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- by mazzy Aug 10, '10I really would like some advice on what online college is the best in MN. I need a program that is completely online if possible. Also please give me some specifics on cost. Any input would be helpful and greatly appreciated. I graduated from community college (RN associate degree) 13 years ago and have been working in the nursing home field as CCM and MDS coordinator. I would like to go back to school but finances are limited.
- Aug 11, '10 by mazzywow- no answers. Seems strange.
- Aug 12, '10 by mom2ckaI know people who've gone to St. Scholastica (The College of St. Scholastica is an independent private college based in Duluth, Minnesota with extended campuses across the state.), and others who've gone through Chamberlain and Excelsior. I did a traditional program at St. Scholastica, and thought it was very good. Instructor support, interaction, good faculty that were accessible, for me were very important; for others, it is flexibility and a more lenient time frame. I guess I have figured that I will pay for my education because I feel it's a good investment - there are scholarships out there that help a bit with the cost, loans, extra shifts, etc... but it pays off in the end. Rule of thumb is don't take out more in loans that you'll make your 1st year, and I was still under that. Most colleges will have their tuition readily available - if they're secretive about that, I don't take that as a good sign. Determine what your timeframe is, what's available, and go from there... good luck!
- Aug 13, '10 by PMFB-RNThe least expensive, all online program I know of is University of Wyoming. About $5500 for the program.
- Aug 18, '10 by HM2VikingRNUND is all online and very affordable...
- Aug 18, '10 by casiminnesota state moorehead is also all online
From what I understand minnesota state mankato is almost all online. I think once a semester you have to meet.
- Aug 19, '10 by AprilRNurseI've heard MSU is good. I thought I heard it was all online, but could be wrong. (Mankato State University)
- Aug 20, '10 by HM2VikingRNMSU has a good nursing program based on the ROY model....I have a coworker who is finishing her BSN and she has been complimentary about her experience.