Liberty university anyone?

  1. I was looking for a good online RN-BSN school and leaning towards Liberty because it is NLN certified, only $250 a credit, has multiple starting dates and will be less than a year because I have my AD in nursing and I am working. Is Liberty a good online school or what school did you go to? Please post:spin:
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  3. by   leslymill
    Less than a year?
    I want to hear more too.
  4. by   jean333
    Hi,

    I myself have not done any Liberty online courses but I can tell you its an excellent school. Our youth Pastor at our church finished his degree online and I have 5 people I know that attend the University. It is a Christian school, baptist theology. I myself checked into their nursing program and it sounded excellent.

    Jean
  5. by   tuxly
    Yep, there is a local private college in Duluth MN where I am from that can do it in 9 months but it will cost over 20k. The school is St. Scholastica.
  6. by   Flagellum Dei
    Engaging in a scientifically-based program of study at a school with Liberty's ecclesiastical entaglements could be tricky.

    I really don't know much about it, but if I were you, I'd make sure they aren't teaching stuff like the world's only 5360 years old. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, just be sure you know what you're getting into.
  7. by   leslymill
    Quote from Flagellum Dei
    Engaging in a scientifically-based program of study at a school with Liberty's ecclesiastical entaglements could be tricky.

    I really don't know much about it, but if I were you, I'd make sure they aren't teaching stuff like the world's only 5360 years old. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, just be sure you know what you're getting into.
    I am Baptist. I used to be part of a moral majority till they became warmongers. It is the political ties of Liberty not the Baptist ties that cause me MILD concern. Nursing is not all science. It's foundation was formed by compassionate Nuns.
    Would you be concerned about working in ST Luke's Catholic Hospital, Mercy Baptist Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital Methodist Hospital???
    Last edit by leslymill on Oct 13, '07 : Reason: I might add
  8. by   Flagellum Dei
    My point is that one can use science to prove or disprove religious belief, but should not use religion to limit science. Science and religion can mix, but until God is willing to submit to peer review, accepted statistical methods, and replication - it's a one-way street.

    One should take care when entering into employment with any organization to be sure that one's beliefs match the organizations. For example, many Catholic Hospitals will not offer reproductive services or permit the provision of birth control. If you, as a nurse, are uncomfortable working within such limits, then don't work there.

    The situation gets a little stickier when it comes to education. How does one really know how such dogmatic limits impinge upon ones practice if one is only just learning that practice?

    Nursing's past may well have been in the convent or monastery, but its present (and future) are, thankfully, in the lab.
  9. by   happydays352
    I attend a private catholic University, I've never felt that I'm recieving less then the best education money can buy. I do understand the concern about cirricula becoming subverted and changed to fit a certain religions views. Those schools should not be accrediated.

    Anyway back to the topic, I think nine months would be crazy fast to get through school, how can you feel confident of your skills in that amount time. It is tempting though.

    I'm also a Baptist nice to hear that there are a few of us out there .
  10. by   SteveNNP
    Quote from Flagellum Dei
    Engaging in a scientifically-based program of study at a school with Liberty's ecclesiastical entaglements could be tricky.

    I really don't know much about it, but if I were you, I'd make sure they aren't teaching stuff like the world's only 5360 years old. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, just be sure you know what you're getting into.
    I am also from a Baptist background, and went to a private Christian university where science was taught from a Christian worldview. I now am attending a liberal Ivy League University, and have found nothing I have been taught at the undergrad level has hindered me from grasping advanced science concepts. Honestly, how much do evolutionary theory or creation beliefs affect your nursing practice? There are people out there (myself included) that believe in creationistic earthly origins. Whether or not some people conclude that believing in an intelligently created world equates with having dogmatic science beliefs across the board is irrelevant. Issues like stem cell research, abortion, and birth control involve personal beliefs, and will continue to. Basic sciences taught in schools such as anatomy, chemistry and assessment really have no political charge. Issues such as birth control and euthanasia, etc, whether taught with a Biblical "slant" or not, have usually already been decided at a personal level.
  11. by   beau12
    its a good school !! who cares where you go as long as you get your bsn then go to grad school
  12. by   underpaidrn
    Quote from tuxly
    I was looking for a good online RN-BSN school and leaning towards Liberty because it is NLN certified, only $250 a credit, has multiple starting dates and will be less than a year because I have my AD in nursing and I am working. Is Liberty a good online school or what school did you go to? Please post:spin:
    I live in the same city as this school. I have no ties or affiliations to it. I have, though, taken their nursing students for their clinical rotation in home health. They were well prepared, asked appropriate questions and never once, offered their religious views to a patient. I would highly recommend the nursing program there. The instructors are excellent and care deeply about their students. As for on-line, I can't imagine that it would be any different. Best of luck to you.:spin:
  13. by   Multicollinearity
    I'd think carefully if you wish to go on for grad school at a public or private non-religious university. Liberty has a rep in certain circles, and it's not good. I've only heard it as the butt of jokes.

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