I graduated from the University of South Alabama's PNP program in December, 2007. I absolutely loved it and am planning to return to obtain my DNP. Online is so similar to in-class learning. We were forced to stay connected through threads, projects, assignments, etc. I absolutely loved it, and believed I received a very good education. I had no trouble passing my boards. I have 4 children, and loved the fact that I had a lot more flexibility. I had no trouble finding preceptors even though I live in the Midwest. I totally recommend it. USA is a phenomenal school and I could not have asked for a better education! If you are going back for your advanced practice degree, I would go ahead and do the DNP since all of the schools
will only offer DNP programs by the year 2015. Best of luck!