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Need advice for inexpensive rn to bsn online program!


Specializes in L&D,postpartum,acute rehab/medsurg. Has 10 years experience.

This is my very first post on allnurses...I have been on as a guest for a long time and finally joined! Anyway, I have my AS degree and want to do RN to BSN online while working fulltime nights. I am mainly concerned with a program that is affordable, has NLN or CCNE accreditation, and preferably no group projects! I understand that writing papers, tests, and clinicals will be involved but really don't want the hassle of group projects. Time is not a big issue and I am happy to do it part time if I need to. University of Wyoming seems like it might fit the bill but I am open minded. I know it would be wise to really do my research before making this decision. Thanks!


Specializes in Pediatrics, High-Risk L&D, Antepartum, L. Has 12 years experience.

For an online program I hope you are expecting to pay $400-600 per credit. I don't know that you are going to get any more affordable than that.

That being said I go to Chamberlain. I have no clinicals or group projects. I wanted a program that didn't involve clinicals and found it!


Specializes in Hospice/Palliative Nursing. Has 5 years experience.

I don't think inexpensive exists...

Definitely do your homework and ask lots of questions here on allnurses.

Good Luck!


Specializes in Pediatrics/Adult Float Pool.

i just saw a post on here a week or so ago that outlined a bunch of online programs...don't remember who posted it. but, i am leaning towards Excelsior, when i finish my asn anyway. they offer rn-bsn or msn. i've heard some good stuff about wyoming. and, have you looked into isu? i know their lpn-bsn is good, but i don't know anything about going from rn forward.

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Specializes in oncology, med surg & corrections.

I'm in the program at Grand Canyon University. I love the fact of a new class every 5 weeks. The group project isn't as bad as it sounds, they are powerpoint presentations. Cost $400/credit with a $500 scholarship to everyone for the first class:yeah::yeah::yeah:


Specializes in L&D,postpartum,acute rehab/medsurg. Has 10 years experience.

Thanks everyone! This is giving me a great place to start from. To 4littlemonkeys, How long does the Excelsior program take? Do you know what the approximate total cost would be? Are they good about giving you credit towards previous classes taken?