Independent/distance learning - page 4

Hello everyone, It's great to see a distance /independent learning topic. Currently, I am considering Deaconess School of Nursing. Is there anyone else considering this school? I find I definately... Read More

  1. by   imenid37
    zoe are you in a msn or bsn at cal state dominguez hills. i am thinking about their online msn for parent/child clin spec. what do you think. what's the tuition like? plmk if you see this. thanks!
  2. by   litebrite
    I am glad they started this forum too. I was wondering if people really did well and enjoyed the on-line classes. I have heard of the UOP and Excelsior. I was looking at MCP Hahnemann which is run by Drexel University, only because I knew someone who had gone there and said it was good. I will look more into these programs now. I am currently taking some classes I needed to get into MCP Hahnemann and find them nice. I am organized and motivated. A friend dropped out because she couldn't make herself do it, she would wait until the last minute for projects and papers. She said is had to take them in a classroom because then she would know she had to go to class. i don't know, it works for me.
  3. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Is this degree accepted by all states? Any quirks with it at all?
  4. by   Spazzy Nurse
    sorry to be such a pain........

    I looked on their site but couldn't find anywhere that said how much each credit costs, enrollment fees, etc. Anywhere you suggest I look?

  5. by   mona b RN
    Originally posted by Spazzy Nurse
    sorry to be such a pain........

    I looked on their site but couldn't find anywhere that said how much each credit costs, enrollment fees, etc. Anywhere you suggest I look?

    Spazzy Nurse,

    Go to the financial aid button on the left hand side of the screen, then select tuition and fees, that will open up their online catalog. Then just scroll down until you see the tuition info.

    I have not heard of any problems with this program. Although, it would be interesting to talk to someone who has started the program. The online asn just started in August, so it's really a new program. I don't know how long they have been offering the BSN online.

    mona b
  6. by   NICURNtobe
    The school is over 100 years old and has a good reputation- That's what I know from people that have lived in St Louis. I do know someone that just started the program in August who emails me once in a while (she has posted to Allnurses) and so far is pleased. If all goes well, I will be starting the program in June. It is very expensive - $4900 a semester - but my employer will be paying for it! YIPEE!!!!!!
  7. by   mona b RN
    Yes, the program at Deaconess is very expensive. This is the only drawback that I can see (besides having to fly there for clinical validations). One of our local private Universities charges about the same per credit hour, so I think it's probably on par as far as tuition goes. But, it is sooooo much money. I have started looking for loans and I am starting to think along the lines of the L'oreal commercial "because I'm worth it".
  8. by   Spazzy Nurse
    HOLY CRAP! That is expensive. Hopefully a future employer will think "I'm worth it"..... I certainly don't think I am. :chuckle
  9. by   Katmease
    Hi. First off, let me say I think very highly of Excelsior. I received my BSN in 2001 (was an EMT, took me just under two years). I was very well prepared to jump right in at work (good thing too because there was no preceptorship- I think that's a word, lol).

    As far as I know, Illinois is the only state that won't accept initial licensure from Excelsior. Each state has different requirements about things. Missouri required labs in A&P & an ethics course and I think, unless things have changed, a course that includes the state & U.S. constitution (I took a political science course from a local university).

    Don't waste your money on Rue, etc. Everything I needed, I got from Excelsior (study guides were free unless you wanted the combined pkg). They had a site that you could buy used & sell books & student chats, I guess they still do.

    If you have any questions, I'll try to help. Best wishes!
  10. by   mona b RN
    A little off topic, but have you noticed the number of hits this thread is getting? Wow, this topic has only been up for such a short time, it's really amazing how many people are interested in distance ed.

    mona b
  11. by   kavi
    I know! I was really nervous about suggesting it because I was afraid it would bomb. I'm glad there's so many of us here.
  12. by   opalmRN
    It is great to see that those of us NON-NON Traditional students have a place to exchange information.

    Hi Mona b and Kavi.

    Thanks again to Brian!!
  13. by   kavi
    Opalm-hi! That was perfect!

    We're the Non-Non's.

    We should get t-shirts or something.