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Thomas Edison State College

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Has 7 years experience.

Anyone attend the Rn to Bsn program there?

How was it?

How long did it take to complete?

Clementine1

Specializes in Pediatric Emergency. Has 2 years experience.

I am on my last week of classes. It depends how many credits you transfer in. Instead of semesters, which usually run 4 months, TESC offers 4 terms/yr which run 12 weeks. Within a term, you can take as many classes as you'd prefer, however, I believe 6 credits per term was required for financial aid. It took me a little over a yr and overall, it was doable with working full time.

smartnurse1982

Has 7 years experience.

I am on my last week of classes. It depends how many credits you transfer in. Instead of semesters, which usually run 4 months, TESC offers 4 terms/yr which run 12 weeks. Within a term, you can take as many classes as you'd prefer, however, I believe 6 credits per term was required for financial aid. It took me a little over a yr and overall, it was doable with working full time.

Was a clinical required for public health course?

I am paying out of pocket and I qualify for in state tuition.

how much did the program cost you?

Is the program structured in any way?

What i mean by that is if you have to log in at certain times to take midterms and finals?

Clementine1

Specializes in Pediatric Emergency. Has 2 years experience.

I didn't have to do any clinicals for the BSN program but a friend of mine who isn't as far along informed me it is changing. 2 nursing courses I have taken have already changed. In addition, some nursing courses are not allowed to be taken with others. As for the cost, it depends on how many credits you have to take.

emtb2rn, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

Was a clinical required for public health course?

I am paying out of pocket and I qualify for in state tuition.

how much did the program cost you?

Is the program structured in any way?

What i mean by that is if you have to log in at certain times to take midterms and finals?

Just finishing the rn-bsn at tesc. I just needed their nursing courses & stats (which i never took in my previous bachelors). There are no clinical requirements in any nursing courses.

Cost runs from $1k-$3k per course, depending on number of credits and whether undergrad or grad level (several courses are grad level, 3 if i remember correctly). The entire program cost me under $1k (books & fees, including $299 for "graduation processing") as my hospital picks up tuition.

The program is highly structured. Between the syllabus & rubrics, tesc tells you exactly what you need to deliver. Makes getting straight a's very simple.

There aren't tests in the nursing courses. You will mainly write papers and participate in online discussions. Most of the nursing courses have other assignments but no tests in the traditional sense.

DnCali

Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent care, ER, BMT. Has 20 years experience.

I completed the program last year. I was able to work full time and take 1 or 2 classes each of the terms. It involves a lot of papers and projects. The program is structured with deadlines and weekly activities. I enjoyed it and found it to be quality and fair.

smartnurse1982

Has 7 years experience.

Just finishing the rn-bsn at tesc. I just needed their nursing courses & stats (which i never took in my previous bachelors). There are no clinical requirements in any nursing courses.

Cost runs from $1k-$3k per course, depending on number of credits and whether undergrad or grad level (several courses are grad level, 3 if i remember correctly). The entire program cost me under $1k (books & fees, including $299 for "graduation processing") as my hospital picks up tuition.

The program is highly structured. Between the syllabus & rubrics, tesc tells you exactly what you need to deliver. Makes getting straight a's very simple.

There aren't tests in the nursing courses. You will mainly write papers and participate in online discussions. Most of the nursing courses have other assignments but no tests in the traditional sense.

The stats course must be a new thing,because from what i read on Allnurses 2 yrs ago was that TESC was 1 on the few colleges not requiring math.

I am paying out of pocket,so will only take 1 course at a time.

smartnurse1982

Has 7 years experience.

I completed the program last year. I was able to work full time and take 1 or 2 classes each of the terms. It involves a lot of papers and projects. The program is structured with deadlines and weekly activities. I enjoyed it and found it to be quality and fair.

Were there group projects?

How long did it take for you to finish?

Hi,

A few questions if you wouldn't mind answering:)

How long did it take you to complete the program?

How many classes were you taking per semester?

In your opinion, based on the amount of work, do you think it's possible to take 3 classes and work full time?

Thanks!