Amber Hopkins

Amber Hopkins

MSN-FNP Student

“It's a program that is designed to be flexible”

"Hi, my name is Amber Hopkins, and I am an MSN-FNP student with Carson-Newman University.

I chose Carson-Newman, actually for a few reasons. Mainly they're affordable. It's a program that is designed to be flexible, to work with nurses who still currently work full time. And then also the last part would be that they do clinical placement. And that was actually the most important aspect of what this program had to offer. Just because I know that it can be difficult to find clinical sites that you can complete your hours in."

 

“The most important aspect of this program was clinical placement”

 

"So since coming to Carson-Newman, the most positive thing for me has been communication. And then also feeling supported by the faculty, my student success advisor, and my classmates. I always feel like they want me to succeed. And that's so important to me."

 

“The most positive thing for me has been feeling supported by the faculty, my student success advisor and my classmates”

"It is hard work being an online student in an MSN-FNP program. I dedicate a lot of my time when I'm not working to this program. They are providing me with the tools, they are providing me with the support, they are providing me with outstanding faculty.

I currently work full-time as a bedside nurse in a hospital. And this program is manageable. It's not by any means easy, but it's absolutely manageable. It's designed to where we can work full time, it is a part-time program."

 

“This program is absolutely manageable”

"And so if you're concerned about that, just know that it is possible to work full time. So if you are interested in an MSN-FNP program, Carson-Newman really does have a lot to offer."