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possible to go from nothing to BSN online?

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i wanted to know if it's possible to get a bsn online but i'm not referring to an online rn to bsn articulation program, just from nothing to bsn. i'm too impatient to get an rn then a bsn because that will cost me an extra year and that's an extra year of studying instead of making money and honestly i'm not too fond of studying.

Not online. You must have clinical practice somewhere in that plan. No school offers a BSN or ASN or LPN education for that matter, totally online.

Emergency RN

Specializes in ED, CTSurg, IVTeam, Oncology. Has 30 years experience.

Er... your clinicals might be rather bland if you do it only on line. Seriously, you have to have "in hospital" time, and that involves showing up somewhere. Else you cannot get a BSN without it. It would be different had you already an RN license; then you already have the clinical experience and it isn't any more of an issue.

hmm i thought some schools let you do clinicals locally... like get permission from the school to do clinicals elsewhere. and then just do the theory online. that way i guess clinicals wouldn't be as bland. honestly i'm just too impatient to wait extra years to finish my education... i just want to get on with my life.

Yes, there are schools that have you do clinicals locally but you specified "online" in your original post.

PMFB-RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in burn ICU, SICU, ER, Traum Rapid Response. Has 16 years experience.

i honestly i'm not too fond of studying.

*** In that case you might reconsider if nursing is the right field for you.

*** In that case you might reconsider if nursing is the right field for you.

I was going to say something along these lines myself. Accelerated programs and online programs require more work and effort, not less. Nursing is not a field for those who don't like academic work.

sistasoul

Specializes in neuro/ortho med surge 4.

In nursing school there is a tremendous amount of studying. I have a business finance degree and the nursing degree I have was twice as much work as the business one.

I would take anatomy and physiology part one first and see if you can deal with the amount of studying that this one class entails. You might find you enjoy it and surprise yourself. Good luck with your goals.

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

"honestly i'm not too fond of studying"

Well, I don't suppose that any of us actually loves studying. But I'm with the others here....you sound quite impatient with the process and you haven't even started. How did you come to choose nursing as what you would like to do?

It is scary to think that the future of health care is those who are too lazy and too cheap to spend the time gaining the proper knowledge to give high quality care to patients. It is a tough job with tough schooling and you have to be willing to put in the time.

Yes, you can do your theory, gen ed, and science coursework on time but there is NO way around clinicals and laboratory time. How do you expect to learn to give injections, start IVs, draw blood, foleys, etc ONLINE?

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 43 years experience.

It is scary to think that the future of health care is those who are too lazy and too cheap to spend the time gaining the proper knowledge to give high quality care to patients. It is a tough job with tough schooling and you have to be willing to put in the time.

You might get flamed for this post ... and in lots of threads, you probably would be. But I am glad someone had the guts to say it out loud. I frequently read posts from people here on allnurses who want a great education and a great career -- but who aren't willing to invest much in it. As I have said many times, "Going to college full time should be the equivalent of having a full time job." It can't be done well if it is cut down too much and squeezed into a much shorter time frame or a much lighter workload. People should not expect to do it in less time -- unless they work more than 40 hours per week at it.

Most schools that are taking short cuts are short-changing society. Most nurses who try to take short cuts are short-changing themselves and their patients, as well.

Just what the medical field needs, another person who doesn't like to put forth an effort to achieve. I believe you can get an online degree in laziness in two semesters. Good luck!

*** In that case you might reconsider if nursing is the right field for you.

Agree 100%. I haven't even gotten started in nursing yet (Starting in August) and I know I will be studying my butt off. I have a bachelor's degree and I never ever studied while getting that but I know that won't be happening in nursing school!

SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 12 years experience.

just what the medical field needs, another person who doesn't like to put forth an effort to achieve. i believe you can get an online degree in laziness in two semesters. good luck!

this gave me a good laugh!!! thanks!

i wanted to know if it's possible to get a bsn online but i'm not referring to an online rn to bsn articulation program, just from nothing to bsn.

op: i do not believe there is a such thing as a "nothing to bsn" program in america. just in case you do not know, state bons have a scope of practice for student nurses. state bons prevent programs allowing non-licensed persons to work in a clinical environments (even to study) unsupervised by the schools giving the degrees. clinical sites also refused to accept student nurses (volunteers) without proper supervision.

this is also why rn-bsn programs or rn-msn require licensed registered nurses to be working in most cases. licensed rns are able to access clinical sites and not be liability to the school giving the degree or the clinical site because it is usually our place of work!!

To answer your question. No. I don't know of any on-line only 'nothing to BSN' programs. It sounds like what you want simply isn't an available option at the present. The perceived tone of your note suggests a sense of entitlement ("this option should exist because I want it to"), lack of concern about the quality of your training ("I want to earn a BSN in less time than it requires") and lack of respect for the degree of knowledge a nurse needs ("Are there any nursing programs out there where I wouldn't have to study much?").

I can't say what your actual attitude is or that it means you couldn't be a great nurse. But to actually *become* a nurse involves meeting very specific criteria these days whether or not it works for you.

To be more blunt, "Suck it up or give it up." ;)

Summitk2

Specializes in CVICU, CCRN, now SRNA.

honestly i'm not too fond of studying.

I hope for your future patients'--and nursing as a profession's--sake... that you are kidding. Go find a different career... someplace with a drive-thru.

I hope for your future patients'--and nursing as a profession's--sake... that you are kidding. Go find a different career... someplace with a drive-thru.

I agree. This reminds me of a friend of mine who told me recently that she was planning to go to a nursing "school" in the DC area she heard about. Apparently, she was told that this "school" teaches you how to pass the NCLEX and that's it.

Assuming this is even true, would you really want to go to work as a nurse not having any idea what you're doing? I know I wouldn't. Not to mention the chance that you would probably have a hard time finding a job in the first place, after attending such a "school".

Supposedly, her aunt, who is a traveling nurse making $75 an hour, attended this "school". . .

hmmm well i guess since there's online msn and others like crna programs online and all kind of other bachelors degrees onlineit just seemed like there would be a nothing to bsn online... i didn't mean to offend people.

and please don't get me wrong for being lazy. i make straight a's.

but please, no attacks. i didn't make any attacks.

gosh these attacks make me sad that i think i'm just going to leave this forum