I am about to finish my BSN through the University of Phoenix online program. I'm an RN with 18 solid years of NICU, PICU, and adult and pediatric heme/oncology experience. I've also done a year of assistant nurse management. I am looking at continuing on for my master's degree- this is the reason I pursued my Bachelor's and I am torn by which route to go in.
I have 3 kids and support my mother so it is imperative that I work full-time. UoP has been a great fit for that reason and absolutely I feel like I have learned a lot from their classes. It's not a cake walk and I am not "buying" my degree. However, I have heard some speak dispargingly about online degrees. I am wondering in the future will pursuing my MSN/MBA through UoP hurt me? I don't want to spend all the time and money on the degree if employers will look at it as an "easy degree". I have read on here several people that are in the dual MBA/MSN program.
Is there any happy successful UoP graduates out there. I am tempted to continue on with UoP just because I understand their program, I've been successful at it. I have the APA formatted papers down, their tools for research are comfortable for me. Again, though, I don't want to be stuck with a lame duck degree. Anybody's thoughts and opinions on the subject are valued and thank you in advance for sharing.