I'm going to an RN to BSN program. Just about finished!!!
The big thing about RN to BSN programs is the focus has shifted away from NCLEX. The program I'm in is a combination of papers and tests. Many more papers than the ADN program. The RN to BSN is program is a breeze, super easy compared to the ADN program. No comparision at all.
NLN approved RN to BSN programs, must include a "clinical component". I received clinical hours by doing presentations to coworkers, by following a Nurse Practioner for a day, and by interviewing two directors. Other programs are different and have clinical hours in public health clinics, free clinics, and shadowing a manager. But the "clinicals" are nothing like ADN clinicals.
There are sometimes more coreqs depending on the school. I had to take College Chemistry, Statistics, Western Civ., and two relgion courses.
I'm doing my program online at Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences. It's difficult, time consuming and frustrating at times. But very doable while working full-time and as I said soooooo much easier.
Feel free to ask any questions.