Best online RN to BSN program....CHEAP? - page 2

by TonyaM73

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I have been a RN for about 1 1/2 years now and am starting to look towards going back and getting my BSN. I need something online since I work full time and have children, but also something that is inexpensive. What has been... Read More


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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    I've been looking at EVERY online option out there. So far Ohio Univ appears to be the cheapest and quickest depending on what additional classes you need. They DO require statistics...ugh...but most MSN classes require this. Their tuition is the cheapest I've seen. I'm in the process of applying...good luck!
    Keep in touch, I have to wait until I'm eligible for reimbursement from Fresenius (3-6 months) but I'm looking forward to getting started too. I know there's a way to exchange email without giving your address out to the world, but not sure how.

    If anyone else has any experience with Ohio University please chime in!
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    The RN-to-BSN program offered by the University of Texas at Arlington is online and priced at less than $7,000.

    University of Texas at Arlington - RN to BSN, BSN, MSN College of Nursing

    BSN Degree - UT Arlington
    I added that link to my folder of potential bridge programs. I do like the time/price! I was skeptical that it was too good to be true so I looked up their accreditation, CCNE. So looks good.

    edit: Wait I just looked at their prereqs and it seems you have to be licensed in TX to apply for the program. But I wonder how difficult it would be to be licensed in TX but never actually go there? Hmmm.
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    Quote from CNA_in_ADN
    I added that link to my folder of potential bridge programs. I do like the time/price! I was skeptical that it was too good to be true so I looked up their accreditation, CCNE. So looks good.

    edit: Wait I just looked at their prereqs and it seems you have to be licensed in TX to apply for the program. But I wonder how difficult it would be to be licensed in TX but never actually go there? Hmmm.
    You just apply for a Texas license by endorsement. You send the application and fees in the mail, and receive a license number about 6 weeks later. It's not too difficult of a process, and you don't need to come here.
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    I'm thinking about transferring to OU's online program. I do know several nurses who have completed their program and they had nothing but great things to say about their program. I agree with the OP on the statistics...ugh...and ewww.
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    Let me know what you decide to do. What did the nurses that attended OU say about the demands of the program? Anything specific???

    Thanks and good luck!
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    What happened to University of Wyoming and Texas Tech university both online programs can be completed out of state no residency requirements.

    Wyoming:120 clinical hours in addition to the 60 hours of coursework will be required for the 4 credit hours of the final practicum, NURS 4875
    Tuition: $94 plus $40 online delivery fee so $134 per credit hour

    Texas: 30 semester credit hours total $7,224.00, they do accept financial aid
    No in the clincials in the traditional sense.
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    i will agree with the texas tech tuition (recent graduate) and also that tt is 2 semesters long......it was a good solid program. plus i did 3 hours of graduate work included in this price...cant beat it


    Quote from glamvicious
    what happened to university of wyoming and texas tech university both online programs can be completed out of state no residency requirements.

    wyoming:120 clinical hours in addition to the 60 hours of coursework will be required for the 4 credit hours of the final practicum, nurs 4875
    tuition: $94 plus $40 online delivery fee so $134 per credit hour

    texas: 30 semester credit hours total $7,224.00, they do accept financial aid
    no in the clincials in the traditional sense.
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    What I've noticed with some of the online programs is the specific requirements for graduation can vary...history, etc. I have to look closely at the specificity of those classes. I'm trying to minimize extraneous course work. Anyone else have this issue come up?
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    Tanya, I am in the same boat now. Did you find a school that fit your needs? I need online and inexpensive also.
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    i assure you uta is a major very well respected university in the north texas area....


    Quote from cna_in_adn
    i added that link to my folder of potential bridge programs. i do like the time/price! i was skeptical that it was too good to be true so i looked up their accreditation, ccne. so looks good.

    edit: wait i just looked at their prereqs and it seems you have to be licensed in tx to apply for the program. but i wonder how difficult it would be to be licensed in tx but never actually go there? hmmm.


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