here is my situation:
I am an Independent Duty Corpsman (NEC 8425) who happens to be an RN, too.
I have a German nursing diploma and hold an active RN license in CA.
Currently I am stationed in VA.
And here is what I am looking for:
100% online RN to BSN program, that is affordable, accredited, and allows me to go at my own pace (due to military commitments).
I am looking for a program that does not require any current employment as a nurse, since I cannot work off-duty or any clinical rotation/requirements.
If anyone is in the same boat or knows sound online RN to BSN programs and can report from his/her own experience, please post your thoughts. Also, if you personally have experienced "bad" programs, please tell me what was "bad" and what school it was.
Thanks for any input.
Oct 7, '13
My friend is in the military and they are paying for his BSN completion program, he is going through Chamberlain online. It's 100% online -however you do have to show up online for discussion posts and post assignments on a deadline.
Oct 7, '13
Just started Grand Canyon University. 100% online. No clinicals--EVER. Each semester is 5 weeks long. No set times when you have to "check in" but we do have 2 discussion questions each week (at least for the 1st course) and one has to reply to others posts 2 in 1 day--at least 3 times each week--which is not hard to do!! I guess 1 of the negative parts is that each course (except for stats) has group projects, which can be a good or a bad thing---most would say bad as there always seems to be 1 slacker,lol
Only started the first course, onto week 2, and so good so far, but it is probably the easiest course of the whole program! I like the fact that all your books are online (you pay a flat fee of I think $110 each course, and it covers all the books for it) I'm doing the course from Nicaragua!! Cheers
Oct 8, '13
For active duty military, check out Excelsior College - regionally and nationally accredited. They charge active duty $250 per credit hour, even for graduate programs. They are one of the most military-friendly schools
. They pushed my annual enrollment fee back by 10 months because I'm deployed. I used my tuition assistance for a lot of it with no hassles - I just had to register for classes through GoArmyEd's website and they took care of the $$$ - too easy! Most schools will give a military discount, but not as many lower it to $250/credit, which is the highest TA will pay. Feel free to hit me up with any questions.
Oct 11, '13
I'm currently attending American Military University, almost all of the classes have had veterans or current military in them, some of whom have been deployed. They really work with you. Tuition is also good at $250/credit hour and its completly online. They are accredited.
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