Working during RN-BSN? - page 3

For those of you who did a bridge from RN to BSN, did you work while in school? Im super fortunate that I didnt really have to work during my ADN, (i am done in september) and Im wondering if completing the BSN is as... Read More

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    I worked full time and did 15 hours a semester. My program actually encouraged working. It was actually only 9 hours a semester but I landed a scholarship when I graduated from my asn program that required 15 but I managed. I continued to work full time up until this semester in my FMHNP program but I had to quit. No way I could do 20+ hours clinical time and work m-f 7-3. I graduate in 11 months so ready to be done...lol... I will start my dnp a year after graduation at UAB.

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    Yes, it is very possible to work while completing an RN-BSN program. The classes are just busy work so you'll need time to write endless papers, but it can be done. Unless, writing is not your strength. In general, there's no highly intellectual anything going on -- no matter what many try to make you think.

    If I were you, I would skip the BSN altogether and find myself an ADN-MSN bridging program. Better use of time, effort, and money.

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    When I did my RN-BSN I worked 3 12 hr nights a week, had 4 kids and was pregnant. Yes...it is doable. I had a 3.7 or 3.8 GPA. I went with an online program because couldn't commit to being in class on specific nights...my work schedule was the issue there. So online for me!
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    Quote from IrishIzRN
    When I did my RN-BSN I worked 3 12 hr nights a week, had 4 kids and was pregnant. Yes...it is doable. I had a 3.7 or 3.8 GPA. I went with an online program because couldn't commit to being in class on specific nights...my work schedule was the issue there. So online for me!
    What online program did u do? I'm looking at u of Texas Arlington...
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    Wow......... This thread got a little cra-cra.
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    Quote from future_anesthetist
    What online program did u do? I'm looking at u of Texas Arlington...

    I did Chamberlain College of Nursing. I was very happy with the school and how things went. Everything was predictable...which was nice. I'm now in grad school at Drexel University (so you can get into grad school after a BSN with Chamberlain) and I miss the predictability of Chamberlain. Chamberlain was set up in a way where expectations for each class were very similar...due dates for discussion boards, the times things were due. Now I'm at Drexel and sometimes something is due on Friday or Saturday or Sunday and it may be noon or midnight or 8 pm. So ever class is very different with very different rules. I liked that Chamberlain was...predictable. It really helped plan my life while doing school and working and having a family.

    My husband is working on his RN and plans to do Chamberlain for his BSN and possibly his MSN too!
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    Quote from IrishIzRN

    I did Chamberlain College of Nursing. I was very happy with the school and how things went. Everything was predictable...which was nice. I'm now in grad school at Drexel University (so you can get into grad school after a BSN with Chamberlain) and I miss the predictability of Chamberlain. Chamberlain was set up in a way where expectations for each class were very similar...due dates for discussion boards, the times things were due. Now I'm at Drexel and sometimes something is due on Friday or Saturday or Sunday and it may be noon or midnight or 8 pm. So ever class is very different with very different rules. I liked that Chamberlain was...predictable. It really helped plan my life while doing school and working and having a family.

    My husband is working on his RN and plans to do Chamberlain for his BSN and possibly his MSN too!
    Sounds like you had a really good experience! I also looked at chamberlain but I found through different links that I cannot attend the school because I live in Washington state. Too bad!! I am debating between wsu-Vancouver and UT-Arlington. Save about 6-7k going to UTA and they have no clinicals. Anyway sorry to ramble on and thanks for sharing your experience!!


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