online FNP program no GRE for NC

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    hi everyone i currently reside in North carolina and i'm looking for an online FNP program that does not require a GRE. i have looked at south univ. Georgetown, kaplan and was told that they are currently not offering it to North carolina students. does anyone know of an affordable online program that accept students from North carolina
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    Quote from eneali
    hi everyone i currently reside in North carolina and i'm looking for an online FNP program that does not require a GRE. i have looked at south univ. Georgetown, kaplan and was told that they are currently not offering it to North carolina students. does anyone know of an affordable online program that accept students from North carolina
    As far as I know, most of the online APNEA programs that are talked about on here are (Schools like USA, Georgetown, Frontier, U of Cinn, etc...) have yet to be approved by the NC board of governors for us to be able to legitimately do clinical a here in the state. I know Frontier schools be close. Last time I talked to them a month ago they said they had their site visit already and were just waiting on NC to tell them their findings and tell them whether they can or can't accept NC.

    I think it's just not that quick of a process and it costs the schools some money as well. I wish that something would happen. This new "rile@ has been in effect for over a year and no new schools have been approved. I keep checking the lost of approved institutions online and it hasn't changed the past approx 1.5 years.

    I think USC (South Carolina) is approved and they have an online program, but I think it still requires GRE.

    I know I personally am not spectacular at math, but I'm going to give the GRE a go at some point. I'll try the MAT first though, since the math on there is Formatted as analogies, I've always been good at analogies, but we'll see.

    I've heard horror stories about both tests. But I figure I should at least try to take them, so I will have options here in NC. I would love to go to UNC or UNCC

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    Just take the GRE. It's graduate school. I know many people on here want to find the EASIEST freakin' route they can to become a provider, but can't you people at least sit for 2-3 hours and take a standardized exam? Do you want your degree handed to you on a silver platter?
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    Quote from futureeastcoastNP
    Just take the GRE. It's graduate school. I know many people on here want to find the EASIEST freakin' route they can to become a provider, but can't you people at least sit for 2-3 hours and take a standardized exam? Do you want your degree handed to you on a silver platter?
    You have got to be kidding me? That's the first thing you have to say to someone asking a legitimate question???

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    Quote from PatMac10,RN
    You have got to be kidding me? That's the first thing you have to say to someone asking a legitimate question???

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    Asking for help finding a program approved in NC is a legitimate question. Asking to find a program that doesn't require the GRE is just lazy. The entrance requirements for NP programs are already easier than ANY other health profession, and STILL people complain and try to cut corners. Education is an important investment into your future, and so many people on this forum cut out the legitimate, reputable programs because they don't want to take a simple test.

    And before I have to read the expected "but there is no correlation between the GRE and graduate school!" posts, please save it. I'm well aware of the predictive validity of the GRE. The point is that there needs to be some sort of barriers, something that requires dedication before entry to NP programs. They have just made it too easy for people to become NPs, as many of the lesser schools don't require GRE, interview, etc. Furthermore, while there may not be a direct correlation between the GRE and graduate school, it at least shows someone is minimally competent in English and math. I truly believe many of the people who get into NP programs that post on this board would have scored in the 20th percentile (or less) in both sections. And so many of the crappy for profits advertise their complete lack of barriers - no GRE, no interview, no references, no essays...if that's not a diploma mill, what is? If no GRE they should at least make some PreNP admissions exam everyone's required to take similar to the MCAT.
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    Quote from futureeastcoastNP
    Asking for help finding a program approved in NC is a legitimate question. Asking to find a program that doesn't require the GRE is just lazy. The entrance requirements for NP programs are already easier than ANY other health profession, and STILL people complain and try to cut corners. Education is an important investment into your future, and so many people on this forum cut out the legitimate, reputable programs because they don't want to take a simple test. And before I have to read the expected "but there is no correlation between the GRE and graduate school!" posts, please save it. I'm well aware of the predictive validity of the GRE. The point is that there needs to be some sort of barriers, something that requires dedication before entry to NP programs. They have just made it too easy for people to become NPs, as many of the lesser schools don't require GRE, interview, etc. Furthermore, while there may not be a direct correlation between the GRE and graduate school, it at least shows someone is minimally competent in English and math. I truly believe many of the people who get into NP programs that post on this board would have scored in the 20th percentile (or less) in both sections. And so many of the crappy for profits advertise their complete lack of barriers - no GRE, no interview, no references, no essays...if that's not a diploma mill, what is? If no GRE they should at least make some PreNP admissions exam everyone's required to take similar to the MCAT.
    See that's your problem you assumed I would say something of the sort. Just as it seems you've assumed the OP wants to take "the easy way out".

    As I posted earlier, I'm not great at Math but I'm not against taking the test. In some other thread I agreed that things could be improved with nursing education. The annoying portion of your post is that you didn't truly address the OP question. I'd they would have wanted an educated response about the academic importance of taking the GRE to get into grad school in sure they are competent enough to ask for such information.


    People are going to keep seeking education from less than reputable places (both for-profit and not-for profit) if when they ask a question you get some answer that is just as whiny and complaint ice as those who ask "where's the easiest and quickest online NP program". By all means teach someone, encourage them, but don't preach to them. It only leads to rebellion and disdain.

    I mean come in they are a new member too. Is a reprimanding lecture the first impression you want to impress upon a new member?

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    Last edit by PatMac10,RN on Feb 19
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    thank you so much for replying and for the detail information.
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    FNU is now accepting NC students!


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    Hi I'm looking for a program that takes people with Ged I don't feel like spending time to get a bachelors first.. Help me pls
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    UNC Chapel Hill has now waived the GRE for msn degrees.


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