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Did anyone ever complete their RN-BSN through Kaplan University? - page 5

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... Read More

  1. Visit  Aradien profile page
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    Quote from applesxoranges
    Any difficulties with Kaplan? Do people look down on the degrees because it is from Kaplan? What about their FNP proram? Any issues there?
    I have not had any real difficulties with Kaplan. When I say that, I mean that if there were difficulties, they were of the everyday kind. Time management mostly such as getting homework done, papers done, etc. and working at the same time.

    I am not familiar with the FNP program at Kaplan so I cannot speak to that per se. I do know that one of the biggest difficulties with any FNP program is getting the clinical time in. But that is an issue with any program that expects you to find your own clinical site.

    No one has looked down on me with a degree from Kaplan and after going through the program (I have been in a conventional university completion program and another online program), that Kaplan is the best I have been part of hands down. I do not think that I could say enough about the good things that this program has done for me. Increased my confidence, help me figure out what I want to do with my degree, and the world class people that I have "met" in the program. But as I stated before this is my feeling. Someone else may have had a worse experience for any reason. I have a few coworkers who are also going to Kaplan to complete their BSN and are very happy with the program. Where they go after that, I do not know.

    Best to you.

    Aradien
    Last edit by Aradien on Oct 20, '13 : Reason: grammatical error
  2. Visit  applesxoranges profile page
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    Thanks! So far all I have seen is good things about the academics but poor things about financial aid, however a lot of schools have screwy financial aid departments. However, I've had those nightmares before with financial aid. It's good that I've seen a lot of people like the program. Plus I plan on joining the reserves soon. Plus they called and talked to me and were very informative.

    I did look and found out that they are accrediated. The two states I would be interested in would accept them because I would be eligible to sit for a national exam for the FNP because they are accrediated.
  3. Visit  Aradien profile page
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    Quote from applesxoranges
    Thanks! So far all I have seen is good things about the academics but poor things about financial aid, however a lot of schools have screwy financial aid departments. However, I've had those nightmares before with financial aid. It's good that I've seen a lot of people like the program. Plus I plan on joining the reserves soon. Plus they called and talked to me and were very informative.

    I did look and found out that they are accrediated. The two states I would be interested in would accept them because I would be eligible to sit for a national exam for the FNP because they are accrediated.
    That is wonderful news for you! Good luck!

    Aradien
  4. Visit  applesxoranges profile page
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    Also, how did your credits transfer? I was initially looking at Ohio University's online program so I tailored the classes I took at my college towards their RN to BSN program. I have taken a few things like stats but I haven't taken others like genetics. I also have some of the electives like humanities classes and social sciences. They said it may be a shorter time frame for students who have an associate degree. I also have microbiology and a geriatrics class.

    If I could get one or two classes knocked off, it would save me time.

    My admissions rep called me today but I was sleeping so I just called her back.
  5. Visit  Aradien profile page
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    Quote from applesxoranges
    Also, how did your credits transfer? I was initially looking at Ohio University's online program so I tailored the classes I took at my college towards their RN to BSN program. I have taken a few things like stats but I haven't taken others like genetics. I also have some of the electives like humanities classes and social sciences. They said it may be a shorter time frame for students who have an associate degree. I also have microbiology and a geriatrics class.

    If I could get one or two classes knocked off, it would save me time.

    My admissions rep called me today but I was sleeping so I just called her back.
    I was able to get almost if not all of my classes transferred in. I also graduated with an Associates degree in Nursing. My whole program at Kaplan (2 classes at a time) has taken a year to complete.

    Aradien
  6. Visit  agandhi profile page
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    Quote from Aradien
    I will be graduating from this program 12/24/13. I believe this is a great program! I currently hold a 4.0, am a member of STT, and ABK. But, of course you don't know me from Adam's house cat. I like KU so much that I will be going on with them to get my MSN in Nursing Informatics.

    Best wishes,
    Aradien
    can I get more info on kaplan RN- BSN program? was it hard?
  7. Visit  Aradien profile page
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    Hi Agandhi,

    The Kaplan RN-BSN program was not too difficult. I am saying that because I work part-time, have an adult child living at home, three dogs, and a husband. I also, took two classes at a time. This was very doable for me. However, I don't know many others that have more on their plate able to keep that pace.

    I am only taking one class at a time for my MSN and the pace is much better for me. Everything in my life has stayed the same.

    I was with another on-line program, Ohio University. I did not care for their platform at all. Not user friendly or intuitive. Some people are better with a hybrid program or a face-to-face program. Only you know what will work for you.

    I also signed up and was able to try a class for a few weeks before owing any money. I found that worthwhile also. Where I work, I am the first graduate from the program. There are numerous other RNs, whom I've spoken with, who switched programs and have appreciated Kaplan's commitment to our success.

    Let me know how it goes for you.

    Aradien
  8. Visit  LMLYNN profile page
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    I am interested in starting the RN to BSN program. Has anyone completed this program recently? How would you rate the experience?
  9. Visit  imenid37 profile page
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    They are taking things like nursing research and nursing theory online. Nothing wrong with that.
  10. Visit  Aradien profile page
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    Quote from LMLYNN
    I am interested in starting the RN to BSN program. Has anyone completed this program recently? How would you rate the experience?
    Hi LMLYNN,

    I don't know if I would qualify since I graduated almost a year ago but a couple of my nursing coworkers just finished theirs and the experience was as good for them as me. One of them has decided that she wants her BSN and will stop. But the other friend is going on for her MSN. I think that kind of says it all. If we received our BSNs there and willing to go for an MSN at the same place, I feel lets people know that we liked their program.

    Whatever or whichever you decide, best wishes to you.

    Aradien
  11. Visit  LMLYNN profile page
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    Thank you Aradien! That is great to know!
  12. Visit  LMLYNN profile page
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    Aradien,

    Were you not concerned with all of the bad reviews about Kaplan? It looks like most of it has to do with financial issues. Did you have any financial issues?
  13. Visit  RNbri profile page
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    Hi, I'm looking to start next month. How did you like the RN to BSN program?

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