RN to BSN online?
- 0Nov 11, '13 by bargraphixI 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?
- 0Nov 12, '13 by applesxoranges, ADN, BSN, RN, EMT-PSupposedly 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.
- 0Nov 12, '13 by TiffyRN, BSN, RNSeriously? 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.
- 0Nov 12, '13 by classicdame GuideAny 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.
- 0Quote from classicdameClinical rotation...not entirely true as it depends on the school.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.
- 0Quote from lovenotwar14I 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?
- 0Nov 12, '13 by applesxoranges, ADN, BSN, RN, EMT-PThat 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).