RN to BSN- Univ of Phoenix

  1. Hello,

    Has anyone graduated from, or is currently enrolled in the University of Phoenix online RN to BSN program. How is the program?

    For those that have graduated from the program, have you had any trouble applying your degree toward graduate school for example?

    Please reply! Thanks -David

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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Hi David - Yes, I did the UofP RN to BSN and graduated in 2004. The classes are five weeks (thats one 3 credit hour course) and very doable while working full-time. I completed the program in 18 months.

    I also did the MSN via UofP and graduated in 2005. I did look at other schools for my MSN but since I was used to UofP by then, I just went ahead and completed it too.

    I then did a post-MSN clinical nurse specialist certificate locally with a brick and mortar school (though many classes were online too) and again, no problems.

    UofP is fully accredited and I applied to several schools (Loyola and Rush) and had no problems at all getting accepted.

    Good luck...
  4. by   juls02
    I had two nurse friends that had lots of trouble with their program. that university screwed up with managing their credits. they were done and had all the classes and credits to prove it, and they said they weren't done AND owed them money. for one, it's been a year and they won't give her her earned BSN degree. she currently is taking legal action and has a good leg to stand on. un. of phoenix is also pricier than other nursing online courses, i have found.
  5. by   katpost
    David,
    I'm going to University of Phoenix I just finished my first year for my assoicates degree in Health Administration one more year to go. But I don't know if I'm doing the right thing because I still have to go somewhere else to take my clinicals. It's just convenient for me to go to an online college. So far I haven't had any trouble I actually really enjoy doing it online.
    David is this your first year at University of Phoenix? Are you in health Administration?
    Last edit by katpost on Sep 14, '06
  6. by   katpost
    trumaRUs, hey a couple of questions for you did you get your associates degree at University of Phoenix? And if so were you in Health Administration? Just wondering because my classes are 9 weeks.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Hi Katpost - no - I was already an ADN RN when I went to UofP for the BSN portion. I had no problems at all. The nursing courses are five weeks for the BSN and six weeks for the MSN - at least the programs I was enrolled in.

    It is pricey - however, when I did it, I was working a bizarre evening/night rotation and was totally exhausted. I couldn't have driven back to town (15miles) if my life depended on it.
  8. by   acgemt
    Hello,

    I am currently enrolled in the RN-BSN program at the University of Phoenix. I have to say that I absolutely love the program. I am in m 5th class (I think I have 8 or 9 to go). I enjoy the program because it is from the convenience of your own home. You have the luxury of logging in at any time to complete your assignments (by their due date of course). The time passes by so quickly.

    Some things I don't like:

    It is a little pricey compared to other programs out there...but you are paying for convenience and flexibility. It was very easy for me to get a full tuition loan through my FAFSA...I think the only out of pocket expenses you are left with is about 300 dollars for the year.

    Your schedule is based on the presumption that you will not take any breaks. Keep in mind holidays, vacations, etc. Me personally, I am going straight through to graduation without requesting time off. Just get it done and over with.

  9. by   EDNewbie
    I completed my RN-BSN @ UOP in June 2006. I did well with the program, and I am currently looking @ their MSN options. One thing I can say is you must be very disciplined and motivated. 5 week classes can be intense, and you absolutely must be an excellent writer! In my experience, the "advisors" @ UOP are pretty worthless. That being said, I have no major complaints about the program. Heavy on nursing theory (yuk) but otherwise okay. :studyowl:
  10. by   acgemt
    Quote from EDNewbie
    I completed my RN-BSN @ UOP in June 2006. I did well with the program, and I am currently looking @ their MSN options. One thing I can say is you must be very disciplined and motivated. 5 week classes can be intense, and you absolutely must be an excellent writer! In my experience, the "advisors" @ UOP are pretty worthless. That being said, I have no major complaints about the program. Heavy on nursing theory (yuk) but otherwise okay. :studyowl:
    I am curious what the clinical situation is like? How do you have to contact different places to see if you can "work" there for clinicals? I agree the advisors are pretty worthless...they aren't telling us much My next class is a clinical, and I am pretty much in the dark
  11. by   traumaRUs
    The clinicals were actually a "class." I waited until I found out from the instructor what they wanted. For my community health clinical - I was fortunate to have access to community mental health crisis teams and that is what I did - absolutely loved it too.

    I do agree that the "advisors" are worthless - my problem was that they kept changing. I started with UofP in Nov 2002 and finished in May 2005 and probably had 6 advisors during that time and few knew what they were doing.

    Good luck. Overall, though my experience was very positive.
  12. by   ICURNDENVER
    Quote from traumaRUs
    The clinicals were actually a "class." I waited until I found out from the instructor what they wanted. For my community health clinical - I was fortunate to have access to community mental health crisis teams and that is what I did - absolutely loved it too.

    I do agree that the "advisors" are worthless - my problem was that they kept changing. I started with UofP in Nov 2002 and finished in May 2005 and probably had 6 advisors during that time and few knew what they were doing.

    Good luck. Overall, though my experience was very positive.
    Hello, Just a few questions for you. I have been reading some of your posts online about university of phoenix. I am starting the RN-BSN in august. I was a little weary at first. My advisor is non-nursing and clueless By question is about transferability. I went to a non-accredited nursing school. I am able to transfer credits into UOP by way of PLAC (prior learning assessment credit). I was currious to see if you know anything about transfering into a grad program after going through UOP and earning a BSN. Do you know/think the degree would still be transferable?
    Thanks!!!
  13. by   ProLogic
    Seeing how online courses worked for me this last year, its safe to say I will no longer be doing online course work..
  14. by   traumaRUs
    ICURNDENVER - My guess (and its only a guess) is that if you have a BSN from an accredited university, you could transfer that to an accredited MSN program. I did do my MSN via UofP also - took one year. However, at that time (2004/2005), they didn't have a clinical MSN so the concentration was management and leadership. I then did a post-MSN adult health CNS.

    Prologic - sorry online didn't work for you. It is fine for some and others learn better with a brick and mortar college. Good luck.

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