Best online postmasters FNP certificate - page 2
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I am looking for a quality online postmasters certificate for FNP. I have my MSN-Nurse Anesthesia from the University of Cincinnati and now wish to get my FNP cert. My schedule makes it impossible to attend a classroom course... Read More
- 0Aug 6, '12 by urbaneRNBerkshire1995 (tried to PM this but got a message that your PM inbox was full) and any others who might have an opinion or thoughts/feedback to add,
I'm interested in obtaining my FNP as a post-master's. I am about to graduate with a master's in community health nursing with an educator role emphasis. I saw your post about online NP programs and wanted to inquire further about Frontier as a program. I have advanced patho and pharm and assessment I've taken as part of my master's program and would be looking to take the FNP role courses. Is it hard to find preceptors? I'd be interested in working on the east coast. Would I have any trouble if I wanted to work outside of Kentucky where the Frontier program is based? I've tried looking for approved programs for New York state for example and I don't see any. I've seen some mention that some hospitals and states won't approve/license or hire you if you do a non-approved program. How did you feel about the program? Was the faculty supportive? Did you feel well prepared for the AANP/ANCC exam and entry into practice when you graduated? I don't want to feel like I'm being weeded out. I'd like faculty that bring the best out in me and help me reach my potential which I believe is great. I want to be challenged and stimulated intellectually and master skills. I'm weighing the online vs. "brick and mortar" classroom programs. There is also the possibility of completing a DNP online or in the classroom but I don't think I'm interested in taking all that on. I just want to do a post-master's FNP. What are your thoughts and advice? I appreciate any feedback or response--anything you can speak to.
- 1Aug 12, '12 by bzmomI am currently a student at Frontier in their MSN FNP program. If their post masters is anything like the program I am doing (pretty sure it is), then it is a quality program. Currently, I am a little frustrated with the preceptor finalization, but the school is working really hard to make this process easier. Frontier is known for their quality education with an emphasis on serving underserved areas after graduation. It has a rich history and an affordable tuition.
Most of the information you are wondering about can be found on their website. They don't weed people out because they only accept very small class sizes. Attrition rates are approx 10% and most of that is due to "life circumstances"... a family member becomes ill, unexpected pregnancy, etc. It is intense and rigorous. I can tell you that I am glad I went with Frontier and I feel that I will be well prepared by the time I am done. They don't have a 96% pass rate on the first round of certification exams for nothing . Hope all this helps!