I am currently in the UOP RN to BSN program and am almost finished. In most classes, you must write a paper every week. There are PowerPoint presentations and Learning Team assignments as well. I would not attempt other classes along with it unless that's all you are doing. I work 3 12 hour night shifts per week, have a husband and 4 kids, so the online format is great for me. I can do homework in my jammies! I went to the FAFSA website and all of my costs are covered by student loans, except books. Now, recently UOP went to an online book for many of it's classes. Personally, I don't like it. The rEsource text has no index or table of contents and unless you are comfortable reading it on the screen, you must print it out. Give me a book I can flip through any day. Cost of most upper level classes is about $1200 for a 3 credit hour class. It is about $100 more per credit than my local university, but I don't have to show up for class at a certain time - that is worth every penny to me. My only complaint has come in the last week and has to do with academic advisors and administrative issues. I just recently found out when applying for my diploma that I'm short credits.
I think it's the responsibility of the advisor to make sure I'm on track and getting what I need. Four of my classmates are in the same boat. The advisors do not include all, only some, of the non-nursing credits you might need when they do your schedule. I found that out a little late. So now my projected graduation of next month just got pushed out further. Another reason I was so surprised is that UOP had been sending me graduation info for weeks. Anyway, overall it's a great program and I've enjoyed it, but in hindsight wish I'd kept closer tabs on my credits and schedule instead of trusting an advisor
to do it. Good luck with whatever you decide.
P.S. I don't really know anything about the MSN, haven't decided whether or not to keep going.