RN to BSN questions

  1. Hi - Just graduated in December with my ADN, passed NCLEX, just got first job... now I want to start my rn to bsn program.. but which one? I can't find any solid reviews of online programs. At first I was going to go with Capella .. but now i'm considering Walden. Will having an online BSN degree hinder me at all? I really want to get this BSN over with as fast as possible but not overwhelm myself. Please if you can give me any insight to online rn to bsn programs.. or if you can point me in the right direction.. thanks!
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Esme12
    m ved for best response.....you might also check out our college forum You may find answers there....Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  4. by   Palliative Care, DNP
    I did ODU's online RN to BSN program. Old Dominion University is a state school here in VA so it was really reasonable. If you go full time it can be finished in 3 semesters.
  5. by   SherrieberrieRN
    I have decided to go through Western Governors University. Very cheap and from what I can tell seems like a decent program. I have some friends doing their teaching degree through them and they love the classes. It's worth checking into.
  6. by   Lennonninja
    Check your state universities to see if they have programs. I'm doing Indiana University's online ASN-BSN program since I have a previous BA from there.
  7. by   mon00707
    My instructor gave me the name of Chamberlain University, which is an online school. Another student is currently enrolled there so you can research that.
  8. by   JRich
    I am starting Grand Canyon University on Monday. I looked into a school here in Texas where i live now, but they wouldn't accept 99% of my classes from an accredited school in Minnesota. I would have had to redo all my sciences, math classes, and a few english classes. On top of the classes I would have had to redo I also would have had to add 2 history classes, 2 government classes, and an art class. Grand Canyon, while it is spendy, accepted all of my classes from Minnesota, and one of them even qualified to replace one of their nursing classes so I have 1 less class to take.
  9. by   Love2ReadRN
    I second that you should look at state schools. I got my BSN through a state school even though it was all online it was substantially cheaper than I thought it would be (Part time for 2 years, ~10,000.00) Most schools offer an online option because they know we're busy professionals who do not have time to get to school 1+ days a week.
  10. by   besaangel
    Quote from Love2ReadRN
    I second that you should look at state schools. I got my BSN through a state school even though it was all online it was substantially cheaper than I thought it would be (Part time for 2 years, ~10,000.00) Most schools offer an online option because they know we're busy professionals who do not have time to get to school 1+ days a week.
    Concur... Better to deal with a brick and mortar
  11. by   Havin' A Party!
    Nothing wrong with doing the BSN online.

    Suggestion: Don't go full-time, stay working. Proceed with the schoolwork slowly. The idea is to really get something out of it.

    Good luck!
  12. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Quote from Lennonninja
    Check your state universities to see if they have programs. I'm doing Indiana University's online ASN-BSN program since I have a previous BA from there.
    I second this. My state university had an 100% online program for the fraction of the cost that most all-online universities are offering it.
    I got my RN-BSN through Texas Tech University in 6 months (January-July). I worked full time and raised a baby, so it's very doable.
  13. by   Meriwhen
    If there's any hinderance from an online RN-BSN program, IMO it'll be due to the school itself and not the fact that the program is online. There's many good online programs out there, both "free-standing" as well as those related to brick-and-mortar schools.

    There's also some not-so-stellar programs out there. So my advice is to do the research BEFORE you sign on with any program.

    Best of luck whatever you decide!
  14. by   classicdame
    Check with your state BON to see if the cschool you are interested in is "approved". Most are.

    Check also with your state schools. They are cheaper

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