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The program has gone from a total enrollment of ten students to SEVENTY. Beware. As with any business that experiences too-rapid growth, the quality of the instruction and the quality of the instructors has plummeted. Most in the program now will clearly tell you to run...not walk..., to a different choice, for your advanced practice studies. The professors are adjunct, with no teaching ability, no passion for their students, and no commitment to truly mentor and guide. In reality, there is no true teaching happening; your learning is dependent upon self-teaching in the textbooks and through your private purchase of FNP review courses. Clinical sites for students are scarce, and many in our program were left with substandard practice sites that were detrimental to their learning. There have also been numerous staffing and faculty "departures" that have been costly in continuity of information and program values.
I, like so many others, was hesitant about this school's online program as I have been burned before. I did all of my research about this school's program and only read good things and I also made sure it is regionally accredited. It's really the tuition that clinched it for me. It is absolutely the most affordable way to complete a degree online and I love the fact that it's a subscription and not credit based because they give you six months to complete as many lessons as you can so it's really up to the individual as to how much you complete. Also, if you can pass a pretest you don't have to do the lessons at all and you receive the credit. The tests are challenging and aside from the math are mostly essay based, with one long essay and up to 20 other short essay questions. However, you are allowed to use the resources from the lessons as long as you cite your sources. I learned so much through my program and I would do it again in a second. I wish they offered the Master's degree I need because I would definitely sign up! You are assigned a personal mentor that always answered my question either the same day or the next depending on the time difference (I live on the east coast). Professors are more than willing to help and all of my questions were always answered within a day. I highly recommend this school if you are after either a B.A. or B.S. in Liberal Arts, Information Technology or Small Business Administration however they are actively developing new degrees. I check back often just in case.
My Educational Technology program was outstanding. Great professors and students who wanted to learn. I went back to school after 30 years away from education. I now work at a University in Academic Technology. Great people, great program! Instructors were knowledgeable and engaged students in learning. It was a challenging program but I only took two courses at a time so it was manageable.
I recently earned a Master of Administration. Only positive experiences! I was hesitant to enroll in an online program, and I only did because Northern Arizona University is a public, accredited university. Everyone at Northern Arizona University put my fears to rest. The professors were engaging and I never had a problem getting a hold of them to answer my questions. Financial Aid worked with me and answered all my questions. I was able to keep my full-time job while earning my degree (many assignments incorporated what I was already doing at work). I recently was promoted, so I’d say my degree paid off!
From the moment I first showed interest in this school, they have been nothing but helpful. For being a big University the teachers all have gone out of their way to make sure every student had the individual time then needed to succeed.
The schools have many degrees that all have really good rapor in the job world. The want you to get experience early on in your chosen career field and provide opportunities to observe and work in your career field. I really enjoy the program I am in and I am always recommending it to people.
NAU is the smallest university in Arizona and that is one of the main reasons I decided to attend. You get to know people in your major because your classes are smaller than most universities. Further, faculty and staff have time to get to know you since classes are smaller.
People love NAU because of the weather. It does snow in Flagstaff, which is very exciting for Southern Arizona natives. People that love outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, biking, etc. enjoy the recreation activities that Flagstaff has to offer.
Flagstaff is a college town and the locals love the students. Locals attend NAU events such as sports, plays, and film festivals. Overall, NAU has a lot to offer students, and I am glad I made the decision to go to NAU!
I have grown up around this school and have always loved the warm and welcoming environment it gives off. The classes are often smaller and the professors are the ones actually teaching the class and want to make sure you do well and understand all the material. Northern Arizona University is a student friendly campus with much to offer for every individual.
My degree program was more on campus than online. I did however take several online courses. My husband is also doing distance learning through NAU which is mostly online.
I feel that they give a quality education and that the professors care about your learning. While some classes were easier than others I felt that the teachers challenged me to learn. The campus is beautiful and the city of Flagstaff is full of wonderful people and lots to do!