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WGU FNP

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Anybody else heard anything like WGU plans to start a Family Nurse Practitioner MSN program? If so would you pursue your FNP through them?

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

Last I heard DNP would be their next offering, but it is nowhere near roll-out.

Yes, I absolutely would pursue another degree with them if they were to offer these.

Edited by not.done.yet

That would be nice. Hopefully it will come to be!

They sent out a survey to alumni a few months ago asking about interest in FNP and DNP programs, among other things. Didn't respond, as the options they gave didn't really fit my personal situation.

Whether I would personally pursue another degree with them? I don't know. It would depend how the program was structured. While I think WGU is a good school and don't hesitate to recommend it, it wasn't really a great match for me personally.

I do find myself looking at the Informatics MSN, but I'm currently in an MSN program elsewhere, so it would be a bit in the future.

I guess with the surveys then it must be something in the cooking. We can only wait and see. Thank you benegesserit.

CVICU-Nurse1.5

Has <1 years experience.

FNP is in the works.

Was just hoping it was something of the near future.

Murse901, MSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Case Management, Informatics. Has 13 years experience.

Speaking as a WGU fan, with a WGU BSN and MBA under my belt, I don't expect WGU to roll out an FNP or a DNP any time soon. Even if they did roll out an FNP, I would expect that it would be limited to a handful of states in the same way that the pre-license RN degree is, because of the need to closely police clinical hours.

If WGU does come out with an FNP, I hope that the curriculum is a little more challenging than the garbage that most universities are currently putting out.

featherzRN, MSN

Specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc. Has 30 years experience.

I am doubting the FNP as well, unless as Murse said it's a limited number of states. It would likely not be allowed in my state, where only a handful of 'online' schools are permitted. It's ok with me - I have no interest in FNP! :)

RNRy

Has 10 years experience.

I would attend WGU for a DNP degree in a heartbeat!

Nursing24/7

Has 4 years experience.

I so hope it comes to be! I am interested in pursuing an NP or DNP program after I finish my BSN.

On ‎2‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 3:32 PM, 2bTraumaRN2008 said:

Rumor has it FNP 2020!!

Where did this rumor come from???

415RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in RNC-OB, C-EFM; obstetrics, IT, Telehealth. Has 31 years experience.

My program mentor told me it is coming in 2020.

Recently posted on the wgu rn-bsn page from a current student was a letter from her mentor saying the fnp program is coming Spring 2020.

Salmo23,RN

Specializes in ER,Pedi,Med-Surg. Has 10+ years experience.

My student mentor confirmed that FNP is hopefully going to roll out in Spring 2020 . I’m totally excited . I love WGU, but don’t know if I want to wait that long either ???

14 hours ago, Salmo23,RN said:

My student mentor confirmed that FNP is hopefully going to roll out in Spring 2020 . I’m totally excited . I love WGU, but don’t know if I want to wait that long either ???

Hi Salmo23,RN,

I decided I did not want to chance and wait blindly. I went on to another program. It would be nice to see WGU FNP program get rolling though!

Salmo23,RN

Specializes in ER,Pedi,Med-Surg. Has 10+ years experience.

If you don’t mind me asking , but where did you decide to pursue your FNP? I also want to keep my options open . I’m scared I won’t get in a legitimate FNP program because of WGU’s pass or fail. I have some “not passed” on my transcript because of classes I didn’t finish on time 😞