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"For Profit" MSN Programs

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Specializes in ICU. Has 2 years experience.

Hello everyone. I have been looking into several MSN Programs. I am interested i a few that are "for profit". I was wondering if anyone had any input on this topic in terms of how employers view this. Is this sometimes seen as a negative thing with employers or is it something that they don't seem to care much about? I would appreciate any information anyone has to offer!

Liddle Noodnik

Specializes in Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep.. Has 30 years experience.

Hello everyone. I have been looking into several MSN Programs. I am interested i a few that are "for profit". I was wondering if anyone had any input on this topic in terms of how employers view this. Is this sometimes seen as a negative thing with employers or is it something that they don't seem to care much about? I would appreciate any information anyone has to offer!

Hi icunurse, wanted to say hi and welcome to allnurses!

I am not familiar w/ the topic but it's a good question, try Search Results for for profit msn programs. You can search any question by clicking the button at the top right of the screen. Good luck!

juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care. Has 27 years experience.

It is a polarizing and contentious topic for sure. Many posters have strong feelings of either support or disapproval for these for-profit NP programs. I don't think there is a right or wrong answer personally. The whole issue is not a "one size fits all". There appears to be NP's who graduated from these programs and have successful jobs and careers thus far with the caveat that this is gathered from an internet forum where one can not verify the accuracy of posters claims.

I would however, as an individual, have my own rules for myself. One, I would never want to be identified with a program that could have questionable reputation perceived or real. I did not attend an Ivy League NP school nor a Top 10 US News program. I attended a regionally respected program that had a long-tradition of educating professionals in the healthcare field which I felt was adequate to meet my needs.

Two, I would never attend an institution that puts the burden of finding preceptors on me which is the case in all these for-profit programs. I have great networking skills even when I was a student and I would likely not find it hard to find preceptors on my own. However, it is more a matter of principle for me that schools should have enough resources to provide the entire educational needs of all students.

Three, I would never thrive in an online format so these schools will never be a good fit for me. Make you own list of values you find important in your own educational pursuits and hopefully you could answer your own question that way.