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What are the for profit NP schools?

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by JZ1 JZ1 Member Nurse

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Just wanna know the for profit schools to avoid

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Numenor has 8 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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There are many but honestly even the non-profit schools that are online are suspect quality especially if they make you find preceptors.

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umbdude has 3 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Psych/Mental Health.

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The ones that come up most often are Walden and University of Pheonix. Chamberlain is also for-profit.

I agree with above though. There are tons of online (or even some brick & mortar) NP programs that are terrible in quality. They basically follow the formula: (1) 100% acceptance rate, (2) self-taught program, and (3) find your own preceptors. Basically, they take your money and give very little in return.

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On 4/28/2020 at 1:14 AM, Numenor said:

There are many but honestly even the non-profit schools that are online are suspect quality especially if they make you find preceptors.

Hi Numenor! 

I wanted to ask, do you feel that all online programs that require you to find preceptors have a questionable reputation? I ask because I was accepted into the FNP program at the University of Cincinnati to start this fall. They are supposed to be one of the top-ranked online programs in the country. I am neither confirming or denying this because I don't know how these rankings are established. I just wanted your thoughts? I was also accepted into an AGNP program that is hybrid, and they find your clinical sites, but this would require a great deal of driving for me each week. That is why I considered the fully online option. 

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Numenor has 8 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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On 5/23/2020 at 8:07 AM, SN2751 said:

Hi Numenor! 

I wanted to ask, do you feel that all online programs that require you to find preceptors have a questionable reputation? I ask because I was accepted into the FNP program at the University of Cincinnati to start this fall. They are supposed to be one of the top-ranked online programs in the country. I am neither confirming or denying this because I don't know how these rankings are established. I just wanted your thoughts? I was also accepted into an AGNP program that is hybrid, and they find your clinical sites, but this would require a great deal of driving for me each week. That is why I considered the fully online option. 

Questionable yes. Reputation of NP school literally means nothing. Top ranked according to who? US News? Doesn't matter.

Online school regardless is going to be mostly self learning on blackboard, might as well find the program that does the hardest job...finding clinicals. I would just suck it up and do the drive.

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