Question for Nurse Managers/Hiring Managers

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    I currently have an ADN and am considering going on to BSN (possibly MSN). My question for the nurse managers/hiring managers is this. Are 100% online bridge programs considered "legitimate" by managers? There is a program I am considering that is entirely online with no clinical requirement, which works very well for my schedule with work, kids,etc. Are there programs out there that you as a manager consider better than others? All feedback is appreciated! FYI... I'm in the Milwaukee area if that matters.
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    No prob here with online programs.
    RNikkiF likes this.
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    I am about to finish my BSN with Western Governors University. My employer is happy with it, and I'm hoping to transition into a management position just after I graduate.
    klone likes this.
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    Good luck, NC!
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    I did Chamberlain and it has never been an issue when applying for jobs. My unit old manager and asst. manager went to Western Gov. Univ. I also worked with about 6 other people who finished Chamberlain and they have not had any issues either. One has already started grad school for NP at traditional university. It is an accredited school and I am very pleased with my experience there. Good luck!
    romantic likes this.
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    A BSN = a BSN. I've done many courses online and let me tell you, I think the online courses are much more difficult. We only hire BSNs with a GPA of >3.4. If online works for you, go for it. Good Luck
    romantic likes this.
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    agree with kayern. Get the degree. You will learn the job when you do it
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    Make sure the BSN is at a school that has accreditation for teaching nursing. If it does it would be no issue because the courses going from AD to BS are light on nursing content.
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    My manager's manager got her Master's online at Excelsior. I got my BSN online and am currently getting my MSN online, and I had a job interview Friday for an assistant manager position and the manager who interviewed me did not seem to have any problems with where I got it, just that I had it. In fact, she asked if I was doing it online, and asked several questions about the format, she seemed very interested and impressed after I told her that it takes a high level of self-discipline and motivation.
    romantic likes this.
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    I don't know the quality of most programs, so as long as you have the paper, it probably won't make any difference. The only possible difference is if your degree comes from a school with an extremely good, or extremely bad reputation.

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