I am thankful to say that I have been accepted to Husson University FNP online program (Aug '19 cohort) and awaiting an answer from Simmons College (Jan '19 cohort). Has anyone currently taken the programs, what are your thoughts?
I live in Maine and Husson is closer to me. Cost difference is Husson $40k and Simmons $66k. I was accepted into Husson as a non-degree grad student, so I may start taking FNP classes in Jan 2019, and then I would join the August 2019 cohort. In comparison, Simmons is offered year around, therefore everything would be on track.
Downside of being a non-degree student at Husson is it runs the risk of financial aid not covering the cost (for the one semester) and being out of sequence... so it may make sense to wait until Aug 2019 to start at Husson. I don't want to wait 8 months to get started on my FNP!! But, 20k is quite to cost to start sooner than later. Thoughts?
Both have 100% pass board rates, both 100% Online. I work at with a hospital system, so clinical placement shouldn't theoretically be problem. On paper they seem fairly similar.
*FYI, I graduate with my BSN in Dec 18, that's why everything is pushed out and I have been an RN for 8 years.