Rn to Bsn online, Good idea?

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Hello, I was wondering if any of you have any information about these kind of programs and if its a good idea to get your bsn online like in terms of finding a job, learning online( learning on your own kind of thing)

thank you!

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traumaRUs, MSN, APRN

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I moved your post for better viewing. I did an online ADN to BSN degree program and you do have to be self-motivated. As to employers, I completed my program in 2004 and have had no issues with employment.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.

I am presently enrolled in an online RN-to-BSN completion program and have been thoroughly enjoying the experience.

Distance-based learning is not for everyone. As previously mentioned, you need to be a self starter who can find and synthesize information without an instructor to spoon-feed it. You need to be an independent learner who can find your way with minimal direction.

Earlier this year I wrote a piece entitled 'Is Online Learning Appropriate For You?' Feel free to click on the link below to read more.

https://allnurses.com/nursing-online-distance/online-learning-appropriate-916815.html

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 46 years experience.

Are you already an RN? It is not clear from your original post. I also completed both my RN-to-BSN and MSN online. Employers also care that you have the degree, not the format in which you earned it.

dorkypanda

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Is RN to BSN coursework and clinical online ? Is there any physical clinical or is that online too?

Is it cheaper than a public RN to BSN program?

Wave Watcher

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I am completing my RN - BSN online through a well known University in my area. There is no way for my employer to know if I attended on campus or online. There is no reason to put on your resume that your courses were online.

Wave Watcher

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Specializes in Community Health/School Nursing. Has 7 years experience.
Is RN to BSN coursework and clinical online ? Is there any physical clinical or is that online too?

Is it cheaper than a public RN to BSN program?

No clinical rotations for my program. Each program will vary. My program is more expensive than attending on campus at our University. I pay about $4000 a semester for 3 classes.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.
There is no reason to put on your resume that your courses were online.
On the other hand, for those who earned degrees from schools with massive online presences (Excelsior, U of Phoenix, etc.), recruiters and HR staff may automatically conclude that the degree was earned via distance learning.

Wave Watcher

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Specializes in Community Health/School Nursing. Has 7 years experience.
On the other hand, for those who earned degrees from schools with massive online presences (Excelsior, U of Phoenix, etc.), recruiters and HR staff may automatically conclude that the degree was earned via distance learning.

Very true!

dorkypanda

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do the employers care if you have the BSN from online or in school? Do they have a preference for online BSN or in school BSN ?

ready2baRN

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In researching several RN-BSN programs ALL of them were online even the programs offered at traditional public state colleges. I believe the programs are set up that way for the professional nurse that still desires to work while completing their BSN degree. I couldn't find one RN-BSN program where I live that was not online.

Specializes in ED, Pedi Vasc access, Paramedic serving 6 towns.

I love my RN-BSN program, its a brick and mortar school about 30 minutes from my home. It took some getting use to doing a class online I will say that! You have to be organized because you have papers due, tests due, discussion boards due etc... You get used to it though!

Some of my classes are hybrid which means they are half and half, those classes I love because you still get to meet in the classroom every other week.

I recommend, if you can, finding a school near you that offers most of the education online. Good luck!

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