RN-BSN in MN

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    I know about MetroState, Bethel, and St. Kates, but are there any other RN-BSN programs in the MN Twin Cities area that I'm missing?

    Anyone have any opinions on any of these. I'm thinking about going with Bethel once I get some experience under my belt.
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    St. Scholastica (css.edu)
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    Mn State Mkto-Primarily online
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    UND online though distance education dept.
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    I have heard wonderful things about Bethel's RN to BSN program from several nurses
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    Quote from cokeforbreakfast
    UND online though distance education dept.
    I am entering their MH NP program in the fall.
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    Anyone hear anything about how primarily online Mankato state is? Reading up on their program it looks like you have to do some classroom time, but it really doesn't say if I'd be taking monthly or weekly trips to Mankato.

    Also wondering if anyone has heard anything about MN State Moorehead. They also appear to offer a fully online RN-BSN program.
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    I'm finishing up my RN-BSN at Bethel in December. The staff there are wonderful and very supportive. I love the fact that classes are only one night a week. Also, there are zero exams. Most course work involves turning in 3-5 page (double spaced) papers each week. Some of the courses like Public Health Nursing or Baccalaureat Nursing Roles do have larger projects without the weekly papers. If you hate writing papers it's not the place to go, but if you have strong communication skills you'll excel in that format.

    Good luck!

    P.S. I didn't have to take any additional courses to start their program. No microbiology for me!
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    Quote from Leyla~
    I'm finishing up my RN-BSN at Bethel in December. The staff there are wonderful and very supportive. I love the fact that classes are only one night a week. Also, there are zero exams. Most course work involves turning in 3-5 page (double spaced) papers each week. Some of the courses like Public Health Nursing or Baccalaureat Nursing Roles do have larger projects without the weekly papers. If you hate writing papers it's not the place to go, but if you have strong communication skills you'll excel in that format.

    Good luck!

    P.S. I didn't have to take any additional courses to start their program. No microbiology for me!
    I have a friend at work who just finished at Bethel and she had nothing but great things to say about it. I just filled out the online app and am waiting on my transcripts to go through. I had micro but not statistics or any sort of math, will I need to take those before getting in? And the papers make me a little nervous. It's been a long time since I've had to write a paper, perhaps I should take a refresher course?

    Thanks for any details you may be able to give.
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    Quote from livesinscrubs
    I have a friend at work who just finished at Bethel and she had nothing but great things to say about it. I just filled out the online app and am waiting on my transcripts to go through. I had micro but not statistics or any sort of math, will I need to take those before getting in? And the papers make me a little nervous. It's been a long time since I've had to write a paper, perhaps I should take a refresher course?

    Thanks for any details you may be able to give.
    If you were able to write the above, without massive re-editing, you shouldn't have much trouble with the papers. Yes there are silly APA formatting rules to follow, but they give you an overview in the first course. It's my understanding that those who struggle with the papers have had difficulty with English courses in the past. You need a fair sense of basic grammar. Also, some have difficulty with the assignments because they don't read the directions clearly and write papers about the wrong (though somewhat related) topics. I.e. if the instructor asks you to debate the benefits of two different opposing topics, and you only write about one of the topics that could be a problem. If you have decent communication skills you won't have much trouble.

    If you want to give me your email I can send you a few examples of the papers I've had to write.

    As for statistics, I suggest you contact an admissions advisor and ask. I don't know what the pre-reqs are for sure.


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