Quote from Lorelai22RN
Dont be so judgemental. Would you feel the same about accelerated BSN programs that are only a year? Also, Vanderbilt which is a great schools has NP programs that are a yearlong if you go full-time.....that is some faulty logic my friend, that you feel someone wouldnt want to be seen by someone who "couldnt stand 2 yeard of ed. Everyone is different and as long as the content is sufficient and is accredited and prepares you well for boards........it shouldnt be a problem. I was simply asking a question..........don't be so hasty to make opinions of those who who wentg to 1 year programs, I am sure there are many who did and are capable.
We are sharing our opinions. My opinion is that it takes more than one year to learn to safely practice at the level of an NP. Prior nursing experience would make a difference if it was in the same specialty and involved a lot of exposure to the diagnosis and treatment being made and given by the docs. i.e.- 5 years on a cardiology floor and 1 year to become cardiology NP. But that is not liekly what is happening.
Sure, a one year program can be accredited and you can pass the boards if you work hard, but it is still a red flag to me that there are one year NP programs out there. I dont think these programs could possibly graduate as competent of a provider as the 3 year part time and 2 year full time programs without requiring much more experience prior to acceptance.
If you were to honestly step back and look at the situation, who would you want to hire... honestly.. if they were interviewed right next to eachother. Do you think the question would come up from a doc? "So, I see your program was only one year long. Do you think that prepairs you to be a primary care provider?"
I am just being honest, and think we should all strive to be at the top of our respective professions as apposed to doing the minimum required but in the end it is up to you and what I say doesn't matter much at all. Either way, I am sure if you are very dedicated you will eventually become a great provider.