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South University FNP MSN program???

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TashaLPN2006RN2012 has 8 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt.

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Hi azfliprn,

I have extensively looked into FNP programs for years! First of, I decided against brick and mortar local universities as they have outrageously complex applications processes that take for ever, application deadlines are almost a year in advance, they require GRE as well as certain amount of experience, require you to apply through nusingCAS, etc. They're a massive nighmare!

Online programs seem a tad sketchy and they're mostly new without a track record as far as graduation rates, pass rates, etc. Besides, being that they're online they could be gone tomorrow... I looked into real universities (with physical campuses throughout the country) that just happen to have online FNP programs.

Then it was price... SU FNP program is VERY competitive. Besides, my advisor is always available, knowkedgeable, and does not over promise. Many online programs seem way too eager to get you to sign on the dotted line (scary). But the one thing that had the most weight was the fact that in this very forum I met several graduates from the program that went through it and passed their boards!!! They provided a tangible example to me of what the program was like, its legitimacy, and real-life success.

BTW, I'm looking to start in the fall and I'm down to SU and Chamberlain. I'm way more inclined to go with SU but Chamberlain is offering me a phenomenal discount on tuition and that matters to me as I don't have unlimited resources.

Hope this helps!

Ted

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jnogueira has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case Management.

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Im in the middle of finding a FNP program. I don't want to wait a year before starting an in-class program so I am looking into an online. Can anyone tell me why they decided Georgetown vs South ? Im getting overwhelmed reading between the two and figured Id try to reach out to someone who looked at the same two options. Thanks in advance. - Jodi

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Admittedly, I have plenty of research to go when it comes to finding the right program. However, I can tell you right off the bat that Gtown seems to be one of the pricier programs out there in regards to tuition. Also, from my limited research, it seems that South has one of the shorter programs in terms of duration. Has anyone found any other programs that can contend with South's in that regard?

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jnogueira has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case Management.

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I know that South only does 1 class at a time and there are no breaks in between. At GU you can take 2-3 classes, 12 students per class and the class is scheduled weekly. Im in the early phase of looking around but its tough finding an online program who is CCNE in MA. GU is CCNE and ACNE which is huge!

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jayjaybsnrn has 8 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology.

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I know that South only does 1 class at a time and there are no breaks in between. At GU you can take 2-3 classes, 12 students per class and the class is scheduled weekly. Im in the early phase of looking around but its tough finding an online program who is CCNE in MA. GU is CCNE and ACNE which is huge!

I am currently taking SU's FNP. They want you to finish the first course by taking one course only, once your done with the first one you can tell them that you want to take 2 classes at a time.

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jayjaybsnrn, so how is it so far? What are your first impressions? There are several questions I have, as I'm still on the fence with the program. Can I contact you somehow?

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jayjaybsnrn has 8 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology.

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Oh it is good! I was kinda skeptical at first becasue I never do online and thinking it will going to suck, but it is really good. They will keep you on track, help you out if you have problems. You can send me a message here privately if you want.

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JMHanna-

Could you please send me the link to the FB page? I start classes in August and would like to have additional support resources who are traveling the same journey as me.

Thank you!

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jayjay, thanks for the update on your progress. That helps me out tremendously. I was trying to pm you, but I can't seem to figure out how. So, if you could, pm me when you can. Thanks.

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Ted, I have a couple more questions for you if you don't mind and if you have the time. Could you kindly private message me? Thanks.

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JennabeanRN has 6 years experience and specializes in Medical, Surgical, Critical-Care.

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I graduated from SU-Online in March and passed my boards on the first attempt a month later. I was prepared and had no problem with the program. I had several mid-term and final exams during my practicum courses. The course-work could be challenging at times and requires dedication and self-direction. It is not wise to procrastinate. As someone mentioned before, make sure you search for clinical sights in advance!

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JMHanna has 10 years experience.

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Thank you Jennabean for the up date!! I am set to complete the program March 2016, and I am also very glad to hear that you passed and felt prepared for your new role.

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