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This is a discussion on RN to BSN degree (online.....?) with option for MS or NP later on. in Nursing Online Distance Learning, part of Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities ... I've just graduated with my ASN and recently got my first RN job. I want to continue on with my BSN...by maine_rn Mar 1, '12I've just graduated with my ASN and recently got my first RN job. I want to continue on with my BSN and be able to leave the doors open for a possible masters/NP program way down the road. I've tried to do a lot of research on RN-BSN programs or even RN-MS programs. Many of them are online, which could be either good or bad. I need to work full time, and I feel like online is the only option because of the flexibility. Anyways, tuition is also a concern, because I do not want to get into too much debt. I've also heard rumors that certain graduate schools will not accept online degrees because online degrees only give you a certain GPA... is this true? So far the schools I have looked at are: UMass Boston, Framingham State University, Umass Amherst, Fitchburg University, MCPHS, and a few others such as U of Wyoming and Fort Kent. I have quite a few pre-reqs and gen. ed. courses completed. Do colleges usually look at transcripts before people apply? I'd like to pick a school also on the least amount of gen. ed. courses, but I'd hate to pay a dozen application fees. This is so overwhelming...... any advice?
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