Quote from medic33
What is attractive about the schools you are looking at? Hope this info helps
Thank you for the information, and point of view! I'm mostly just trying to look at respectable online FNP programs because where I'm living and working, there is only 1 school that has a FNP program within driving distance, but they're definitely not my first choice.
The feedback I'm researching when it comes to schools basically boils down to the following questions:
1. [ most important] Is the program solid? In other words, does the curriculum do a good job at preparing you for the national examination, as well as functioning in the professional field?
2. Does the school have their act together? Do they provide adequate support, and maintain adequate communication between student and their professors, mentor, administration, etc.?
3. Is the school and/or program well respected? It's important that I don't waste time and/or money on school that isn't well respected (I know several online schools are generally considered "jokes" by most employers).
4. [ least important, but still important ] Cost. Can I get the same quality for a lower tuition elsewhere? I don't mind spending more if it's worth every penny.
Some of these questions may seem frivolous. However, having earned a BS in biology from a private university ($$$), then attending a PA state university for nursing (low tuition), it's pretty obvious that you get what you pay for (which is why I'm hesitant to attend the university that's within driving distance). So I'm doing heavy research for my next educational endeavor on multiple levels.