Best online RN to BSN program....CHEAP? - page 2
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... Read More
Jan 5, '11I'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.
Jan 5, '11Let 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!
Jan 6, '11What 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.
Jan 6, '11i 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 glamviciouswhat 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.
Jan 6, '11What 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?
Jan 26, '11Tanya, I am in the same boat now. Did you find a school that fit your needs? I need online and inexpensive also.
Jan 26, '11i assure you uta is a major very well respected university in the north texas area....
Quote from cna_in_adni 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.
Jul 25, '11Ive been unable to find a job as I am a new RN graduate. It seems every hospital in Illinois is looking for BSN instead of ASN. Do you think I should apply for an online BSN program now or wait untill I find a job? Any input is greatly apprciated.
Jul 30, '11As far as UTA goes...I was very excited about the program until I met my advisor. She was very UNhelpful and rarely available to answer my questions and give the necessary quidance I needed being that online high learning was VERY new to me. My interaction with the campus has been so stressful that I'm currently seeking out another school to obtain by BSN degree...just my experience
Oct 27, '11I am in the RN - MSN program with Kaplan university online...and might I say it is sooo expensive. For my BSN classes it's 350 per credit hour. I have 140 credits and several classes to go. I started in Oct of last year and probably won't finish till may of next year. I want to finish my MSN somewhere else....ideas anyone? :redpinkhe
Nov 1, '11Have you looked into American Sentinel University? Maybe you might want to surf their site and decide whether you're interested in going that route. I have navigated the site and it seems doable to me. website: www.ASU.edu
Good luck in your search.
Nov 16, '11Quote from rnbobI am on Ohio State Universitys website and on the tuition table it says non-resident totals: 718.5 for 0-1 credit hours. What is the out reach program?saw this on another page and it looks real good to me at $155/credit out of state!
Ohio University RN-to-BSN Academic Outreach Initiative
Nov 17, '11I am on the same boat! I have contacted in the past three months, over 12 Institutions. I can say with 100% certainty that there is a huge problem out there with the RN-BSN online programs. From cost, transfer credits, entrance exams, having to take more extra credits (depening on where you go), credit by examination used by many universities and colleges thru excelsior, which is an added burden to students, to lack of credits earned for having your RN license, to having some colleges and unversities making a policy that the only way you can attende their online program is to "have their state RN valid license". It is insane!
Call Ohio and find out if they require you to have a valid Ohio RN license? Also find out if your own state financial aid, will carry over to another boundary (state)? Otherwise you won't receive Pell Grants, only loans and the rates????
Check out if they are violating any laws! If you have a AA and an ASN (notice the difference between a ASN and a regular Diploma or Science Degree) because you will be in for a surprise. If you have a AA from a Public School and a ASN from a Public School, ALL THE CREDITS ARE SUPPOUSE TO BE TRANSFERABLE! ALL, NOT SOME. If the particular online RN-BSN program (institution) does not want to give all the credits, you are in for another surprise, THEY ARE GOING TO TELL YOU TO TAKE EXTRA UPPER LEVEL COURSES SUCH AS Ethics, Hist, and a bunch of other courses that most of the serious ONLINE CREDITED PROGRAMS, will not require because you are a TRANSFERED STUDENT FROM A PUBLIC INSTITUTION, thus you fulfill the law required basic courses for both AA and ASN, plus your RN license!
Cost is another concer. It is crazy what private schools are doing! Is all about profit. Sometime we want to take a short cut, an easy way out and guess what, it does not happen. If you don't pay at the bigining, you will pay at the end $$$$. Careful with where you go. Look at complaints. Search for students reviews and opinions. Don't believe the online advisors, they will tell you what you want to hear! They will make it sound so good to be true, and it will be to good to be true. Research, take your time since it is a huge decision for us to take. It is our money, our time, our license and our future. DON'T THROW IT AWAY AND DON'T OBTAIN A DEGREE JUST TO HAVE ONE (BSN, MSN, PhD), make sure you choose a REPUTABLE UNIVERSITY. Even if it takes us longer, we want a reputable, low cost institution and the best place will be a PUBLIC STATE UNIVERSITY. BELIEVE IT! AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, THE SHORT CUTS OR HIGH COST INSTITUTIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION, WILL ONLY HURT YOUR FUTURE GOALS. Today employers look at transcripts, where you attended and in a pervaisive way, they will not even past the smell test (screening process).
I got so tired of contacting institutions and getting the "truth", that I am now finally between a highly reputable, high cost University (University of Miami) with no extra upper level courses for me to take, no entrance exam (I still need that in writting from them), ONLY VERBAL, no excelsior examinations (to earn credits) which cost of each test is about $300, or a State Public University (Florida International University), which requires me 3 excelsior exams (in three semesters) and 2 additional upper level courses (low compare to the rest of the institutions in Florida and outside of Florida).
IF YOU GUYS HAVE A MUCH BETTER OFFER THAT COMPARES ALL THE ISSUES ABOVE MENTIONED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. MAKE SURE IS REPUTABLE, ACCEPTS ALL THE CREDITS FROM THE LOWER DIVISION PUBLIC COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, AND DOES NOT REQUIRE EITHER AN ENTRANCE EXAM FOR A RN-ONLINE PROGRAM, NOR 3 OR 4 EXCELSIOR EXAMS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION OF THE RN-BSN PROGRAM. The HESI entrance exams as an average, are required for Traditional Programs and Acelerated Programs. NOT REQUIRED FOR ONLINE RN-BSN, but some institutions make their own rules.Last edit by TruthRN2011 on Nov 17, '11