RN to BSN online -- Illinois programs (SIUE, UIC, MCN, etc.)

  1. Is anyone here a student in the RN-to-BSN program through the University of Illinois' Global Campus (i.e., online campus)? The College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago recently began offering this online degree through the U of I Global Campus, and I just found out about it yesterday. It really sounds interesting, and so I'm trying to look into it further.

    However, I had previously looked into and then took all of my prereqs to be able to transfer to SIUE's RN-to-BSN online program as soon as I graduate from my ADN program in December 2009.

    Thinking that a U of I degree would perhaps be better (as my eventual goal is CRNA school), though, I'm seriously thinking that I might choose the U of I program instead. It would mean a couple of additional classes (e.g., a nutrition course and an organic chemistry course), and so I'm not sure what my best course of action might be at this point.

    Does anyone have any feel for the differences between the programs at SIUE and UIC? And what about the RN-to-BSN option at the Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) at Illinois State University? Has anyone heard anything about this school as compared to the other two? One of my professors told me that students going through MCN have tended to be more satisfied with the response time and help they receive (as opposed to SIUE), but that one professor is the only one who has told me that. Otherwise, none of my other teachers have given me any input as to which school is the best.

    I don't mind a challenge; and, in fact, I want one in order to be well prepared for graduate school.... Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  2. Visit erin3900 profile page

    About erin3900

    Joined: May '08; Posts: 9; Likes: 3


  3. by   chicagrl

    anyone on allnurses taking RN to BSN coursework in ILLINOIS?

    I would love some info from those with firsthand experience.

    Do any hospitals pay for ADN TO BSN completion?

  4. by   erin3900
    The answer depends on where you're located and where you're interested in attending school. I am currently doing my clinicals at Memorial Medical Center (MMC) in Springfield, IL. A recruiter for that hospital (that I was speaking with last week) told me that MMC will reimburse for BSN training, up to $10,000. That's the hospital where I'm interested in working after I graduate, so I don't know about any other tuition reimbursement programs.

    Are you located in the central IL area?
  5. by   chicagrl
    IN chicago
    Thanks though
  6. by   Tina Li
    Hi, I am having exactly the same problem as what you had before. Could you tell me how things goes? And Which school did you choose finally? Could you give me some advice? UIC and SIUE...which one is better?