Long distance versus traditional classroom for an MSN

  1. I am close to completing my RN to BSN degree, and am considering continuing on for an MSN. Just wondering what my professional peers feel about a long distance degree program versus a more traditional in-class setting? What have been the experiences in both directions. Thank you.
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    Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 4
    Public Health Nurse


  3. by   renerian
    I got my MS via distance with a major in holistic nutrition but they have natural health studies too. If you want to know you can check out their website.


  4. by   Mary Katherine
    Thank you for your kind reply. Interesting that your MS is in holistic nutrition, are you a Registered Nurse? What kind of work do you do that you wanted to obtain your advanced degree in this subject. Just wondering. Mary Katherine.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    I'm an ADN RN who is currently with University of Phoenix online. In three years, I'll go from an ADN to MSN. Not the easiest thing I've ever done, but it will be worth it in the end too.
  6. by   renerian
    I am an ADN. I got my BS and MS from Clayton. It allowed me to take 6 to 7 classes at once while working full time. Very affordable as well.

  7. by   Mary Katherine
    Thank you. Where and what is "Clayton?"
  8. by   renerian
    Clayton is a college in Alabama. The program and degrees are holistically based. They are accredited but by other programs not the traditional bodies. No one has asked me who and if the program I graduated from is accredited. Some people only want program accredited by certain bodies. I loved it and learned ALOT.


  9. by   Mary Katherine
    Thank you so much. I am just beginning my search and research for a prospective MSN program. Appreciate your helpful info.
  10. by   renerian
    Your welcome......

  11. by   bahntot
    how is the RT to RN course at excelsior? is it stringent? may b close to impossible??.... i have all the upper division courses required for any rn program at any college which has it, but working is a must for me and i cant afford to go to a program which requires a 7hour day, 5 days a week dedication.EC was of interest bcuz of the flexibility of time ( FOR WORK). im kinda weary of starting at excelsior cuz of the bad rumors ive heard (some good as well).....please need advice.. :/