Graceland University online FNP program
- 0Jun 22, '08 by TerryBSNI am interested in any information and opinions surrounding Graceland University online FNP program. I am considering applying to the program and would like to hear from anyone that has been through this program or knows of someone who has.
- 2Aug 21, '08 by ivanh3Quote from Tammy79, RNIts neither the fastest nor the most expensive. I am not sure where you get your information from, but please check your facts before your post please.I have not heard anything positive about Graceland. Fastest and most expensive is not always the best.
As a current Graceland student for going on two years, I can tell you that there are many positive qualities about the school. I am not suggesting that it is perfect, but what school is?
- 1Jul 18, '09 by ivanh3Quote from dkf66Stats is required for Graceland, and I assume it would be for CU CO Springs. Did you not have it for your BSN?I am slated to start the FNP online program @ Graceland 8/31/09. I am debating between this school and Univ of Colorado - Colorado Springs. I was accepted to both but am really unsure which is a better fit for me. Does anyone know if Statistics is required in either program?
I have no complaints about Graceland. They have made some changes that won't effect me, but that I feel are really positive. The HARDEST thing IMHO for any of these programs, distance or otherwise, is finding a preceptor. You should be looking right now! If they are easy to find in your area, then you have just completed the biggest obstacle to FNP training.
Consider the cost. I don't know how expensive CU CO Springs is and if you are considered out of state or not. Graceland is exensive (around the Univ/Phoenix range). Also consider how flexible you can be in terms of schedule. Odds are if you are currently working 5 eights/9-5, you will have to change positions or seek other employment, as the bank schedule will interfere with clinicals. If you are working 12s and you can move the days around pretty easy (weekends/nights, etc) you will most like be able to continue to work. Of course there is spouse/significant other, kids, family, etc to consider.
They are both good programs. The first NP program in the country was in CU Denver. It began with a PNP course and grew from there.
- 0Jul 18, '09 by dkf66Thank you for replying! Very helpful. Are you currently enrolled at Graceland?
First, I did take statistics in the BSN program. But, I heard that an additional statistics class is required in the MSN programs. Yuck. It was my least favorite course. I am hoping I do not have to take it again.
I think I am ahead in the preceptor area. I have an internist stepping up for me. Lucky me!!
I just finished my BSN at Univ of Phx last week. So, the cost factor will be the same for me. Unfortunate to have to keep writing checks. ha. I did hear that there is some sort of computer program that must be purchased for the schooling at Graceland. So, I assume that is different than UOPX since we didn't have any downloadable program requirement. Do you know anything about that? I heard it is to track the hours you are online...
One more thing, what does "bank schedule" mean?
Thanks again Ivan. This is great news for me. It sounds like Graceland offers a sound program and most people are very happy with it!