Hi P RN,
Thanks for your reply. Like I said, I have no beef with BSN completion distance learning. Like you, my university was 1 hour away from where I lived and some of my commuting colleagues came from adjoining states (particularly during my MSN). Again, I think BSN completions are a whole different animal, though I repeat, I really liked my university based program. It doesn't take a lot of imagination to figure out why some people would choose and benefit from from a distance learning in this situation.
I am talking about the entry level. Link to this:
Here you will see that they accept into their ADN, BSN, MSN programs the following:
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses
Emergency Medical Technicians
Military Service Corpsmen (certain classifications)*
Respiratory Care Practitioners
Licensed Psychiatric Technicians* (CA, AR, KS, and CO only)
Licensed, Certified, or Registered Lay Midwives*
Certified Surgical Technologists*
Any individual who has completed at least 50 percent of the clinical nursing courses in a registered nursing education program*
I believe that entry level nursing requires a change in knowledge, skills, culture etc that distance learning is poorly suited to provide when you have no previous grounding in the Registered Nursing role.