal program, so I'm hoping to get some information from other specialties. Here are my questions:

1. What are some of your general impressions of the program? Positive or negative.

2. I've heard that most of the programs are largely on campus. Are classes generally condensed into one or two days a week or do you have to be on campus more frequently? I'm hoping to work full-time during school and planning on the four-year program.

3. For those of you who started working full time during your program, did you end up moving to a part-time position or were you able to manage working full-time with your classes?

4. Lastly, what areas are good places to live? I'm from out of state, not familiar with the area and would be relocating.

Thanks in advance!!

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I'm in a different DNP specialty but I can answer some of these questions. Many classes are online, but the in-person classes are condensed so you meet on campus 1-2 times a week at most. It may be possible to work full time during the first year of the 4 year program, as the first year of that track is all online. If you choose the 5 year track, the first two years are all online.

However, in the subsequent years you start having clinical 1 or more days per week so balancing work and school becomes harder. People who work less seem to be the ones performing better. Most people I know are working part-time, 1-2 days a week at most. People who work 2 days per week have a more difficult time keeping up, but they seem to be managing. I know very few people who are working 3 days per week. This seems like the most stressful thing you could do to yourself, as you would be constantly juggling clinical hours, work, studying for tests, meeting assignment deadlines, etc.

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I am applying for FNP Fall 2019 at UMB. i am not sure on which pace i want yet 3,4 ,or 5 but i am thinking UMB's programs are very competitive. Hopeful that i get admitted. Does everyone get an interview?

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From the DNP chat I attended, they stated not everyone gets an interview.

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You should join the thread we started,UMSON DNP FALL 2019

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