RN to BSN programs

  1. I graduated from an ADN RN program almost one year ago. Now that I've had time to recover from nursing school and adjust to working the floor, I am thinking about pursuing my BSN. I am becoming more interested in programs that are on the internet. I've recently read that someone on this board (somewhere, can't remember where) was working through University of Phoenix. Anyone out there that can comment on this program? Thanks!
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  3. by   RNPATL
    I attend the University of Phoenix - online. As I had said in some other posts, it has been the best decision that I have made. It is rather expensive, but I will be paying studnet loans forever anyway! The courses are only 5 weeks on length and you can really see the light at the end of the tunnel for graduation. Look into their program .... it will be worth exploring UoP. Here is their web site.....

    www.uoponline.com
  4. by   NurseKimberley
    How does paying for UOP work? Do you just have to pay large amounts up front or can you get student loans or what?
  5. by   RNPATL
    Originally posted by KimmyLPN
    How does paying for UOP work? Do you just have to pay large amounts up front or can you get student loans or what?
    UoP enrollment is all online ... this includes applying for financial aid. I paid for all of my tuition through student loans. Unfortunately, I was not eligible for pell grants or anything else. But, because it is an accredited college, you can apply for FASA and get tuition assistance if you are eligible or pay for your classes through student loans. All the applications are done online .... it is really quite convenient. Talk to an enrollment advisor if you are interested, they give you a lot of great information. And, there is an LPN to BSN program, if I recall. Not sure if it is online or at a traditional based ground college, but it is worth looking into. Good luck.
  6. by   traumaRUs
    I'm also at UofP online - love it. I'm done with the BSN part in May 04 and then will continue on to the MSN. Good luck...
  7. by   Stitchie
    I am attending University of St Francis "fast-track" on-line. The actual school is located in Joliet, IL. I chose it because A I grew up near Plainfield, so it was familiar and B It's also 100% completely online. Classes are 8 weeks long, and admissions are selective but done 3 or 4 times per year.

    Like Uof P, it's expensive, but with loans -- oh well. For me, it's a bit hard to get used to; I miss seeing faces for school but I sure don't miss trudging thru a foot of snow and freezing my butt off going to/from school.

    They are listed at Allnursingschools.com and that is a great website to find what you're looking for. Good luck!
  8. by   orrnlori
    If the 25,000 price tag doesn't bother you then you'll be fine with U of P. Have you looked at Excelsior for their BSN? They also have a BS to MSN program. If you have a BS and a nursing license you can go right to the MSN for 42 hours of work and a price tag of about 14,000.
  9. by   RNPATL
    I realize that UoP is private and that other private schools are out there, but really .... the cost is terrible! I will be in debt until I am dead. However, I just applied to the Nursing Educational Loan Repayment Program and have sent my application in today! If the program is funded, they feds will pay a decent portion of my student loans. Lets hope.

    If anyone wants information on this program, do a google search for Nursing Educational Loan Repayment Program. But hurry because the deadline for submitting your online and paper applications in February 25, 2004 for this fiscal year. Awards will be announced in October. Good luck!
  10. by   Stitchie
    Originally posted by RNPATL
    I realize that UoP is private and that other private schools are out there, but really .... the cost is terrible! I will be in debt until I am dead. However, I just applied to the Nursing Educational Loan Repayment Program and have sent my application in today! If the program is funded, they feds will pay a decent portion of my student loans. Lets hope.

    If anyone wants information on this program, do a google search for Nursing Educational Loan Repayment Program. But hurry because the deadline for submitting your online and paper applications in February 25, 2004 for this fiscal year. Awards will be announced in October. Good luck!
    Thanks! I'm going to do my application right now!
  11. by   RNPATL
    Good luck Sharon.
  12. by   bassbird
    Sharon,

    I just started the RN to BSN program at Regis University in Denver. I'm in the 5th week of my first class and so far it has been going very well. I believe the cost for a 3 credit class is $804. There are 30 nursing credits required to graduate besides any other courses you may need. I choose to go the College Network route and need to test out of one class that way. At $268/credit that puts the nursing portion at ~$8040.

    You may want to check this route out.

    Good luck,
    Roberta
  13. by   crisc
    Quote from bassbird
    Sharon,

    I just started the RN to BSN program at Regis University in Denver. I'm in the 5th week of my first class and so far it has been going very well. I believe the cost for a 3 credit class is $804. There are 30 nursing credits required to graduate besides any other courses you may need. I choose to go the College Network route and need to test out of one class that way. At $268/credit that puts the nursing portion at ~$8040.

    You may want to check this route out.

    Good luck,
    Roberta
    I have 14 Study guides for the Rn to BSN program. All but 2 are still sealed in Shrink Wrap. If you need any Study guides, I'd be willing to sell cheap! E-mail me at rnbear58@hotmail.com
  14. by   crisc
    I have 14 Study Guides for the RN to BSN program from the college Network. All but 2 are still sealed in Shrink Wrap. I'm willing to sell Cheap! E-mail me at rnbear58@hotmail.com

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