Anyone attending Kaplan or Walden University? - page 7
I am currently looking into and applying to several FNP programs. I am wondering if anyone has attended or is attending either Kaplan or Walden? If so, what has your experience been like so far.... Read More
1Nov 9, '14 by kellyshelI am about 1/2 way thru my first class at Kaplan and I have been very impressed with the professionalism and way the class has been run. It's not a cake walk, I have had to put effort in the assignments and there is specific requirements to meet for attendance and good grades. I know that there is a whole lot of bad talk about Kaplan out there, but every school is what you make of it, and I am very pleased thus far with Kaplan! I have also had nothing but help from the administrative side of the school and if i have questions, I call and they always answer the phone and my questions. I can't go to a traditional brick and mortar school at this point in my life with a full-time job, husband and two young boys, so online is the only option I have to get my FNP. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
0Nov 9, '14 by LizRN0304Do you know if they received accreditation for the program? I just finished my BSN through Kaplan and I had a great educational experience with them. I am really nervous about the clinical part of it, finding your own preceptor for all the hours of clinical you have to do.
I can't pm yet because I am so new on here but I'd be happy to give you me email. I would love to stay updated on your experience so I know what to expect!
I spoke with a re admissions adviser and got some clarity but forgot to ask about being accredited. I also wanted to find out if the tests and quizzes are all online from home or if there are proctored tests at a site too.
thank you so much for replying!
0Nov 9, '14 by kellyshelI know that the MSN-FNP program is accredited but not the post masters certificate FNP as of yet. As long as you are going for the MSN thru them first you are good. I live in California and checked with the Board of Nursing before I applied and was told that yes, a degree with FNP certification from Kaplan is acceptable. So far all quizes have been online from home. I will gladly stay in touch my email is email@example.com!!
0Jan 5 by IBSavnQuote from futureeastcoastNPYou hit the nail on the head. Institutions like this give nurse practitioners a bad reputation. This is why we can't get respect and recognition from our healthcare provider peers. Your statements remind me of a comment a physician made once to a NP I worked with after she suggested an alternative treatment, "Really, that is what you think? Let me guess, you got your NP degree from Phoenix online?!"Absolutely correct. They put very little money or effort into their students, and are a huge issue in the NP profession as they are:
1. Oversaturating the market by taking EVERYONE who applies and graduating thousands of nurse practitioners.
2. Reducing the prestige of nurse practitioners (no other medical profession has FOR PROFIT programs).
3. Graduating lower tier students who make the profession look bad.
The only thing these schools care about is making as much money as possible while spending as little as they can on instruction. Any school with endless advertisements "BECOME A DNP 100% ONLINE IN 2 YEARS!!!" is embarrassing.
That just shows that they take our education and training as a joke because they know there really are low-ball programs out there.