Does anyone have info about RN-BSN programs? Any information about online nursing degrees would be very helpful. Do you know of a really good program? Feel free to share whatever info or opinions you have about nursing schools.
Online Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Degree Programs Offered at Drexel:
RN to BSN (RN to Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree)
An online nursing bachelor's degree completion program providing Registered Nurses with access to the career advancement opportunities that come with a BSN degree.
RN to BSN to MSN (RN to BSN to Master's of Science in Nursing Degree)
An online nursing bachelor's degree completion program with an option to earn credits towards a master's degree while you complete upper division BSN coursework.
B.S. in Health Services Administration
Prepares students seeking to qualify for administrative/managerial positions in the ever-expanding, ever-changing health care industry in such settings as hospitals, clinics, managed-care companies, health insurance companies, law, and health marketing firms. This interdisciplinary program offers students the opportunity to learn the quantitative and qualitative aspects of health care.
I go to SUNY Brockport and they have an RN-BSN program. I'm taking a research class now with the coordinator. She's nice, her classes and lecture notes are a bit unorganized but she knows her stuff! I don't know if this school is in an area you'd be interested in but its a fast track program.
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Excelsior College (the former Regents College of NY when it was still associated with the NY state college system) has been in the business of distance learning for over thirty years. I can't rate it vis-a-vis other schools not having experience with the others, but the program is doable.
Think about something onsite. Pace University has a good reputation and they may have an RN-BSN program. Go to the New York State Education website and see what is listed. Also, BEFORE you become involved in an online program, look at the cost, whether you have to go to a location for colloquiums which are usually held on the weekends, are you responsible for getting your own clinical placements? What placement services do they offer in the town in which you live. Be a shrewd consumer. These are your dollars.
I did a lot of research into an online RN to BSN program, before I started. In fact I probably spent too much time researching. In the end I chose Drexel. I chose their program because I wanted somewhere that I could continue on to my masters, a lot of other programs that are not real schools, ie: Excelsior, University of Phoenix, don't have NP options. Also Drexel has four semesters a year, and they will accept you at any point, unlike Stonybrook. Also I have some non nursing prerequisites I have to take, but that also does not exclude you from getting in and starting the program. I am in the middle of my third semester, and so far I love it. Good luck to anyone here thinking of perusing the RN to BSN and hope this info was helpful.