I NEED the impossible in an online school !! - page 3

If anyone out there knows how to find this magical university, let me know! I have done an extensive spread sheet to find the program I need, and I can't find it, so my last hope is to put it forth... Read More

  1. Visit  Cindy1ou profile page
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    O wow, that's a new one too. I'll check it out and let you know what I find, thanks!
    Cindy1ou

    Quote from LunahRN
    Also, this one has been recommended to me, but I haven't looked too closely at the particulars:

    http://www.southalabama.edu/nursing/postbsn.html
  2. Visit  gabby27 profile page
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    Quote from Cindy1ou
    Wow, this is a totally new one, thank you so much, I will definitely look into this one too. And, you're right, I won't find the perfect combination of every criteria, it's going to be a trade-off, some things are more important than others and hopefully I'll find a combo that is do-able.

    If you've already got a BA, you could do a BSN bridge program where they just add the science and nursing piece, added to your general BA. You should get through pretty quickly and with a BSN, I would think. It seems like there are quite a few bridge courses.

    good luck to you too, and thanks for the tip !!
    cindy1ou

    Cindy,

    Could you inform me where this is possible? I've thought about doing a BSN online but could never find a good online program that didn't already require being an LPN. I already have a B.S and an M.S (non- nursing degrees). I intend to move to Seattle,Washington in the future so i'm interested in a program that will allow me to practice there. Please share
  3. Visit  Freedom42 profile page
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    Quote from Cindy1ou
    so, Freedom42, what is "the OP's"?
    there's lots of online schools that you never go to their campus! The problem is that they tend to be in informatics, teaching, administration, etc., and whereas you will do clinicals/practicums, there really is no need to go to the school's campus. Your practicums tend to be in your community, doing the teaching, admin, etc, that you are going to school for. What's tricky is coming up with a school that gets you certification for a direct patient care role, such as FNP, without going onto a campus, because they need to observe your skills.

    Let me know how your search goes!
    Cindy1ou
    Hi, Cindy:

    By "the OP's" I meant the original poster's criteria. You and I are thinking along the same lines.

    Great thread. I've bookmarked it.
  4. Visit  Cindy1ou profile page
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    Quote from gabby27
    Cindy,

    Could you inform me where this is possible? I've thought about doing a BSN online but could never find a good online program that didn't already require being an LPN. I already have a B.S and an M.S (non- nursing degrees). I intend to move to Seattle,Washington in the future so i'm interested in a program that will allow me to practice there. Please share
    Gabby are you working in the medical field, I may have misunderstood your question. If you are a nursing assistant, you do have a little way's to go before you'll find anything online. Laws and standards prevail where an individual ends up licensed to do a certain work, the oness is on the part of the licensing agency to stand by their criteria for licensing, so that everyone knows at what standard each individual is being held. Licensing agencies won't allow individuals to sit for licensing tests unless they have been taught in a way that their work can be observed by educators. That's not possible in an online class. As you move up the ranks, however, nursing educators allow contracts to be made between preceptors and the schools, where the responsibility for observation is shifted to the preceptor. These contracts are binding and must be made well in advance of the practicums they're designed to provide.

    Years ago this wasn't the case, especially in rural and underserved areas, you could practically teach someone the nursing role by one on one preceptorship, but this was in person as well.

    I would suggest finding an in-class program or technical school that will get you closer to where you want to be. Have you thought about surgical assistant? Needed in every OR, fairly short program, nearly instant job placement... ???

    Best of luck in your pursuit!
    Cindy1ou
  5. Visit  bgood1967 profile page
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    I had a BA when I started nursing school. I basically had to start from square one. I didn't have the right sciences or maths. Very few things transferred. A BSN requires labs. These can't be done online. The practicums can't be done online. Unless you have a nursing degree of some sort, you have to go to a campus. It is very frustrating to go into nursing for this reason, but it has to be done.
  6. Visit  gabby27 profile page
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    Quote from Cindy1ou
    Gabby are you working in the medical field, I may have misunderstood your question. If you are a nursing assistant, you do have a little way's to go before you'll find anything online. Laws and standards prevail where an individual ends up licensed to do a certain work, the oness is on the part of the licensing agency to stand by their criteria for licensing, so that everyone knows at what standard each individual is being held. Licensing agencies won't allow individuals to sit for licensing tests unless they have been taught in a way that their work can be observed by educators. That's not possible in an online class. As you move up the ranks, however, nursing educators allow contracts to be made between preceptors and the schools, where the responsibility for observation is shifted to the preceptor. These contracts are binding and must be made well in advance of the practicums they're designed to provide.

    Years ago this wasn't the case, especially in rural and underserved areas, you could practically teach someone the nursing role by one on one preceptorship, but this was in person as well.

    I would suggest finding an in-class program or technical school that will get you closer to where you want to be. Have you thought about surgical assistant? Needed in every OR, fairly short program, nearly instant job placement... ???

    Best of luck in your pursuit!
    Cindy1ou



    Cindy,

    Thanks for the quick reply. No, i'm not a CNA, and don't have experience in the healthcare field. I will be applying to a on campus program but i would have prefered something online (i know it can't be offered totally online though). I haven't been succesful in finding any that doesn't require being a LPN first. Thanks for the info.
  7. Visit  Cindy1ou profile page
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    Quote from gabby27
    Cindy,

    Thanks for the quick reply. No, i'm not a CNA, and don't have experience in the healthcare field. I will be applying to a on campus program but i would have prefered something online (i know it can't be offered totally online though). I haven't been succesful in finding any that doesn't require being a LPN first. Thanks for the info.
    Just happened to be online, ... have to say, that is very curious, what you are running into!! You need a BS bridge course then, and a job in a hospital! Lots of people have started with ward clerk (unit coordinator) type positions, CNA - which you can get in a short time, evenings usually through nursing homes. You can work your way up the ranks while your'e studying, steadily increasing your experience and knowledge at the same time. If you are working in the healthcare arena, in any capacity, you will be exposed to the jargon, the culture and everything about becoming a healthcare professional. I had so many cohorts in nursing school who were working in banks, restaurants, etc, and even though they were making a lot more money than I was, my little tech job in the hospital got me through my tests. Where they struggled, I'd seen it done, helped and talked about it. When I graduated, I was actually a real nurse. There's a world of difference, see if you can get your foot in the door, doing almost anything... that's my best advice.
    Cindy1ou
  8. Visit  sage2320 profile page
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    Hi Cindy1ou,

    I hope you do post your spreadsheet! I have been putting one together as well trying to find a school that meets almost the same criteria as you but it seems that school does not exist! And as Purple Scrubs said, it is like running through a maze on some of the school websites to find out basic information (i.e, cost per credit hour, site visits required, etc.)

    Here is a link to a post that lists online MSN programs:

    http://allnurses.com/post-graduate-n...666-page3.html

    Frontier sounds like a great school and there are quite a few threads from happy students on the Nurse Practitioner forum.

    Schools I have found that do not require the GRE are:

    University of Cincinnati
    University of South Alabama
    University of Southern Indiana
    Indiana State University
    Ball State University

    Good luck....and really hope you do publish your spreadsheet...and LunahRN publishes her RN-BSN spreadsheet again. I'm an RN and have a BS-Biology but have not had much luck finding a reasonably priced bridging program so thinking it might be easier to do RN-BSN online first.


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