I feel sooooo disappointed!!!! - page 3

I just spoke to my mother who is an RN. She is telling me that I should not consider doing an online proram for my RN. She feels that you need a school based setting for obtaining the first RN... Read More

  1. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from Baptized_By_Fire
    As a matter of fact, it actually helped me get accepted into a BSN-PhD program (just found out today).
    AWESOME!! Congrats!!!

    (And I'm LMAO @ the "more cowbell." LOL!!!!)
  2. by   GadgetRN71
    I have my RN(through a "traditional" program) but just got accepted into an online BSN program(South University). There are people that have told me that I'm "buying" my BSN and it won't be as valid. By and large, these people are the older generation who are not comfortable with the Internet and are not open to new ways of doing things.:typing As long as your program is accredited and recognized by your state, you're fine. I think you do have to have self direction and discipline but as long as you know your strengths and weaknesses, you'll be OK.

    I know how you feel though, OP.
    I am very close to my mom and still try to please her at my age, but she's not a nurse, so I don't ask for validation for my career choices from her.
  3. by   TraciRN
    Congrats on your decision and good luck on your quest. Here is some info that might encourage you.

    1 My LVN/LPN program required more clinical hours in 12months than the entire 2 yr ADN program at the same school.
    2 The second year of ADN clinicals at that school are without an Instructor.
    3 to quote my very wise charge nurse in her 60's "Nursing school teaches you that you can learn, the real education starts on the job" BTW she is supportive of my excellsior education. Can't stereo type her!
    4 I would recommend traditional college for A&P it will help with lpn school.
    5 My employer is paying for my RN degree thru EC. Having a degree from EC will not hold you back if you have RN behind your name that is what they want.
    Thanks for lettng me share
  4. by   toicole
    Thank you for the comments, I really appreciate it. Congrats on your recent acceptance. Go gettem
  5. by   akanini
    It's me the OP. Guess what?? I finally graduate from PN this Friday. I can't wait.
    I got my 6 credits for the A&P exam for Excelsior today and will be taking Health Safety tomorrow. I used Chancellors for A&P and my PN books for Health Safety ONLY.
    I will start working on Micro (OH GOSH!!) while I study for the PN boards in October. I really want to get the GEs out fast as well as the Nursing Exams.

    Thanks to everyone on this board because you guys have truly been my motivation.

    BETTERME29...Nuff love and thanks for EVERYTHING!!! I have to get through this fast because we have a long drive from NY to Indiana. LOL
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    You ROCK!!!!!!! Great job!!
  7. by   SuesquatchRN
    You smart, akanini.

    You'll rock the boards, and then the Excelsior program.
  8. by   BetterMeRN
    Thanks so much, Akanini. I'm glad we connected, you have been a big help to me. Barely finished LPN school and already knocking two exams out...I'm impressed. Stay motivated....and again we can do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   cynditoksRN
    Congrats on ur graduation, and goodluck with studies, and Nclex.
  10. by   BinkieRN
    You're an adult and it's your choice to make an informed decision. Don't hide it from your Mom. She'll just have to accept the decision that you've made. I have a good friend who went through Excelsior and it was an excellent program. She said you are expected to perform as a new graduate nurse, not one that has had alot of clinical experience. You will do great.
  11. by   Raggedy Ann
    Congrats on your upcoming graduation. Good Luck on taking boards, and with EC. You are impressive! Traci
  12. by   bjbabs24
    Do what is best for you and go with your instinct. If you feel that you are a self motivator and are determined to get through the tests on your own than do it!
    If I would have listened to my mother I wouldn't have even went into the nursing field. After 5 years as an LPN and working as a manager over three floors in a nursing care center she still says I can't believe you are a nurse. After only four months I was promoted to the manager position and received employee of the month. So, the only approval I look for is in myself and I don't count on her. Sad but true. I am on maternity leave right now and in the time I have been gone they have been through three nurses trying to fill my position. This and the support of my husband proves to me that I have made the right decisions for myself.