Can I earn RN online? - page 2

I earned a BS in Computer Science in 1980 and have enjoyed a great career in Information Systems. I do have some healthcare experience...I now work for a national healthcare company in their... Read More

  1. by   L&D_2b
    There is a BS to BSN program online. You still have to do clinicals, though. They would set them up in your area for you to do.
    Check out the University of Wisconsin at:
    Good luck.
  2. by   busykymom
    Thanks. The one year online option is an interesting one (, but you have to sign something saying you are NOT working because it is considered a full-time obligation. If I were going to do that, I would enroll in a local 1 yr program.

    I am now leaning toward earning LPN at a local communicaty college by going to night classes. Then use one of the online LPN to RN options.
  3. by   RN34TX
    Quote from Nitngale
    Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you go directly into a NPractioner program with a Bachelors in anything?? And they're at the top of the pay scale, but it is not an online program (thank G-d). Also years ago, I read about what at the time was an at home program from Regents in NY. Yes you did have to set up clinicals on your own. I'm doing the LVN route because you will be doing clinical type work everyday and being paid while you do it. If you can afford it the private (certified) school would be the fastest route. The one near me in Nothern CA is 9 months. Good Luck
    At the very minimum, you must be a registered nurse before attempting a nurse practitioner program at any school and most require a certain amount of experience as an RN in the respective area of study such as pediatrics or women's health.
    Traditionally, a BSN program needs to be completed before going on to the NP program, but many schools now have straight through RN to MSN programs for associate degree or diploma RN's wanting to go straight for their chosen masters program.

    Also, Regents in NY is now called Excelsior College and it doesn't involve setting up your own clinicals like Deaconess. They conduct their own clinical examinations and do not offer, nor does their program involve any type of setting up your own clinical experiences.