Hi, I am just finishing my RN/ADN at a local community college and I am trying to plan ahead. I want to start on my pre-reqs for the BSN program but I need to figure out what school. Anyone have any experiences they would like to share and what school you chose? Thanks!
I am about 1/2 way through Western Governor's BSN and like it so far, it is CCNE accredited, same as UM, MSU, EMU etc
I don't think you do any prereqs for a bridge program, you just pick one that suits your style (some have clinicals, some are all writing papers and taking tests). I think most people pick a program based on cost. My coworker is halfway done with her BSN and she did it through which cost her around $9500. Eastern Michigan is the school she is bridging with.
I'm doing Ohio University. You only have to 31 Nurse credits and a total of $7,500 for the program.
I went with MSU online as I had a degree from there and my electives/prereqs we're all covered. I liked it but they required quite a bit of clinicals which I thought were wasted on experienced nurses. I was annoyed when I found out I could have done other programs without them.
Any schools not requiring prereqs? I looked into Ferris and they are asking me to take 5 more prerequs such as as Statistics and Microbiology
All BSN programs I have seen require those. Most ADN programs also include microbiology as well, I honestly dont think you will find a BSN program without those either as a prerequisite or as part of the program.
How is the program? How long is the program? Any clinicals? Im worried about taking classes online? Is it really difficult?
It hasnt been too bad so far, my hardest course so was biochem, i took stats 10 years ago and managed to remember enough to test out after a few weeks. There is a lot of chance for help and instructors have been quick to respond to questions. If you have a community college nearby it may be cheaper to take the science classes in a traditional setting.
If you're worried about online classes, take as many of the required BSN courses that you can at your community college: biochem (or organic chem, depending on the school), statistics, Microbiology (with lab), etc. You'll save money taking them at the community college and you'll get to do face-to-face courses, if that's your choice.
Most BSN programs, even at schools with brick & mortar campuses have online or hybrid courses nowadays.