Is anyone here a student in the RN-to-BSN program through the University of Illinois' Global Campus (i.e., online campus)? The College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago recently began offering this online degree through the U of I Global Campus, and I just found out about it yesterday. It really sounds interesting, and so I'm trying to look into it further.
However, I had previously looked into and then took all of my prereqs to be able to transfer to SIUE's RN-to-BSN online program as soon as I graduate from my ADN program in December 2009.
Thinking that a U of I degree would perhaps be better (as my eventual goal is CRNA school), though, I'm seriously thinking that I might choose the U of I program instead. It would mean a couple of additional classes (e.g., a nutrition course and an organic chemistry course), and so I'm not sure what my best course of action might be at this point.
Does anyone have any feel for the differences between the programs at SIUE and UIC? And what about the RN-to-BSN option at the Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) at Illinois State University? Has anyone heard anything about this school as compared to the other two? One of my professors told me that students going through MCN have tended to be more satisfied with the response time and help they receive (as opposed to SIUE), but that one professor is the only one who has told me that. Otherwise, none of my other teachers have given me any input as to which school is the best.
I don't mind a challenge; and, in fact, I want
one in order to be well prepared for graduate school....
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!