RN to BSN?

  1. Does anyone know of any online RN to BSN programs that do not require you to be currently working as an RN to be accepted?

    I am starting night nursing school in a week to obtain my Associates. I am one of the unlucky ones that have to work full time while attending school; granted I do work from home so I guess it's not too terrible.

    My dilemma is this. My current employer reimburses tuition at 100%. To me it makes the most sense to graduate with my ADN and immediately enter an online RN to BSN program while remaining with my current employer.

    Most programs i find state that you have to be working as a RN to be accepted. Does anyone know of any programs without this requirement?

    Thanks in advance!!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   meanmaryjean
    You will be an RN- what seems to be the problem?
  4. by   PortiaT
    I'll have my license, but I will not be working as a RN. Most of the RN to BSN programs I've found want you to be working as an RN to be accepted. I'm trying to avoid working in the field immediately after graduating, so that I can take advantage of the tuition reimbursement.
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from PortiaT
    I'll have my license, but I will not be working as a RN. Most of the RN to BSN programs I've found want you to be working as an RN to be accepted. I'm trying to avoid working in the field immediately after graduating, so that I can take advantage of the tuition reimbursement.
    You're going to have a very tough time getting a job as a nurse if you follow this path. You will be an 'old new grad' and that is NOT a good place to be. There's a reason these are not known as ADN-to-BSN programs, but rather RN-to-BSN. You need that RN experience to be successful in them.
  6. by   PortiaT
    Hmmmm. I see. I see. That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for your insight.
  7. by   shibaowner
    I would advise you get an RN job after completing your ADN. Your RN employer will likely pay for your RN to BSN program. Good luck.
  8. by   traumaRUs
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  9. by   kaseyrachele
    a lot of hospitals offer tuition reimbursement if that is what you are worried about. just do your research. you probably wont get 100% but depending on what you are doing now, you probably will get a bigger pay check, and you will be getting experience.
  10. by   PortiaT
    Thanks everybody. And yes, the tuition reimbursement is my concern. I already have a Bachelor's degree, which makes me ineligible for Financial Aid for my Nursing degree. I pay out of pocket, so I want to be sure I can afford it. I'll definitely do some more research.

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