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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?

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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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

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

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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.

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

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protectNnurse2b has <1 years experience.

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FNP is in the works.

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Was just hoping it was something of the near future.

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Murse901 has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Case Management, Informatics.

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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.

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featherzRN has 30 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc.

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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! :)

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RNRy has 10 years experience.

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

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Nursing24/7 has 4 years experience.

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

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Rumor has it FNP 2020!!

 

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