I personally hate online courses. I also hate repeating the same exact curriculum that I completed in my ADN. The only 2 classes that aren't repeats are public health nursing, because my ADN program did very little of that and nursing research. Did I mention copious amounts of busy work, not really learning, just justifying that you spend time doing something for the classes.
The program is also stated to be flexible at KU. HAHA. The classes are only offered during certain semesters so I'm doing nothing this spring because I couldn't take both my clinicals this fall. This next fall I will take 2 clinicals, and then a final practical in the next spring, but until then I can't do anything except wait.
The classes didn't announce test dates until the day the classes started, of course I had a test I had to be at KUMC for the very next week after classes started...of course this program is "flexible" for those who work.
I also have a history with KU. I went to the main campus and hated every second of it. To be honest I couldn't stand huge classes(all but 1 class had 1000+). And KU might as well be known as Johnson county...(privileged spoiled white kids who whine when they have to work). The funny part is that quite a bit of people at Johnson county community college were from Lawrence. To be honest JCCC is a much better school than KU, I learned way more and I didn't feel like dropping out because of frustration due pointless hoops needing to be jumped through.
I have very good grades at both schools
, I just don't think that KU making you put up with more bull crap should justify a higher degree. A higher level of education yes.
I think KUMC is like KU main campus as far as the undergrads get screwed, but the grad level courses are very good. I have had many friends go to KU as far as grad school and all are fairly happy there. I had plans to do the RN-msn program, but I don't know if I can take KU for that long. And I plan on being out of Kansas within 2 years, 27 years is enough.
Here is a word of advice also. Never buy the books for an entire program at once. First of all several of the books won't be used. Secondly new editions of the books come out every year so either buy a new one, or get the old edition really cheap saving you a lot of money.
I haven't heard anything about FHSU, I live 5 min from KUMC and 10 min from UMKC so those were the 2 programs that I looked into.