Sorry, folks, I haven't checked in in awhile.
What do I say?
I went in as a 36 y/o non-degreed professional. Former EMT/Phleb/AUA/lab tech. I was blessed with a self-motivated, disciplined peer group, on-line, 6 total and I was the only guy.
My criticisms, from what I am able to find, are not exactly unique to RSC, but are something to consider. One of the professors was not overly adept with on-line instruction, and frankly had too many resources/asignments. I believe
this has changed. While it is true that you have to know "all the stuff" in nursing, it is possible to narrow the resource material, teach fundamental concepts, and build critical thinking in a much more limited framework.
I had a couple of discussions with faculty about this. The first time, because it suited political aims within the HS department, my concerns and those of our group were "carefully considered." The second time, I was told that I was impertinent, a trouble-maker, and extremely gauche for calling into question the abilities of the professors. (My step-father and father-in-law both taught at Annapolis, FWIW.
) Whinewhine, moanmoan.
It is survivable. It is not overly challenging, if you are able to synchronize with the instructors' thinking on the exams. The majority of questions are taken from NCLEX texts, though one difficulty we experienced was the re-phrasing of questions from a published text in ways that did not necessarily manitain connection to the "correct" answer and its rationale.
Tests and grades for campus and on-line are seperate, so it is a bit of a stretch to say that both groups receive equal instruction, but if you are self-disciplined and do the work(and figure out which work for you is unnecessary), it won't be hard.