Quote from grapejuice01
Ive never taken an online course before, but always wondered what it was like. Do you find it to be easier or more challanging than a classroom education?
How does it work as far as tests and clinicals go?
After completing my ADN, I started my undergraduate education for my BSN at the University of South Florida. I did a total of 3 semesters on a part time basis, taking maybe 1 or 2 classes a semester. USF made me jump through hoops with the scheduling. I had to work full time and have been raising my 3 kids alone. So, taking classes HAD to fit my schedule. In addition, taking 1 or 2 classes a semester, I thought I would never finish and needed a program that would offer me accelerated semesters as well as the flexibility to attend class according to my schedule. After a year worth if research, I finally made a decision to go to the University of Phoenix with their online BSN program. I tend to procrastinate very badly and was concerned that an online program might not be for me.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I have been attending UoP for over a year now and love the format, online classes and the support that is offered. I am almost done with my BSN and will be going on for my MSN with UoP as well. I plan to do my post graduate work here locally at Western Carolina University for my FNP. The only reason I would not do that online was because UoP does not offer an FNP program.
To date, I love UoP. Yes, it is expensive, but when you consider all the advantages, for me there is really no other way. I attend classes after I get the kids to bed, complete my online assignments when I can. So far I have a 4.0 GPA for all my undergraduate work. The program is based on Orem's Self Care Deficit Theory and I have found the program to be as intense, if not more, than my traditional ground university's program. The difference here is, I go to class when it fits my schedule and my semesters are only five weeks. This means that I can get it all done a lot quicker than a traditional semester.
For people looking to finish their degree, UoP is a great option.