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by Syeda1 Syeda1 (New Member) New Member Nurse

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Dear All,

I am planning to go for a RN to BSN program, preferably online. But currently there are so many programs in so many different schools that how would you decide which is the best one for your future career? I have looked into some programs such as Concordia University in St. Paul, College of St.  Scholastica at Duluth, Metro state in St. Paul, University of Bemidji, University of Mankato, Augsburg college and Rasmussen  College and still researching.  Any insight or suggestion would be helpful. Do nurses have to be working while doing an online RN to BSN? If anyone already in those above mentioned  schools, could you please share some of your thoughts or suggestions. Thank you.

 

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Hi! Capella has a RN to BSN FlexPath program that’s geared towards working nurses. You have up to 4 papers per class, no test, no homework and no discussion board. Some have completed this program in 4 months. That’s my goal, I start next month. Good luck!

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Thank you Chrissy. Yes, I have also seen in some of other posts that Capella is offering a flexpath program. These days having a BSN seems to be pretty important to advance nursing career. But I was wondering if it matters which school you are getting your BSN from or is it the degree that only matters. Employers look for nurses with BSN no doubt but do you think they also give importance to which school the degree is from. Any insight?

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As long as it’s property accredited it shouldn’t matter.  I’ve had a few nurse friends to graduate from Capella and in their experience, it didn’t seem to matter. One friend obtained her bsn from Capella and is a DON at one of the best hospitals here in Columbia and another friend got his bsn and masters from Capella and is now finishing up his NP on top of having 2 very good jobs here. And yes FlexPath was their preference.

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Thanks again, I was browsing their website after reading your comment. Looks like their classes are starting on the 2nd June.  When  you are enrolled in a fulltime RN to BSN program (without working as a RN), are you still able to keep your license update? Or you have to be working to keep your license update.

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