Best online postmasters FNP certificate

  1. 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 and UC's is not online. I wish to do a program in which I can complete in one year (meaning start in August/September and finish in May/June). Any experiences, good and bad, would be appreciated.
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  3. by   gatorhap
    Try Frontier.
  4. by   amb123456
    I had a really hard time finding an online FNP post-grad program...I just decided to go to a classroom program....I'll be interested to see any responses.
  5. by   futurenursemidwife
    I second the recommendation to apply to the Frontier School. It's an exceptional program that emphasized studying in your own community - they have the online tools to make it a good experience and the professors are great. I'm a student there now doing an MSN and love it.
  6. by   angelhu
    I was going to do the same but find that there are very limited schools offer online FNP program. I talked to many people about this, and the conclusion is that it is difficult to offer a high quality nursing program without participation in the classrooms. I heard that some hospital will even NOT hire you if you do online FNP. Be careful! Before you apply, talk to HR in as many hospitals as possible. You want the program to fit your schedule, but also don't want to waste your money and time.
  7. by   Berkshire1995
    Frontier is rated 14th in the nation in the top 50 FNP schools. I am just finishing and can tell you this is an excellent education. No hospital had any problem hiring a Frontier grad. It is a rigorous program and prepares you well. If you have any questions, I am happy to answer them if I can.
    Wish you all the best,
  8. by   FalkRN
    Hello Berkshire1995,
    Where did you get the rankings for top 50 FNP programs because I am interested in a post masters FNP program also but I am having difficulty securing one that is not going to cost over 25000 to complete. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
  9. by   Mehrana
    hello berkshire1995,
    where did you get the rankings for top 50 fnp programs because i am interested in a post masters fnp program also but i am having difficulty securing one that is not going to cost over 25000 to complete. any help will be appreciated. thanks[/quote]

    you can find school rankings in this site:
    i'm also searching for a school to apply for post master's fnp program.however, i'm an international nurse and i'm reviewing "" to gather som information about that.i'm still wondering whether school ranking will be important to find job as a np?
  10. by   vanurse07
    I know Duke has an online FNP but I'm not positive they offer the postmasters one online. I can't imagine why they wouldn't since they do offer the postmasters specialty. Why do you want to switch from CRNA....just curious.
  11. by   UMAshtangi
    I would say that going to a good school is more important that the online/not online component. I'm doing the Adult NP program at UAB, and it's the #10 adult NP program in the country (Vanderbilt is #11). It's a mostly online program with clinicals done in your home area, and a couple visits to campus for various things.

    The degree doesn't say UAB says UAB. Your future employer does not need to know that you took didactic classes at home in your underwear at 2am.
  12. by   kimartin0623
    University of St. Francis has an online post masters FNP.
  13. by   NPvampire
    I think Vanderbilt's can be done in a year. But it's over 25,000
  14. by   OnwardEver
    Berkshire1995 (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.