anyone take A&P from athabasca...or the BSN program?

  1. hi, i'm interested to know if anyone took a&p with athabasca...i have a friend that's doing it now and is about to do the mid term and final within 2 weeks of each other month. does anyone have tips for those exams?

    also i am personally wondering about their bachelor of nursing program. is it hard? or doable? i am thinking of getting my bachelor's this way and am comparing it to the BN program at centennial college or other colleges in T.O.

    distance learning sounds attractive BUT sometimes it ends up being more time consuming/harder/longer than a traditional program. since i have a BSc already alot of course credit would transfer to either program so i guess the only deciding factor for me is how difficult of the required nursing courses with athabasca.
    (the centennial program is a day a week for the next 18 months)
    any info would be helpful and you can pm me too. thanx!!!
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  3. by   Stormy
    Hi Healthyone,

    I am working on my BN with Athabasca University. I started in March of 2001 and have 4 courses left. I anticipate being done in November of this year.

    AU has worked well for me, and would certainly recommend it. Distance education certainly has its challenges, but isn't bad so long as you can maintain motivation. It helps if you can talk to someone working through the same challenges.

    AU changed their program, so A&P is no longer a required course. So, I can't help you out on your exam question. Sorry.
  4. by   MEtheBabiesRN
    I graduated in 1991 from nursing school. I would have to take all the courses to get my BN wouldn't I. I wouldn't be able to transfer any right?
  5. by   Stormy
    Hi MEthebabiesRN!

    You might be surprised at what you are credited for. Were any of your courses University credit, such as psychology, microbiology, etc.? I graduated in 1979 and got credit for 2 psychology courses we took in 1976-77. I also was credited for 2 courses that I took while doing my critical care certificate in 1989.

    The only way to know is to talk to them. Good luck!
  6. by   kmaryniak
    I took the BN program from Athabasca, getting my degree in 2000 (after 10 years). It was a great program, and I recommend it highly. The only reason it took me so long was finances (the story of my life). But the program is really good. By the way, ME, I got credit for courses from my nursing program (1989), so I don't think it'll be a problem. Give it a shot!:kiss

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