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7starbuck7 has 8 years experience and specializes in critical care.

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Hello,

I am an RN in Indiana. I have worked as an RN for 7 years, mostly in critical care. I am researching the various NP programs in the state and it is so overwhelming. I am interested in getting the opinions of NPs in Indiana. I am interested in Adult NP, but would consider FNP (although kids scare the heck out of me!).

I kept going back and forth between IU and Indiana Wesleyan. Now I am looking at BSU's online program and it is even more overwhelming!

IU is so huge.

Ind Wes program seems so convenient, but is expensive.

BSU online seems convenient as well, but I have never been in a 100% online program.

Do potential employers regard certain programs more highly than others?

Any advice/opinons/experience you can give me would be much appreciated!

D

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ERNurse752 has 8 years experience as a RN.

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Hi!

I'm not an NP, but I'm an RN in IN researching NP programs also. My background is mostly ER.

I got my BSN from Univ of Indianapolis, and they have FNP. (A few others too, but not ANP or PNP.) Their website is http://www.uindy.edu

U of I is probably my first choice for FNP, but I'd go to IU if I decided to do ACNP or something else.

Two people from my undergrad class are NPs now - one graduated from the BSU program, and one graduated from the U of I program. They both got jobs easily, and are both reasonably happy, I believe. The BSU person works in CV, the U of I person works in GYN/med surg.

I know someone else who graduated from the IU ANP program who worked for a cardiology practice for awhile. She's working as a staff nurse at the moment though, b/c she wasn't happy with her role. (I think she mostly did admit/H&P stuff...boring.)

I'm also considering paramedic school (would like to do transport nursing) and would then do either FNP or ACNP after that...or PA school...or medical school, haha. I'm leaning toward paramedic school + FNP/ACNP though, since I think that would give me the most career options.

Sorry for the rambling! :D

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yellow finch has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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Don't know if this is beneficial to you, but I'm a student at Indiana State University through their online program. They also offer the same program of study at the school in Terre Haute. You can take some classes online and others in the classroom if you want more of that in-person feel.

They eliminated their ANP program, but still have the FNP. I, too, can't imagine working with kids! The great thing is you spend your required hours in Family Practice clinicals, get your hours with Peds in, and in the last 2 semesters are allowed to spend time focusing on an area of specialty... like adults!

Hope this helps a little!

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7starbuck7 has 8 years experience and specializes in critical care.

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Thanks for the replies!

I have applied to IUs Adult NP program. I am actually finishing my BSN at U of I (will be done in Nov). I like U of I, but I am not willing to fork over that kind of dough:)

So, just waiting now....

D

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pedspnp has 17 years experience and specializes in General.

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northern kentucky university has a on line PNP:balloons:

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RNCENCCRNNREMTP has 30 years experience and specializes in Emergency Nursing Advanced Practice.

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Hello,

I am an RN in Indiana. I have worked as an RN for 7 years, mostly in critical care. I am researching the various NP programs in the state and it is so overwhelming. I am interested in getting the opinions of NPs in Indiana. I am interested in Adult NP, but would consider FNP (although kids scare the heck out of me!).

I kept going back and forth between IU and Indiana Wesleyan. Now I am looking at BSU's online program and it is even more overwhelming!

IU is so huge.

Ind Wes program seems so convenient, but is expensive.

BSU online seems convenient as well, but I have never been in a 100% online program.

Do potential employers regard certain programs more highly than others?

Any advice/opinons/experience you can give me would be much appreciated!

D

I just graduated from University of Southern Indiana (Evansville) ACNP program. ONline with clinicals set up locally (and approved by professors). Very good preogram. High pass rate and high certification rate. 2,3 or 4 year tracts depending on your time.

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