Hi! I'm a current JU RN-BSN student. There are 10 core nursing courses, each lasting 8 weeks. I have all but 2 to go, and am working on all my general ed courses that I need for the Bachelor side fo the degree. I think it's a great program, very user friendly being 100% online, quizzes, tests, paper submitions, etc. It's not a cake walk though, each class has had a major term paper due. I dreaded writing papers before I started the program, so I hear you if you're like me, but I've have found its not really so bad and does add to your professional development, plus, most BSN courses have a fair share of papers required as well! We all gotta pay our sues right? :wink2:
Anyway, If I had all the GE's completed I could be finished by now, but I've only really taken 1-2 nursing courses each session because of family (wife, 2 kids, 1 on the way), and work (3 12's) situation. I think if you took 2 courses every 8 weeks and have your GE's you could probably have your BSN in 12-18 months? Otherwise I think it would be a great choice. To be fair, I didn't really compare RN-BSN programs beside U of Phoenix. I have a nursing buddy who started Pheonix about the same time, they had some online and a classroom portion once a week. JU was a better fit for me because of online and cost, plus I plan on someday looking at CRNA school and I'm not sure what U of Pheonix would look like on an application? I may be off there but I don't know. Hope this helps!
BTW, I've been able to knock out the required GE courses through my local comm colleges (with JU advisor approval), that's $25 a unit compared to $300-400!