Where are all the online NP graduates? - page 2
by Mommy2be 2,845 Views | 15 Comments
I have been searching and reading and reading some more. I seen many old posts of students doing the online NP program at many different schools. I would like to know who has graduated and what online program you did? Pros and... Read More
- 0Sep 29, '12 by PsychcnsOP- some things to consider:
Is program accredited , by whom
Do you have to find your own preceptors-how hard will this be? Is your program in one state and your preceptor opportunities in another?--
Do other states recognize your degree if you want to be licensed in another states
In my experience, employers are looking for work experience, possession of a degree, and board certification.
- 0Sep 30, '12 by myelinQuote from Mommy2be... nice.To be quite honest, I don't think there is an online FNP program that ISN't certified....I have yet to find one that isn't CCNE accredited....I mean....that would just be retarded!
Anyway, yes, attrition rates are higher for online education. You can look into this yourself, but I read a really great article on it several months back, and now I can't find it anywhere. Very irritating, but if I can find it, I will post it.
I also think the real demon are the for profit programs, not the online programs that are coming from real universities. I can go on and on about this issue, but all I will say is that lowering standards for a profession = less respect and lower pay, period. The field of clinical psychology is my favorite example, because you can really the horrible effect of the for-profits on this field - it's basically in a crisis now with way too many students and no one to train them, and all in about a decade. Anyway, I'll step off my soapbox.
- 0Sep 30, '12 by Mommy2beWhy does it matter if you do it online or school? You are prepared to take the SAME test, regardless if your school if private, public, for-profit, or not for profit. You really make NO sense. There are hundreds of RN's that pass the NCLEX....it doesn't really make them a nurse except by paper and law. Its the experience you gain through clinicals and a good preceptor, along with years of practicing that make you a nurse, NP, etc..... Just sayin...
- 2Oct 12, '12 by goofeegirlI attended Indiana State University online and passed the boards the first time. I had an excellent education and even got my senior paper published! I'm now pursuing my DNP with ISU as I trust the school to give a quality education.