Please forgive typos- using my Kindle and still adjusting to it.
I am so torn. I'm an older new(ish) ADN (AAS) RN - 39 & 2 years intermediate cardiac telemetry experience with prior healthcare supervisory experience, BLS, ACLS,and studying for my PCCN, but currently no other national certifications. I am still rebuilding my life after a natural disaster 3 years ago. I have a great deal of experience with online education, I do well with it, but I don't like having to rely on other students to get my work done. As in, when I was doing pre-reqs for my nursing program, it drove me nuts waiting for other students to finally post in the last 24 hours of a module to be able to post the required minimum responses to earn the highest grade for the class.
For these reasons (money, time, limiting my frustration when feasible,) WGU seems like a good option for my BSN and possibly MSN (education, likely, since I don't like management based on prior personal experience. This will also give me a fallback option for when I get older. ) I know I will be limited by WGU's GPA policy, and the fact the I live in New York severely limits my schooling options. But I also know other people have gotten into Frontier with WGU degrees.
I would be saving probably at least a year and $15-20k by doing WGU-BSN/MSN--->Frontier PMC (and possibly DNP AFTER either option.) Does anyone know how competitive Frontier's FNP programs are? Personal or anecdotal experience with these programs? How "good" is Frontier's program, in your opinion (not that I can afford to be that choosy.)
I'm looking for any/all input- thanks!!!