Excelsior has no chemistry requirements. I'm finishing up the capstone now. The program is very doable! I began the nursing courses last August and took four course during that one semester, took 2 last semester, and now I'm 11 weeks away from the BSN! Your costs will depend on how many credits you have for transfer and what you are left with to take. I would also take a look at American Sentinel University, too, since they are cheaper than Excelsior College and offers all 8-week courses. I plan on getting my MSN in Case Management from them as soon as this BSN is done.