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Maryville FNP or any other FNP program

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I am looking for information about any pros or cons of attending Maryville FNP. When I did some search from the past posts and found some positive and negative of the FNP program. I am aware that they do not help with placement, which is not an issue. I do have some preceptors that are willing to precept once accepted to the FNP program. I am trying to find a post master's FNP program that is 100% online or minimal campus visits. I am currently attending WGU for my master's in nursing education and hopefully be done by December this year. My other options that accept New Jersey residents are:

-University of Cincinnati

-Northern Kentucky University

-Eastern Kentucky University

-Indiana State University

Any positives or negatives of any of the other programs above besides finding your own preceptors?

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 6 years experience.

I have a friend in Maryville's program and he hates it because every class you have to do group work. He works night shift and it's been a nightmare for him to try to get group time scheduled for projects. Just a caveat. Also, they do not do any on-campus skills training whatsoever before you start clinicals.

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine. Has 8 years experience.

What I do know is Maryville got my phone a month ago and since this they are calling EVERY SINGLE DAY, multiple times. I blocked their phone but they still call and litter with their "personal admission advisor" messages.

If they use a cross between telemarketing and bullying just to find students, I am afraid to think what their actual education might look like. No quality program will do that, ever. No way applying there (I am on the hunt for Acute Care certificate).

I am actually considering Maryville as one of my top schools to apply. I did not get that experience of harassment phone calls. they have only called me twice each several months apart just to make sure I am interested and answering my questions. they have been very cordial and have not called me since. will only call me when it is near the admissions term that I want to apply to which I'm okay with cause it saves me from having to call them. I like that their classes are all online and no campus requirements as well as having only two classes per semester (one if doing clinicals). that seems more feasible especially when I am planning to work full time. From what I have heard from them even though they don't set up placements for you they do have a team that helps you with that and if your really having trouble finding a mentor they will definitely do something. not like they will leave you to yourself. not sure if I want to go to Maryville 100% yet because I'm hoping to be able to get a BSN DNP program that accepts my GPA and get it done in one go. But that is just my two cents. also honestly a lot of online programs will have a lot of group work. and no matter which work schedule you have if your committed to the program you can definitely make the group thing work. I've talked to people who do their homework during work (depends on acuity of your unit) as well as getting up early (sacrifice some sleep time) to make things work. But that is just my two cents. Good luck in your search and decision!

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 6 years experience.

On ‎9‎/‎7‎/‎2020 at 5:57 PM, nursing#101 said:

I am actually considering Maryville as one of my top schools to apply. I did not get that experience of harassment phone calls. they have only called me twice each several months apart just to make sure I am interested and answering my questions. they have been very cordial and have not called me since. will only call me when it is near the admissions term that I want to apply to which I'm okay with cause it saves me from having to call them. I like that their classes are all online and no campus requirements as well as having only two classes per semester (one if doing clinicals). that seems more feasible especially when I am planning to work full time. From what I have heard from them even though they don't set up placements for you they do have a team that helps you with that and if your really having trouble finding a mentor they will definitely do something. not like they will leave you to yourself. not sure if I want to go to Maryville 100% yet because I'm hoping to be able to get a BSN DNP program that accepts my GPA and get it done in one go. But that is just my two cents. also honestly a lot of online programs will have a lot of group work. and no matter which work schedule you have if your committed to the program you can definitely make the group thing work. I've talked to people who do their homework during work (depends on acuity of your unit) as well as getting up early (sacrifice some sleep time) to make things work. But that is just my two cents. Good luck in your search and decision!

Untrue about group work. There are many programs which do not require groupwork. I have a co-worker who is currently in Maryville program and he absolutely hates the HEAVY amount of groupwork required. He completely regrets his choice to go to this school. He is an actual student. I would believe his first-hand knowledge over the opinion of someone contemplating programs.

When I was researching programs, I had a similar experience with receiving multiple, unsolicited phone calls. Even after I told them to stop contacting me. They are a degree-mill school and do not offer any on-site clinical skills training whatsoever.

Caveat emptor!