Quote from lhflanurse
I have to disagree with PP. The school you choose should be one that fits into your needs. For me, the flexibility, travel requirements, and cost of South outweighed Graceland, Maryville, and Georgetown. The courses may have a slight twist at different schools, but an accredited school must offer the same classes.
That's correct, the core courses required to be an FNP must be in every FNP program, regardless of ranking, for-profit status, etc. So regardless of your choice, as long as you put in the work, you will be an FNP at the end.
On the other hand, many schools go far above the minimum required courses, as the minimum requirements aren't all that high: Patho, Pharm, Health assesment + 500 clinical hours. Many of the top programs offer specializations, extra courses, etc. It just depends on what you want out of your program. There are definitely bad FNP programs out there and you have to be careful.