I am currently in South Korea with my family. I have found it very hard to find a job here although I have almost 5 years of experience bc I have an ADN not a BSN. I was on track to do an RN to BSN program before I came here but that was put on hold due to figuring out how I could possibly do clinical here. That is becoming HUGE hassle. Was wondering if anyone has an online RN to BSN program that they would recommend. Keep in mind I am not working at this time but do hold active licensure in 2 states in the US and clinical hours may not be possible.
I did my RN to BSN overseas at Grand Canyon University (GCU) Never stepped inside a hospital..100% from my computer. I do believe 1 class ..communuty health....which I did NOT have to do had 1 group project which required some stuff out in the community, but do not quote me on that. GCU recently changed their capstone which requires some type of hospital affiliation, but I am not really sure what that entails. But it can be done, as I am sure there are other schools out there where it is 100% online....check Capaella and WGU.....they seem much more flexible and less $$$$$
One thing you might want to look at is becoming a Red Cross volunteer. I assume you are somehow affiliated with the military, so if that is incorrect, I apologize. But the Red Cross can be a good way to have access to some experience while in Korea. I know that Chamberlain's RN to BSN is 100% online unless you live in Tennessee, where some formal community health hours are required. I did my RN to BSN at Chamberlain. Might be worth looking into. Good luck!!
I'm in the online RN-BSN program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and have had a great experience so far. I live overseas as well (temporarily) so having a no clinicals requirement was important when I researched programs (turns out the facility here couldn't accommodate had I needed the clinical component). There are nine core classes in the program, and each is 8 weeks long. Classes usually consist of quizzes, discussion forums, written assignments, and usually a final project or paper. I'm starting my last class next week (Capstone) and while relieved I'm almost done, am grateful for the opportunity to attend school -- worked well with my volunteer commitments and the frequent travel we were able to do. Good luck in finding a program!
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