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- Nov 8, '11 by hikernurseI'd definitely go for the cheaper one. $40,000 is a lot to pay, especially when you're looking at grad school in the future. Honestly, most on-line degrees, if they're attached to a brick and mortar school, don't have the words "on-line" anywhere on the transcript.
My RN-BSN required some clinical hours, others don't. Mine weren't hugely inconvenient, but I would have preferred to skip them. Some in my class who wanted to look at jobs in other areas found that it gave them an "in" to finding a job in a new unit.
I don't think the ranking would hugely matter in your grad school quest. However, I'm not the best one to ask; if there's a particular one you like, it might be a good idea to call their admissions people and ask. I think, in general, it wouldn't matter.
Other things grad schools look at is experience, references, ability to write, certifications (like Critical Care, etc.) and interviews. Some require the GRE--some don't if you have a high GPA. I'm currently working on my masters through a local school and really enjoy the work--so far , but I planned on attending the one I am at, so I didn't look too far afield.
- Nov 8, '11 by LadyinScrubsi was thinking about going to csu dominguez hills, because they have an online program. it's a csu so fees should be around 12k.
i have watched their nursing program evolve. ten years ago they had live broadcasts for many of their combined online and brick/mortor classes. i have been very impressed with their program. they started online nursing courses long before the dl interest took off. the cost of a cal state university is not that inexpensive now days. they keep raising their tuition. however, you may be eligible for fee waivers. however, now that the governor signed an authorization enabling non documented people to get government fee waivers and scholarships, this will impact everyone in the cal state system. there will be less money to go around and many who got fee wavers last year may not get it this year. the funds, which is derrived from calif taxpayers, will go to poor illegal aliens instead.
i wanted a private college, but its 40k (ranked in the top 100 on us news.!!! i don't know if it's worth going through a bsn program that is 40k, especially if i want to go to grad school. what are your thoughts? an expensive bsn program that is nationally ranked, or csudh which is around #300. don't waste your $'s on an expensive private school. csu los angeles is ranked fairly high and is a good program. i know they have an rn to masters program. i don't think they have an online program though. csu dh is a fine progam and the cost does not mean that it is a poor quality program. if you want to spend more money, apply to ucla's program.
also, what is with the clinical experience? is it mandated by the state to have clinical hours for a rn to bsn track? it seems like some schools have it and others don't. don't worry about your clinical experience with the cal state program. you will do it with the local facilities. for public health you will probably do it with the local community health dept.
all in all the cal state university nursing programs are fine, they have been accredited for a long time, and the cost is affordable. i went to csu la before family illness caused me to stop the brick and mortor program. i am now in dl and it is working just fine.
- Nov 9, '11 by akaniniI'm so glad someone touched this topic. I want to know when I write the SCHOOL and STATE on my resume, wouldn't it be obvious that it's an online program? Would employers choose a BSN grad from a brick and mortar school instead of me? I spoke to my old DON about this who has always been a brick and mortar student and she said it doesn't matter. My Associates program was brick and mortar.
- Nov 9, '11 by PMFB-RNQuote from klone*** The ANCC (Magnet people) has no requirement at all for staff nurses to have BSN, or for a certain percentage of staff nurses to have BSNs.No, hospitals REALLY don't care, as long as you have a BSN. The hospitals that really care about the BSN, most likely care due to Magnet status. The Magnet people certainly don't care if it was online.
- Quote from PMFB-RNTheir goal by 2020 is for Magnet hospitals to have an 80% BSN rate, and any facility who is looking for Magnet designation must have an official plan in place by 2013 to achieve that 2020 goal.*** The ANCC (Magnet people) has no requirement at all for staff nurses to have BSN, or for a certain percentage of staff nurses to have BSNs.
- Nov 9, '11 by PMFB-RNQuote from klone*** I don't believe that has been anounced. Do you have a sourse for that?Their goal by 2020 is for Magnet hospitals to have an 80% BSN rate, and any facility who is looking for Magnet designation must have an official plan in place by 2013 to achieve that 2020 goal.
- Quote from PMFB-RNNo, only what my hospital's Director of Magnet Status stated to me, after having attended an international Magnet conference in September. I specifically asked her about it because it's discussed so much here and I wanted to get it from the horse's mouth. And she said that was the plan, and all the current magnet facilities are aware of it.*** I don't believe that has been anounced. Do you have a sourse for that?
- Nov 10, '11 by PMFB-RNNo, only what my hospital's Director of Magnet Status stated to me, after having attended an international Magnet conference in September. I specifically asked her about it because it's discussed so much here and I wanted to get it from the horse's mouth. And she said that was the plan, and all the current magnet facilities are aware of it.[/quote]
*** Well she is incorrect. It is a proposal only and not a requirment. I hardly consider your hospital Magnet person to be "the horses mouth". When somebody from the ANCC, speaking as an official says it then I will have heard it from the "horses mouth".
Wow your hospital pays a person to be "director of magnet status"? You guys must be rolling in money