I'm getting spammed by countless colleges and universities offering Advanced Practice degrees, usually online. Typically this is a master's degree from some Saint Boniface Nursing College in some random state, or some other ridiculous sounding institution I've never heard of before.
Generally, this is not a good sign. Educational opportunity spam usually means questionable career outcomes, leading to mediocre enrollment figures, hence they spend tons of money on advertising trying to get people to sign up with their program.
What's really going on with the job market for APNs?
Are people finding work?
If they find work, are they finding work conditions, autonomy of practice, and compensation commensurate with their greater educational achievement, so they feel the extra 2-5 years in grad school was worth it?