online rn to bsn chamberlain college - page 4
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I am about to start an online rn to bsn through Chamberlain College of Nursing on march 1st 2010. I've read lots of reviews, more good than bad, so I decided to proceed. I am wondering if anybody out there has any new information... Read More
- 0Apr 18, '11 by Curious1alwysWhat classes will you guys be starting out with? I think they are starting me with a nursing class and a sociology class, I'll have to go look at the exact names. I am VERY nervous because even though I am not working right now, I have two little bitty kiddos that make it very hard for me to do anything else but take care of them! Here's hoping!
- 0Apr 18, '11 by WyndDrivenRainQuote from Curious1alwysYou will be fine! I graduated from the RN-BSN program last June. The Transitions class and Soc are good to do together and get out the way. Just try and stay on top of the papers and be sure to be active on the discussion boards (those discussion board points add up!). I was not working either and the program was totally doable. I'm starting the MSN program in May. I was in an FNP program at another school but decided to transfer back to Chamberlain for their MSN. You will love the program and if you have any questions please ask. There are quite a few of us who who have graduated from there and post here. Good luck!What classes will you guys be starting out with? I think they are starting me with a nursing class and a sociology class, I'll have to go look at the exact names. I am VERY nervous because even though I am not working right now, I have two little bitty kiddos that make it very hard for me to do anything else but take care of them! Here's hoping!
- 0Apr 19, '11 by Curious1alwysThank you so much Sue!
I asked about the MSN bridge and my advisor acted like it was no biggie...that most people start with the BSN and if they do want to pursue the bridge they just switch over to that a few months in. I guess they want to see first if you have the committment for the BSN at least. He is saying doing it this way won't hurt me and I can easily switch. He said most get their BSN and then get a raise and then start MSN but I told him I am not working right now and don't know really when I wll be full time. That is why I really don't want to pay for extra classes. As it is, I am paying I thought % financial aid, grants, out of pocket...it would be nice to have an MSN when I emerge from taking care of kiddos all day and can actually work again.
Do you think it is actually that easy? I did NOT want to start the online BSN if it meant that once I started to pursue a Masters I'd have to take more classes...One thing was cool though, I had so many credits that I only have to take classes! So they are saying one year to graduate even if I am a half time student! COOL
- 0Apr 20, '11 by seniorrnJust finished my 1st semester, Transitions and Soc 1st 8 weeks, lots of papers and postings but doable, just follow the rubic and will be fine, Algebra and Health assessment just finishing, loved health assessment, good review. Taking statistics and Information Systems 5/2, any advise, worried about statistics have heard nothing but how hard class is, very worried.
- 0Apr 20, '11 by Her Own Catalyst RNQuote from seniorrnI thought Stats was easy if you watch the live lecturer every week. He spoon-feeds the material to you. It does take up a lot of time compared to the other classes, however I've found all the DeVry classes seem to be a bit overly-time consuming. I start health assessment in May, any advice?Just finished my 1st semester, Transitions and Soc 1st 8 weeks, lots of papers and postings but doable, just follow the rubic and will be fine, Algebra and Health assessment just finishing, loved health assessment, good review. Taking statistics and Information Systems 5/2, any advise, worried about statistics have heard nothing but how hard class is, very worried.
- 0Apr 20, '11 by seniorrnYou are the 1st person I ever heard say stats was easy, that eases my anxiety alot, thanks! Health Assessment I enjoyed because good review and was applicable to my job. There are 4 article reviews, and a Power point presentation due week 7. Loved the teacher! Did you take Information systems yet?
- 0Apr 20, '11 by Her Own Catalyst RNTrust me, just watch the live lectures every week and you will do fine. He also has a facebook page (it's called Statcave) where he posts all the lecture notes - makes things super easy.
I just finished Information Systems - eeeaaaassssyyy. Easier than transitions. 3 very small (2 page or less - week 2's only 3 paragraphs!) papers in week 2-4-6 and then the discussion posts. I loved my teacher as well. So far the only teacher I didn't like was the first professor I had for Transitions.
- 0Apr 21, '11 by seniorrnI think I have a female instructor for stats, hopefully she will have live lectures other places than devry and more than once, I work days, pms and weekends so I have always missed the live chats. Thanks for your info, you'll like Health Assessment! How far are you at Chamberlain? Sounds like further than me. If I can keep up with the classes as outlined I will be done with my BSN by end of this year.
- 1Apr 21, '11 by Her Own Catalyst RNI had a female instructor as well, but the person who does the live lectures is male. He does the live lectures for ALL the stats classes - so don't worry Also, the lectures are recorded so you could view them at any time. During my session he taped them on Sunday night, which never worked for me because I work PM's - which include every other weekend, so I usually watched the lectures by Tuesday. You will do great!
If I am ahead of you, I won't be for long, as I'm only taking one class at a time I started in August (Summer B session) this year. I've taken Transitions, Algebra, Stats and Informatics. I really enjoy the pace of one-course per session. I have minimal (if any) stress. I'm newly married [1.5yrs], work full time and found out I'm pregnant (yay!) so I don't want to overload myself. Unfortunately, this means I will not finish until next August - but, I may take up an extra class when I'm out on maternity leave this winter (maybe).