St. Anselm College RN-BSN

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    I'm looking at RN-BSN programs, and I'm considering St. Anselm College. The price is right, and the hybrid format means I would only have to be on campus 2 days every other month. Has anyone had any experience with St. Anselm's RN-BSN program?
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    I went to Saint Anselm for my BSN and i would strongly recommend it!! From what Ive heard the RN to BSN is just as awesome as the direct entry BSN. If there any specific questions you have about the school or nursing program feel free to PM me!!
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    [COLOR=#003366]Not_A_Hat_Person[/COLOR],

    I recently completed the RN-BSN Hybrid program at Saint Anselm on Dec 17th, 2012. I am a non-traditional adult student. The program allows for you to complete the BSN at your pace, so if you want to take the full time track or part time, it's up to you. The classes are fast-paced - 8 weeks long, we meet on the first and last day of each class. Your assigment for one class for one week may include, a paper , and (1) forum posting with (2-3) forum responses to other classmates, along with chat time once a week and required reading assigments. We communicate by email, chat time, or yes even by phone. As it is a new program the teachers and students are still figuring some symantecs out, so it is still a work in progress. The classes are informative and interesting. Saint Anselm has always been a traditional school with traditional professors. The professors have been receptive to teaching in a different non-traditional way, which was refreshing.

    The academic challenge for me with this program was learning multiple on-line cyber classroom environments, both Sakai and Moodle. After using Sakai for the first few classes, I picked up on it. There is one professor who prefers to use Moodle, which is easy to use once you have learned it. The Capstone class is intense (due to having 8 weeks to complete it) and time demanding, and should be taken alone. The ePortfolio is not difficult to complete, it requires time and your attention. I believe after our feedback, they have now incorporated the ePortfolio with each class, versus being down at the students discretion.

    The personal challenge was balancing work, personal, and educational time as I completed this program as a full time student taking two classes every 8 weeks, except for the Capstone class.

    Overall, I am glad and fortunate to have found a program that was achievable both academically and financially for me.
    If you have specific questions, I would be happy to answer them. My email is: fourthekids1@comcast.net
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    I'm deciding between this program and Franklin Pierce. I met with the director at St.A's, who was very nice and informative. I see a lot of programs with non-nursing classes making up the majority of the BSN. Did you feel this content was of good quality? Is this school a competitive environment?
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    I'm deciding between this program and Franklin Pierce. I met with the director at St.A's, who was very nice and informative. I see a lot of programs with non-nursing classes making up the majority of the BSN. Did you feel this content was of good quality? Is this school a competitive environment?
    Saint anselm does has an academic basis in liberal arts, meaning you will take humanities and theology as part your education. The good thing about this though is that it makes you a well rounded candidate for applying to jobs later on (in the area, saint anselm has a good rep with surrounding hospitals).The thing i loved about saint anselm is that you are immediately accepted into nursing (versus applying later on once in the school) and you take your first nursing course freshman year. Saint anselm also continuously has high 90something% pass rates on the NCLEX. The school is certainly competitive because its probably in the top three best nursing schools in the area, and they challenge you academically. I wouldn't trade my saint anselm education for anything! If you have any other questions please ask!
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    How about the rn to bsn program specifically? I have an rn already. Thanks in advance
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    Is this the St. Anselm in New Hampshire? Looking at their website I don't see anything about online courses. I am considering becoming an LPN. I was a CNA but my cert. expired.
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    ok, I just found the info there. all set.


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