Online RN to BSN with no prerequisites?

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    Hi everyone, hope we had a good holiday as we look for the best in 2011.
    Am wondering if there is anyone out there who knows or have attended any online RN-BSN program that requires no prerequisites, am an RN in texas, looking at starting my BSN/MSN, any help will be appreciated/
    Thank you all
    Nwaosy
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    Hi,
    I highly doubt that are any accredited RN to BSN/MSN nursing programs out there that require NO prereqs....but If anyone knows of any, let me know too.
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    i have reviewed hundreds of rn to bsn programs and have no come across one yet that does not have prerequisites. my advice is to start knocking out these courses at your local community college. are you wanting a program that allows you to be admitted and complete your nursing courses and prerequisites at the same time. i do know that university of texas at arlington has a online program that will let you do something like this ....however, i do not know how many general ed courses you need to complete prior to being accepted. do some research on uta they are accredited and highly...highly regarded school in the dfw (texas) area
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    Chamberlain's RN to BSN is accredited by CCNE and NLN, has no pre-req's, and can be completed in a year. But, it's pretty darned pricey.
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    To DonaldJ-Thats very interesting.

    This is what I have come across in the short amount of time I've been researching online RN-BSN programs since completing my ADN program:

    If you want a short RN-BSN program that does not require many/no prerequisites it will definitely cost you. And I've seen that you usually have to do clinicals and is not totally online.

    If you want a cheap RN-BSN program you run the risk of it not being accredited/well regarded, 3-4 full semesters long, and are required to have a lot of prerequisites before starting or take a bunch of classes non nursing related that particular college/university wants you to take as apart of the program such as religion classes.

    Both have their pluses and minuses

    Does anyone know of a RN-BSN that is cheap and short and does not require many prereqs i.e. (Govt. and Chemistry.) and is accredited and there are no clincials/totally online? As you can see that is what I'm waiting on lol but I'm sure I'm never going to find that program b/c it doesn't exist.
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    There's an old engineering saying that goes something like this: "Cheap, fast, or good. Pick two".

    Chamberlain doesn't require clinicals. But, it is expensive. However, as I don't have a ton of Gen Ed credit to transfer in, it would actually cost me several thousand more to complete any of my local universities' prgorams (as well as taking at least another year beyond Chamberlain).

    I wonder if there are any other programs similar to Chamberlain, but cheaper. I think it's gonna come back to the engineering triangle, though.
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    Quote from SweetheartRN

    Does anyone know of a RN-BSN that is cheap and short and does not require many prereqs i.e. (Govt. and Chemistry.) and is accredited and there are no clincials/totally online? As you can see that is what I'm waiting on lol but I'm sure I'm never going to find that program b/c it doesn't exist.
    I with you Sweetheart, that is what I am looking for. At this point I am at WGU or Chanberlian, leaning toward WGU, because of the price and the possibility of being done in 6 months. We shall see I suppose.
    caringkay RN likes this.
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    I'm looking at the following: Ohio University, Chamberlain, Texas Tech, Indiana Weslyn, and Frontier school of midwifere/NP (for their ASN to MSN degree to get my NP- drawback, no BSN given in the midterm) and of course just stay with EC since ALL my credits will apply that i already have!
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    I'm looking at Boise State University and Idaho state. They both don't really require any pre-reqs but give you credit for your undergrad and part of your upper division just because you have the NCLEX. Both have pretty reasonable tuition. However Idaho state I'm confused about the residency requirements.
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    Hi my dear I am Nardia a new member. I just joined allnurses.com today. I am having a little difficulty finding a reasonable school online that offers RN to BSN nursing. If you can please suggest any such schools I would reall appreciate your help. How all went well with your studies. Good luck
    Regards


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