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Have you been hired after obtaining an online bachelor degree?

  1. 1. Have you been hired after obtaining an online bachelor degree?

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Hey guys,

Jake here. Currently a LPN looking to take a step up in the education department but had a couple of quick questions that I wasn't able to come to a solid conclusion to from other threads.

Now first and foremost, I've seen a lot of nurses here that have increased their education from LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, but I wanted some insight on some personal experiences.

Have any of you (those of you who did an online BSN program) been successfully hired as a registered nurse (bsn) after obtaining this online degree?

I was looking and Indiana or Excelsior mostly. Feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Jake

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

Are you referring only to a pre-licensure BSN? Or any online BSN, including RN-BSN? If it's the latter, I got my BSN online through Western Governor's University, and I have had NO problems getting jobs for which a BSN was required.

Thanks for the response. Yeah in general, I wanted to see if anyone with an online bachelor degree found a job that required a bachelor degree. That's awesome! Congrats!

I want to take a bridge path to BSN online but I've seen such mixed reactions about online colleges but they just seem so much more convenient for those of us that can learn well online and have good time management skills.

I think it depends where you're from, the hospitals here won't take anyone with a BSN from either of those schools.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

OP,

What state are you in? WGU also has a pre-licensure BSN program in certain states specifically for folks like you. And the grads DO get jobs- because I work as a clinical instructor and see my former students get hired by clinical site hospitals all the time.

The program is flexible, with all the 'classroom' part online.

Jake,

do do you know how long the Indiana program takes? I see the list of courses but I can't find anything about the timeframe.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

Jake,

do do you know how long the Indiana program takes? I see the list of courses but I can't find anything about the timeframe.

From their website:

Classes are all online with options to graduate in 12, 18 or 24 months, after general education requirements are completed. Nursing courses are delivered in condensed eight- week learning modules, designed to allow students to continue working while taking classes.

http://www.indiana.edu/~iubnurse/docs/2015%20RN-BSN%20Online%20Part%20time%20and%20Full%20time%20options.pdf

Edited by klone

Thank you!

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