I am still debating between Excelsior and Chamberlain. I have enrolled in Excelsior as a resume booster while I look for new jobs and have signed up for their 1 credit course. I was told today that despite having all classes but ethics and a writing course, I can not start the nursing classes til January. Expository writing is not offered again until September and I can not start nursing classes until that is finished. The advisor said it would probably be two yrs from then on, this seemed like a long time especially with the tempting 10-12 months that Chamberlain offers. Of course I have little to no tuition reimbursement as I may be between jobs. Once you started the nursing component how long did it take you for the RN-BSN from excelsior? Did you work? little kiddos at home?
I've not started the nursing courses because of those two requirements. But I did take the Bioethics: Philosophical Issues exam for $95 to meet the Ethics requirement and got permission from EC to take ENG312 (Persuasive Writing), which is a self-paced course and only $489. So, once I finish it, hopefully this month after starting it last month, I will be ready for the next 8-week nursing courses on July. My plan is to take one of the nursing exams, if not both of them, in June. I then plan to take two 8-week course in July and the two 15-week courses beginning the end of August. (I was able to transfer in the first nursing course and based on the time of my enrollment, I don't have to do the Nursing Elective portion, even thoughi do plan to take a certification exam to meet this requirement as a professional benefit). This should make me ready for the January capstone and completely done by the end of April next year, provided I pass everything. You and I are practically in the same boat.
Hope this gives a little insight...just print out the RN-BSN curriculum chart like I did, highlight all the areas that you've already completed, and pencil in the dates that you plan to be sitting in a course and completing those exams. Update the chart with your highlighter as you complete a requirement. that wsy, you can see your progress for uoursel and actually visualize a 'real' timeline. Good luck!
Last edit by BSNbeDONE on May 14, '13