Has anyone attended Suny Delhi's online RN-BSN program?

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    hello every one...i'm thinking of taking RN-BSN online courses with SUNY DELHI...the thing is i dont know how online courses work? is it entirely online? is there a fixed time for the classes? do u get to meet your professors and other students? do you go to clinicals?does financial aid cover the tuition?? do i have to take GEN-ED courses online too? I actually was gonna go to LEHMAN College in the Bronx.. but it would take me 2-2.5yrs to complete my BSN compared to Delhi's 1 year... and lastly, would it look bad on my resume if i completed an online degree?

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    Our CC has a credit transfer affiliation with Suny Delhi. I can't give you a lot of information on it except that our nursing lab assistant instructor is completing her RN-BSN there right now and briefly showed me the online forum. You are able to talk to other students or get to know them via the forum like most online courses, however she did say that the courses are intense. She said be prepared to type up A LOT of papers since that's all your basically graded on for your nursing courses. She also recommended having a year or two experience working as an RN so you go in with a decent amount of knowledge. It's a very good program though and they take out of state students and charge the same tuition as in state for the RN-BSN and are very affordable compared to some other online RN-BSN programs. They do have financial aid, since it's a state school of course. In regards to taking other Gen Ed courses online along with your nursing courses I am sure they can help you with that, but I don't have all the details. Hope that helps a LITTLE.
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    I am currently in the Delhi RN-BSN program. I am only on my second course but I can give you some information. Each class is 7 weeks long. There is a small break and then another class starts. I am taking one class at a time but there is an excelerated program which is two classes at a time I think. The first course you have to take is Introduction to online RN-BSN. It basically gets you used to their system. You learn their email system, online discussions, how to upload papers etc. You also learn how to do APA format which was tough for me. Citations and references are not easy for me. They have a great library program online that they teach you how to use. I don't think I will ever have to go to an actual library. There are weekly discussions in which you use their discussion forum. You have to post one original post and reply to three of the other students posts during the week. You also have to do these in APA format with references and citations. Cost is about 200 a credit. There are summer classes available. So far, it is very doable for me. You never meet the instructors but they reply to your emails quickly. There is also a forum for questions and other information in which you can make comments or ask questions. The teachers are very supportive. Clinicals are required and you have to do them at an accepted place. I work at a hospital in NY and my hospital is accepted already. I have to find a nurse with a BSN or higher (I am going to follow a NP) and use them as a preceptor. I have not got to that part of the program yet. If the place you pick is not on their list, you have to get it approved. I think the clinicals are 45 hours for the 7 weeks. I could be wrong though. So far, I like the program. I am taking statistics right now because I stupidly did not take it for my ADN. They require statistics so you will have to take it right away or transfer it. Hope this helps.
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    Thank you for the info, Are you finished with the program. I am interested in applying for the fall. Do you still have the list for an approved site for clinicals. I work at at SUNY hospital im curious my job is on the list. Can you please give more feedback of the program? Thanks.
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    Thanks for your generosity in filling in the gaps, Metfan! Suny Delhi's website is very informative, but you filled in the gaps for me. Cheers.
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    Hey! Just wondering if you did the online RN BSN at delhi? How did it go? How big was your class? Any feedback would help. I'm really interested in applying but there so little info from current or previous students on the web.
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    Sorry I have not kept up with this post. I still have 3 classes left for my BSN through Delhi. It is a good program. Very doable. I have been taking one class at a time. Usually 5 classes a year. They offer some summer and winter classes. My classes have about 15 students. It's hard to tell because it is all online. I never see my classmates. We do respond to each other through discussions. There are Discussions and papers due for each class. There are 3 clinical you have to arrange but delhi helps and they are not hard. They require about 12 hours with a preceptor. Delhi now offers a master program which I may go on to get.
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    Quote from metfan
    Sorry I have not kept up with this post. I still have 3 classes left for my BSN through Delhi. It is a good program. Very doable. I have been taking one class at a time. Usually 5 classes a year. They offer some summer and winter classes. My classes have about 15 students. It's hard to tell because it is all online. I never see my classmates. We do respond to each other through discussions. There are Discussions and papers due for each class. There are 3 clinical you have to arrange but delhi helps and they are not hard. They require about 12 hours with a preceptor. Delhi now offers a master program which I may go on to get.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for answering back. It has been a tough decision for me to make regarding SUNY delhi because there is very little "consumer feedback" on the web. I almost felt like i was the only person interested in this school, which made it scary to apply. I'm sorry to bug you because I'm sure your busy but I have a few questions, if you have the time to reply to I would greatly appreciate it.
    In your opinion how doable would two classes at a time be?
    Was statistics very hard? Electives: any recommendations? How often do you get exams? Are there log-in times?
    I'm guessing your from NYC from your username. are there many options for preceptor sites?
    If you had a chance to do it again, would you still go with SUNY Delhi?

    Thank you again and congrats on almost being done.
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    I almost did 2 classes at a time a few times but chickened out. Many students do it though. Usually they do a nursing class and an elective. Many times the students ask via their questions forum what to take together. I chose not to do 2at a time because I was not in a rush. It seems doable though. They have some great electives. I took Stephen king and it was great. I read 3 books and analyzed them. I also took plagues and people which was also good. I read 3 books. One about the plague in the 1600's and one about the flu in 1918. My friend took history of medicine and liked it. There really aren't tests just papers and some PowerPoint. I live in upstate New York. There are plenty of clinical sites. I used my workplace. Delhi will help.you. there are no exams just papers. Statistics was not hard for me but I like math. I think there was one exam but it was not hard. There were papers where they give you an article and you discuss and decipher the statistical analysis. You have to do a discussion most weeks. The teacher asks specific questions and your initial post is due weds. Then you have to respond to three of your classmates. You have to do this on three non consecutive days to meet attendance policy. No log in times otherwise. I would definitely do it again. It is a good program for the price. I have friends who did other programs and they are much more expensive.
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    When you start the program, you are given an advisor. You work with her the entire program. You do a personal learning plan which outlines exactly what you need to take. You fill it in each time you take a class. You have to talk to your advisor each semester. She will let you know what classes you should take. You sign up for a time for which she will call you at home. Then, you are given a pin number so you can register for class when registration opens. It works well.


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