Online Master's Nursing Degree's??

  1. Hi all,

    I have been a RN for over 3 three years and did the traditional BSN program at a university. I started the FNP at the same university that graduated with my BSN but had to quit the program to accept a position at a prominent medical facility. I am wanting to return to school but not necessarily to a traditional university program. I have been looking at several online Master programs but question whether human resources would question the validity of the degree. I know all the progams I have looked at are regionally accrediated and almost all have some sort of national accrediation. My question is has anyone on the board done a Master's program online thru University of Phoenix? Did anyone have HR questioned the validity of the degree or has had a manager question it? Has the degree helped you move from a bedside position to a manager or educator?
    Any information would be great!
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  3. by   PAERRN20
    I don't have a Master's degree from University of Phoenix, but I do have know a manager than does. Nobody questioned it and she is not only a manager but a clinical instructor for a university as well. I say go for it! I am planning on getting a Master's degree online, although not in nursing.
  4. by   Otessa
    I am attending Walden University-MSN in education.

    I checked with my HR to make sure they recognized it and they did!

    Check with your HR prior to starting a program and also check for accreditation.

    otessa
  5. by   JBudd
    Also look at distance learning programs at universities; I did my masters at UNM, with the field work at a local community college. Whole lot cheaper than U of Pheonix, I added up their costs and it was nearly triple.
  6. by   meandragonbrett
    As long as it has CCNE accreditation you are good to go.
  7. by   meluhn
    A couple of my managers have online degrees, one from u of pheonix. Not a problem since they came up through the ranks in the company but IDK how it is received otherwise.
  8. by   yai J, RN
    What if you want to be a NP?
  9. by   meluhn
    Not sure but I think Drexel has an online NP program.
  10. by   TooterIA
    I am currently finishing my MSN through UOP with an Education focus. I checked with the college I want to teach for, they had no problem with UOP an currently have multiple instructors who did their MSN through UOP.
    My degree will help me move to an educator role and if I wanted to stay at my current job in the hospital setting, would also allow me to move into the manager role.
    HTH
  11. by   therisingsun68
    Thanks everyone, I am going to call HR and see what they have to say about UOP and Walden U.
    Thanks....
    Dawn

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