I recently was accepted into Pacific Lutheran University's ELMSN program. My end goal is to be an FNP, and they've made it pretty clear that although it's possible to switch to their FNP track after your first year, it's in no way guaranteed. I want to figure out how exclusive post-master's FNP programs are in general, in case PLU won't let me make the switch. I also want to figure out what percentage of people applying to switch are actually granted permission to do so; is this option really only available theoretically, and advertised to draw students to the program? More generally, has anyone graduated from this program, or known someone who has? Is the master's and cert. you gain worth the expense? Would I be better off waiting until next year and hoping I get in somewhere more ideal? I'm having some real trouble making up my mind. Does anyone have a good, solid idea of what kind of jobs the program would set me up for, in the event that I can't switch?
Any advice is well appreciated. None of the NPs I know have had much to say about it. To me it seems like at the very least it'll give me an RN and an MSN and then a post-grad cert. for FNP would be what... a year away?