Originally posted by Agnus
Distasnce learning is not a short cut. It is really tough. BUT IS DEFINATELY DOABLE. Please, check out Excelsior College. They are online. Here is a toll free # to get you started with some info. 1-888-647-2388. www.excelsior.edu. Excelsior College 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-5159. Excelsior formerly know as Regents College is a member of the University of the State of New York. They are fully accredited.
I am attendiing to get my RN to BSN.
Once enrolled you will be able to communicate with other students (you must be enrolled first). The support from their educators is great.
I apologize if I am out of line mentioning school names with such enthusiasm. I am NOT paid or rewarded for endorsements I just wanted to answer the question that started the thread.
A question..............First, I am WAY ahead of myself with this question, as I am just getting started on prereq's for ADN.
Is an online course looked at the same as attending the actual college?
Second, is this any less stressful to do while working fulltime?
I will be working Saturdays only, while I attend our local college's RN program. My husband is supportive, and is planning on helping with the house and kids while I attend..........we have 5 at home now.
But, once I finish, I will definitely have to be working fulltime.
From all the various threads I have read here, as BSN looks like the best way to go, once I get the ADN. I am not looking to get into management, but I have noticed, for many RN positions, a BSN is either desired, or required.
My ultimate goal, is to work in pediatrics, and , preferably, pediatric oncology.
Any additional insight would be greatly appreciated.