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    I NEED the impossible in an online school !!

    Just happened to be online, ... have to say, that is very curious, what you are running into!! You need a BS bridge course then, and a job in a hospital! Lots of people have started with ward clerk (unit coordinator) type positions, CNA - which you can get in a short time, evenings usually through nursing homes. You can work your way up the ranks while your'e studying, steadily increasing your experience and knowledge at the same time. If you are working in the healthcare arena, in any capacity, you will be exposed to the jargon, the culture and everything about becoming a healthcare professional. I had so many cohorts in nursing school who were working in banks, restaurants, etc, and even though they were making a lot more money than I was, my little tech job in the hospital got me through my tests. Where they struggled, I'd seen it done, helped and talked about it. When I graduated, I was actually a real nurse. There's a world of difference, see if you can get your foot in the door, doing almost anything... that's my best advice. Cindy1ou
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    I NEED the impossible in an online school !!

    Gabby are you working in the medical field, I may have misunderstood your question. If you are a nursing assistant, you do have a little way's to go before you'll find anything online. Laws and standards prevail where an individual ends up licensed to do a certain work, the oness is on the part of the licensing agency to stand by their criteria for licensing, so that everyone knows at what standard each individual is being held. Licensing agencies won't allow individuals to sit for licensing tests unless they have been taught in a way that their work can be observed by educators. That's not possible in an online class. As you move up the ranks, however, nursing educators allow contracts to be made between preceptors and the schools, where the responsibility for observation is shifted to the preceptor. These contracts are binding and must be made well in advance of the practicums they're designed to provide. Years ago this wasn't the case, especially in rural and underserved areas, you could practically teach someone the nursing role by one on one preceptorship, but this was in person as well. I would suggest finding an in-class program or technical school that will get you closer to where you want to be. Have you thought about surgical assistant? Needed in every OR, fairly short program, nearly instant job placement... ??? Best of luck in your pursuit! Cindy1ou
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    Starting my Excelsior Tests

    Ohhh !!
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    Starting my Excelsior Tests

    how does that work, Suesquatch? You pay extra for taking the tests,etc? is it truly self-paced? Can you get an FNP this way?? much thanks, Cindy1ou
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    I NEED the impossible in an online school !!

    O wow, that's a new one too. I'll check it out and let you know what I find, thanks! Cindy1ou
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    I NEED the impossible in an online school !!

    so, Freedom42, what is "the OP's"? there's lots of online schools that you never go to their campus! The problem is that they tend to be in informatics, teaching, administration, etc., and whereas you will do clinicals/practicums, there really is no need to go to the school's campus. Your practicums tend to be in your community, doing the teaching, admin, etc, that you are going to school for. What's tricky is coming up with a school that gets you certification for a direct patient care role, such as FNP, without going onto a campus, because they need to observe your skills. Let me know how your search goes! Cindy1ou
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    I NEED the impossible in an online school !!

    Wow, this is a totally new one, thank you so much, I will definitely look into this one too. And, you're right, I won't find the perfect combination of every criteria, it's going to be a trade-off, some things are more important than others and hopefully I'll find a combo that is do-able. If you've already got a BA, you could do a BSN bridge program where they just add the science and nursing piece, added to your general BA. You should get through pretty quickly and with a BSN, I would think. It seems like there are quite a few bridge courses. good luck to you too, and thanks for the tip !! cindy1ou
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    Excelsior RN-MSN program (Where are you?)

    Really? I think I got that from an advisor at WSU ! I'm going to have to check this myself. I'd heard from a major university that the credits are not transferable because there's no grade!!.. I know this to be the case at Western Governer's University, they told me themselves, that their program won't work for me if I need grades to go onto a program beyond there's. What a disservice to acquire your BSN or MSN from an institution just to find out that you can't add to it. Even a post graduate cert course, such as most FNP's are asking for your gradepoint average, and specific classes to have been taken, or... you can take them over again!! Ridiculous that there isn't some standard that they have to adhere to so that students don't get these special surprises later on. Is Excelsior and Regis the same organization, just at a different education level, do you know?
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    I NEED the impossible in an online school !!

