I've been researching RN-BSN online programs for a while now. It is mind-boggling how many programs there are and how the expenses and requirements vary from school to school! Anyway, I have finally narrowed it down to these three:
1. University of Texas Arlington
2. Ohio University
3. University of Wyoming
And that is where I am stuck. They are all CCNE accredited and have brick-and-mortar locations, are all public with reasonable tuition, and all average 12-13 months in length. I don't think any of the three have clinicals. I think UTA and OU have shorter semesters, but I would be able to get in sooner. Otherwise I am having a hard time finding any big differences between them.
Something I'd like to avoid is a lot of group work if possible as I prefer to work individually. I don't mind tests or papers as long as they are do-able with a full-time job. I HAVE to be able to keep up a good GPA in whichever program for my future career interests.
With this information, can anyone recommend one of these schools over another? For those considering or attending these schools, what made you select them and are you happy where you are?
Thank you SOOOOO much! This process is so much more complicated than I ever thought it would be.