Accelerated Online BSN in CA??

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    Hi,

    I have a bachelors in Communications. I am 33, and after I had my baby, I got laid off from my corporate job. I won't go back to that world, and now that I have a family, I need a flexible schedule, and I need to bring in an income. I really want to be a nurse. I know it will be a long path. I have a 13 month old and I am pregnant with #2, so the best bet is to do this online.

    I have combed the web for online Accelerated BSN courses, and I don't see any in CA. If I want to take an online program, do I have to move? How does that work? Has anyone done it that lives in CA. Any and all advice would be great.

    Also, it looks like every school has a slightly different set of prereq's. Is that true, or is there a standardized sheet?

    Thanks!
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    If you have no previous nursing education, there is no fully online nursing program that you can do. Part of nursing school is the clinical, where you practice your skills in a hospital under the supervision of an instructor.

    There may be a blended option. These would have classes online and you attend clinicals in person, but I have no idea if that is available in your area.
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    Check out local universities to see if they have an online option for their regular BSN or accelerated BSN (for people with a bachelor's degree). They would do their clinicals in a local hospital.
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    Western Governors University offers BSN online , you can do your prereqs online too , but clinical portion must be hands-on
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    Western Governors University has online nursing classes. The school does clinicals at specific hospitals. Clinicals are 12 hour shifts done over a 2 - 3 week period every few months for each section you study. It takes about 2.5 years to complete the program. If you want an "accelerated" program bridging you from a bachelors in a nonnursing major, I think APU and Western University have programs that are quicker, but are classroom setting so are less flexible. Good Luck!
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    Thanks everyone. From my research the BSN accelerated programs online can be done in 1 year, and you do your clinical portion at the University, but I just can't seem to find this option in CA. Let me know if anyone has any more suggestions, or knows of a University that allows a blend in CA. Thanks.


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