What do you love about your DNP progran?

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On a positive note I wanted to know what those currently in DNP programs love about their program. :)

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Specializes in Surgery/Acute Care/Management/Psych. Has 12 years experience.

My program seems to take care of me :) Everyone seems invested in my education, and truly concerned if I am having a problem with the coursework/preceptors/whatever. I was so scared when I set out to do the DNP thing, because I was not sure if I would make it, but after a year, I am certain, with the support of my professors/advisors, I will be OK.

Also, I really actually like being able to pick my own preceptors, and not having to be stuck with a personality that I may not necessarily mesh with, or being stuck in a clinical area that I have no interest in pursuing after graduation. I know that is a big complaint, but I have learned to embrace it.

sweetdreame, BSN, RN

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Specializes in ER, Trauma ICU, CVICU. Has 5 years experience.

I love the small class size (15)...we are already like family. I love that my program wants us to be really well-rounded, so I have taken classes in healthcare policy, informatics, culturally competent care, leadership, and decision science (to name a few). While I haven't completely enjoyed all these classes, they have taught me so much and I know I will be a better clinician as a result. Also, my PD is a badass...

zmansc, ASN, RN

867 Posts

Specializes in Emergency.

My program is all online, but we have built a very dynamic class/team atmosphere using social media which has made us all work together and feel even more supported than I ever did in a classroom atmosphere. It was not particularly supported (or unsupported) by the university, it is just something this particular group of students did because we wanted to make the best out of our situation.

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

I like that I only have 1 year left.

HornsRN

33 Posts

Has 1 years experience.
My program seems to take care of me :) Everyone seems invested in my education, and truly concerned if I am having a problem with the coursework/preceptors/whatever. I was so scared when I set out to do the DNP thing, because I was not sure if I would make it, but after a year, I am certain, with the support of my professors/advisors, I will be OK.

Also, I really actually like being able to pick my own preceptors, and not having to be stuck with a personality that I may not necessarily mesh with, or being stuck in a clinical area that I have no interest in pursuing after graduation. I know that is a big complaint, but I have learned to embrace it.

I really appreciate this approach. I initially thought it was crappy to pay $40k in tuition and have to pick your own preceptor but the way you look at it is far more productive. Props.