    Great! checking out Graceland then!! ANY lead is a good lead, thank you so much and really looking forward to hearing from you again, if you find anything else at all!:loveya: I'll post what I find out about Graceland. Cindy!ou
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    I NEED the impossible in an online school !!

    Seriously, wouldn't you just love to design your own program? I think I could do a pretty good job!!
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    Least expensive online MSN in education program

    Debra, any chance Walden does an MSN/FNP course? It's so hard to transfer credits to get into an FNP course if they don't provide it themselves. How long has it taken you to do the course? thanks!
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    I NEED the impossible in an online school !!

    Ha ha! Thank you for recognizing how much work a project like this was. I so wish I had started it when I began my search more than a year ago. I had so many great notes and things, eventually I just lost track of them. I should have begun the spreadsheet and kept better notes, but at the time, I also thought I had found my school. Wrong!! I will publish it, actually, I think that would be a real service, so when I'm finished... you bet, it's out there !! Of course, some of it is absolute data, some of it is my opinion, like the pro/con columns!! so, a little disclaimer there, anyway. thanks, Cindy1ou
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    I NEED the impossible in an online school !!

    You know... the self-paced thing is tough, and you probably know exactly what I"m talking about, but when you are already working in the clinical area that you are going to be doing coursework in, you have an advantage and can work through the objectives more quickly, then when you approach areas you aren't as familiar with, it would be nice to be able to slow down and really focus on those new concepts and skills. Still, that would be the ideal and not very easy to find. If I can find a program that fits most of those criteria, I'd be very interested. I've got a breakdown for: University of PHoenix Online University of Cincinnati University of Nevada Las Vegas Western Governer's University Western University, Pomona Regents Online Program Kaplan University Walden's University Washington State University Granted, some of these have really done a good job setting up their programs but each one has a major flaw, and if it wasn't a deal-breaker, I'd have enrolled by now !!
  14. If anyone out there knows how to find this magical university, let me know! I have done an extensive spread sheet to find the program I need, and I can't find it, so my last hope is to put it forth to all of you!! I need my FNP. I live in Washington State, I want to go straight online. I know independent learning, this is how I achieved my BSN. What I need now is a program that: Does not require that #$%$6 waste of time GRE.:angryfire (I've studied for it, sure, but how does this make me a better clinician? Is self-paced Does not cost the MOON to be working in Is accredited through nationally recognized boards Can either get my MSN and or FNP and or Doctorate (or qualify me to go onto FNP), from the BSN Can be done in a reasonable amount of time (not a ridiculous number of classes) No more than 700 (please!) practicum hours:yawn: Can be done online, with very few (say four days per semester) on-campus days At a school that has a record of onlline learning (not a newbie, that's just too painful) Has a reasonable number of classes but must include Assessment, pathophys and pharmacology:up: Has at least two entrance semesters/terms per year so that I don't have to wait a year to get in Actually has openings for new students Has educators who know online learning:cool: IDeally, but not mandatory, online textbooks!! oh these are fantastic !! And, a really good library, that helps a ton, and ... last but not least... NO thesis. I want to be come a clinician, and not an research clinician, I want family practice, so no wasted year doing a thesis. Ok, so that's quite a list, anyone think of anything I missed,definitely add to the list, but wouldn't this be just a fantastic program for those of us with kids and job and ... and ... and... but need to advance our careers? Best, Cindy1ou:eek:
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    Excelsior RN-MSN program (Where are you?)

    Maria, I've been scouring the planet for an MSN program that I can accomplish with all of my constraints. I have recently been considering Excelsior, in fact, it was recommended by a nurse I work with who just earned her BSN through them. I recieved my BSN from U of PHoenix. I have a question for you, if this program is all pass/fail, no grades, then how do you go anywhere from here? You can't get a doctorate or move onto FNP or anything else? This is what I've heard!! Yikes! love to hear your thouhts, Cindy1ou
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