rynophiliac 1,896 Views
Joined Jun 5, '11.
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I too am in a position where I do not have to work, however .... I am not in the mindset to rush through such a serious aspect of clinical healthcare performance and services. Think about it for a minute, doctors have to go to school for a lot longer than NPs so how can we even offer accelerated programs under 2 years that actually prove effective in the clinical setting?? ... .As other posters have commented I would not want a practitioner who has rushed through a program and is treating me because I cannot help but wonder and associate this behavior/attitude with potential for the same disposition in the professional setting. NP is a serious job and responsibility that requires rigorous study:icon_roll..........hurried education will most likely equal hurried (potentially detrimental and incompetent) results.....
I want to get through school as well but I want to be competent and knowledgeable as a provider but I need adequate TIME to learn the material to be able to do so effectively..... ...
I knew when I posted this that I would get many posts from people assuming that I don't care about the quality of the education but that is not true. The two schools that I mentioned Vanderbilt and Georgetown (which are both very short programs) have an excellent reputation for quality! Why do people just assume that because the program is short it is not any good?
Many RNs complete their FNP in 2 1/2-3 years while working full time. I am in a position where I do not have to work at all and would like to only focus on school so why wouldn't I be able to complete a program in 1 1/2 years? Makes perfect sense to me.
Anyways... lets get back to the original question, Does anyone out here know of any short FNP programs? If you do please list them because I would like to do some further research about them. And just an FYI, one of the things I want to research is quality
Vanderbilt's FNP program is indeed 12 months. However, you need to already have a BSN. If you don't, they have an accelerated BSN program available. Also, it is more pricey, at nearly $1200 per credit hour.
But it is one of the top MSN schools in the country. I'm going there for that reason, and because I can get an ACNP with a sub-specialty in cardiology. Few programs have sub-specialties and none for acute cardiology.
I'm a bit jealous that you don't have to work while in school! That will be nice, to just be able to focus on studying.
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