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- by teelatice15 Jul 30, '12Hello all I'm soo frustrated!! I've been looking for online FNP programs but of course selfish New York State has blocked most if not all out of state programs from practicing in the state unless they have a instate campus. & I don't want a costly Nys school as I plan to pay for @ least 50%+ of my schooling.
So my issue now is where to attend? I've looked into Suny Brockport but I cant get much info on there scheduling as I plan on & hv to wrk full time (3 13hr shifts/wk no wkends but on call once a wk). I've looked @ Suny Stoneybrook & it seems as if they only have the Adult program online . Suny Buffalo has the DNP which is a whopping $90,000 for the entire program which I think is a bit much.
- Jul 31, '12 by Tang NDo you have to work in NYS?
- Jul 31, '12 by teelatice15While I'm in school yes
- Aug 3, '12 by bkshoeBSNRNWhere did you hear that NYS only allowed graduates from instate schools to practice in the state? I graduated from a distance learning program in Kentucky. I am licensed and certified(from both AANP and ANCC) as an FNP. To become licensed as an NP in NYS,if you graduated from an out of state school you have to take an online pharmacology class---no big deal. But the whole licensing process was easy and painless(boy, is that a rare comment!).
- Aug 4, '12 by teelatice15Quote from bkshoeBSNRNI have spoken to 3 different schools (Graceland, Walden U & the Univers of Cincinnati) about their online FNP programs & they all tell me the same thing that ny state passed a law in April 2012 regarding distant learning(not sure if it's just nursing) that they must have a campus in new York state. So that the dept of education is making in difficult for these colleges to gain approval. that is why I cannot find a program online as of yet...when did u obtain your FNP?Where did you hear that NYS only allowed graduates from instate schools to practice in the state? I graduated from a distance learning program in Kentucky. I am licensed and certified(from both AANP and ANCC) as an FNP. To become licensed as an NP in NYS,if you graduated from an out of state school you have to take an online pharmacology class---no big deal. But the whole licensing process was easy and painless(boy, is that a rare comment!).
- I would suggest that you contact the NYS Board of Nursing directly. I quickly read through the requirements for NP licensure and didn't see any changes to that effect listed. I graduated 3/31/12. There are still several students from my school in NY finishing their clinicals so that would be incredible if it were true. Let me know what you find out because if that is true that would sure limit access to care in NYS.
- Aug 5, '12 by Hoping4RNin2010If you go to nys dept of education website and then to higher ed you can search approved programs. Currently the only online programs approved are Frontier and Samford. U of Cincinnati was approved and was taken off (?) and there is another listed but when you look at schools website it states it only accepts students from certain states, NY not being one. From what I was told by NY it is illegal to complete clinicals in nys for a program that is not approved.HthKim
- Now that makes sense. I graduated from Frontier and I think each year the school has to submit paperwork to be approved by the state. If the school is approved, then there is no problem getting licensed to practice.
- Aug 5, '12 by Hoping4RNin2010I am in the process of getting my package in the mail to Frontier. I am also applying to Samford. I like both programs but I think Frontier is better fit for my needs. I have read your posts and it seems you were happy with program overall?
- I think Frontier has a well-rounded program. I think it is ranked 15th in the US for FNP and 13th for the midwifery programs. One of the reasons I chose Frontier is that you are only required to go to the campus in Kentucky(which is in a beautiful location) twice- once before you start your courses for 4 days(Frontier Bound) and the 2nd required time is prior to starting clinicals in your community called Clinical Bound for 1 1/2weeks. You do not have to attend graduation which is held in October each year. That fit my schedule because I know with other distance learning programs you are required to go to campus more often, sometimes once a term-and that just wouldn't cut it with my employer.
Good luck with your decision.