BSN. University of Phoenix

  1. Hi everyone. Can someone tell me if you need your Master's Degree to get into Nurse Practicioner school? Also has anyone attended the University of Phoenix RN to BSN program? I'm thinking about getting my Bachelor's Degree. I would appreciate input!
    Thanks
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  3. by   TMPaul
    Quote from lori-e
    Hi everyone. Can someone tell me if you need your Master's Degree to get into Nurse Practicioner school? Also has anyone attended the University of Phoenix RN to BSN program? I'm thinking about getting my Bachelor's Degree. I would appreciate input!
    Thanks
    You do need a Master's Degree to enter into a Nurse Practitioner program. I've not attended UOP but I am a clinical instructor for them. I'm a nurse practitioner as well. Feel free to e-mail me if you want more details on the program: TPaul@covhlth.com.
  4. by   redwinggirlie
    UOP's fees are very high. There are many accellerated programs out there which my suit your needs. Sorry faculty member to disuade a prospect, but it's true. You can achieve the same, with great schooling, for less money and probably the same time. Look around, and you will see. Your post doesn't say, but where do you live?
  5. by   TMPaul
    Hi Red! I totally agree with you- fees are sky high!!!! There are alot of great schools out there. By no means was I trying to persuade or dissuade her into choosing UOP- just offering info if she wanted it.
  6. by   lori-e
    I have compared the price to some other programs. It's competitor in my area is the same price, but at UOP I will save money on upper division electives that apply to both a BSN and a Masters. It will also save 9 hours of courses if I go that route. I've just don't know anyone who has graduated from the program. College is sooooo expensive, but my employer is offering to pay for RN to BSN thank goodness!
  7. by   redwinggirlie
    Hope your employer knows you are selecting UOP. Grapevine says they will work you with the credintals you have and pay for schooling at not-for-profit schools, like state-run or universities in your own state. UOP is a for profit school. You can get what you want with sponsorship elsewhere for less money. Sorry, I'm a believer in a school who helps you get where you want without burning the bank.
  8. by   redwinggirlie
    By the by, I live in Arizona and NAU and the UofA are offering accellerated programs. Check them out.
  9. by   lori-e
    Yes, my employer does know that it's UOP and that's ok with them. I've checked out most of the options in my area. The ones that are "worker friendly fast track" seem to all be about the same price. It's pretty pricey- I agree.
    Quote from redwinggirlie
    By the by, I live in Arizona and NAU and the UofA are offering accellerated programs. Check them out.
  10. by   TraumaNurse
    First of all, you do not need a MSN to enter into a NP program, you need a BSN. NP programs are MSN programs. I finished my BSN through UOP in Albuquerque and it worked out well. It was more expensive than other schools in the area, but the schedule was easy to work around my work and family schedule.
    If UOP is convenient for you and you don't mind the extra cost then it is as good as any program. If you want to become a NP, don't let them talk you into getting your MSN through UOP because that may limit the NP schools you can apply to (you cannot receive 2 MSN degrees, so you would have to go to a program that offers NP prgram for people with previous MSN).
  11. by   motherhen
    I currently am in the BSN program at UOP, while I agree that it is expensive, the local state university is 837.oo per 3 credit course. I would have t rearrange my work schedule and communte 30 minutes one way, with the price of gas, the wear on my car and the schedule and time changes, I figure it is worth the extra 3oo a course to do it online.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Right now I am considering beginning work on my doctorate this fall at UOP. I got my MBA from them in 1986. It is actually cheaper for me to go there then many of the other programs that I have looked into. When I got my MBA I was able to work full-time and not have to change my schedule around which was absolutely perfect for me. The MBA program was done at the Phoenix location, and the doctorate will be done on-line.
  13. by   RNPATL
    Quote from lori-e
    Hi everyone. Can someone tell me if you need your Master's Degree to get into Nurse Practicioner school? Also has anyone attended the University of Phoenix RN to BSN program? I'm thinking about getting my Bachelor's Degree. I would appreciate input!
    Thanks
    Hi Lori-e .... UoP BSN student here. Love the program and only have 6 courses until I am done. Look into it and I am sure you will agree that it is a comprehensive program that is designed for the working adult RN. Good luck.
  14. by   traumaRUs
    Another satisfied UofP customer here...I've been with them since Nov 02 and will graduate in May 04 with the BSN and then onto the MSN. I am talking with the masters counselor today by phone. However, UofP does have a NP program that grants an MSN. Illinois is the WORST state for NP and CNS, so I'm looking at a management/leadership MSN. I have been very happy with my UofP experience. Like Patrick says - it is easier and pretty fast too. I've finished in 18 months by doubling some classes and skipping the breaks. Good luck...

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