2016 RN to BSN online programs, need help!

  1. I'm almost ready to start at chamberlain RN to BSN but then Its a little pricy starting June, I'm thinking of Capella flex path or Aspen U. Need help pls, pros and cons in the program
    Last edit by Avwwva on Jul 9, '16
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  3. by   DoeRN
    I'm going to WGU but not for my BSN though so I can't answer any pros and cons. I like the school and the tuition is reasonable. Take a look under the student nurse section. There are a lot of nurses in this forum who went to WGU and have gone on to advance their careers. I wish I would have gone to WGU for my BSN would have been a lot cheaper.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from DoeRN
    There are a lot of nurses in this forum who went to WGU and have gone on to advance their careers.
    I'm raising my hand as one of those nurses.

    I completed WGU's RN-to-BSN program last year in 10 months, 34 credits, and $5,800 in tuition and fees. I'm now enrolled in the online MSN program at Eastern New Mexico University. My degree also qualified me for a cushy work-from-home job.
  5. by   dorkypanda
    For those who went or are currently going to wgu, do you recommend others to?
    Is there a health practicum or project where you seek a health care provider and do so something community based and was there plenty of time to complete that?
    thanks
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from dorkypanda
    For those who went or are currently going to wgu, do you recommend others to?
    Is there a health practicum or project where you seek a health care provider and do so something community based and was there plenty of time to complete that?
    thanks
    There was a 90-hour community health practicum, but California is the only state where you must contact a provider and follow them. In other states this practicum can consist of phone calls and interviews.
  7. by   Avwwva
    Thank you so much, I haven't looked at WGU, and as of what I heard from you guys, I am thrilled. Will the community work has to be from WGU affiliated organizations? I will ask about it more when I get to talk with a representative they have, but thank you again.
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Avwwva
    Will the community work has to be from WGU affiliated organizations?
    No, it can be done with any type of community health setting (e.g. home health company, public health clinic, hospice, parish, etc.).
  9. by   featherzRN
    I did WGU and would also recommend it. Re: Aspen, the last I checked they did not have regional accreditation, which would put it out of the running for me. Pretty sure the others you mentioned are accredited, but you are right - they are $$$ (and for profit). WGU is a non profit and very affordable. I've heard good things about University of LA @ Lafayette also.
  10. by   Avwwva
    WGU then! I'm soo excited, told my coworkers about it and they too are thrilled. Gonna start this fall definitely, tank you all nurses... Lol, that's a Pun
  11. by   Rparkzes
    Hello, I am looking into WGU RN to BSN! How was the program? Also, what type of work from home job did you get? I am also looking into working from home.
  12. by   applesxoranges
    What states are you in? I liked Ohio University's RN to BSN but they limit it to 5 states
  13. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Rparkzes
    Hello, I am looking into WGU RN to BSN! How was the program? Also, what type of work from home job did you get? I am also looking into working from home.
    I enjoyed WGU's program...

    I work from home as a case manager for an insurance company.
  14. by   DeLynn
    Capella Flex-Path does not have a practicum, I went with them because I couldn't sign up with WGU at the time since I live in NC. Also, I received my ASN from Excelsior which did not require a lab for Micro or A&P and I would have had to repeat those with WGU. I only had to take BioEthics and the Nursing courses with Capella.

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