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Opinions: Online ARNP/CRNA

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by CritCare_RN CritCare_RN, BSN (New Member) New Member Nurse

CritCare_RN has 2 years experience as a BSN and specializes in NSICU.

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So I’m just curious to get opinions about online schooling for ARNP and CRNA. I’ve seen a lot of people go through these programs but I don’t feel right doing grad school online. Are these programs still good schooling or should I look for an in-classroom experience?

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Moved to student NP forum

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umbdude has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych/Mental Health.

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There is no online option for CRNA.

Whether online school is good depends on your personal style, preferences, flexibility, and ability to secure your own preceptors. Most online NP programs do not help you find preceptors and that is a major stressor for students.

Online is a no-go for me. I love the in-class experience and real-time interactions with professors and classmates. I am getting much more out of my NP education than I would if I went online.

Regardless of what you choose, pick a school that is known for rigorous and high-quality education. For online programs, it's best to choose one with on-campus training. 

 

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Dodongo has 7 years experience as a APRN, NP.

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I would never do a 100% online program.  I only considered hybrid or on campus programs.  I needed the synchronous lectures and real-time interaction with lecture PLUS you absolutely have to go to campus periodically for check offs/testing and skills.  I'd argue that every single person needs this - a lot of people are just lazy and want the quickest, easiest and cheapest way out.  

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There is no online CRNA. Thankfully. They have maintained their standards and we have not.

In other advanced practice fields, if you want to be any good, you must have extensive experience in the clinical area.

At the minimum, several years. You must do a great deal of self preparation. Many hours beyond what is required.

Unless you just don't care, which seems to be the case in Psych.

You must understand that no program can teach you how to be an NP.

Most programs, even B and M, do not provide preceptors.

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