University of Phoenix RN-BSN

  1. 1 I am so excited and nervous to start the RN-BSN program at this school !!

    I know a few nurses who became clinical nurse educators or administrators who completed a masters degree in this school. But do not know anyone who completed a BSN here.

    I was at a previous university that was kind of difficult for me because of the timed tests.

    after speaking with the admissions counselor for hours asking 1000's questions I decided to enroll at UOP.

    So far I have read great things about it. I am doing online only. Took the workshop and it seems like a lot of work but doable & not as stressful as 20questions in 15min quizzes like I was at a previous school.

    Anyways, I am taking this as a second chance to get my BSN!
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  4. Visit  tokmom profile page
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    Good luck to you! I'm at GCU and happy with my online program. I worked with a RN who went the U of P route and said it was stressful but doable.
  5. Visit  brenda1234 profile page
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    That's awesome!
    i like that word "doable". I am definitely looking forward to finishing and finally having BSN next to my name
  6. Visit  jjPedsRN profile page
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    I have a co worker who just graduated from UoP and said it was easy. She works full time. I am looking into UoP and Jacksonville University. # of classes and costs will decide. JU is slightly cheaper so we will see how many classes I need.
  7. Visit  brenda1234 profile page
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    It is slightly cheaper...
    I decided on UOP instead of Jacksonville because

    UOP is giving me a $2500 scholarship for signing up before may
    there are no weekly tests-- mostly writing assignments & if there are tests then it is an open book.
    with the tuition reimbursement at the hospital. Plus a 5% discount for being an affiliated hospital-- (my employer)
    UOP ends up being $15K. ;-) and I work part time. If I worked full time I would get $2k more knocked off the price. But I work part time.

    and all the books are included in UOP.

    i wish I would of gone there from the beginning!

    I have a coworker in Jacksonville & she has quizzes each week. Has to pay for her own books. & has a "proctor U"

    writing my thoughts and research is my forte & I think I made a great choice with UOP.
  8. Visit  brenda1234 profile page
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    Jpeds,
    happy to hear that!
    I am looking forward to complete this program.
    at my job they are giving us 5 years to complete the BSN :-( it's now or never
  9. Visit  brenda1234 profile page
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    Btw UOP took all my credits. So I am only doing "core" classes and I am 65% done with my BSN so far!
  10. Visit  jjPedsRN profile page
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    Brenda, Thanks for your info as well. My friend who just finished there was very happy with UOP. I do work full time, and my hospital has not affiliations with any school but they give a 10k lifetime allowance for education. I have 3 kids at home and want a school that cost less money per credit and that the classes are not 5 weeks long. I dont want my time so crammed that I have no life either. You only get one of those too! a life... That puts UOP and Grand Canyon out. I was also looking into American Sentinal University as well as Jacksonville. I have all the info and start date for JU but waiting for other to compare.
  11. Visit  sinopa27 profile page
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    I graduated from UOP in Nov 2005. I worked fulltime nights and did the BSN. It worked for me and I learned so much!!
  12. Visit  five10fevr profile page
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    I am currently on my 7th class at UOP. They took almost all my ADN credits so minus two math classes it is all nursing. You write a paper each week, discussion questions, no real test, and some group projects. It does go by really fast with most classes only being 5 weeks long. It is defiantly doable. Best of luck to everyone that has decided to enroll.
    I picked UOP because I have less pre reqs then any other school. Plus I saved 25% for a year do to an agreement with my employer.
  13. Visit  jjPedsRN profile page
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    don't laugh... after researching so many universities, I narrowed it down to UoP and Grand Canyon because THEY ARE ONLY 5 weeks each! After saying that I wouldn't do that, it appeals to me. And now I am pretty sure it is Grand Canyon because they can get me started by April 21st and most others I have to wait til June. I had applied to GCU 2 years ago so they had all my info already. I am excited and at the same time hoping I have some what of a life to do things with my family
  14. Visit  brenda1234 profile page
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    I looked in to those schools you mentioned. Grand Canyon the expense turned me off. JU -- those proctor exams?
    5 week classes but it's only one class at a time & no tests. I'm in my second class at UOP and I love it. It's a lot of writing and team assignment.

    after BSN I want to do an MBA and do something with finance in health care. I like UOP so convenient than a local university
  15. Visit  jjPedsRN profile page
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    Quote from brenda1234
    I looked in to those schools you mentioned. Grand Canyon the expense turned me off. JU -- those proctor exams?
    5 week classes but it's only one class at a time & no tests. I'm in my second class at UOP and I love it. It's a lot of writing and team assignment.

    after BSN I want to do an MBA and do something with finance in health care. I like UOP so convenient than a local university
    brenda1234, I am really glad you love UOP. Like I said in another post, my co worker loved it as well. What turned me away from JU was the enrollment counselor. She was forgetful that she had called me on same day, doubling calls, and she sounded like a machine. It never felt personal. Between UOP and GCU, they have a lot of similarities but UOP was more expensive and did not include the books.. but they were very friendly as well and liked the 5 week classes. At least we are moving forward and I am sure we will both be successful in our studies.. And if you want to talk about any subjects, please message me and we can bounce ideas off each other!


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