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How to choose an RN-BSN program??

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Specializes in Psych, Eating Disorders.

I will be graduating in December from my community college and really want to attend an online RN-BSN program immediately after. I'm having a really hard time picking which one! How do I know which type of program I'll like (writing vs. tests)? Do most RNs just pick and go for it blindly?

I need some advice please!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

I am currently enrolled in an online RN-to-BSN completion program. My main criteria for selection were affordable tuition, asynchronous self-pacing, proper accreditation, and the ability to pursue graduate level education in the future.

The tuition and fees drove my decision to select WGU because I'd rather spend less than $10,000 on the degree, and preferably less than $5,000.

nightflower

Specializes in Psych, Eating Disorders.

Thanks TheCommuter! I'm really liking WGU as an option, but don't you have to be an employed RN in order to apply? :(

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

Thanks TheCommuter! I'm really liking WGU as an option, but don't you have to be an employed RN in order to apply? :(
Yes, you need to be working as an RN to apply. It can be as simple as a PRN/per diem/casual job that you only work once a month or once every two weeks, just as long as it is a job.

Many home health companies, nursing homes, rehab facilities, hospices, and private duty companies will allow you to work the one PRN shift per month as a new grad.

nightflower

Specializes in Psych, Eating Disorders.

Ok that's good to know. What's the curriculum at WGU like? All papers? Some group work? Tests?

featherzRN, MSN

Specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc. Has 30 years experience.

WGU has no group work, but it does have both exams and papers. Check on over at the WGU forum and you'll see tons o' data! :)