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Duke FNP Fall 2015

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Has 8 years experience.

Hey all,

Just wanted to know who is considering going to Duke for their FNP next fall. I know it's still early to apply, but the deadline is just around the corner.

Heidi84

Has 7 years experience.

I am interested in their program. Any idea what their tuition rates are?

OBigdog26, MSN, RN, NP

Has 8 years experience.

It's a private college, so I'm estimating 40,000 for a masters

I am considering it as well, probably applying for their Fall 2015 Class.

OBigdog26, MSN, RN, NP

Has 8 years experience.

I am considering it as well, probably applying for their Fall 2015 Class.

Awesome. I'm getting my documents in order to apply. Hope to get in!

rawz2014, APRN, CRNA

Specializes in Crna.

Im in the process of looking at a lot of different schools. So far I got Georgetown, KU, southern Alabama, duke, and Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt by far is the most expensive. Its the one I want to go to the most, but ive almost eliminated because of cost.... any thoughts? anyone of those you would steer clear of all together? im still early in the process....

OBigdog26, MSN, RN, NP

Has 8 years experience.

Make sure some of the schools your looking at online is licensed in your state. There have been issues here in NC regarding online/distance based education not being recognized by the UNC board of governors. As a result, I'm limited to which schools I can apply to and become a NP.

rawz2014, APRN, CRNA

Specializes in Crna.

I cant imagine any of those schools not being ok in every state. There all pretty well known, big names.

zmansc, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency.

I think FNU is the only online FNP program that is accepted in NC and not based in NC. Although I applaud FNU on the hard work it took them to get approved, I do think it is a disservice to future FNPs in NC to limit their options so significantly.

rawz2014, APRN, CRNA

Specializes in Crna.

I don't understand... are you saying if you get your NP degree from Vanderbilt or KU, you cant apply for license, or apply in NC?

I think FNU is the only online FNP program that is accepted in NC and not based in NC. Although I applaud FNU on the hard work it took them to get approved, I do think it is a disservice to future FNPs in NC to limit their options so significantly.

It's a wonderful service to the patients of NC, however, as they won't run into as many for profits grads unprepared to treat them. I applaud any state that takes steps to limit the ability for any idiot nurse to become an NP. It seems in NC, you must actually work hard and get into a real school. Good. The boards don't enforce standards so I'm glad at least some states do.

flapperhead

Specializes in Cardiac nursing, telemetry, step-down. Has 3 years experience.

This. So much this.

I am looking seriously at Duke but just started researching there. I was thinking of East Carolina and what I have been planning for but they no longer have masters for FNP must go for DNP. Are you thinkging of applying for MSN for FNP? I am a little confused by the whole process but really want to apply for Fall 2015

OBigdog26, MSN, RN, NP

Has 8 years experience.

I am looking seriously at Duke but just started researching there. I was thinking of East Carolina and what I have been planning for but they no longer have masters for FNP must go for DNP. Are you thinkging of applying for MSN for FNP? I am a little confused by the whole process but really want to apply for Fall 2015

Yeah. MSN FNP for fall 2015.

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As a Duke employee i looked into their NP program and the cost is closer to $80,000, depending on how many cresits you need. Base price is $1400 per credit. It is a good program but not worth the cost IMO. Currently NC does not accept all NP programs from out of state. If you call the NC board of Nursing they can tell you if it has been approved by the state. Unfortunately it is not the BON controlling it but a joint cooperation between the state and UNC.

OBigdog26, MSN, RN, NP

Has 8 years experience.

As a Duke employee i looked into their NP program and the cost is closer to $80,000, depending on how many cresits you need. Base price is $1400 per credit. It is a good program but not worth the cost IMO. Currently NC does not accept all NP programs from out of state. If you call the NC board of Nursing they can tell you if it has been approved by the state. Unfortunately it is not the BON controlling it but a joint cooperation between the state and UNC.

Yeah, I figured it would be costly to attend their program! I believe Duke has a good program from what I have heard. As far as the cost, I'll have to work for the rest of my life to pay it off, lol.

It's unfortunate that NC has a very limited online NP program. Hopefully, it will change soon.

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OBigdog26, MSN, RN, NP

Has 8 years experience.

Anyone else here applying for next fall?

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chevygirl1987

Specializes in Stepdown, PCCN. Has 10 years experience.

I am applying for fall 2015. I applied for spring 2015. I had to take the GRE to be eligible, some grades from a long time ago coming back to haunt me, though I missed the cut off just barely. They are rolling all my stuff over into this application, which I think is pretty nice.

Good luck to you.