Is there anyone out there who has graduated from University of Phoenix LPN to BSN programs or done their BSN through them?
I am in the beginning stages of looking into this program. So far it looks alright, other than the money.
It is $325/credit unit, each class is 3 units and they take 1 class every 5 weeks. It's about $1000/class. It takes about 31/2 years to finish the program. So we're looking at $40,000 for my BSN. Does anyone know how this compares financially to traditional programs?
Hoping to get some input here before I make any commitments.
Again, I am just in the beginnning stages of looking here. The waiting lists in CO for traditional programs are 3+ years!
Jan 29, '07
I attend the same UOP LPN to BSN in Tucson AZ and I feel it is worth the cost. I was looking into the local CC, and found it would take me five years to get my ADN. I work full time and have a family too, so 3 1/2 years for a BSN beats 5 years for an ADN. Also there are many hospitals that will hire a new grad RN and pay down student loans or pay them off with a work commitment contract (VA Hospitals). I know a few nurses here who have graduated and have olny heard good things. The other thing is the classes are fast pased at only 5 weeks each, so you dont have time to get bored or discouraged. The other nice thing is if you do not have the prereqs for your local CC it takes even longer. LPN to BSN is almost a no wait admission, go for it.
Last edit by scottlgarrett on Jan 29, '07
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Jan 30, '07
The classes are easy, and I dont even think they offer microbiology, these classes are geared towards adult learners. Don't cut yourself so short, go in talk to them and have your credits evaluated, and then see where you stand. One of the best things about UOP is that the professors and faculty do not treat you like an idiot or a highschool kid. This really is for grown ups. As far as time management; I work 2 jobs 60 hours per week + a family life and I find time to do my home work, which is mostly 4-5 page papers at the moment. The math was a bit tougher because I am not very math inclined. If you really want it then you will do just fine, dont worry too much about transfer credits UOP will probably find a way to include much of what you already have.
Last edit by scottlgarrett on Jan 30, '07
Feb 5, '07
i just found out that uop has a lpn to bsn program in:
- sacramento, ca
- denver, co
- tuscon, az
- phoenix, az
- and beginning a program in oklahoma!
uop bsn degree is transferrable to any state!
once you pass your nclex and receive your bsn degree you can apply for state licensure in any state you are moving to. you just go to the state web site and click on the link to do so.
ca state board approved nursing schools:
i met with a councelor twice and it looks like all my credit units transferred from my community college in oroville, ca. i just need 3 more units of humanities (will attempt to test out with the clep test) and to take the gen 300, which is an intro to uop, study skills, learning styles etc.. type of course. the program begins in june and is a 1 1/2 year program.
i need a & p, pharmacology and human growth (co nursing prereqs) which are included in the program!! how awesome is that!?! they have to be taken within 3 years to qualify to transfer. i just took pharmacology in the lpn program in 04, so i don't need that one. but, it has been way too long for a&p, so i'll take that and human growth in the program.
i am so totally psyched!!
i sent an email to the chair of the nursing dept here in co. i will post contact info for co and ca lpn to bsn programs when i receive them if anyone is interested.:d
Last edit by erniebobernie on Feb 5, '07
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