Which FNP programs are the shortest?

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    I have heard that Vanderbilt is one year? Georgetown is 16 months? Are there any other fast pace FNP programs out there that can be done in less than two years?
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    Is quality even a factor in your equation or are you really just looking for the fastest route? Not saying Vanderbilt would not be quality education. My point as a current FNP student is I want to make sure I am prepared not rushed through then head out winging it....
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    Yeah it always worries me when I see these posts. Whats the fastest way, whats the easiest way?
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    Which are the shortest?......I am not so sure I want my practioner, MD, surgeon to have taken the fast track education path. I hope you can find a quality with a program that suits your time frame. I wish you the best.
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    The OP mentions Georgetown, which is known for having a very good FNP program. I think it is possible to have accelerated programs that offer a good education. I know that I went to an accelerated BSN program where I learned, and actually did skills that many posters here did not do in their RN programs.

    Edited because I mentioned the wrong University
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    I knew when I posted this that I would get many posts from people assuming that I don't care about the quality of the education but that is not true. The two schools that I mentioned Vanderbilt and Georgetown (which are both very short programs) have an excellent reputation for quality! Why do people just assume that because the program is short it is not any good?

    Many RNs complete their FNP in 2 1/2-3 years while working full time. I am in a position where I do not have to work at all and would like to only focus on school so why wouldn't I be able to complete a program in 1 1/2 years? Makes perfect sense to me.

    Anyways... lets get back to the original question, Does anyone out here know of any short FNP programs? If you do please list them because I would like to do some further research about them. And just an FYI, one of the things I want to research is quality
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    University of Pennsylvania has a FNP program that can be completed in 18 months
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    Did you search this site? This thread came right up....

    1 year FNP programs
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    Quote from Tragically Hip
    Did you search this site? This thread came right up....

    1 year FNP programs
    I did see that one but it didn't go for very long and did not contain much information

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