I recently graduated from University of Cincinnati's distance learning program. I was previously an RN for 4 years before applying for their FNP program. The price for the program was reasonable, but the program offers little to no help on finding clinical practice. I was lucky to have connections and find preceptors, but my paperwork was often last minute and one of my clinicals in particular was pretty useless, and only filled the needed number of hours. If you are a motivated person and are able to set aside time for your studies and can complete tasks on your own, I would recommend a distance learning program. If you do not have much clinical experience as an RN or other health professional, a brick and mortar school might be better for you, because your clinical experiences are more closely monitored. I have mixed feelings whether the program prepared me for my boards. I am a fairly decent test taker to begin with, and upon graduation, I studied from several sources ( Leik's, Fitzgerald, and online practice questions). I did pass my AANP the first time, but part of that was from having previous RN experience. I had several professors whom I felt connected with ( even through the internet), but for the most part, I have little to no sentimental attachment to the university or the program. Good luck with whichever school you decide to attend, but make sure to get clinical sites locked down as soon as you can!!!