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    best price BSN?

    I know the list of online BSN programs are abundant, but for anyone who has been searching that topic lately, does anyone know who the contenders are for best price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    I know the list of online BSN programs are abundant, but for anyone who has been searching that topic lately, does anyone know who the contenders are for best price?
    I wanted to add that I think Fort Hays is the leader in the RN-->BSN , since it looks like they are at $145/credit, accept 30 CLEP and possibly FEMA at $77/cr. I think that degree would come in under $8500. Still looking for anyone else who might have suggestions for me to look at. Thanks.
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    WGU RN to BSN depending on how fast one can finish. If finished in 1 year, then the cost will be $6500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    I wanted to add that I think Fort Hays is the leader in the RN-->BSN, since it looks like they are at $145/credit, accept 30 CLEP and possibly FEMA at $77/cr. I think that degree would come in under $8500. Still looking for anyone else who might have suggestions for me to look at. Thanks.

    Fort Hays State University is my suggestion! The tuition is very reasonable! The school is Regionally Accredited! The Nursing College is CCNE accredited and has a B&M campus with a great history !

    I looked at a few DETC schools that offer BSN 's and they appear to be more expensive! Some are NLN and/or CCNE accredited but I still think there will be challenges applying to future graduate nursing programs down the road. For example, applying to a master or doctoral nurse practitioner or anesthetist program with a DETC BSN may not fly with all schools even though the nursing program was NLN or CCNE accredited! Why limit your options to save a few, if any dollars?

    I really have very little to say about WGU 's nursing program. I hope someone can chime in on their experiences!
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    I'm seeing that FHSU is $182 per credit hour for online degree programs.
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    I'm assuming the person wants a BSN to go onto graduate school or work at a Magnet Hospital. Otherwise, Charter Oak and Excelsior College offer BS degrees in Health Science with generous credits for an RN license.

    Frontier University has a ADN to Masters to DNP program bypassing the BSN altogether and includes a focus in nurse practitioner or midwifery. I personally think it is too much to chew off and very pricey! However, I took a few courses which are taught online but include some campus visits and can tell you the learning experience is unique and amazing! The campus and atmosphere in the Kentucky Hills is something very special to behold!

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    TESC's RN to BSN is 100% online. All an RN needs is 28 extra credits in nursing . Any additional free elective and general education requirements can be completed with FEMA (free), CLEP/DSST/Uexcel, TEEX (free), Straighterline, ALEKS ($20 per month), Saylor (free with $25 proctor fee), and other cheap sources of credit. The Comprehensive Tuition Plan for 1 year is $8,395 and covers up to 36 credits including TECEPs. After subtracting the 28 nursing credits, the person will have room to take 2 TECEPs at no additional cost other than the proctor fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanantone View Post
    I'm seeing that FHSU is $182 per credit hour for online degree programs.
    You're right - thanks!
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    University of Wyoming: Online RN/BSN Completion Program

    Resident tuition $108 /credit hour
    Non-resident tuition: $152 /credit hour
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    Quote Originally Posted by major56 View Post
    University of Wyoming: Online RN/BSN Completion Program

    Resident tuition $108 /credit hour
    Non-resident tuition: $152 /credit hour
    RN/BSN Completion | Online RN to BSN Program | University of Wyoming
    thanks so much!!
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    You're welcome Jennifer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    I wanted to add that I think Fort Hays is the leader in the RN-->BSN, since it looks like they are at $145/credit, accept 30 CLEP and possibly FEMA at $77/cr. I think that degree would come in under $8500. Still looking for anyone else who might have suggestions for me to look at. Thanks.
    That's great! Now if they would offer the basic RN (two year) while accepting CLEP/FEMA, I'd be in business!
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    Quote Originally Posted by soupbone View Post
    That's great! Now if they would offer the basic RN (two year) while accepting CLEP/FEMA, I'd be in business!
    WGU does offer the BSN pre-licensure program, but only for those in certain areas. They accept CLEP, DSST, and Straighterline. There are some other schools that offer second degree/accelerated BSN programs by distance, but they probably aren't as generous with alternative sources of credit. Then, you have Excelsior College's associates in nursing . In order to be admitted you have to be an LVN/LPN, paramedic, midwife, military corpsman, respiratory therapist, a physician trained outside the U.S., or a physician's assistant or physician trained inside the U.S. Others can petition for acceptance if they meet certain requirements.

    I think there might be some other paramedic and/or LVN/LPN to RN programs. There is actually a school in Texas that offers a paramedic program online with several clinical sites throughout the state. If I were younger, I would have gone all the way from paramedic to DNP with distance learning programs.
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    I am intrigued about the alternate pathways to LVN licensure in California. For example, A CNA with 5 years experience can challenge the LVN or a navy corpsman can challenge it as well! National University apparently has a certificate LVN to RN program! Amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanantone View Post
    WGU does offer the BSN pre-licensure program, but only for those in certain areas. They accept CLEP, DSST, and Straighterline. There are some other schools that offer second degree/accelerated BSN programs by distance, but they probably aren't as generous with alternative sources of credit. Then, you have Excelsior College's associates in nursing . In order to be admitted you have to be an LVN/LPN, paramedic, midwife, military corpsman, respiratory therapist, a physician trained outside the U.S., or a physician's assistant or physician trained inside the U.S. Others can petition for acceptance if they meet certain requirements.

    I think there might be some other paramedic and/or LVN/LPN to RN programs. There is actually a school in Texas that offers a paramedic program online with several clinical sites throughout the state. If I were younger, I would have gone all the way from paramedic to DNP with distance learning programs.
    When you say DNP, do you mean nurse practitioner or a nurse with a doctor of nursing practice?

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    Doctor of Nursing Practice, but preferably one for nurse practitioners.
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