Hi, First off, I'm sorry for writing so many questions in one topic. The curiosity is killing me. Anyway, I am planning ahead and have done a load of research on various RN-BSN programs. Many of the ones I have looked at are the popular ones, like UTA (my main favorite), UoW, SUNY, Ohio University, and more. I know some of these questions have been asked a billion times but I want to get updated info on online RN-BSN programs and I'm sure this will help others too. Some of the previous threads I looked at are from 2010, 2008, 2007, etc.
What's the quickest online RN-BSN program in the United States with the following requirements? More particularly, in California or Texas?
-Can be done in 1 year or less. Either set-up in a semester schedule that you can finish in 1 year or Self-paced so you can fast-track and finish sooner, all up to you.
- Tuition and fees about $15k or less.
- Has various start dates throughout the year or start anytime. This is a must, don't want to wait so long for an admission deadline.
- Optional: No clinicals required.
- Mandatory: Not a school well known for having an online program.
- Optional: Ideally, less than <40 credit units.
Might be a tad irrelevant. Can an employer look at a resume, see that the Bachelor's was from an online program (Let's say UTA, despite it being accredited and being a state school), and simply throw it into the wastebasket? My fear is that ALOT of students who are doing RN-BSN programs online are flocking to the popular online RN-BSN programs (Yes, even the state schools
...not just Elcesior.), which employers may potentially shun.
This might be something to look at.
Are there such things as an RN-BSN-MSN program? For example, you can go from an RN-BSN and get your BSN that way, then you transition into an MSN program to get, perhaps an NP licensure, let's say. I know this might not be any different than doing an RN-BSN and then doing a MSN program, but perhaps an RN-BSN-MSN transition program may be faster? And yes, I have heard of ADN-MSN programs, which I heard saves time but does not have the benefit of a BSN as being a "safety pad" to fall back on should the MSN not work out.
Cheers to anyone who can share their input and knowledge with me.