Started Walden FNP program any do's or don't? - page 3
Hello all, I have started Walden University in the FNP program. I could not find many consumer reviews regarding their student satisfaction. Only that they have a 29% retention rate? Are there any... Read More
1Mar 4, '13 by Shilpa Dandekar" To Start or Not to Start" FNP at WALDEN is the question ?
I am starting the FNP program this Semester as well.
I have spent a year reseraching various unviersities and have had mixed reviews. I feel unsure wonder how it is going to be ... As long as we pass the state board and get good clinicals I feel the teaching material is the same everywhere. But still- will it be recognized.
If aone out there has finished the program and started working in the state of texas - Please email or post your comments about your experience. thanks
0Dec 27, '13 by shadower180Which state do you live in? Do live in CA? I am also msn-fnp student in CA?
0Jan 2, '14 by shadower180To Juan or anybody,
Regarding Walden Univ. MSN-FNP. I live in California. Is it worth it? Also accreditation here in California. Please help me and give me advice. Please be nice with comment since it becomes heated discussion. Happy New Year my fellow Nurses!
0Jan 2, '14 by juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP GuideQuote from shadower180I've answered this question before and I will now just say that the best action is to call the state's BRN directly. However, I will say what California's rules are here:To Juan or anybody, Regarding Walden Univ. MSN-FNP. I live in California. Is it worth it? Also accreditation here in California. Please help me and give me advice. Please be nice with comment since it becomes heated discussion. Happy New Year my fellow Nurses!
CA approves NP programs for the sole purpose of allowing their graduates to be licensed without having to go through national certification. It's a quick and easy way to start working after graduation since you will get licensed faster than if you have to wait to apply to AANP and ANCC and pass the national test.
The approved NP programs are all based in California. They run the spectrum of well known state universities, private institutions, and for profits. Some of these are online programs - one is a University of Phoenix campus in Sacramento. Note that this is the only U of P campus on the list.
If you are a graduate of a nationally accredited NP program (CCNE or ACEN) you are eligible to apply for national certification from both AANP and ANCC. In California, NP's who did not graduate from a BRN approved program will receive an NP license if they are nationally certified. Walden is CCNE accredited.
California is not an independent practice state. As a new FNP, you will need to seek employment under a Standardized Procedure with a physician. Whether a Walden degree is viewed with scrutiny by the larger physician community in California or not, I am not certain. Walden has not graduated any NP's yet .