RN-FNP Online

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    Hi all! Has anyone found a good RN-FNP program online that does not require GRE and maybe does not charge out of state tuition rates? I have already applied to U.S.A but this is really a difficult school to get in to. GPA is 3.5 or higher, which I have but many people apply 2-3x for this program.

    Many schools are changing over to DNP program requirements, as it will become mandatory and ISU which had a great FNP online program but they have already changed over to DNP requirements. I believe the date is 2014 mandatory.

    If anyone has any suggestions I am eager to get in other applications ASAP. I am ready to get out of ICU after 11 years.
    Thanks.
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    I just inquired about Univ. of Cincinnati program - the cost per credit is $10 more for out of state folks and no GRE. Also sent out a request for information to Ball State - haven't heard back yet, but I am like you. Don't want to do the GRE and don't want to pay a whole lot more for the out of state online programs.
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    Heard back from Ball State - the out of state tuition is way more than the in state, but comparable to the tuition at U. of C. The tuition for next year will be decided in June. I know there is talk of grad school fees going up 20% or more in some areas, so will be interesting to see what their Board of Trustee's come up with.

    If you follow the link on this page :

    http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/College.../ApplyNow.aspx

    that says "find information and instructions" there is a flow sheet that gives the requirements for the different grad degrees - the MSN does not list a GRE as needed, although I think there is a typo because it says a Master's is needed for the Master program .
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    Quote from ginceasar
    Many schools are changing over to DNP program requirements, as it will become mandatory and ISU which had a great FNP online program but they have already changed over to DNP requirements. I believe the date is 2014 mandatory.
    Actually the DNP is not becoming mandatory as there has not been a decision or a "deadline" for that. Many school are just switching over to a DNP anyway.
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    Thank you for all the information. Ball State's FNP enrollment is full until 2012. I heard the Cincinnati requires much more credits for their program but I will research this today. I am applying to Frontier. This program got great reviews from USA Today and also people I have talked to rave about this program. I am still waiting to hear from USA but this could be a while.
    Thanks for the info!
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    Hi all! The Univ of Cincinnati's program is 72 credit hours!! It is $452 per credit. Most programs are 52-58 credit hours. She stated each quarter is 10 weeks and the 72 credit hours is correct! Eek. That is pricey! Just FYI is all.
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    Frontier
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    Does anyone know why the U. Cinci is so much more credits than others? I emailed them about a link for an application, but haven't heard anything back yet.
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    Frontier's program is 57 credits. The semesters are 12 weeks long year round with a week off inbetween semesters. I am not sure if the fact they have shorter terms makes them have to have more credits?? IDK. The program at Frontier total cost (not including books or other technology you might need like laptop) costs just under $25,000 total. (This is assuming you have a BSN already. If you are doing the ADN-FNP bridge you have add another year). I think they are around $435 a credit.
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    Quote from NAURN
    Frontier's program is 57 credits. The semesters are 12 weeks long year round with a week off inbetween semesters. I am not sure if the fact they have shorter terms makes them have to have more credits?? IDK. The program at Frontier total cost (not including books or other technology you might need like laptop) costs just under $25,000 total. (This is assuming you have a BSN already. If you are doing the ADN-FNP bridge you have add another year). I think they are around $435 a credit.
    I was wondering if it was a quarter vs semester thing. Frontier does required campus visits though, doesn't it? I have heard great things about the program, just want to keep it as online as possible as I have young kids and my child care prospects are pretty limited (I can get my mom to come over and watch them for a few days, but only during certain times of the year because of snowy mountain passes)

    Add: and yes I do have a BSN already!
    Last edit by Heidi the nurse on May 25, '11 : Reason: add


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