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Ohio University RN-to-BSN Program

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I am a mother and I work as an RN part time, I have chosen this program because it seems the most suitable with my life schedule. With that said, I was hoping to hear reviews from people who went through the program because my main concern is whether or not the courses give the ability to log one and complete at your own time. Not having to log on at a scheduled hour or live online classroom. I've spoken to Admissions but they were unable to answer this question because they said it depended on the actual course. I just wanted to hear some feedback because I am hesitant to enrolling and being committed to something that I just cannot do

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Hi Hsheffrin,

I just completed my BSN at OU this past summer while working part time (and having a family). There were 9 required nursing classes for all nursing students. The nursing classes are only 5 weeks long however non-nursing classes varied in their length. During my time in the program none of the classes I enrolled in had live sessions or specific hours for attendance ( I don't think this will change). Almost all the nursing classes followed the same format (sometimes with slight variation). Every school week began on Monday and had deadlines for weekly assignments. Example: first discussion post by Wednesday, 2 responses and a paper by Sunday night. A few nursing classes required quizzes (no proctor needed) just completed open book quiz by a certain date. Two classes utilized a program similar to using a SIM model(I can't remember the name of the program) but again no live classes, it is all work at your own pace within the assignment deadlines. I learned to work ahead when possible. I only had 1 non-nursing class to complete and it did not require any live sessions. The school does update/change classes so I don't know if anything has changed drastically since August. For the most up to date info on OU I would join their online facebook community. It's called "Ohio University RN to BSN online-academic outreach initiative". It is a great resource for the most up to date info. You should join even if you are not yet an enrolled student in the program. Many people join the fb group to get a feel for the program and ask questions to current students.

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hi! I'm interested in going to doing my BSN online w/ Ohio University. I am currently in California and have taken online classes with National University. How does it compare? How are the quizzes and papers? Are the papers like at least 10 pages? I am on the fence on where to pursue my BSN. any input would be appreciated

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Hi Joe V,

I was wondering if u have started the RN to Bsn program at OU Yet ?? I am considering

Applying myself and was looking for any input u might have thanks

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Hi Lucy100

I see that u did your RN to BSN online program at OU , and I was looking for some insight into their program. I would appreciate anything you could offer

Thanks , trio825

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Hi there, im not lucy but im currently in the program. I just finished the 3rd class and finally have the hang of it that it is somewhat easy now. Its pretty much the same week to week and class to class. As long as you have APA format down (you will learn what to do in first class) you will do good on papers. I took one class each 5 weeks but i think im going to start to do 2 classes now.

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Hi Trio825,

I finished the OU online BSN program a year ago so I don't know if anything has drastically changed ( I doubt it). I spent so much time researching online programs before finally making a school selection and getting started. I don't regret picking the OU online program! I especially loved the 5 week format for all nursing classes. If you are motivated you can finish pretty fast, the cost per credit was better than most programs, and there is a strong student support system on facebook. Getting back into the APA formatting was stressful at first but I recommend the software program PERRLA for APA. I would join the online facebook group to get up to date insight on their program. I agree with sillylilly05 that most of the classes have similar requirements (discussion boards and papers). Ultimately I picked OU because I wanted a real brick and mortar school, affordable cost, generous credit transfers, ability to finish in less than 2 years, and a program that fit my work schedule.

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Hi Trio825,

I finished the OU online BSN program a year ago so I don't know if anything has drastically changed ( I doubt it). I spent so much time researching online programs before finally making a school selection and getting started. I don't regret picking the OU online program! I especially loved the 5 week format for all nursing classes. If you are motivated you can finish pretty fast, the cost per credit was better than most programs, and there is a strong student support system on facebook. Getting back into the APA formatting was stressful at first but I recommend the software program PERRLA for APA. I would join the online facebook group to get up to date insight on their program. I agree with sillylilly05 that most of the classes have similar requirements (discussion boards and papers). Ultimately I picked OU because I wanted a real brick and mortar school, affordable cost, generous credit transfers, ability to finish in less than 2 years, and a program that fit my work schedule.

Hi lucy100,

Approximately how long did it take you to complete the program? And how many classes did you take at once? I am very interested in the program and I would pick it for all the same reasons you did.

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It took me 1 year. I started in June and graduated the following summer. I only took one class every 5 weeks (many students took 2 classes together every 5 weeks). I have a previous non-nursing BS degree and OU was generous with credit transfers. I only needed the required 9 nursing classes and 1 elective (total of 10 classes). Depending on how many classes you need to complete and how many classes you decide to take at once will determine how fast you graduate. One student I knew who also had a non-nursing degree (only needed 10 classes) , took 2 classes every 5 weeks and finished in 9 months!

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Were you working while also doing your BSN? Was it difficult if so?

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It took me 1 year. I started in June and graduated the following summer. I only took one class every 5 weeks (many students took 2 classes together every 5 weeks). I have a previous non-nursing BS degree and OU was generous with credit transfers. I only needed the required 9 nursing classes and 1 elective (total of 10 classes). Depending on how many classes you need to complete and how many classes you decide to take at once will determine how fast you graduate. One student I knew who also had a non-nursing degree (only needed 10 classes) , took 2 classes every 5 weeks and finished in 9 months!

Were you working while also doing your BSN? Was it difficult if so?

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Hi everyone,

I am planning to start OU RN-BSN program, and was wondering what is the best way to plan the program if I am going to take 2 classes at the same time. Are there harder classes that will require more effort than others and it is advised to take them individually? Which classes need to be taken first? If there is no strict requirement, what would be a good idea to take first?

Thank you!

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