Published Aug 11, 2004
I have completed all prereq. and will be starting nursing this fall. My school offers the actual nursing classes via internet and would like to know if anyone has attempted this before and what to expect?
Are you going thru deaconess? I am curious about their programand would be glad to hear from you about it.
You need to contact opalm if you want to hear about Deaconness. She is just about finished with the course and really ought to post her experiences--she's a good writer!
Haven't taken any courses but have taught a few for The University of Phoenix.
My theory classes are all on-line. It's basically independent study (lots of books!) with study links and guides online. Tests are taken in the nursing testing center. We have to attend lab to learn skills - 2 weeks/8 hrs per week before we have to do IVs this semester! >> And of course we have to do mastery demonstrations before we get to touch a live patient.
I highly recommend this method if you are a self-motivated learner, who learns well just reading the material. Our instructors are also our clinical instructors, so we are face to face with them twice a week, and they are readily available by phone or email all the time to answer questions. Best of all, I don't have to sit in class for countless hours during the week when I could be studying!
I am enrolled in an ADN program at the local community college. Our school has an excellent pass rate, and the pass rate is higher for the online program than onsite.
Hope this helps!
Tweety, BSN, RN
I've taken 6 credit hours of nursing courses online. EKG and Progressive Care Nursing. Both were self-paced, had to finish 12 models in 16 weeks at whatever pace the student chose, 12 quizzes, a midterm and a final. I loved it.
The RN to BSN program can be taken all online, but it's a bit busier with papers due at specific times and discussions, is much more fast paced and more work. The biggest advantage I can see is that you can do it one your own schedule without having to report to a specific class at a specific time, but you have to be self-directed and self-motivated.
purplemania, BSN, RN
my entire MSN degree program is online. I don't have to do clinicals because I am on the education tract, but NP's make arrangements with preceptors for their clinicals. I like the online method.
Chris you are too kind!
All my classes were online. My clinical was in local (?) hospitals.
srichards and fotografe what can I do for you?
Speaking of writing, how is that CPNE experience coming along my friend? you know we are all chomping to read all about it.
Question being sent to you at your pm.
I am currently in a LVN-RN nursing progam and at my school the bridge course is completed online. I absolutely loved it my instructor was available whenever I had questions. I actutually did learn from this class. All assignments are given online as well as all test. Everything is timed such as the test and there are deadlines given for all assignments that need to be turn in. One thing that I did like was that all assignments that need to be turned in can be turned in via internet. You'll do well, if you have any questions I am available and you can always send me a message.
CardioTrans, BSN, RN
I am an ADN currently taking BSN classes completely online. I absolutely love it. We still have deadlines to meet, but I can do the assignments on my own time, wherever I am. Both of my boys play sports and during their practices I can work on assignments. Everything is submitted as an MS Word attachment through email. Even our exams. Everything can be turned in early, but no later than the stated date. As far as clinicals go, I had one clinical last semester, but I was able to do it where I worked, as long as my "preceptor" was a BSN nurse.
This fall semester, the clinicals will be in management, beings that I am a supervisor, it will count in part for my clinicals.
You do have to be self motivated, and not wait until the last minute, but it is great for me.
Good luck in whatever you decide.
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