RN to BSN online

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    in preparation for getting a bsn i am trying to gather information regarding online bsn programs. if you have links to what you feel is an affordable , online, no residency requirement program, please post 'em here.

    one program that i came across was with thomas edison state college. does anyone have any information regarding their program? i was hoping to find someone that has first hand (or second hand ) experience with the tesc rn to bsn program as it seems to be an affordable option, which, of course, is always a bonus. from reading the catalog on their site it appears that you can use some of the ec exams to satisfy the upper level nursing courses.

    the tesc program looks pretty decent but i am looking for some feedback to any online rn to bsn program. if anyone has links to what they feel is an affordable online rn/bsn program please post the link here.

    link to tesc
    http://www.tesc.edu/1640.php


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    12/9/07 update info from american association of colleges of nursing:

    listing of aacn-member schools

    undergraduate programs
    programs for rns
    accelerated nursing programs the fast-track to careers in nursing
    accelerated bsn and msn nursing programs [pdf]
    accelerated bsn to phd nursing programs [pdf]

    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Dec 8, '07 : Reason: updated links
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    Mona,

    Good Idea!

    Here is one I have had my eye on for a little while. It's online, affordable ($187 per credit hour), NLN approved, and clinicals are done in the students local area. From what I understand the clinical is 120 hours with an advance practice nurse of the student's choice. (update) No Alabama License Required for Admission.

    http://www.southalabama.edu/nursing/

    Cheri
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    I'm attending Florida Hospital College of Nursing and we have students from all over. We all pay the same tuition. It's about $220/hr. No clinicals except at the end you have to follow a manager/supervisor around. 100% online.

    It's NLN approved.

    http://www.onlinenursing.fhchs.edu/
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    Thanks for the links. I will check them out.
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    Quote from cbarnett2
    Mona,
    Good Idea!
    Here is one I have had my eye on for a little while. It's online, affordable ($187 per credit hour), NLN approved, and clinicals are done in the students local area.
    http://www.southalabama.edu/nursing/
    Cheri
    Cheri,

    I looked at South Alabama's program and it looks pretty good. I really want to finish the BSN in one year rather than two. The only thing is all those history requirements and that you have to have an Alabama license. I wonder if you have to have a RN license in whatever state an online program is based in?
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    Although you stated affordable, I did the University of Phoenix online BSN and now the MSN and I find it totally doable. I'm going from an ADN to BSN to MSN in 30 months.
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    Although you stated affordable, I did the University of Phoenix online BSN and now the MSN and I find it totally doable. I'm going from an ADN to BSN to MSN in 30 months.

    Yes, affordable is important but it's great to have a thread with links and info to any online RN/BSN program. I actually considered Drexels RN-MSN program but am taking a hard look at TESC for the BSN first.

    Thanks for the input and congrats on the MSN.
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    I have also considered Rush's program because not only is it online, but it offers an MSN component.

    http://www.rushu.rush.edu/nursing/po...ompletion.html

    It is a bit more expensive at $486 per credit hour at the undergrad level and $529 at the grad level. Clinicals are completed in the students local area.

    Cheri
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    Quote from mona b
    The TESC program looks pretty decent but I am looking for some feedback to any online RN to BSN program. If anyone has links to what they feel is an affordable online RN/BSN program please post the link here.

    Link to TESC

    http://www.tesc.edu/prospective/unde...degree/bsn.php
    Mona,

    Have you figured out what the RN to BSN will cost through TESC...The tuition calculation is confusing...could not figure out what the ballpark cost would be.

    Cheri
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    Quote from cbarnett2
    Mona,

    Have you figured out what the RN to BSN will cost through TESC...The tuition calculation is confusing...could not figure out what the ballpark cost would be.

    Cheri

    It is confusing. Here is a link to the tuition/fees page but I think that due to the fact that each individual is bringing in a variety of credits that it is difficult to determine what the total cost will be. I did make a couple calls to TESC but they are a little tight with the information. Apparently the advising is for enrolled students only.

    http://www.tesc.edu/prospective/unde...on.php#nursing
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    University of Jacksonville Online

    http://www.jacksonvilleu.com/

    No Florida License Required
    Clinicals completed in students local area (40 hours of clinical time)
    CCNE approved
    $375 per credit hour

    Cheri
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    University of Wyoming

    http://outreach.uwyo.edu/ocp/nursing.asp

    $127 per credit hour
    CCNE approved
    No travel required

    Cheri
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    Quote from zacarias
    Cheri,

    I looked at South Alabama's program and it looks pretty good. I really want to finish the BSN in one year rather than two. The only thing is all those history requirements and that you have to have an Alabama license. I wonder if you have to have a RN license in whatever state an online program is based in?
    Zacarias,

    I just received notification back from a USA advisor confirming that an Alabama license is not required for admission to the online program.

    Cheri
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