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Advanced Phys & Patho, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment Classes?
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Going to finish up my MSN with WGU this year and I am potentially looking to do a post-certificate NP program. Many NP programs require the 3P's (advanced physiology & pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health/physical assessment), however, many NP programs will allow you to transfer those courses in. I took those courses through WGU, but they likely won't transfer per my research. Any ideas on where I can take those courses for cheap? I would verify with my NP school of interest if the course are eligible for transfer credit before taking them, but just trying to identify any cheaper possibilities.

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(08-30-2020, 07:36 PM)Hunter91 Wrote: Going to finish up my MSN with WGU this year and I am potentially looking to do a post-certificate NP program. Many NP programs require the 3P's (advanced physiology & pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health/physical assessment), however, many NP programs will allow you to transfer those courses in. I took those courses through WGU, but they likely won't transfer per my research. Any ideas on where I can take those courses for cheap? I would verify with my NP school of interest if the course are eligible for transfer credit before taking them, but just trying to identify any cheaper possibilities.

Thanks!

Generally, your physical assessment class is going to have a large lab component, in which the physical location of your lab is going to be more important than the cost of the class. This is also why your WGU course won't fly. You may get lucky with the patho and pharm courses - can't hurt to try.

The other issue here is that most institutions will only let you take these courses if you are accepted for their MSN or post-grad program. Since the actual school really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things*, you might be better off narrowing down your choices to inexpensive programs first and then taking the 3P's there.

* Funny side story - I was looking at DNP programs at Vanderbilt University. An NP I worked with that was from Nashville said that Vandy NPs had a terrible reputation in the Nashville area because the school just tries to push as many students through as quickly as possible. I also went to an open house on their DNP programs where a student asked the dean of the FNP program if prior RN experience was helpful, to which the dean replied that prior RN experience was completely useless.

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(08-30-2020, 07:36 PM)Hunter91 Wrote: Going to finish up my MSN with WGU this year and I am potentially looking to do a post-certificate NP program. Many NP programs require the 3P's (advanced physiology & pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health/physical assessment), however, many NP programs will allow you to transfer those courses in. I took those courses through WGU, but they likely won't transfer per my research. Any ideas on where I can take those courses for cheap? I would verify with my NP school of interest if the course are eligible for transfer credit before taking them, but just trying to identify any cheaper possibilities.

Thanks!

First of all Congrats for finishing the second Master!

I don´t know if it helps but Liberty university has it:

https://www.liberty.edu/online/courses/nurs711/

But I think that the comment that dmjacobsen made is the better option. Aim for a school and then be sure is accepted there.
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