Updated: Jul 22
Published May 16, 2019
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
I finished Capella’s BSN in 3 months. It was really tough! I don’t have kids but I do work full time. I basically let everything go until I finished school. I was very financially motivated. I got a 50% discount for the first term for being employed by the company I am with. In all, I paid $1500 for my BSN.
I would recommend the program if you are very motivated and have a lot of self-discipline. If you would rather have more balance in your life and go at a slower pace, Capella might end up being more expensive than other options.
Thanks JJoy. I consider myself as moderately motivated. I can stay focused but as you know life's demands change continuously. Three months to finish a bachelor degree sounds very enticing, congrats to you for getting it done. How many credits you had to take in those three months?
Mary Hoffman King
Hi- I know this is an older feed but I am currently looking into online RN to BSN programs and am also concerned about the option of taking NP program after. What did you end up doing?
Hi Mary. I started with Capella on June 3, 2019, with a total of 12 courses in all. I have completed 6 so far. Like I said before there are 4 assessments per course (so far). Usually papers. Some power points. No extra assignments, quizzes, test, discussion boards. I have noticed that the assessments get a little more extreme and require more time doing them but If you schedule your time wisely you can finish in 3 months. I’m hoping I can. Will keep everyone updated!
Thanks so much Chrissy and good luck! Wondering what Sydea1 decided to do ?
So I am new to this and am currently looking into an RN program. If I wanted to get my BSN through capella do I need to wait a certain amount of time after finishing my RN program? Also how would I be able to move toward being an NP because that is what I want my end goal to be.
On 5/28/2019 at 11:16 PM, jjoy said:I finished Capella’s BSN in 3 months. It was really tough! I don’t have kids but I do work full time. I basically let everything go until I finished school. I was very financially motivated. I got a 50% discount for the first term for being employed by the company I am with. In all, I paid $1500 for my BSN. I would recommend the program if you are very motivated and have a lot of self-discipline. If you would rather have more balance in your life and go at a slower pace, Capella might end up being more expensive than other options.
How were you able to spend only $1500? ?
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