Herzing University FNP program? - page 2

This program is now CCNE accredited as of yesterday. I was wondering if there is anyone who is currently in this program or if anyone has any opinions on it (besides the "FNP should not be online"... Read More

  1. Visit  just keep swimming profile page
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    Quote from TXRN2013
    Just keep swimming:
    I am looking in to Herzing University's online FNP program. Did you enroll? If so how do you like it?
    Was it easy for you to find a preceptor?

    Thanks in advance for all your help :
    I have been in the program since January. I have been able to maintain a 4.0 GPA while working full time, but it's been rough! There is a lot of self study and self teaching as it is an online program. You should be ready for that...I probably study 20-30 hrs per week (including assignments).

    Setting up preceptors has been the biggest challenge by far. There are not many NPs in my area that are willing to take students as it slows them down and this can affect their RVUs. I have been able to find plenty of MDs however, and the program allows you to do 49% of your hours with MDs.

    Overall, the program still has quite a few glitches to work out as it is new, but I feel like I am learning what I need to through clinical experience and reading.

    Let me know if you have other questions.
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  3. Visit  freedomrn1 profile page
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    I have lots of friends in the Herzing program. One ready to graduate. All schools have their bumps but so far everyone I know is getting A's ...and good jobs. The school uses Blackboard verson Pearson e learning at the school I'm in. And I'm not goovin with my program at South U. The problem with all these threads about FNP schools is that no one gets the real info out there like what online e learning platform does each school use. Thats a huge question. And why cant we look at a online classroom before we buy into the program. Thats why I pay on a month to month basis with my school. I consider myself their customer, purchasing their expensive product. Its a good way to look at it. Sorta changes the conversation. I understand this because I am an advisor and on faculty at a small nursing school and at the end of the conversation, its a business - thats really what it is.
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  4. Visit  freedomrn1 profile page
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    Hi Jas2015,

    Sure thing, PM me
  5. Visit  Jas2015 profile page
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    hi txrn2013! Have you started the FNP online program at Herzing? I start tomorrow and wanted to know others that are in the program ! Thanks in advance
    I can't PM because I dont have enough posts :/
  6. Visit  kellienurse profile page
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    That's about the normal cost of an online program. They aren't any more expensive than the other online degree programs I've found.
  7. Visit  kellienurse profile page
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    Hopefully I start april 28th :-)
  8. Visit  nicpac1031 profile page
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    Hi I've been reading your post since I'm interested to apply in the MSN FNP program.Is Herzing online a good school and is it accredited and legit?
  9. Visit  bave profile page
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    Any updates on the Herzing program? I'm in Texas (I have not had official verification that Herzing graduates are able to license in TX) and already have clinical sites set up. However, this is a new program and I would like to read more opinions prior to applying.
    Last edit by bave on Jul 9, '14
  10. Visit  just keep swimming profile page
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    Bave - it's really getting better and we now have a new dean who seems promising. I know there are at least two students from TX who will be practicing in Tx so you should be okay there.

    They are offering more and more things each semester...one being an online simulation and another being APEA review questions and board predictor exams....
  11. Visit  LilRNonthePrairie profile page
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    Quote from just keep swimming
    Bave - it's really getting better and we now have a new dean who seems promising. I know there are at least two students from TX who will be practicing in Tx so you should be okay there.

    They are offering more and more things each semester...one being an online simulation and another being APEA review questions and board predictor exams....
    I'm from rural MN, and also had spoken with an admission rep from Herzing over the summer. I didn't pursue it any further because I had some of the same concerns as others had posted about. Did you finish the program yet? Were you able to find enough preceptors now? I would be concerned about that as I do live in a rural area...I am applying to Brandman as well, but the thought of flying out to CA 7 times over the next 3 years is unappealing...
  12. Visit  nursemaffett profile page
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    Can anyone tell me about the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Herzing? I am thinking about applying this Spring and was wondering how the program is and anyone's thoughts Thanks in advance
  13. Visit  just keep swimming profile page
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    Quote from LilRNonthePrairie
    I'm from rural MN, and also had spoken with an admission rep from Herzing over the summer. I didn't pursue it any further because I had some of the same concerns as others had posted about. Did you finish the program yet? Were you able to find enough preceptors now? I would be concerned about that as I do live in a rural area...I am applying to Brandman as well, but the thought of flying out to CA 7 times over the next 3 years is unappealing...
    I did find enough preceptors in the end, but it was scary at times not knowing if I would be able to continue or not. As far as I know, they are still not helping locate preceptors and 51% of your hours need to be with a NP, the others can be PA/MD/DO. Unless you have connections, this can be pretty difficult to do.
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    Quote from nursemaffett
    Can anyone tell me about the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Herzing? I am thinking about applying this Spring and was wondering how the program is and anyone's thoughts Thanks in advance
    It is a work in progress. The pass rate for the boards seems to be about 60% at this time. I did well, but only because I spent a lot of time self teaching. Since then, they have added more resources to aid in the success of their students, but the people who I know who are still in the program are still not real happy.

    That's not to say that you cannot graduate as a competent entry level NP, but in order to do so you must be driven learn on your own.


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