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Online FNP that doesn't feel self taught?

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I'm hoping to gain some advice on which online FNP program would be right for me. I would

prefer a program whose teaching format is more centered around lectures or audio/visual supplementation instead of simply having to read the textbook for all of the information. I would like to feel as though I'm being taught information instead of having to teach myself if that makes sense. I'm just looking for more interaction. So far I'm interested in Frontier and UT Arlington so if anyone can shed some light from those two, that would be awesome. I'm also happy to consider other programs as well! Thanks for your time!

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Frontier and Georgetown are two that I know of which have online lectures with your cohort. I believe Georgetown's lectures are live. I think Frontier's are recorded lectures (I could be wrong, but I'm sure a Frontier student will be able to chime in).

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USC - recorded lectures and weekly live sessions.Georgetown, Simmons and USC have the same platform for teaching.

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In graduate education you are expected to be an independent learner. There is only so much that can be covered in a class, course or semester. There will always be the need to learn information outside classroom. It's that way by design. I do understand you fear about bad instruction. The better online programs use professional instructional designers to build the courses. The professors facilitate what was built.

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In graduate education you are expected to be an independent learner. There is only so much that can be covered in a class, course or semester. There will always be the need to learn information outside classroom. It's that way by design. I do understand you fear about bad instruction. The better online programs use professional instructional designers to build the courses. The professors facilitate what was built.

I absolutely understand this will be different from nursing school and will require some self guidance and independent study, and as you said, I'm trying to avoid bad or nonexistent instruction.

Any programs come to mind that utilize these instructional designers?

Thanks so much for your insight!

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I'm hoping to gain some advice on which online FNP program would be right for me. I would

prefer a program whose teaching format is more centered around lectures or audio/visual supplementation instead of simply having to read the textbook for all of the information. I would like to feel as though I'm being taught information instead of having to teach myself if that makes sense. I'm just looking for more interaction. So far I'm interested in Frontier and UT Arlington so if anyone can shed some light from those two, that would be awesome. I'm also happy to consider other programs as well! Thanks for your time!

As someone said above, there is no way you are going to be able to avoid some element of self-learning. I attend a B&M grad school and am on campus every week, but there is only so much you can focus on in one class. I take the class as a basic introduction to the topic and then do all the rest myself. It is really all self-learning no matter where you go. I have personally paid for a subscription to a medical student site with medical lectures so I get that in person lecture type exposure and it's worked very well for me.

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As someone said above, there is no way you are going to be able to avoid some element of self-learning. I attend a B&M grad school and am on campus every week, but there is only so much you can focus on in one class. I take the class as a basic introduction to the topic and then do all the rest myself. It is really all self-learning no matter where you go. I have personally paid for a subscription to a medical student site with medical lectures so I get that in person lecture type exposure and it's worked very well for me.

What subscriptions do you belong to?

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I absolutely understand this will be different from nursing school and will require some self guidance and independent study, and as you said, I'm trying to avoid bad or nonexistent instruction.

Any programs come to mind that utilize these instructional designers?

Thanks so much for your insight!

I'm going to direct you to ask that question to the schools you are interested in. Not that I'm being a jerk but because what they say to you and how they say it to will tell you if they embrace online learning and recognize it is different from face to face instruction or not.

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