RN to BSN Online Programs. Let's hear some recommendations

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  • by pdaddy
    Specializes in ICU step-down, Med/Surg Trauma ICU.

I have only seen a couple of these threads but with very few responses. I already have 3 nursing classes towards my BSN out of the way and am looking to complete the rest totaly online. The trouble it, there are far too many to choose from and at such a high price feel i need some direction before jumping in blindly. Thanks

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

I'm attending Chatham University ( http://www.chatham.edu ). I choose it because of convience and time (if going full-time, you can graduate in 8 months). Only eight classes are needed for graduation. The downside however, is it is a private school, so it is a little more expensive than most schools, I'll probably end up paying around $17,000 for my BSN. Also, they do have three classes that require clinical time in your community.

Schlepter

13 Posts

Temple University has an online program as well. I'm on track to take 3/4 of my BSN classes at my Community College along with my nursing classes. I'll have a yea left once I get over there. But they do have a specific online RN to BSN.

http://www.temple.edu/chp/online/departments/nursing/nursing_rn_bsn_program.html

Specializes in MICU, SICU, PACU, Travel nursing.

I did mine at the local University here: University of South Alabama. The online part is 3 semesters (1 year) and its pretty affordable since its a state school. There are some prereqs and clinicals required however, but overall I was satisfied.

seemerun

66 Posts

Specializes in Labor and Delivery, Orthopedic.

I am just 3 classes away from having my RN-BSN complete. I did it through Liberty University. All online and quite affordable. It is a Christian school so there are a couple of non-nursing bible classes and such that you have to take - required for anyone getting a Bachelor's at their school. If you are OK with that I thought it was a great program.

Specializes in Family Practice, Mental Health.

Thomas Edison State College is 100% online, and is (very) approximately about 300 per credit hour if you're out of state, and less if you're in state. TESC is regionally and nationally accredited, and articulates very easily to a MSN in nursing if you want to go straight to MSN from RN.

Specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health.
I am just 3 classes away from having my RN-BSN complete. I did it through Liberty University.

Is that Jerry Falwell's college?

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.
Is that Jerry Falwell's college?

I believe so

Aneroo, LPN

1,518 Posts

Specializes in Cath Lab, OR, CPHN/SN, ER.

Start by looking at your state colleges. Chances are at least one has an online RN/BSN program. That will be much cheaper than a lot of the national programs.

Iheartadvice

31 Posts

Wow! Good post!

Any recommendations on when to start back to school after getting ADN? Wait a while or go back within a year or two of experience? Any particular type of RN work that's good while going ADN-RN?

I've been on the floor for a year and getting antsy to go back now because I'm not tied down with kids and stuff yet... but then waiting so long to get my RN made a huge difference on going through the ADN program.

sbrn01

36 Posts

What sites have u all gotten as options for clinicals? I havent started my official BSN search for schools but on track for that. Thank u all

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.
Wow! Good post!

Any recommendations on when to start back to school after getting ADN? Wait a while or go back within a year or two of experience? Any particular type of RN work that's good while going ADN-RN?

I've been on the floor for a year and getting antsy to go back now because I'm not tied down with kids and stuff yet... but then waiting so long to get my RN made a huge difference on going through the ADN program.

I went back to school to get my BSN after being a nurse for only four months. I wanted to have NCLEX and new grad orientation out of the way before I started on a BSN. There are some students in my RN-BSN program that came straight from ADN and diploma programs, and are still studying for boards and training for their first job. That's too much stress for a new grad IMO. Like you, I'm not tied down with a family or kids, so I wanted to go back while I was young and didn't have much stopping me. Good luck!!

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