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How difficult would you personally rate your RN to BSN program?

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I checked out a few online and a few local programs. From what I can tell, the classes look like they will be kinda easy. "Community Health", "Intro to Writing", "Foundation of Nursing", and Statistics, Humanities, and History classes I've already taken before nursing school. Is the usual RN to BSN relatively easy after you have gotten the ASN Degree? I mean, I'm sure I will learn a lot, but it seems like the curriculum is mostly soft science and art. Am I wrong?

applewhitern, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 30 years experience.

Mine was all fluff, absolutely nothing I didn't already know from the ADN program. I already had plenty of humanities. I can't for the life of me see what all the fuss is about, regarding the need for the BSN. Those of us with prior degrees have a whole lot more education than an RN to BSN program provides. I hope you were kidding about "Intro to Writing." Don't people learn that in high school and English 101??

Also can people state which program they attended when answering this question?

If he curious to know as well

applewhitern, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 30 years experience.

Large university with a medical school, brick and mortar.

Mine was all fluff, absolutely nothing I didn't already know from the ADN program. I already had plenty of humanities. I can't for the life of me see what all the fuss is about, regarding the need for the BSN. Those of us with prior degrees have a whole lot more education than an RN to BSN program provides. I hope you were kidding about "Intro to Writing." Don't people learn that in high school and English 101??

Sorry, the name of the writing class is "Writing Seminar". I already have Comp I & II done. I wonder if that is a class I can get credit for. I'm on a budget.

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Gentleman_nurse, MSN

Specializes in Behavioral health. Has 8 years experience.

The program might be more appropriate for RN's with diplomas than Associate degrees.

emtb2rn, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

The program might be more appropriate for RN's with diplomas than Associate degrees.

My program is fluffy easy. Time consuming because they give a lot of busy work to fill the time requirement but oh so easy.

I'm a diploma grad that has a BS & masters work in another field. The majority of students in my program had previous degrees as well.

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 9 years experience.

The only problem I have with my program is the inconsistencies between professors and rubrics. Some are really strict and some are not. They employ third party TAs and they run the gamut from great to bizarre (to be nice).

It is not easy, it is not fluff, and I am learning things that I did not learn in my ADN program.

I am doing and online program through a state university that offers a seated program as well as an online program

It is the second program I have been in. First was another, similar school. Difference was director of the program being able to sort out problems. The one I am now has a great director. I can go to her with any problem and she is very helpful.

I too am a student with another BS and a Masters.

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

I'm starting the RN-BSN completion program through Slippery Rock University, PA with a bang--Nursing Informatics. There is none of the extra courses other programs require, except for two electives. Everything else is related to nursing, including the statistics course.

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

The only problem I have with my program is the inconsistencies between professors and rubrics. Some are really strict and some are not. They employ third party TAs and they run the gamut from great to bizarre (to be nice).

It is not easy, it is not fluff, and I am learning things that I did not learn in my ADN program.

I am doing and online program through a state university that offers a seated program as well as an online program

It is the second program I have been in. First was another, similar school. Difference was director of the program being able to sort out problems. The one I am now has a great director. I can go to her with any problem and she is very helpful.

I too am a student with another BS and a Masters.

That's how mine is; they have a bricks and mortar program and then an online program. I'm just glad there is no chem and there are no clinicals.

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 9 years experience.

I had chem with my Biology degree and I am already working, so I shouldn't need clinicals for a BSN as I am already an RN. I know the NP students where I work have clinical requirements.

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

I had chem with my Biology degree and I am already working, so I shouldn't need clinicals for a BSN as I am already an RN. I know the NP students where I work have clinical requirements.

Many programs require a community health clinical, sometimes time with someone in nursing mgmt., too. That's why I picked my program; they don't require any of that stuff.