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Getting a job with online BSN??

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by AfghaniPrinzess AfghaniPrinzess (Member) Member

AfghaniPrinzess has 5 years experience and specializes in postpartum,well baby nursery, L and D.

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Hi I want to get an online BSN degree mostly because some of the programs are way cheaper than what is offered at the local universities where I live. However, some of the girls I talk to at work tell me not to go to an online program because it isnt respected and if I ever wanted a management position I would be rejected if there was another applicant that went to a more well known university even if that program was also online. I am confused! Someone help....

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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You already have an RN?

I disagree with your coworkers. Besides my resume is going to say BSN - Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences. End.

It's not going to say "online version", not that I'm ashamed of that.

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traumaRUs - Judy has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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If you are already an RN, an online degree doesn't matter one iota. However, if you are not an RN yet, I would definitely go to a brick and mortar for the clinicals and labs.

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It does not matter if you get your RN degree on-line. Individuals who have negative comments to say are insecure about themselves. Don't let that stop you from completing your degree. You will be able to obtain a management position. I was in a traditional RN program and dropped out with only a semester left due to family problems. I will have just as much clinical skills (from my summer nurse externship and three semesters of clinicals in traditional school) as someone who received their degree from a traditional program. They are respected because they know you are working twice as hard for it. It takes discipline, desire, and a lot of practice. Again, any negativity toward an online degree is because of other individuals own insecurities and possible jealousy. Don't let them ruin your dreams.

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MrChicagoRN has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care.

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Some colleges are more prestigious than others (Yale, John Hopkins, etc) I doubt they're going to care too much.

The diploma is a key to get the interview, after that you need to show them what you know.

So if you feel the online school will give you the skills you'll need, go for it.

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