Online prerequisites

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    I am a non-nursing professional currently applying to second-degree accelerated BSN programs (for those with non-nursing bachelor's degrees). I need to work full-time until I begin a program, hopefully in January 2015, and therefore need to take prerequisite courses online. After graduating the BSN program and working as an RN, my long term goal is to be a nurse anesthetist. I understand the programs are difficult and that my desires may change. This question is really about me being as well-positioned as possible.

    My father brought up a concern and now I'm a little paranoid. Could taking the BSN prerequisites online (through a community college, SUNY to be exact) potentially hinder my entrance into a nurse anesthetist or other MSN program several years down the road? Specifically, the prerequisites are anatomy & physiology I & II, microbiology, psychology, and nutrition. Some of those include labs that are also conducted online.

    I've checked with several of the BSN programs I'm applying to, and they're fine with the online/CC prerequisites. I just want to know if anyone has experience with Nurse Anesthetist programs not accepting online prerequisites from several years before.
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    The short answer is NO, online classes are ok.
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    Quote from kathryn1029
    I am a non-nursing professional currently applying to second-degree accelerated BSN programs (for those with non-nursing bachelor's degrees). I need to work full-time until I begin a program, hopefully in January 2015, and therefore need to take prerequisite courses online. After graduating the BSN program and working as an RN, my long term goal is to be a nurse anesthetist. I understand the programs are difficult and that my desires may change. This question is really about me being as well-positioned as possible.

    My father brought up a concern and now I'm a little paranoid. Could taking the BSN prerequisites online (through a community college, SUNY to be exact) potentially hinder my entrance into a nurse anesthetist or other MSN program several years down the road? Specifically, the prerequisites are anatomy & physiology I & II, microbiology, psychology, and nutrition. Some of those include labs that are also conducted online.

    I've checked with several of the BSN programs I'm applying to, and they're fine with the online/CC prerequisites. I just want to know if anyone has experience with Nurse Anesthetist programs not accepting online prerequisites from several years before.
    My understanding from a transcript perspective is: how do they know? I do not believe any of my online classes state that they were online.
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    As long as it is regionally accredited university it shouldn't matter.
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    Quote from liberated847
    The short answer is NO, online classes are ok.
    What makes you say this? Where have you seen a school that requires that prerequisites be taken at brick and mortar only schools?


    I have researched several ABSN programs and advanced degree programs and have never, ever seen a school say that they require classes be taken at brick and mortar institutions. Nursing schools require that prerequisites be taken at an ACCREDITED school. In fact, I have taken several prerequisites online and been accepted into a very competitive ABSN program. Furthermore, nowhere on my transcripts does it state the mode of course delivery.
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    Quote from mamagui

    What makes you say this? Where have you seen a school that requires that prerequisites be taken at brick and mortar only schools?
    I believe this person said online classes are ok.
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    sorry, I had to edit because I did not capture the quote the first time


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