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USI PMHNP 2019

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JENFKB is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Nursing Informatics, Home Health, Telehealth.

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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Yes, the practice where you do clinical must see all ages. You could “combine” several sites to achieve this if necessary. 

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JENFKB is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Nursing Informatics, Home Health, Telehealth.

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Ok - I will start to look for those sites as well! Did USI provide you with any preceptors?

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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Not unless you are willing to relocate to the Evansville area. However, they will provide contacts to previous preceptors in your area. I sent personalized letters type written with hand addressed envelopes, resume, and business card to about 200 physicians for the medical part and to about 50 for the psychiatric part. In reality few out of states schools (if any) are going to be able to guarantee preceptors. I've heard of some of the big for profit schools like Capella and Kaiser paying hospitals (or guaranteeing lower tuition rates for employees) in exchange for "clinical rotations".  However, this really wouldn't benefit you in psych since you need to have clinical spots in a "clinic setting" meaning that you see all ages and diagnoses.  I will plan to stay active in this forum should you encounter issues as you progress through the program and may be able to offer helpful insights or approaches to dealing with the material. 

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I'm very interested in USI PMHNP program, how competitive is this school? what were your cumulative (not just bsn) gpas and experience for those that got accepted? also, do they just look at cumulative or do they focus more on bsn gpa, science, math etc? thanks.

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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I would refer you to the article in US News and world reports that ranks and reviews programs. I believe that it lists USI as admitting around 50%.  I do not know how this is spread over the various specialties (for example is FNP more competitive than PMHNP?).  They look at your entire GPA. Mine was around 3.85 before the program. I'm not sure what my BSN GPA was, but I know i got one B.  I believe they require two years RN experience, but I'm not sure if and how this is weighted.  They do require an essay and a few letters of rec.   However, no interviews, and no GRE's.    If you had great GRE's, but low GPA's. then it might be worth applying also to some schools that use GRE's like the University of South Alabama.

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