I kept seeing the ad on pages while surfing the web and I kept thinking, hm, maybe they are calling their 18 mo program accelerated b/c it is 18 mos straight through unlike the traditional 4 semester program.
But, curiosity got the best of me and I clicked on it and, lo and behold, they are starting an aBSN program for BS/BA holders. Its 14 mos, and it appears to be partially online? The site is not too informative unfortunately. I think the classwork is online along with video casts/podcasts and then there is a simulation lab (according to the site, more centrally located than Henderson but I cannot figure out where exactly the lab is) for labs in person and of course the clinicals are like your regular clinicals, in the appropriate settings in Las Vegas.
I think the pre-reqs/admit requirements (like TEAS) are the same as the regular BSN there.
I went ahead and filled out the "get more information" form and submitted it.
Has anyone else looked into this program or spoken with someone at the school? They apparently had an info session a few wks ago. We don't arrive in LV until early August.
I actually like online classes (I am taking organic chem online right now and have taken others in the past online) but I wonder how it affects the relationship a student has with the instructor if the only place they see them in person is at skills lab or clinical. Just thinking each does not have much of a chance to feel the other one out in terms of style and how to approach asking questions, etc...Its obviously nowhere near a deal-breaker, but I am guessing it can create a different dynamic.
Oh, forgot this- here is a link to the site in case you are interested:
University of Southern Nevada | Accelerated BSN Nursing Program | Home