Online FNP that doesn't feel self taught?

  1. I'm hoping to gain some advice on which online FNP program would be right for me. I would
    prefer a program whose teaching format is more centered around lectures or audio/visual supplementation instead of simply having to read the textbook for all of the information. I would like to feel as though I'm being taught information instead of having to teach myself if that makes sense. I'm just looking for more interaction. So far I'm interested in Frontier and UT Arlington so if anyone can shed some light from those two, that would be awesome. I'm also happy to consider other programs as well! Thanks for your time!
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    About marinahendrix, BSN

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    Specialty: NICU

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  3. by   SopranoKris
    Frontier and Georgetown are two that I know of which have online lectures with your cohort. I believe Georgetown's lectures are live. I think Frontier's are recorded lectures (I could be wrong, but I'm sure a Frontier student will be able to chime in).
  4. by   renzlao
    USC - recorded lectures and weekly live sessions.Georgetown, Simmons and USC have the same platform for teaching.
  5. by   Gentleman_nurse
    In graduate education you are expected to be an independent learner. There is only so much that can be covered in a class, course or semester. There will always be the need to learn information outside classroom. It's that way by design. I do understand you fear about bad instruction. The better online programs use professional instructional designers to build the courses. The professors facilitate what was built.
  6. by   marinahendrix
    Quote from Gentleman_nurse
    In graduate education you are expected to be an independent learner. There is only so much that can be covered in a class, course or semester. There will always be the need to learn information outside classroom. It's that way by design. I do understand you fear about bad instruction. The better online programs use professional instructional designers to build the courses. The professors facilitate what was built.
    I absolutely understand this will be different from nursing school and will require some self guidance and independent study, and as you said, I'm trying to avoid bad or nonexistent instruction.

    Any programs come to mind that utilize these instructional designers?

    Thanks so much for your insight!
  7. by   Rocknurse
    Quote from marinahendrix
    I'm hoping to gain some advice on which online FNP program would be right for me. I would
    prefer a program whose teaching format is more centered around lectures or audio/visual supplementation instead of simply having to read the textbook for all of the information. I would like to feel as though I'm being taught information instead of having to teach myself if that makes sense. I'm just looking for more interaction. So far I'm interested in Frontier and UT Arlington so if anyone can shed some light from those two, that would be awesome. I'm also happy to consider other programs as well! Thanks for your time!
    As someone said above, there is no way you are going to be able to avoid some element of self-learning. I attend a B&M grad school and am on campus every week, but there is only so much you can focus on in one class. I take the class as a basic introduction to the topic and then do all the rest myself. It is really all self-learning no matter where you go. I have personally paid for a subscription to a medical student site with medical lectures so I get that in person lecture type exposure and it's worked very well for me.
  8. by   xxbeach
    Quote from Rocknurse
    As someone said above, there is no way you are going to be able to avoid some element of self-learning. I attend a B&M grad school and am on campus every week, but there is only so much you can focus on in one class. I take the class as a basic introduction to the topic and then do all the rest myself. It is really all self-learning no matter where you go. I have personally paid for a subscription to a medical student site with medical lectures so I get that in person lecture type exposure and it's worked very well for me.
    What subscriptions do you belong to?
  9. by   Gentleman_nurse
    Quote from marinahendrix
    I absolutely understand this will be different from nursing school and will require some self guidance and independent study, and as you said, I'm trying to avoid bad or nonexistent instruction.

    Any programs come to mind that utilize these instructional designers?

    Thanks so much for your insight!

    I'm going to direct you to ask that question to the schools you are interested in. Not that I'm being a jerk but because what they say to you and how they say it to will tell you if they embrace online learning and recognize it is different from face to face instruction or not.
  10. by   Rocknurse
    Quote from xxbeach
    What subscriptions do you belong to?
    Lecturio: Study for Medical School, USMLE, MCAT & MBBS

    It's really, really good. An excellent in person lecture format with some of the best professors from the top schools. It's been invaluable for me.
  11. by   Dranger
    Quote from Rocknurse
    Lecturio: Study for Medical School, USMLE, MCAT & MBBS

    It's really, really good. An excellent in person lecture format with some of the best professors from the top schools. It's been invaluable for me.
    I have heard of it, what's the cost?

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