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RN to BSN online??? Help!!

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Has 6 years experience.

Where should I go?? I have been researching and I just don't know where to go.

I am an Excelsior grad of june 2010; passed nclex july 2010. I am working now full time in a hospital and I am hoping to return to school for my BSN. Everywhere it seems want lots of money.

need some suggestions!! Tutition and length of time are important.

anyone know of great scholarships??

Where did you go and why??

thanks for your input.

Lisa

SLCRN

Specializes in LTC,acute care, and corrections.

Hi Lisa RN, I was in the same dilema. I grad 8/20 & applied to 5 schools, 3 brick & mortar in NJ plus EC & Western Governors(wgu). I got accepted in my local schools but have decided to do online. OMG their are so many online BSN programs! EC was the only school that did not clear me for gen ed & req 12 credits in addition to the nursing so wgu accepted all my credits & I will only need 23 total to get my BSN. The terms are 6 months for $3250 + 350 library fee & I know I will complete by June 2011. I also applied for a scholarship. If you can locate Lunah's post she has a list of BSN programs along with the cost per credit to save you some time as it did me. There are several very affordable programs out there.

agldragonRN

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents. Has 5 years experience.

hi lisa rn, i was in the same dilema. i grad 8/20 & applied to 5 schools, 3 brick & mortar in nj plus ec & western governors(wgu). i got accepted in my local schools but have decided to do online. omg their are so many online bsn programs! ec was the only school that did not clear me for gen ed & req 12 credits in addition to the nursing so wgu accepted all my credits & i will only need 23 total to get my bsn. the terms are 6 months for $3250 + 350 library fee & i know i will complete by june 2011. i also applied for a scholarship. if you can locate lunah's post she has a list of bsn programs along with the cost per credit to save you some time as it did me. there are several very affordable programs out there.

hey fellow jersian. :D

i am torn between ec and wgu. i am undecided. i looked up the rn-bsn in our area and they are very expensive. i am there with you guys. there are so many options for us. i want to start asap but there is no motivation for me because my facility does not pay you extra if you have a bsn so what is the point of rushing it? on the other hand, i want to be done asap just to get it over with. sigh... i don't know :uhoh3:

angel, rn

PMFB-RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in burn ICU, SICU, ER, Traum Rapid Response. Has 16 years experience.

The least expensive online RN to BSN program I know of is the University of Wyoming. Total cost of around $5500. Lots of people in my unit doing/have done this program to get in to CRNA school.