Quote from SopranoKris
Yale is 100% online. Would that be frowned upon? So are most of the Big 10 schools. I don't see employers turning up their noses because the curriculum is online.
Yale's NP program is not 100% online. It is on campus. It's DNP program is partially online with monthly 1-2 day on campus intensives and 4 week long intensives over the 3 year curriculum.
I don't know of any top 10 NP program
thst is 100% online. Some are hybrids, but they have significantly more on campus intensives and required on campus classes than a one 3-day intensive.
When looking at hiring NPs, we definitley look at the programs, and will not consider graduates of programs that are almost exclusively online. I believe it is different if you are talking about a DNP program, which is more acceptable to be mostly online, but not for an NP program.
I do agree that it depends on the area that you live in though. We recently hired some NP's, and honestly the physicians in particular were first interested in the reputation of the school they attended, and then looked at experience. In the end, we were more likely to hire a new grad from a highly reputable school than someone with experience.