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I completed most of my RN-BSN program online through Chatham University. I have two more courses to complete before earning my degree. However, I am a traveling nurse and the two courses require extensive clinical components (contract, facility, preceptor, project) that I can't complete while on the road.

Does anyone know of a program that will let me finish my degree without having to start at square one. I spoke with a few universities and there is a minimum amount of credits that they require.

All advice will be appreciated!


roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

Not sure I understand the question. Are you asking how to complete your BSN without any clinicals?

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Every RN-BSN program I know of requires all of their core nursing courses to be completed through them. The only outside credits they will take are prerequisite courses.

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 9 years experience.

I have not known of an RN-BSN program that required clinicals. I did not have to do one.

icuRNmaggie, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU, SICU, CICU. Has 24 years experience.

If this is Chatham in Pittsburgh, take a contract there or in Weirton or Wheeling, with only Friday Saturday and Sunday stipulated in the contract. Complete your clinicals during the week.

Pittsburgh is a good town. I enjoyed my contract there and I would go back. There are many apartments for students. It all could work out very well in terms of saving on housing costs if you have roommates.

Edited by icuRNmaggie

I'm pretty sure every program requires you to take a certain amount of credits to finish your degree.

Doesn't Chatham let you do your Clinicals anywhere you choose?

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

I'm so confused.......

I'm so confused.......

Chatham is an RN-BSN program in Pittsburgh that requires clinical hours for some of their courses like public health. Other than that, the classes are completely online.