I need some guidance!

  1. Ok allnurses fam, I'm seeking advice regarding this matter. I graduated from nursing school in May 2011 with an Associate degree. Alot of jobs are requiring a BSN. my problems is that I have 2 Bachelor degrees already from my previous career. I think it would be crazy to have 3 bachelor degrees! Do anyone have in any info on a RN to MSN online program thats cheap and reasonable or should I just do the RN to BSN? I'm so tired of SCHOOL!!! lol
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  3. by   nurseprnRN
    There are some very good BS-in-anything-to MN programs. Your current RN will be helpful and get you out of some of the coursework. The Mass General Institute of Health Professions is one-- check it out. Don't do an online program-- I know I'll get flak for saying so, but you'll get a lot more out of a real brick-and-mortar school with actual interpersonal interactions.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Aspen University offers an online RN-to-MSN program that has a reputation for affordability.
  5. by   HighlyFavored2011
    Thank yall soooo much!!!
  6. by   zoe92
    Wilmington university in delaware has an online RN-MSN program with the option of getting your MSN is leadership, practitioner, healthcare administration (nursing management) and health care administration (business).
    Here is the link to their program: RN to BSN | Online Degree Program | Wilmington University
  7. by   besaangel
    Quote from zoe92
    Wilmington university in delaware has an online RN-MSN program with the option of getting your MSN is leadership, practitioner, healthcare administration (nursing management) and health care administration (business).
    Here is the link to their program: RN to BSN | Online Degree Program | Wilmington University
    Or you could look at university of delaware's program. I'm doing the traditional program but I think you'd need to speak with Anne decaire. Hope that helps

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  8. by   soxgirl2008
    A few schools around here offer RN-MSN in the classroom. Take a look around at your local schools, it seems RN-MSN programs are becoming much more popular
  9. by   zoe92
    Quote from besaangel
    Or you could look at university of delaware's program. I'm doing the traditional program but I think you'd need to speak with Anne decaire. Hope that helps

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    The only thing about University of Dealware's RN to MSN is that it is for people who have an associates but no sort of bachelors degree. The OP already has two bachelors degrees.
  10. by   HighlyFavored2011
    Thank so much!
  11. by   besaangel
    UD has an accelerated BSN program that runs for 17 months... thats what I was referring to in my second post

    University of Delaware I College of Health Sciences I School of Nursing - Traditional Undergraduate Program
  12. by   besaangel
    Quote from zoe92
    The only thing about University of Dealware's RN to MSN is that it is for people who have an associates but no sort of bachelors degree. The OP already has two bachelors degrees.
    UD has 4 RN options:

    Traditional 4 yr
    RN-BSN
    RN-MSN
    Accelerated BSN for the Bachelor student (which is the best option for the OP, IMHO)
  13. by   Tait
    Quote from GrnTea
    There are some very good BS-in-anything-to MN programs. Your current RN will be helpful and get you out of some of the coursework. The Mass General Institute of Health Professions is one-- check it out. Don't do an online program-- I know I'll get flak for saying so, but you'll get a lot more out of a real brick-and-mortar school with actual interpersonal interactions.
    No flak, but I thought the same thing before I got into my online classes. While the interactions are definitely different, as an already practicing RN I had the experience of B&M from my ADN (great time at a tech college) and now had the interactions with co-workers to bounce ideas from school off of. Perhaps being over 30 I didn't think I needed to necessarily "hang with friends" from school to gain insight into my career. I think it really depends on where you are in being an adult learner as to how online vs B&M fits into your life. I encourage people to look into both options. I loved the online timeline, flexibility, and I love paper writing so it was a perfect fit for me. Now if in 20 years my daughter says she is going to an online school I would tell her to get her applications out and get into a B&M because there are points in your life where you DO need that interaction and structure.
  14. by   zoe92
    Quote from besaangel
    UD has 4 RN options:

    Traditional 4 yr
    RN-BSN
    RN-MSN
    Accelerated BSN for the Bachelor student (which is the best option for the OP, IMHO)
    Sorry bessaangel, I didn't see that option when I went to their page. UD is an excellent school though so that'd be a great option.

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