Did anyone ever complete their RN-BSN through Kaplan University? - page 3

by Blackheartednurse 52,213 Views | 58 Comments

I'm thinking of getting my BSN online through Kaplan University but I have to make a fast decision since they start nov.10.I have spoken with one of their advisers,the program seems costly 375 dollars per one credit..I'm looking... Read More


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    Quote from rainbowbrite85
    i'm against nursing classes online, especially kaplan. i think that if you are going to choose a career like nursing, it should be in person with actual instructors. one would be hard pressed to find anything good about kaplan on this site if they took 10 minutes to actually do a search on previous posts here. didn't mean to offend, and didn't mean for someone to try to "delete" my post based on a opinion...not 100% why a premium member would want to delete my post based on my opinion.
    i was not trying to delete your post. i deleted my reply regarding your comment because you are not even a nurse yet and giving us advice regarding our post rn licensure educational choices? very typical of some all-knowing pre-nursing/nurses wanna be students here!

    there! that was my post that i deleted. i have nothing against nursing students opinions but come on think of it. she is an rn already trying to do an adn/asn to bsn program which happens to be online and you are saying that's not good for nurses and you are not even a nurse yourself??

    angel, rn
    Last edit by agldragonRN on Oct 18, '10
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    Quote from agldragonrn
    i was not trying to delete your post. i deleted my reply regarding your comment because you are not even a nurse yet and giving us advice regarding our post rn licensure educational choices? very typical of some all-knowing pre-nursing/nurses wanna be students here!

    there! that was my post that i deleted. i have nothing against nursing students opinions but come on think of it. she is an rn already trying to do an adn/asn to bsn program which happens to be online and you are saying that's not good for nurses and you are not even a nurse yourself??

    angel, rn
    sorry, didn't mean to pee in your cheerios. i don't think i'm all-knowing whatsoever. the minute you think that is the minute that the fun goes out of life. i just had an opinion that some classes should be taught in person, that's all. i'm "only" a nursing student so i don't claim to know anything of what it's like to be a nurse, and i congratulate anyone who completes their nursing course work.

    you don't need to be so demeaning or trying to stereotype me into a typical "wanna be" nursing student. that's rude. sorry to offend you--at least i know what to expect if i ever want to make another post on here again. so much for expressing my opinion--obviously it isn't as worthy as yours since i'm not even a nurse myself. thanks for the self-esteem boost.
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    i don't eat cheerios so no problem. pee away.

    i wasn't trying to be rude but you judging my educational choices and putting it down when you don't even know what it entails is rude.

    good luck to you and just one advice: being open minded is one quality that all nurses should have.

    i guess we should just agree to disagree.

    peace out!
    Last edit by agldragonRN on Oct 19, '10
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    Wow, I'm very happy I came on here and looked. I was just speaking with one of the Kaplan representatives and she made things sound very promising. I had some doubts and was going to e-mail one of my past professors anyway. No way will I do this Kaplan program. I want to get my BSN to advance myself, it sounds like Kaplan is kind of an expensive dead end. Does anyone know of any online RN to BSN programs in the New York area other than Pace ($$$!!!)?
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    Quote from RNdit
    Wow, I'm very happy I came on here and looked. I was just speaking with one of the Kaplan representatives and she made things sound very promising. I had some doubts and was going to e-mail one of my past professors anyway. No way will I do this Kaplan program. I want to get my BSN to advance myself, it sounds like Kaplan is kind of an expensive dead end. Does anyone know of any online RN to BSN programs in the New York area other than Pace ($$$!!!)?
    Stony Brook University, Utica College, SUNY-Delhi, SUNY-Empire
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    RN to BSN or MSN programs online make much more sense than sitting in class. RN"s can be working and gaining experience and in many cases can put their new knowledge to work immediately.
    Now, I agree one almost must certainly attend a hands-on college program to get RN in first place. Some LPN's could handle it but they would have to be truly dedicated. The majority of bridge BSN programs do not even have clinicals..so why would one need to be there in person. I have personally found I actually work even harder doing online class then I did in brick and mortar. And considering there are so many online programs now in so many degrees, it is the way education is going. Schools are going broke and cutting programs while online schools are growing!
    Yes, some online programs are jokes as are some brick and mortar colleges. One must be careful in choosing where they obtain their degree and fancier or more expensive does not mean better or even easier.
    I commend every nurse who even attempts to return to school..between life, kids, work etc..etc..Each one of you is a real Go-getter in life!
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    Fort Hays for RN-BSN did anyone go there? I saw a posting from Blackheartednurse and was wondering if you ever applied?
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    did you go to Fort Hays for the RN-BSN program, I'm trying to make a decision right now
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    i am in the rn-bsn program at kaplan and have had no problems with this curriculum the cost per credit hour was the same as if i had gone thru the university of southern in.
    as far as the brick and mortar comment well some people need to be in that type of learning atmosphere to get what they need due to lack of self discipline which is needed with an online program, and many new grad rn's have not yet acquired that ability. i myself am a 23 year er trauma nurse specialist and find that sitting in a classroom is too boring for my learning needs. i certainly do not need someone to hand feed me on how to be a nurse, this program is expanding my knowledge to a management position.
    so in conclusion i am very happy with kaplan and it is really, each and everyone’s personal preference to their learning style.
    colleen jones, rn tns
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    I am actually in the BSN program at Kaplan yes the cost is a bit much but I did get the Veteren discount, and if anyone works in a rural health care setting you may qualifiy for the federal govt to pay 60% of your tution.
    And Yes online is so much better then sitting in some classroom listening to some boring old nurse teach. Online you have to learn to be self motivated and organized.


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