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RN to BSN in Michigan?

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by mslayt mslayt (New Member) New Member

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Hi, I am just finishing my RN/ADN at a local community college and I am trying to plan ahead. I want to start on my pre-reqs for the BSN program but I need to figure out what school. Anyone have any experiences they would like to share and what school you chose? Thanks!

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ZooMommyRN has 9 years experience and works as a Mom/Wife/RN.

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I am about 1/2 way through Western Governor's BSN and like it so far, it is CCNE accredited, same as UM, MSU, EMU etc

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I don't think you do any prereqs for a bridge program, you just pick one that suits your style (some have clinicals, some are all writing papers and taking tests). I think most people pick a program based on cost. My coworker is halfway done with her BSN and she did it through which cost her around $9500. Eastern Michigan is the school she is bridging with.

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I'm doing Ohio University. You only have to 31 Nurse credits and a total of $7,500 for the program.

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I went with MSU online as I had a degree from there and my electives/prereqs we're all covered. I liked it but they required quite a bit of clinicals which I thought were wasted on experienced nurses. I was annoyed when I found out I could have done other programs without them.

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Any schools not requiring prereqs? I looked into Ferris and they are asking me to take 5 more prerequs such as as Statistics and Microbiology

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ZooMommyRN has 9 years experience and works as a Mom/Wife/RN.

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All BSN programs I have seen require those. Most ADN programs also include microbiology as well, I honestly dont think you will find a BSN program without those either as a prerequisite or as part of the program.

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How is the program? How long is the program? Any clinicals? Im worried about taking classes online? Is it really difficult?

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ZooMommyRN has 9 years experience and works as a Mom/Wife/RN.

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It hasnt been too bad so far, my hardest course so was biochem, i took stats 10 years ago and managed to remember enough to test out after a few weeks. There is a lot of chance for help and instructors have been quick to respond to questions. If you have a community college nearby it may be cheaper to take the science classes in a traditional setting.

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SopranoKris works as a ICU RN.

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If you're worried about online classes, take as many of the required BSN courses that you can at your community college: biochem (or organic chem, depending on the school), statistics, Microbiology (with lab), etc. You'll save money taking them at the community college and you'll get to do face-to-face courses, if that's your choice.

Most BSN programs, even at schools with brick & mortar campuses have online or hybrid courses nowadays.

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