Best online RN to BSN program....CHEAP? - page 5
by TonyaM73 261,643 Views | 115 Comments
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
- 3Dec 13, '11 by bissonUGH! as if nursing school itself is not stressful enough. I hate what a dragged out process choosing a RN- BSN online program it has become! I have been researching for months, and I havent made a decision yet. looking for the same things as anyone else: affordable, under 18 months, accredited, user- friendly, reliable and good curriculum.
well, at least thanks to this thread, I can add Ohio and Texas Arlington to the list. I work/ live both in NYC and Virginia, and the ones I hear the most about are Chamberlain ( too expensive), Kaplan ( too long), Grand canyon university ( again, expensive) and ODU( full semester lengths, not your typical 5 weeks classes)
and just to think that I could have been finished with ANY of these programs had I started school, instead of procrastinating doing all the " research"
- 0Mar 16, '12 by LolaRN1You'll find the best rates in the state you live in - in Florida St. Pete College has very affordable rates (if you live here) and it is accredited. For financial aid you go to FAFSA.gov - you should see your chosen school in their lists. Many schools offer different lengths of time to complete your degree, and you typically do a clinical towards the end in a facility near you. Good Luck in your search!
- 1Mar 17, '12 by Lauri8218Quote from TonyaM73I need something online since I work full time and have children, but also something that is inexpensive. What has been your experience with getting your BSN online? Do you have to do any clinicals and if so how does that work? Are there any programs to help financially?
There's been a couple of students (in the WGU discussion boards) who've said they've finished WGU's RN-to-BSN program in 3 months.
WGU students pay a set tuition rate ($3,250) per term (composed of 6 months) no matter how many competency units they take. If students finish in 3 months, then they pay the $3,250. I don't know another university that compares.
I guess this depends on how motivated you are to finish the competency units.
The competency units are pass/fail, and students earn a 3.0 GPA when they graduate.Last edit by Lauri8218 on Mar 17, '12
- 0Aug 13, '12 by PedsHopefulQuote from glamviciousRegarding the University of Wyoming, their program no longer equires clinicals. Must have changed. From the FAQ's on their program website page: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.
Do you require a clinical component in your program?
There is no clinical time required in our program.
Current tuition rate is 146 per Credit Hour.