With the increase in NP online programs, would an employer hesitate to hire a NP that graduated from an online program? In addition, what is the likely hood of this 2015 doctorate law will be enforced? If this is enforced what if any effect will this have on the MSN NP in the job force? Thanks
Aug 15, '13
I'm a practicing NP, and on the hiring committee for NP's at my hospital. I promise you that for profit schools carry a gigantic negative connotation in hiring decisions. If you already have a job lined up and just need the slip of paper I guess then they are not bad ideas, but otherwise you should steer clear.
For profit schools have very, very, well documented problems with educational quality. I don't think anyone with a sound mind can argue that. There have been literal senate (U.S.) hearings about the poor quality of for profit enterprises.
Why would you think Walden would magically be the "good" one in a sea of very bad institutions? For profit institutions have lower scores on professional exams, including nursing (Field 2011) and higher rates of loan defaults (Deming, 2011)
What makes Walden different from all these?
David J. Deming, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence F. Katz, "The For-Profit Postsecondary School Sector: Nimble Critters or Agile Predators?
" National Bureau of Economic Research 2011.
Kelly Field, Demographics Do Not Explain For-Profit Colleges' Shortcomings on Student-Success Measures, GAO Says, Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 7, 2011,Demographics Do Not Explain For-Profits' Shortcomings on Student-Success Measures, GAO Says - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education
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