Shortest NP program

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MikeFNPC, MSN

261 Posts

Specializes in FNP.

Knowing what I know now, I'd be looking for the longest.

parla

48 Posts

Could you please explain about it? why longer?

Specializes in CVICU, MICU, Burn ICU. Has 27 years experience.

Most NPs feel inadequately prepared by their two-year programs. There's a lot in NP education to be improved upon and you can read about much of that in past AN threads.

In short, the journey to becoming an advanced practice provider - one who holds ultimate responsibility for correctly, safely, and effectively providing medical management - should not be fast and easy.

Numenor

565 Posts

Specializes in rounding on the floors probably. Has 11 years experience.
On 6/2/2020 at 12:21 AM, parla said:

Could you please explain about it? why longer?

Do you honestly think you will be more competent in an under 2 year program? 600 hours barely qualifies you to diagnose a cold.

Bumex, DNP, NP

1 Article; 384 Posts

Specializes in Assistant Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine. Has 13 years experience.

If you’re concerned about short length and affordable, find a different career path.

Specializes in Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care. Has 11 years experience.
On 6/2/2020 at 12:21 AM, parla said:

Could you please explain about it? why longer?

Yes please don't worry about program length. First find a high quality program and the rest will follow. Nothing in life that is worthwhile is quick or easy. If timing is a concern because of other obligations and you need to quicken things to learn the pain of managing school and life, perhaps instead find a quality program where you can go part time.

parla

48 Posts

On 6/8/2020 at 12:58 PM, Neuro Guy NP said:

Yes please don't worry about program length. First find a high quality program and the rest will follow. Nothing in life that is worthwhile is quick or easy. If timing is a concern because of other obligations and you need to quicken things to learn the pain of managing school and life, perhaps instead find a quality program where you can go part time.

I agree with you. Thank you for your explanation.

Specializes in Corrections, Public Health, Occupational Medicine.

Find a good quality program that gives you 600+ hours. Make sure you have clinicals in adult, peds and maternity. Do more hours than required because as an NP you are expected to work independently for the most part and not all your supervising physicians will be good teachers or even wiling to teach.

BostonFNP, APRN

3 Articles; 5,581 Posts

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 12 years experience.
On 6/1/2020 at 5:32 PM, parla said:

Hello everyone,

I am looking for the under 2 years accredited online-FNP program in Texas , and any other states would be fine too. If you know two years program but affordable, please share here.I appreciate you all.

Cheap and fast and online. Easy too?

parla

48 Posts

16 hours ago, thinbluelineRN said:

Find a good quality program that gives you 600+ hours. Make sure you have clinicals in adult, peds and maternity. Do more hours than required because as an NP you are expected to work independently for the most part and not all your supervising physicians will be good teachers or even wiling to teach.

Thank you for the information. I will.

Cam2020

1 Post

Specializes in MSN-ED. Has 15 years experience.

Check out USUniversity.edu

It's affordable, online, with excellent staff and support, and no exhaustive application process.

Also, don't let "certain people" discourage you from reaching your goals because you live in the real world and don't want to spend the next 10 years jumping through hoops at an elitist school. In the end, we all take the same competency test and no one cares where you graduated from, just that you have the degree and qualifications. It's up to the individual to study hard, and continue to learn beyond formal education to provide the best possible care for your patients. Good luck on your journey! You can do it!