The instructors do not interact in the courses in the FNP program. How is it again that they teach the students? Exams are limited on specific dates in 2-4 hour timeframes through online proctoring during the middle of the day (when you need to work or... Read More complete precepting hours). They have connectivity issues with their servers, so plan on getting booted out multiple times during the exams with very slowly connection on timed tests! Their solution, sit closer to the router when taking the test??? Many pointless assignments without any learning attached to them. They do not help find preceptors. You will beg door to door for preceptors and might have to sit out one or more semesters if you do not find someone. Financial aid is a complete joke. Do not depending on them to help you. The director is also arrogant and will not help students or change policies to allow for better student learning.
I attended CSU for my MSN/FNP. I had a great experience. I graduated with a 4.0 while working every weekend, obtaining my clinical hours, completing my assignments, being a law enforcement wife, and being a mom to 3 school age children. It was a challenge... Read More to maintain a school/work/life balance, but that is to be expected with any full time masters program. I learned a lot and feel that I received a good education for my next step in my career. Instructors were available and helpful. As with the trend with all FNP programs nowadays, it would be great if there were contracted clincal placements and students didn't have to arrange them themselves, but again this is a nation wide problem. Overall I feel like the program was excellent.