RN to BSN online?

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    I am sure this has already been asked but I couldn't find it.
    Is an online RN to BSN program inferior to a regular school?
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    The school I attended online granted me a traditional diploma from the school. No one asks if it was online. The most important thing is to make sure the program and school are accredited.
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    Supposedly some people in the jobs section say they see job postings with no "online RN to BSN graduates" but it hasn't trickled my way yet. In the end, I don't think it will catch on except in high population areas where they can afford to be picky.
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    Seriously? I hadn't heard that (ads specifying no online BSN). Thing is around here all the brick & mortar schools pretty much only offer online coursework for RN to BSN and much of the coursework for accelerated BSN is online (except their clinical portions).

    I have trouble believing ALL online BSNs would be considered inferior, they are entirely too common and mainstream. Assuming all the colleges/universities we're talking about are accredited.
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    Quote from bargraphix
    I am sure this has already been asked but I couldn't find it. Is an online RN to BSN program inferior to a regular school?

    Well, I got into the one and only grad program I applied to after doing an online RN to BSN.
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    Any program can be inferior depending on a lot of factors. I do not believe that being online is by itself a factor, as I know of several good programs offered at state schools in Texas. You have to be dedicated! Also, you will still have to do a clinical rotation.
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    Quote from classicdame
    Any program can be inferior depending on a lot of factors. I do not believe that being online is by itself a factor, as I know of several good programs offered at state schools in Texas. You have to be dedicated! Also, you will still have to do a clinical rotation.
    Clinical rotation...not entirely true as it depends on the school.
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    I actually had the same question. Also some rn to bsn have a clinical components and some dont. What's the deal with that
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    Quote from lovenotwar14
    I actually had the same question. Also some rn to bsn have a clinical components and some dont. What's the deal with that

    Some understand that you are already working as an RN...what the heck kind of clinical do you need? Seriously? Getting my BSN didn't change my scope of practice...not one bit. So it isn't like I had some skill I needed to learn as a BSN that I didn't have with my diploma. So if my diploma program met the ANCC requirements for an RN...why do I need more to be an RN?
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    That is one thing I do not like about the online schools that have a practicum or clinicals. I am already a nurse. I don't magically become super nurse. The school I am looking at sounds like it's more of a manager/leadership clinical though. However, my school used to do that where they would pair students with unit managers for a week or two to learn about the unit until the clinical educators told them no because it was more appropriate of a BSN school to do be doing that rotation (however, none of the BSN schools in my area do it).


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