ASN RN to BSN online?

  1. 0 Hey all!

    Anyone have any recomendations on an all online program to go from ASN to BSN?? Does such a beast even exist?

    Thanks!
  2. Visit  MerdalRN profile page

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    Joined Feb '07; Posts: 20.

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  3. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Excelsior College is a distance program that offers ASN-to-BSN.

    Indiana State University is an online program that offers ASN-to-BSN.

    University of Phoenix also offers a distance ASN-to-BSN program.

    More often than not, all of these online/distance programs are referred to as "RN-to-BSN" programs, which might help you in your search. They liberalize the program title to "RN-to-BSN" because there are so many types of associate degreed RNs with different names (ADN, ASN, AASN, etc).
  4. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    I just did Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences online RN to BSN.

    They are NLN approved and I do recommend them. Check out thsi discussion here: http://allnurses.com/forums/f125/rn-...ne-105380.html
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  5. Visit  billythekid profile page
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    I'm just finishing up ADN at Excelsior College... I intend on immediately re-enrolling for the Rn-to-BSN program... very cost & time efficient!
  6. Visit  AAARN profile page
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    Hi
    I have been trying to find a good Rn to BSN online. The thing that you have to be careful is the CCNE or NLNAC accredited programs and make sure that whatever you want to do with your BSN that place accepts it. I want to get into a NP program after I get my MSN, so I called the NP program that I want to get into and asked them to look that school up to make sure they accept degrees from the school. I know that there are some hospitals too, that if you have an online degree they do not acknowedge it. Try to find a school that has a campus and online program and there are no differences in the BSN that you recieve be it online or on campus. It is a very important decision and I have been looking since before I got out of my RN program 6 mos ago.
    Alana
    The school that I have been looking at is Drexel University in PA.
  7. Visit  Cherish profile page
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    University of North Carolina has a RN-BSN. You might be better off calling or going on the websites for colleges and schools in your state. Better yet go to your states BON website it will tell you all the RN-BSN schools and then contact them. Usually it's cheaper to go to a school in your state since you will be paying in-state tuition (if it's a state run school).
  8. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from MerdalRN
    Hey all!

    Anyone have any recomendations on an all online program to go from ASN to BSN?? Does such a beast even exist?

    Thanks!
    *** There are about 600 accredited RN to BSN programs out there. Many of them online. The cheapest I have found is the University of Wyoming at $134/credit hour.
    Type RN to BSN into google and you will see hundreds of prorgams.
  9. Visit  MNmom3boys profile page
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    In the interest of getting further information -

    Why did you chose to: A) do an online program (ie rather than and brick and mortar) and B) study at the online program you chose?

    I need some time off from school, but want to start exploring my options. Thanks for your input and willingness to share your experience!

    P.S. I hope I am not offending by hoping to expand this thread rather than start another...
    Last edit by MNmom3boys on Oct 23, '07 : Reason: see postscript
  10. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    I worked night shift and wanted the convenience of online because I kept some strange hours.

    I choose FHCHS because it was cheaper than some of the others, is NLN approved, and didn't have a lot of clinicals.
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  11. Visit  dria profile page
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    i will be enrolling january 2008 at fhchs (thank you again tweety!)

    i chose the online program because i am tech savvy, i wanted to take advantage of that skillset, and also because i work well without an instructor standing on my back...

    you definitely want an nln or ccne and regionally accredited program...that will afford you the greatest amount of flexibility in the future...

    i chose fhchs based on accreditation (nln) cost (near the cheapest i have found) and the well-rounded education i will receive (gen eds are required unlike some other programs that only require the nursing courses) i figured that since i plan to obtain my msn or mshca and quite possibly an mba, it makes more sense for me to take these courses at an undergrad tuition rate vs the graduate tuition rate.

    good luck in your research, and if you have any questions, feel free to send a pm as i recently did the same research you are doing now.
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  12. Visit  carrie13 profile page
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    I am currently in the Umass Boston RN-to-BSN program. I chose online because I am good with computers and like the flexibility of doing the course work on my schedule. I can say from my experience the online classes at Umass are not difficult in content but are time consuming. Between the readings, online lectures and materials and doing the assignments (discussion questions, presentations, papers, etc) I am spending a lot of time getting through the course. I only looked at a couple programs before deciding on Umass. It definitely is not the cheapest option out there but because of my other degrees I only have to take 5 classes and because I live outside of Boston I like the idea that I am going to a local school.

    If anyone has any questions about the UMass program - let me know.
    MNmom3boys likes this.
  13. Visit  rubyrider profile page
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    I too am hoping to start the FHCHS program in Jan. '08 for the RN-BSN program as well. It has been helpful to read all of the posts. I have a coworker who is currently enrolled in the program and has been extremely pleased with it. I am quite nervous as I have been out of school for close to fifteen years...
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  14. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Quote from rubyrider
    I too am hoping to start the FHCHS program in Jan. '08 for the RN-BSN program as well. It has been helpful to read all of the posts. I have a coworker who is currently enrolled in the program and has been extremely pleased with it. I am quite nervous as I have been out of school for close to fifteen years...
    It was 15 years out of school for me too and look at me I'm done!!! Woot! If I can do it, anyone can!


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