I live in a state that happens to have tuition reciprocity with University of North Dakota, making the PMHNP MSN quite affordable for me. This program looks good - the classes look interesting, and it even states that you are allowed to have your clinicals with a psychologist, social worker, therapist, or someone of another profession in mental health - which definitely interests me for my career direction. However ... ALL the courses are online, except for one week intensive. Two years of full-time online classes just sounds so isolating to me. I don't like staring at screens. I also don't feel that I learn as much when I'm not taking the courses in person. Has anyone gone thru a PMHNP program like this and have any feedback? The low cost makes me tempted to plan to apply, but I'm not sure it's worth sacrificing the in-person experience.
Also, I realize people who attend for-profit online NP schools might have problems with finding employment, but what about online programs through a state school like UND, which is relatively heard-of in the region I'll be working in?