Online schools?

  1. Ok, let me set the tone for my situation....

    I am recently retired military in an electronics field, but am tired of that and have no desire to continue in that field. My girlfriend is a RN and after doing research and listening to her talk I've decided I also want to become a RN.

    Our plan is for her to go travel nursing for a year or two while I go to school full time while traveling with her to at a minimum take care of prerequisites for acceptance into an ADN program.

    The million dollar question is.... what is a good school to go through for that and possibly even continue with into the ADN program? I prefer a school where online group work is at a minimum. I tried that once with University of Phoenix and with a small group with different schedules, it is a huge pain.

    Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!!!
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  3. by   RunBabyRN
    I don't believe there's an accredited school that meets what you're looking for (I could be wrong). You'll have some stuff that you really need to learn in class, and for clinicals, you'll need to be where your school places you. Your instructor will need to be there to observe you.
    Think about it this way- would you want a nurse who learned everything online? Do you want that person starting your IV or inserting your Foley?
    Even some of the prerequisites, like anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, etc will require you to at least be on campus for lab.
  4. by   NurseGirl525
    You need to be in the classroom. You can't do nursing school online. You could possibly do your prerequisites online, but I wouldn't do all of them online. A&P and micro really need to be done in the classroom because of labs. If you decided to do them online, tests would have to be proctored. Nursing school itself, with clinicals can not be done online. No ifs ands or buts about that.
  5. by   ratlady for prereqs. I wouldn't do nursing school online.