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RN to BSN online

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Specializes in Child/Adolescent Mental Health.

In preparation for getting a BSN, I am trying to gather information regarding online BSN programs. if you have links to what you feel is an affordable,:rolleyes: online, no residency requirement program, please post 'em here.

One program that I came across was at Thomas Edison State College. does anyone have any information regarding their program? I was hoping to find someone that has first hand (or second hand 🙂 ) experience with the TESC RN to BSN program as it seems to be an affordable option, which, of course, is always a bonus. from reading the catalog on their site it appears that you can use some of the EC exams to satisfy the upper-level nursing courses.

The TESC program looks pretty decent but I am looking for some feedback to any online rn to BSN program. if anyone has links to what they feel is an affordable online rn/bsn program please post the link here.

Online Nursing Degree Programs at Thomas Edison State University

Mona,

Good Idea!

Here is one I have had my eye on for a little while. It's online, affordable ($187 per credit hour), NLN approved, and clinicals are done in the students local area. From what I understand the clinical is 120 hours with an advance practice nurse of the student's choice. (update) No Alabama License Required for Admission.

http://www.southalabama.edu/nursing/

Cheri :)

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

I'm attending Florida Hospital College of Nursing and we have students from all over. We all pay the same tuition. It's about $220/hr. No clinicals except at the end you have to follow a manager/supervisor around. 100% online.

It's NLN approved.

http://www.onlinenursing.fhchs.edu/

mona b RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Child/Adolescent Mental Health.

Thanks for the links. I will check them out.

zacarias, ASN, RN

Specializes in tele, stepdown/PCU, med/surg. Has 14 years experience.

cbarnett2 said:
Mona,

Good Idea!

Here is one I have had my eye on for a little while. It's online, affordable ($187 per credit hour), NLN approved, and clinicals are done in the students local area.

http://www.southalabama.edu/nursing/

Cheri 🙂

Cheri,

I looked at South Alabama's program and it looks pretty good. I really want to finish the BSN in one year rather than two. The only thing is all those history requirements and that you have to have an Alabama license. I wonder if you have to have a RN license in whatever state an online program is based in?

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

Although you stated affordable, I did the University of Phoenix online BSN and now the MSN and I find it totally doable. I'm going from an ADN to BSN to MSN in 30 months.

mona b RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Child/Adolescent Mental Health.

Although you stated affordable, I did the University of Phoenix online BSN and now the MSN and I find it totally doable. I'm going from an ADN to BSN to MSN in 30 months.

Yes, affordable is important but it's great to have a thread with links and info to any online RN/BSN program. I actually considered Drexels RN-MSN program but am taking a hard look at TESC for the BSN first.

Thanks for the input and congrats on the MSN.

mona b said:
The TESC program looks pretty decent but I am looking for some feedback to any online RN to BSN program. If anyone has links to what they feel is an affordable online RN/BSN program please post the link here.

Link to TESC

http://www.tesc.edu/prospective/undergraduate/degree/bsn.php

Mona,

Have you figured out what the RN to BSN will cost through TESC...The tuition calculation is confusing...could not figure out what the ballpark cost would be.

Cheri 🙂

mona b RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Child/Adolescent Mental Health.

Mona,

Have you figured out what the RN to BSN will cost through TESC...The tuition calculation is confusing...could not figure out what the ballpark cost would be.

Cheri :)

It is confusing. Here is a link to the tuition/fees page but I think that due to the fact that each individual is bringing in a variety of credits that it is difficult to determine what the total cost will be. I did make a couple calls to TESC but they are a little tight with the information. Apparently the advising is for enrolled students only.

http://www.tesc.edu/prospective/undergraduate/tuition.php#nursing

University of Jacksonville Online

http://www.jacksonvilleu.com/

No Florida License Required

Clinicals completed in students local area (40 hours of clinical time)

CCNE approved

$375 per credit hour

Cheri :)

Cheri,

I looked at South Alabama's program and it looks pretty good. I really want to finish the BSN in one year rather than two. The only thing is all those history requirements and that you have to have an Alabama license. I wonder if you have to have a RN license in whatever state an online program is based in?

Zacarias,

I just received notification back from a USA advisor confirming that an Alabama license is not required for admission to the online program.

Cheri :)

mona b RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Child/Adolescent Mental Health.

University of Wyoming

http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/nursing/rnbsn/rnbsn-prereqsequence_new.asp

$127 per credit hour

CCNE approved

No travel required

Cheri :)

Hi Cheri,

I can't believe the tuition is that low. It is even less expensive than TESC. I took a few minutes to cruise their website and the program looks pretty good. The link you provided is definitely going into my favorites folder. Is it one that you are considering?

mona b RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Child/Adolescent Mental Health.

Here is another online program. I believe it runs about 330 per c/h. I have actually had some correspondence with this school and they were very responsive to all of my inquiries.

http://bsnlinc.wisconsin.edu/courses.asp

Hi Cheri,

I can't believe the tuition is that low. It is even less expensive than TESC. I took a few minutes to cruise their website and the program looks pretty good. The link you provided is definitely going into my favorites folder. Is it one that you are considering?

Actually, I had determined to do the Univ of S Alabama until yesterday when I started looking into UOW...Did you notice that they will also allow ASN students that have finished their first year of school to enroll and start taking the first three nursing courses before finishing your RN...that way you go right into the BSN work when you pass the NCLEX. The program can be completed in 2 semesters if all prereqs are done and you attend fulltime.

I am thinking UOW has made it to the top of my list for now.

Cheri :)