i thought you could only get your bsn or msn online. i didn't know that you could actually get the initial RN. where would you do the clinicals and the practice labs (like how to insert foleys etc..,)? i personally think it's fine as long as you get to learn everything you should and of course as long as the college is fully accredited. i'm not focused enough to do an online course because i am to much of a procrastinator. good luck with what you decide.
Oct 22, '06
Did you look into "Excelceor" - I guess it's the most popular one. A couple of my friends from nursing school went that route in obtaining their RN. I don't know the details, but I think for the clinicals the students have to meet at a hospital or other clinical setting.
Oct 22, '06
I think it's a good option only for experienced people like medics, and paramedics, and LPNs.
For someone with no experience, I think online RN degrees aren't a good idea because of the clinical component. You need your instructor and your peers there, and you need a lot of clinical hours.
I have no problem with online classes for the lecture courses however.