Any suggestions for a great RN to BSN school EXCLUSIVELY online?

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    Hello,

    I am currently a nursing student in CT, and I am confused about how I will able to get my BSN after I graduate from my current RN program. I have questions/concerns like:

    -Can I get my BSN in an online program based in any state? Even if it's not in the state where I am licensed as a RN (I'm Planning to stay in CT)?
    -Any school recommendations from those who have already, or are currently going through the RN to BSN process at an exclusively online school?
    -Do employers care that you got your BSN online?
    -Are there any low priced schools that are both good and exclusively online?

    Thanks you all!!!
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    Moved to nursing online/distance learning forum for improved response. There are several forums here for programs you are seeking such as Excelsior, Western Governors, Univetsity of Texas-Arlington, Ohio State and others. Good luck. There are many active students posting here.
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    Thank you! I will look at more posts in the online distance learning forum
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    Quote from BrightLight0
    Hello,

    I am currently a nursing student in CT, and I am confused about how I will able to get my BSN after I graduate from my current RN program. I have questions/concerns like:

    -Can I get my BSN in an online program based in any state? Even if it's not in the state where I am licensed as a RN (I'm Planning to stay in CT)?
    -Any school recommendations from those who have already, or are currently going through the RN to BSN process at an exclusively online school?
    -Do employers care that you got your BSN online?
    -Are there any low priced schools that are both good and exclusively online?

    Thanks you all!!!
    I completed my RN-BSN online through Regis University in Denver and I live in Florida. I did not have to go to the school at any time. As long as the school is accredited, you get a formal diploma from the school (mine did not mention anything about online classes).

    You have to really look around. Most of the state colleges do not offer full online classes...too bad. You can do a lot of your non-nursing classes via CLEP/Dantes. Some of the schools do not require statistics, but several of the nursing classes do use a basic knowledge of stats. Some take a stats for healthcare and I would look at that. If your school does require an intro to stats, unless you are REALLY good at math, I would recommend taking that class at your local college. Good luck.
    BrightLight0 likes this.
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    How did you like the Regis University RN-BSN program? That is one of the schools I am currently researchig. I will be working part-time and have a toddler, but I am a good student and like a challenge as well. Any input is much appreciated.
    lhflanurse likes this.
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    I am currently attending American Military University, which is part of the American Public University System, and has RN-BSN totally online. The price is good, and even though I live local to it I havn't had to see anyone in person, in fact for one issue I offered to come and see them but they prefered to do things online which was fine and it worked out.

    As long as you are attending a program that is accredited, you are golden. That is really all employers care about.
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    Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey, gracious with transfer credit, accredited university, tuition slightly higher ($400+) credit hour, but I only have 8 classes to take which are the BSN nursing core. I start my first one in April.
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    Quote from Nervous1
    Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey, gracious with transfer credit, accredited university, tuition slightly higher ($400+) credit hour, but I only have 8 classes to take which are the BSN nursing core. I start my first one in April.
    Nervous, is that a big dumb-dumb, I mean Dane in your avatar photo?
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    Sorry I haven't answered sooner. I enjoyed the school. I had only 1 class where we had difficulty with the instructor and the school stepped in and took over for the final half of the course. The offer 2 different online class schedules (8 week and 5 1/2 week). The one problem is because it is a Catholic university, you are required to have two religious classes (I did a general intro to world religions - very interesting via CLEP and Death and Dying through the school). I found I was able to work, and even go on a 2 week trip to Alaska being able to log in to do my classes. There were only two "clinicals", each 45 hours. I entered the program in academic probation and left with a Summa often taking 2 classes at a time. Cost is a little higher than some, but then you have to look at all the other costs that are involved. As far as school books...many offered on line if you want or just do a google search and order it (much cheaper).
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    Yep, that's my dum dum dane.
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