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....does it exist?  I don't want to end up in a program where I'm slaving for hours studying for exams.  I work 150-200 hours, on average, every two weeks.  I can, and would rather, bang out a paper every few days.  TIA!

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On 10/10/2020 at 6:05 PM, CodeBrownQueen said:

....does it exist?  I don't want to end up in a program where I'm slaving for hours studying for exams.  I work 150-200 hours, on average, every two weeks.  I can, and would rather, bang out a paper every few days.  TIA!

Well, yes and no is my answer and here’s why I say this. I received my BSN from Excelsior College and to complete the general education portion of the BSN, I opted to test out of those courses that had that option so that I wouldn’t have to spend 16 weeks in one course writing papers and doing group projects. That may have changed now; so I can’t say. 

Although I didn’t receive my BSN through Capella University, there are threads on this site where some highly motivated students are completing the Capella BSN program in 9 weeks. You would need to check for yourself to be sure.

Programs like Capella University and WGU which offer self-paced options are for the highly motivated because of the flexibility and the fact that self-paced options don’t have traditional classroom guidance or pre-determined deadlines, although they do offer resources like coaches, mentors, tutors, etc.,to help you meet your goals.