Hello, I was wondering if anyone has completed the majority of their
pre-reqs online before applying to an RN program (minus the few classes that have to be completed in a school/campus setting)? If so how did it work for you and what were the positives and negatives you encountered? The reason I ask is because I am an LVN licensenced in CA and I am depserate to get my ASN. My husband is in the military and we are currently stationed in Hawaii. Between military life, the high cost of living here, difficulty getting into the local community colleges and having 2 little ones at home, the only way I would be able to take classes is if they were online. My husband deploys frequently and when he is home his work schedule does not allow him to come home to watch the kids. Any advice, info or experiences would be greatly appreciated!
Feb 5, '07
I love my online classes. The best part is you can work ahead on things so if you know you are gonna be busy next week you can get all your work done and not worry about it. Before you start taking classes if you arent geting your ADN from the school you are taking online classes at make sure your future school accepts those credits. Also be careful about labs. I would NOT take a A & P or micro course online that didnt offer a lab on campus to go with it, ive never heard of a ADN program not wanting labs. Sometimes schools will be picky and not take classes from other schools cause they are slightly different. So just cross your t's and dot your i's and go for it. Oh and as for pros and cons, pro is you go at your pace and can do your classes in your pjs at night, con is you have to be a good self learner and stay on task. Ive never had a issue getting help from a teacher though or other students.
Last edit by ann945n on Feb 5, '07
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