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Should I go to chamberlain?

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Hi everyone. I'm currently a RN. I really want to get my BSN as it's a personal goal of mine. My husband doesn't really see the benefit of it since there is no financial gain. I currently have minimal student loan debt and going to chanberlain is expensive but I know it is a reputable school. Is getting my BSN selfish? Is it "worth it",I'm not required to get it but I want to. In the future I may want to go on further and this is the first step.

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Welcome to allnurses! :balloons:

There are plenty of online BSN completion programs offered by legitimate, nonprofit, public and private colleges and universities that are a lot less expensive than Chamberlain. Have you shopped around? What is it about Chamberlain that is so appealing?

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I've looked at WGU, and Aspen! I like that chamberlain is fully accredited and the staff all have nursing backgrounds. They also have 24 hour tutoring and IT Help. They also award a letter grade as opposed to competency based like WGU. I may want to become a NP and I want to make sure I go to a reputable school that NP programs will entertain. I like aspen on paper. They allow me to pay $250 monthly and it will be about 10,000 dollars cheaper to go there. The thing is, they aren't requiring statistics which I think is odd. I just don't know enough about that program and I haven't heard enough.

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Good lord! I just looked at the Chamberlain website. Almost $29k for a BSN completion program?? That is highway robbery. I don't care how much tutoring and IT support they provide, it doesn't justify charging that much. There are legitimate, reputable public state universities that have fully online BSN completion programs that cost a fraction of that. The public state university I attended years ago to finish a BSN now has an online BSN completion program that costs

I would encourage you to keep looking.

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Im in the process of trying to decide where to get my RN-BSN. A co-worker is going through Chamberlain and she said even though it is more money the program is really easy. No tests, a handful of papers- the main thing is discussion boards and responding to those. Im eligible for a 30% tuition discount through my employer and am planning on doing tuition reimbursement but I'm still having a hard time with the cost of the program. I can theoretically get this degree with minimal out of pocket through tuition reimbursement but I just don't know what kind of reputation this program has.

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I wouldn't be too quick to discount WGU based on a competency-based grade that translates to a B. How are your other nursing course grades for your ADN? If your other grades are higher than 3.0 your overall GPA will still be more competitive than a b. Most of the schools I'm applying to have a 3.0 requirement. I've seen one so far that was 3.2.

Nurses from WGU go on and get nurse practitioner licenses. I'll be applying to schools this week for an MSN PMHNP and am confident I will be accepted.

At WGU I was able to complete 36 credits in 10 months, with minimal effort. That's about $7,000. If you can do it in 6 months it's only 3750 I believe. The coursework can be challenging at times but you really do come out the other side more well-rounded. I think it's a great Academic Program.

Faculty are extremely supportive, all my instructors and advisors are Masters or PhD educated. You can get help with your courses, writing, even your resume, they'll even help you interview for jobs.

As far as if it's worth getting The Bachelors if it's not required, that's really your call. If you don't get it does limit your options a lot. If you wait too long to get a nurse practitioner you might have a hard time finding a master's-level program. I can't say for sure but I do hear rumors that there's a push coming for doctoral-level nurse practitioner training. I definitely want to get in before that.

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