I am meeting with an admissions advisor next week to review my unofficial transcripts prior to actually applying. I want to see how many of my credits will transfer while still considering other colleges. I don't have any info for you regarding the program, however after looking at the course work, it doesn't look too bad.
My co-woker just began the Rio Grande program last week. Her coursework is completed online and her exams are being taken at an alternate location (I believe she has 3 location options). She will begin her clinicals next semester, I am not sure of where they will be, but it's only one day a week.
Nurse brown05, how does your co-worker like Rio Grande? Where does she live? I'm in the Dayton area and am guessing will have to travel about 2 hours to and from a clinical location if I can get one an hour outside of Rio Grande. That's a long drive, but could maybe handle it one day a week. I am currently looking into Rio Grande and Excelsior College. I want something that is more doable than Sinclair or Kettering's program. I have family and will have to work at least part-time. Thanks.
I've just applied for Rio online too. Who else is starting this program ? Let's talk ! What do you know about this school.....like how often do you have to go in for a proctored test ? Do you know anyone who has completed the online program ?
i would avoid chamberlain (at least in ohio - duno anything about the programs in the other states). most rn-bsn programs are not entirely online and chamberlain is the only one i have seen that doesn't require ANY attendance or clinicals. a program that stands out by requiring LESS always sends up a red flag to me.
Hey Crickett, what all have you learned about Rio's program? I applied there a few days ago. My transcripts are on their way there. I think I'll wait until next year tho d/t big things happening in my life this year. I'll be ready to start next year, and in the meantime can take the Communications class here locally and get it out of the way.
I just dread taking the NLN Nursing Mobility test to get in next year.
Have you gone to an info meeting at the school? Have you heard anything about the transition courses? I was going to take the required Microbiology and two A&P classes now and then just have the sciences transition course waived. The woman I spoke with at the school told me that I could do that but that the transition course is only five weeks long, as opposed to the length of time to take each class. That worries me, b/c I'm thinking that if they do the equivalent of a micro and two A&P courses in only five weeks that it has to be incredibly intense.
I didn't ask her about testing... didn't think of it at the time. I'm hoping that one can go to, say, a local testing center to take the tests as opposed to driving to the school, which is a three hour drive for me. I was told my clinical locations would be in Chillocothe, which is about an hour and a half for me.