online BSN degree without clinicals - page 2

:hatparty: Hello: I am in northern Minnesota and work in long term care. I am looking for an online RN to BSN degree program that DOESN'T require clinicals for completion. Anyone seen such an... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    Quote from FutureNurse2005
    i'm just curious why you would not want clinicals??? Just think about how much you will learn from them! Honestly, if I met a nurse (or student nurse) who never did clinicals...i'd be very weary!!
    The program that I will be attending puts much focus on clinicals.

    I hope this post doesnt get taken the wrong way, but i just dont see why you wouldnt want the valuable opportunity and learning experience?

    I'm hoping to do RN to BSN. But I've been a nurse 15 years. I don't need anymore clinicals thank you very much.

    However, the program I signed up for does have "practicums" or something like that where you have to go out into the community, public health, and management, that sort of thing. But no more "clinicals" involving patient care. I've been doing that for a while now as an RN.
  2. by   traumaRUs
    Hey Tweety - which school did you ultimately decide on? How''s it going? Good luck! judi
  3. by   abundantjoy07
    Quote from temarey
    :hatparty: hello:
    i am in northern minnesota and work in long term care. i am looking for an online rn to bsn degree program that doesn't require clinicals for completion. anyone seen such an animal?
    thanks
    temarey
    why would you not want clinicals??? isn't that one of the most important parts of nursing school. i think you should want clinicals and maybe think twice about an online course...:uhoh21:
  4. by   zacarias
    Most online nursing degrees (RN-BSN) have one or two clinical practicums that are done in the area where you live.

    I wish to do an online program but the problem is the cost is horrendous. I plan on much more schooling after the BSN so I don't want to be taking out all these loans too early. I think state schools where you live that offer full or partial online degrees are the way to go for financial reasons.
  5. by   jeepgirl
    Quote from FutureNurse2005
    i'm just curious why you would not want clinicals??? Just think about how much you will learn from them! Honestly, if I met a nurse (or student nurse) who never did clinicals...i'd be very weary!!
    The program that I will be attending puts much focus on clinicals.

    I hope this post doesnt get taken the wrong way, but i just dont see why you wouldnt want the valuable opportunity and learning experience?
    lol
    i just graduated from my ADN this spring. i wouldn't want to go back to those clinicals again... ever!!!! we did two twelve hour days a week, plus a prep day.
    Anyway, to the comment about people being "weary" about these nurses. These RN-BSN students have been practicing as nurses. They already went to clinical once, and now they are doing the real thing while they are at work. Why do they need to repeat for a school what they already do on an almost daily basis? that's a waste of time and money.
    its a lot different doing clinicals when you HAVE NO LICENSE and completing your RN program. these people aren't getting anything but a degree out of the deal.. no license. so their practice should not be called into question. When you're in an ADN program, you're proving competency through your clinical experiences. when you're in a BSN program, you're doing the same thing, but it is in things you haven't done before... such as community health (even though many ADN's are doing that) ect. they've already done the basics that the need to practice as an RN. they aren't scary. most rn-bsn learners have lots of experience. thats why most of these programs let you pick your clinical area... they are wanting you to expand your horizons.

    sweet dear, unless you're sick in the head, you'll probably feel the same way when it comes to clinicals... you won't want to go back! it sucks to work your bum off for no pay! the only day i felt good about it is when i graduated!

    anyway, i'm going to get my BSN online. clinicals are like, 100 hours for two semesters or something like that, and you can arrange them yourself... they encourage you to do clinical in the specialty you want to be in. like, if you want to be an NP someday, they encourage you to spend some clinical time with an NP to see what it is really like... of course, you can't practice skills on their level, but you get to see what it is like. they also encourage you to go to areas you haven't been before, such as critical care.
    they really go out of their way to tailor their program to your career goals.
    Last edit by jeepgirl on Feb 16, '05

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