I noticed a banner at the top of the screen that said you can earn your bachelors online at Jackonville University? Is this for real or just some unaccredited b.s they are trying to fool us with?
May 21, '01
I am not familiar with this particular program, but I do know that University of Phoenix offers an RN to BSN program that is accredited, so I assume others do as well. When I decide I am ready to do the school thing again, I am definitely going the way of the web because I am NOT going back to "school" again. There is not a school close to me now that offers a BSN program, and quite honestly, I went through such crap while at school that I have no desire to do it again. This way I can do it how I want to do it, not be required to be in class when the professors say I should.
I should also point out here that it also depends on your style of learning. If you need the classroom setting, than a web-based program may not be the best. I learn much better on my own and feel it is a good choice for me. Everyone is different though, so make sure it's the right choice for you! Good luck!
May 21, '01
Never heard of it, but you are right to question it, many of these are really working with regents/excelsior, and are just setting you up with expensive study guides. Call them, but don't sign up for anything until they send you more literature. Then, you can e-mail or write to the agencies who accredited them and see it they are worth their salt. That's what I did, and now I forget the name of the org, but they e-mailed me a full text article about the school and program I was interested in. Good luck.