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by kmlpn5 kmlpn5 (New Member) New Member

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Hi everyone, I just signed up and I'm looking forward to "talking" with other nurses.

I do have a question. I am an LPN and I am seriously concidering getting my RN via an on-line program. Does anyone have an opinion on this? My biggest fear is that my degree won't be concidered as good as one from a traditional college. There is no possible way I'm going to be able to go back to class. On-line is the only way for me.

Any opinions or knowledge would be appreciated. Hopefully I'll be able to give some one else my advise later.

I currently work in long term care, which I do not enjoy. I just excepted a job at a local med/max security prison. That will definately be a huge change!

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Well, I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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Check out our distance learning forum here. There are a lot of postst from people going that route. :)

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Mudwoman has 20 years experience and specializes in Certified Diabetes Educator.

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Your State Board of Nursing has more to do with whether your degree will be considered. Contact them first to see what distance learning/on line programs they accept. I'm in Arkansas, and the AR state BON loves Excelsior and therefore when I pass the NCLEX and receive my RN license, it is just as good as any other RN license in the state. I got a job offer at the first place I applied and I even told them I had to have days. I was told they didn't have any day positions, but when I responded that I would wait for one to come available, low and behold they had 3 and I was offered my choice of 2 of them.

On line/distance is not for everyone. You must be able to study on your own and learn the material. You must like working and studying alone. You must be very disciplined, because it is easy to let other stuff take priority if you aren't careful.

Good luck.

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NYSNOWBUNNY007 has 5 years experience and specializes in Step-Down NICU/PICU.

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i felt the same way before considering going the EC route, but after all im go ahead and do it. i have a few friends who are doing their rn online with ec and so far they say they love it, plus there are soooo many people on this board who will be more than happy to help and encourage anyone..this is why i love coming here and read the posts...so many are helpful...and an online degree i believe is just as good if not even better, u learn the material on your on time and it sticks with you other than being forced to know certain materials or try to memorize it before a test just too pass...it is not for everyone and lord knows i was a procrastinator in the LPN Program but hey i say this "If u want it BAD ENOUGH you will do it", and i sure will, its the only way right know, i would encourage you to read the posts of many who had families, changes of jobs etc etc who went through EC and now they have passed CPNE and are RN's!!!...XoXo

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