Markyour previous comment "I cantell you that one of the professors I spoke with has her DNP from the LouisianaState University, She is a tenured professor at Tulane University, an adjunctprofessor at Loyola of New Orleans, and an adjunct professor and WaldenUniversity. Or was this a rhetorical question that you were try to stump me on,or make me appear foolish? I didn't think to ask any of them what they feltlike the curriculum strong points were. My question to all was, "in yourexperience, how do you feel that Walden University's curriculum compares toother schools". The for mentioned professor told me that if she didn'tthink that the curriculum was up to par she would not at all, be associatedwith the university." Now you say she is not a NP or does she teach any specialty courses and yetshe feels that Walden's curriculum compares to other schools.
In addition,you suggest Walden is the only option you have as you are rural. You also say "I don't have the option to go to a"better" university". I strongly disagree. there arebetter online programs, more established and with quality faculty. Someprograms require a week on campus per semester, others have differentexpectations. The point is that as there are "weak" online programas well as weak brick and motor. I also agree with the garbage in garbage out philosophy.I do not agree with your statement "I also contend that the quality of nurse, or nurse practitioner is not aproduct of the school they attend, but more so of the drive and desire tosucceed based on their own principals and internal fortitude "The same philosophy exists for schools, inmy 25 years' experience, the best prepared NPs have the drive, desire, intelligencealong with attending an institution that will hone those skills with acurriculum that challenges and prepares them to be a healthcare provider.