United States University FNP February 27 2024 cohort

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Hi everyone!

Just wanted to reach out to see if anyone's been accepted to the 2/27/2024 cohort for FNP program at USU that would like to connect and create a group either on facebook, Whatsapp, etc. ?

 

Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development.

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    Thank you.

Good luck. It's tough.

tldrnkh2o2 said:

Good luck. It's tough.

Hi! would you mind sharing what part of the program was tough? 

Is it the way classes are set up or the clinical hours demands?

thank you!

Specializes in School Nursing/Prison Nurse.

I will be joining the January 2 cohort. I am also interested in finding out what was so tough. I already hold a masters degree from their sister school and it looks as though classes are set up in a similar manner.

Hey, I see you asked how the program is tough. I am currently in the program I have two more 8-week sessions left. There is a kinda long paper for each class I would say. For me the beginning theory classes were harder simply cause I'm not really a theory person. Overall there is so much reading it is crazy a lot of my classmates stated they don't read which is crazy LOL but if you try and read everything you simply won't get it all done unless you aren't working at all just full time student. The way the courses are set up typically it is 1-2 discussions per week 250 words and you have to reply to 2 people 150 words. There is like study work assignments due that are time consuming and quizzes that are pretty hard like in patho course. I as your clinical courses start the stupid study assignments diminish and crazy quizzes with deep patho goes away and now we are just doing discussions, APEA quiz that you can take multiple times to get the right grade, and case studies. During there will be like powerpoint projects and at the end papers but its the same process repeated each class. The teacher's on the other hand matter some teachers are just so extra and strict others are reasonable. Please be sure to look out for announcements there can be contradicotry assignment prompt instructions for projects and papers so just make sure you check announcements to see if you are assigned a topic. PLEASE LOOK FOR PRECEPTORS SITES NOWWWWWWWWWW this has to be the worst process so many clinics tell NP no so you don't want to be stressing about this later. Providers must be board certified to take you on.... You need Womens health, pediatric, and geriatric patient populations so look for those providers NOWWWW LOL..... Overall course work isn't hard it really is the workload that is hard.  

Also reach out to me and I can give you pdf files for books that I've purchased already... I might have physical books for beginning courses or might not have those at al I'm not sure I'll have to look. If you can private message me I'll give you my email

0attnspn said:

I will be joining the January 2 cohort. I am also interested in finding out what was so tough. I already hold a masters degree from their sister school and it looks as though classes are set up in a similar manner.

hi! how's it going for you so far? are you still working full time?

ryvonne said:

Hey, I see you asked how the program is tough. I am currently in the program I have two more 8-week sessions left. There is a kinda long paper for each class I would say. For me the beginning theory classes were harder simply cause I'm not really a theory person. Overall there is so much reading it is crazy a lot of my classmates stated they don't read which is crazy LOL but if you try and read everything you simply won't get it all done unless you aren't working at all just full time student. The way the courses are set up typically it is 1-2 discussions per week 250 words and you have to reply to 2 people 150 words. There is like study work assignments due that are time consuming and quizzes that are pretty hard like in patho course. I as your clinical courses start the stupid study assignments diminish and crazy quizzes with deep patho goes away and now we are just doing discussions, APEA quiz that you can take multiple times to get the right grade, and case studies. During there will be like powerpoint projects and at the end papers but its the same process repeated each class. The teacher's on the other hand matter some teachers are just so extra and strict others are reasonable. Please be sure to look out for announcements there can be contradicotry assignment prompt instructions for projects and papers so just make sure you check announcements to see if you are assigned a topic. PLEASE LOOK FOR PRECEPTORS SITES NOWWWWWWWWWW this has to be the worst process so many clinics tell NP no so you don't want to be stressing about this later. Providers must be board certified to take you on.... You need Womens health, pediatric, and geriatric patient populations so look for those providers NOWWWW LOL..... Overall course work isn't hard it really is the workload that is hard.  

thank you so much for taking your time for the advice!

did you work full time during your school? 
I'm just a bit stuck on the idea of how other people have commented that it is a newer private school, IDK if it'll affect us looking for jobs after graduation..have you heard of any grads from USU that struggled with job search?
at the same time, I really don't want to go to another more known school and go into debt LOL..still have other bills to pay.

How will we know the exact date for clinical starts? will they provide that info during orientation? I am planning to utilize sites like nphub and stuff if I cannot find someone to precept for free.

jz137731 said:

hi! how's it going for you so far? are you still working full time?

Hey, yes unfortunately I have to work full time I work remote telephone triage so physically I'm not as tired as I would if I went into work... its definitely rough working full time... if you are able to work even part time it can be doable ...

jz137731 said:

thank you so much for taking your time for the advice!

did you work full time during your school? 
I'm just a bit stuck on the idea of how other people have commented that it is a newer private school, IDK if it'll affect us looking for jobs after graduation..have you heard of any grads from USU that struggled with job search?
at the same time, I really don't want to go to another more known school and go into debt LOL..still have other bills to pay.

How will we know the exact date for clinical starts? will they provide that info during orientation? I am planning to utilize sites like nphub and stuff if I cannot find someone to precept for free.

Yes I'm working full time.. because I have to as well ... but I would say when clinical starts is when it feels impossible to work full time ... honestly it's not enough time to do all the work go to clinicals and commit 36 hours to a job. But anyhow ... I don't think the university matters whatsoever as at the end of the day it's accredited and you have the degrees and licensed ! NP job search can be a struggle no matter where you went to school depending on where you live and the need... clinicals is the last part of the program last year they'll give you info as you go but I would start networking now to find a primary care site, women's health, and pediatric .... Those are the 3 areas you have so many cases of geriatric patients, pedes, and women you have to see .... & it is hard to find clinical preceptors so start now I had to sit out because u couldn't get preceptors for 2 sessions  ! LOL if you have the money for Nphub cool but it can be thousands for just one 8 week semester. 

ryvonne said:

 

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