Masters online - page 2
Ok for the past few weeks I've been looking for masters programs in nursing management. I'm particularly looking for online programs since I'm in the military, especially those that consider... Read More
Dec 14, '10There is a fair amount of writing. Each Module in the course takes about 17-20 hours. I typically complete a module a week there are usually 8 modules per course and you get 10 weeks to complete them. Very manageable. Check Aspen out you can't beat the tuition rates. The BEST part of the program is they listen to you if you have an idea how to enrich their program they are all ears and implement good ideas.
Dec 14, '10It is writing intense, to a degree. Each course has 8 modules, with 10 weeks to complete. So, one module per week with a little slack built in.
Each module typically has about 5 short answer questions for which they suggest 250 words or more is sufficient and a few major questions for which they suggest a longer response is required.
For me, this has been laid back. My MBA program was 50+ pages per course, single spaced typed papers. THAT was writing intense.
Dec 22, '10Just curious.... I don't mean to provoke...
Would an online administrative degree carry enough weight to be accepted as minimum qualifications for entry into an administrative position - be it nursing admin. or healthcare admin (my pick)?
Dec 22, '10Would the degree alone do it? Well, yes, but it may not get you where you want. Most people in middle and upper management have a combination of experience, education, and credentials. Any degree by itself is only likely to get you an entry-level job. A degree is a piece to the puzzle, but it is not the only one.
As for online versus not, I think that most people today realize that online learning is a valuable and valid option. Would an online degree from Johns Hopkins or MIT be viewed as less valuable than a degree earned on campus at the local state U?Of course, it depends on one's plans and circumstances. There are still many places where one can only get hired into good positions if they went to XYZ university, which happens to be the local favorite, or the boss's alma matter, or whatever.
Mar 31, '11BSNinTX, what are you referring to with regard to clinicals? I'm looking into the RN-MSN program. I don't mind writing but I don't want school to take up my entire life...are there proctored exams? How does that work? Also, the admissions process looks quite lengthy. Is it fairly speedy? I've been accepted to another school but have not started. Thank you!
Mar 31, '11Quote from mtsteelhorseEach program has a clinical requirement. The education track has a single clinical course which requires 180 hours of clinical. The administration track has two clinical courses, one with 80 hours and another with 100 hours. You have a lot of flexibility in selecting a preceptor and clinical site, so you can tailor it to meet your needs and interests.BSNinTX, what are you referring to with regard to clinicals? I'm looking into the RN-MSN program. I don't mind writing but I don't want school to take up my entire life...are there proctored exams? How does that work? Also, the admissions process looks quite lengthy. Is it fairly speedy? I've been accepted to another school but have not started. Thank you!
I never felt like Aspen took up my life. I was busy with school, but it was doable. Clinical was very busy, but that was because I work full-time and was in clinical 8 to 12 hours per week. But, it was just for a short time (20 weeks total for my two clinical courses); I can do anything for a little while if I have to!
I believe there are supposed to be two proctored exams in the program - one at midpoint and one at the end, though I have not taken any. My understanding is that you use a proctor site such as a college testing center or an approved proctor.
I don't remember the admission process being lengthy, but I applied in 2007 and things may be different. I remember filling out a brief form, writing a goals statement, having three people write reference letters, and getting transcripts sent to the school. NO GRE required, which is nice. From what I remember, the process was extremely fast.
If I can be of any help, let me know. I am a big proponent of Aspen.
Apr 1, '11I aagree with BSN in TX Aspen is a great school. They are sympathetic to the working student and want to do everything they can to help you attain your goals. I view the clinical as more of a project. The admissions process has not changed It was easy and everyone I came in contact with was friendly.