Is there such a thing as a US accredited online ASN program?

  1. I mean one that doesn't require an LPN license...

    I'm getting older. I work full time as it is & I have a mortgage to pay. I want to have a child before I get too old but I've looked into getting my LPN & it just doesn't seem worth it. Why get paid half the amount while still getting almost all of the education in one shot just to have to go back & get my RN? I found an online LPN school but no one I've found offers RN online. I'd love to get into my current college's program but there's such a long waiting list... I just don't feel like I have that kind of time.

    Your thoughts?
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    Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 49; Likes: 11
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  3. by   davebigs
    I would always say nine times out of ten go for the RN.
  4. by   classykaren
    Hi were is a on line LPN course?
  5. by   ErikaMarie
    Quote from davebigs
    I would always say nine times out of ten go for the RN.

    I don't even want an LPN. It just seemed like the only way to get my RN online... LPN-RN. I can get my LPN online, but I can't get my RN. It's frustrating because what I want doesn't seem within reach.
  6. by   ErikaMarie
    Quote from classykaren
    Hi were is a on line LPN course?
    http://distance.minnesota.edu/visito...&prog_code=460
  7. by   Cilantrophobe
    The community college I go to has an accelerated online nursing program but you still have to go to campus one day a week for lab and you have to go to clinical once a week as well.

    I don't even understand how it would be possible to get an ADN online. I realize most of the work is learned in the first few years on the job but how are you going to get hired if you have never stepped foot in a hospital as a student nurse first...?
  8. by   ErikaMarie
    Quote from FutureNOVARN
    The community college I go to has an accelerated online nursing program but you still have to go to campus one day a week for lab and you have to go to clinical once a week as well.

    I don't even understand how it would be possible to get an ADN online. I realize most of the work is learned in the first few years on the job but how are you going to get hired if you have never stepped foot in a hospital as a student nurse first...?

    I had assumed that even though the classes would be online, there would still be clinicals scheduled with a local healthcare facility. Other online programs require this, so I believe an ASN would use the same concept.

    I'm not exactly looking for an easy way to be an RN, I am just having difficulty reaching this goal in the traditional way because of my circumstances.
  9. by   Cilantrophobe
    Quote from ErikaMarie
    I had assumed that even though the classes would be online, there would still be clinicals scheduled with a local healthcare facility. Other online programs require this, so I believe an ASN would use the same concept.

    I'm not exactly looking for an easy way to be an RN, I am just having difficulty reaching this goal in the traditional way because of my circumstances.
    I didn't realize there were programs that offered that sort of thing. I have heard of EC but I didn't think that included a clinical portion.

    I didn't mean it to sound like you were looking for something easy. If anything, I would think an online program would be much harder. I am just a school snob and I can't imagine going anywhere but the local community college or university. But that is just my ignorant way of thinking...and I only use this as a means of judging my path, and nobody elses.
  10. by   mzradie
    Columbus State Community College in Ohio offers an online ADN, if you have a bachelors degree. There are only two pre-reqs.

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