Cheap online MSN / FNP programs - page 4

After spending a couple full days last month applying to Georgetown's online program, I got accepted. The program is to start in March, and it's all online (except the 650 hours of clinical). I was... Read More

  1. Visit  angelalala profile page
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    Quote from myelin
    Yeah, it concerns me when people seem to only care about whether or not their program is cheap or convenient (ie: online). Quality of education seems to vary widely in nursing, unlike in medicine or PA programs. Try to find a program that is reasonably priced but that will support you and has an excellent reputation. Easier said than done, but sometimes we must sacrifice for our education. I am moving several states so I can attend a top institution (UCSF), because I want to be the best NP I can be.
    That's great for you; however, many women in particular (mothers, single mothers, people with excessive student loan debt) really don't have those options. I have another masters so I don't even have enough student loan money remaining to attend an expensive program.
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  3. Visit  myelin profile page
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    I find the fact that people are more concerned about making their education work around their life circumstances than the actual quality of the training to be, well, alarming... these are people's lives. Nursing is always going to be seen as a lesser field because of these attitudes. Just depressing.
    subee, prettymica, priorities2, and 1 other like this.
  4. Visit  angelalala profile page
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    Quote from myelin
    I find the fact that people are more concerned about making their education work around their life circumstances than the actual quality of the training to be, well, alarming... these are people's lives. Nursing is always going to be seen as a lesser field because of these attitudes. Just depressing.
    Wow, it's like you didn't even read my response. The thing about your statement is that it's INCREDIBLY PRIVILEGED: you obviously don't have "life circumstances" that stand in the way of your career and educational advancement.

    I'd rather nursing be seen (by ignorant, privileged people) as a "lesser field" than have nurses (OVERWHELMINGLY women) denied advancement and further education because they cannot afford it.
    k-t-did, nursebunney, pnpmycallin2017, and 20 others like this.
  5. Visit  puravidaLV profile page
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    Quote from myelin
    I find the fact that people are more concerned about making their education work around their life circumstances than the actual quality of the training to be, well, alarming... these are people's lives. Nursing is always going to be seen as a lesser field because of these attitudes. Just depressing.
    wow did your nursing school teachers just love you or what?

    ...I wonder what you're comparing it to as a lesser field to what a physician? as in someone who spends a whole lot more time, money, and sacrifice to obtain to get paid 7$/pt?


    you are a nurse don't go beyond your scope of practice because it doesn't look good for anyone.
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  6. Visit  nursetin profile page
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    hi student_fnp,
    what school are you attending? Im planning to go back to school too.
  7. Visit  RNGO4IT profile page
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    I was attending UMASS Boston...completed now.
  8. Visit  AwoSaNy profile page
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    Hi Student_FNP. I know this post is a year plus old but I was researching low-cost online FNP programs and came across your post and was wondering if you can possibly email me the name of your FNP school? I would be so grateful. chineloibe@me.com. Thanks!
  9. Visit  JustinTRN profile page
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    How did you like UMASS Boston? I completed 2 courses there as electives and enjoyed it. I took the Psychosocial Mental Health across the lifespan course and another nursing course. Did you like your experience?
  10. Visit  GGMISSTX profile page
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    I have applied to Maryville and Walden NP program. Anyone have any advise on these. They are both totally online. Walden is 18 month completion and Maryville is 24-28 months..
  11. Visit  TimPennington profile page
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    Dr. Tammy,
    Did you have any issues finding a job with your degree from USI?
  12. Visit  RNGO4IT profile page
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    To Justin? I liked UMASS; however just before I left they started increase fees and tuition and we started with web proctor for test, not allowing you to use my books during test; however I was able to pass FNP without problem...only one person that I'm aware of in my class didn't pass, which was related to the other stressors I think.
  13. Visit  TASHA_RN_BSN profile page
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    After is saw some comments on this thread I decided to look at UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA vs. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA. I was initially considering the PMHNP, however I spoke to my mentor and she explained that FNP would be a more "marketable" choice then obtaining a Psych certification. After careful thinking and praying I don't know if I want to be a nurse practitioner, I would be content with just a MSN (leadership & management). I start my statistics class this fall by then I may have changed my mind about doing the FNP. I am more convinced that USI is the way to go. MSN 2014 here I come....
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  14. Visit  RNGO4IT profile page
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    I went the route you're taking 13 years ago...only to go back later for FNP....so think long and hard...because it still took almost an additional 2 years post-masters...what I could have done 10 years earlier and each year they keep adding more stuff and making things more difficult for working students...as a MSN in leadership I still didn't have the autonomous feel of things...you will still be stuck in the middle of making the heavy decisions...so take that back to the table and chew on it awhile.
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