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How is the rn to bsn program ? Would you recommend taking 2 classes every 8 weeks if so what classes would you recommend to pair together? Any classes that you recommend taking alone ? 

How are the instructors ? Also did you feel as if you learned anything during this rn to bsn transition ? 

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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I would not recommend doubling up unless you really, really need to do so — at least not at first. When they are getting started, many students underestimate the time required for each class. There are weekly discussion posts and (typically) three larger project assignments in each course, and sometimes the assignments will be due on the same week. So unless you have no other demands on your time, I would start out with one class at a time. Just my opinion! 🙂

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SopranoKris is a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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I did my RN-to-BSN with Chamberlain. I doubled up 2 classes per semester each session, except one summer session where I did only 1 so I could travel. Finished my BSN in 9 months. 

I do preface this by saying my kids were grown and independent. I was working three 12-hour shifts per week, so I definitely had the time to devote to studying, writing discussion boards, papers, etc. I wouldn't double-up if you've never had an online course, have small children or kids in lots of sports/activities, or you aren't familiar with APA format.

I'm not sure if Economics is still a required course at Chamberlain or not. That one was HORRIBLE. It's geared for business students (there's no separate Econ for nursing students) and it was extremely time consuming, difficult and stressful. I wish I would have taken that one alone. Luckily, I had it with a very easy course (Cultural Nursing), so I managed to keep my 4.0 intact. I usually love math and did not care for this one at all. I would have rather taken another Stats class 😄 

Good luck!

 

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I started in May, I take 2 classes at a time. Im a single mom, work full time MON - Friday and I think its doable. Im finishing up two now and I will be taking my last 3 classes starting November and i will be graduating in December. It took me 7 months to finish. I was able to get all A's so far. You can do it. 

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6 hours ago, BAY AREA RN said:

This gives me so much hope and motivation. I am a single mother myself i was so worried how everything would work out. How do you purchase your textbooks ? Are the paper writing assignment heavy 10 pages papers? Also i am starting with poli sci and health assessment any advice on how to succeed in these classes ?

On 10/9/2019 at 10:50 PM, SopranoKris said:

I did my RN-to-BSN with Chamberlain. I doubled up 2 classes per semester each session, except one summer session where I did only 1 so I could travel. Finished my BSN in 9 months. 

I do preface this by saying my kids were grown and independent. I was working three 12-hour shifts per week, so I definitely had the time to devote to studying, writing discussion boards, papers, etc. I wouldn't double-up if you've never had an online course, have small children or kids in lots of sports/activities, or you aren't familiar with APA format.

I'm not sure if Economics is still a required course at Chamberlain or not. That one was HORRIBLE. It's geared for business students (there's no separate Econ for nursing students) and it was extremely time consuming, difficult and stressful. I wish I would have taken that one alone. Luckily, I had it with a very easy course (Cultural Nursing), so I managed to keep my 4.0 intact. I usually love math and did not care for this one at all. I would have rather taken another Stats class 😄 

Good luck!

 

Thanks for sharing. I am starting out with two classes political science and health assessment. 

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OliveOyl91 is a CNA, RN and specializes in Orthopedics, Trauma.

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All of these replies are super helpful. I'm starting Chamberlain's RN-BSN program next week (Cycle 2 November Session) and this is my first time taking classes 100% online. This first semester I only registered for one class each session. If all goes well, I may double up on the gen-ed courses, but I'll play it by ear. I don't have any kiddos at home and am working three 12's a week.

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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5 minutes ago, thewhitechickoj said:

All of these replies are super helpful. I'm starting Chamberlain's RN-BSN program next week (Cycle 2 November Session) and this is my first time taking classes 100% online. This first semester I only registered for one class each session. If all goes well, I may double up on the gen-ed courses, but I'll play it by ear. I don't have any kiddos at home and am working three 12's a week.

I think that is smart when you are first dippin' your toes in the pool. While it's great that some of the previous posters doubled up without problems, extrapolating that to everyone isn't realistic. They are seeing it from their experience, and I am seeing it from the experiences of about 300 students during the last couple of years. Just sayin'. 😄 

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