I need some advice. I'm thinking about internet nursing courses.

  1. What I would like to know:

    How much will it cost?

    Will I still learn the same material?

    Will it really make a difference in how I will nurse?

    What are the best nursing courses?

    How much will I have to travel?

    Did you take the internet courses?

    When should I start all this (If I make the decision to do it,)?

    Thank you in advance
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  3. by   susanmary
    I have taken courses over the internet (for example, nursing reseatch) -- might be a good way to get some prerequisite courses done. I would not recommend getting your nursing associate's over the internet. I would encourage you to get an associate's degree -- community colleges are relatively inexpensive & you can meet with an advisor regarding classes, financial aid, etc. From your previous postings, and even from this post requesting information -- I believe that you need an advisor to guide you.

    You are young -- big difference between sitting in a classroom & participating than sitting in front of a computer. You need to interact -- you will learn from your fellow students -- and your instructors. I don't believe that you will get the same education from internet courses. Not too many shortcuts you can take regarding your nursing education. You need to have a solid theory base -- so that you can apply your knowledge to your clinical situations -- hence the term "critical-thinking skills." Really not an advocate for ADNs over the computer. My opinion. Sue
  4. by   angelbear
    Correct me if I am wrong but you are not yet a nurse at all as in not an LPN going for RN? Is that right? If that is the case I agree you may be able to get some of your prereqs out of the way online just make sure that it will transfer to the school you plan to attend. I agree that for your LPN at leaste you need the interaction and in person class time. Once you have atained that however online courses toward RN are nothing to be ashamed of and turn out some darn fine nurses. But overall If I were just starting out I would do whatever prereqs I could online as long as they are accepted at your school but when it came down to the actual nursing courses I would just go straight through and get my RN at your school of choice. I hope that all made sense to you. Good Luck in your dream of nursing.
  5. by   marilynmom
    I am not in Nursing school but I do take a lot of my pre- reqs online through my college but I would *not* take nursing courses online....I think you would miss out on way to much. Some fields would be fine to get a whole degree online with, but not Nursing.

    How do they set up clinicals and labs if it is all online- I would be curious about that?

  6. by   SandyB
    I'm doing many of my BSN classes online.
    To get at least your LVN or LPN you need to be in a classroom, after that....up to you. My classes cost the same as any California State college cuz my online program is through a CalState college.
    I do miss the interaction with other students tho....
  7. by   renerian
    I did my BS/MS distance some one line. ADN I think clinical rotations are very important.

  8. by   NurseStacey143
    I wouldnt think you could get an ADN without the required clinical roations. Maybe it depends on the state, but thats seems crazy! They are the stepping stone to being a
    "Real Nurse"
  9. by   tattooednursie
    Thank you for the advice. I never really thought about all the clinical stuff though. I guess that would be next to impossable. I still want to do the prereques that way. I guess I better get looking for some schools. Has anyone heard anything about any good ones in northern Cali?