Quote from Chamita
I am not an RN yet...am an LPN and am starting the bridge program at Miami Dade January 2009. I want to get my BSN afterwards and I would like to know how long the RN to BSN will take for FIU? Are you going part-time? Do you know if it is the same amount of time for UM and Barry? Thanks :wink2:
Last time I checked the UM and barry sites-- um was $1,176/credit and barry was $750/credit -------- I don't know how much that has changed.
FIU is $109/credit
if you want to go full time to FIU, you could finish EVERYTHING in a year. there is one part of the 3 semesters where you clep 3 classes which equal up to 30 credits (psych, medsurg, and peds) and they do this because we already have "done" it in our ASN program but we need the 3K levels needed for BSN. If you don't pass those tests then you have to take the classes with the generic students to get your credits... but I was told by the counselor that most all people pass.
You do get credit for EVERYTHING that you did prior in your ASN program--mind you, you do have to have your general education AA. You will have to dish out a lot of $$$ for those schools that give you credit, but you end up taking them somewhere down the line in those programs.
Nova only required 33 credits to get in their generic bsn program, while fiu requires the 60 AA. So at nova you end up taking nutrition, advanced a&p, a bunch of writing courses------ they need to make up those extra credits somehow.
If you were smart like me, I did everything that FIU required for the bsn while I was on the waiting list for my ASN program, I finished everything and did not have to take any classes before starting the rn-bsn program, I started the program without any problems.
Personally, I am going part time because I have a family and I work full time-- so having a 2 year old is a handfull, plus I have a house to run and huge bills to pay.
So part time works well for me, so I am only taking 2 classes at a time. and FIU so far it's a great school. I am making really good grades, so I am very happy FIU was my only choice for RN-BSN program.
There are a lot of choices out there, and I think that state schools are the best.