Howdy everyone and greetings to our moderator/facilitator: I am an RN with a BSN from University of Phoenix online July 2010. Currently I am enrolled at University of the Rockies online pursuing my MA in Psychology: Mental Health Administration specialization. I won't graduate for another year yet (June 2012). After obtaining this degree I want to back and obtain another Masters in nursing. I don't know for sure but I would like to be a nurse practitioner and/or a nurse executive or both.....just don't want to be in school forever though you know? But I stumbles upon this site where people share their online experiences. Several years ago I attended Southwestern University in their BSN program and they crapped all over me. After transferring to University of Phoenix online, I graduated on time with little complications degree-wise. Their financial aid process was a real joke though but other than that, it was a rewarding experience. I have to get off of the floor as a nurse because my body has taken a real beating over the years from being in this profession. So I plan on applying next summer to an NP program here in Kansas somewhere. I have applied at many universities statewide but the criteria is unrealistic. I have not been accepted anywhere yet, even with an undergrad BSN average GPA of 3.69 and 15 years of healthcare experience. The profession hollers about the shortage and when qualified candidates apply for graduate level education, they find some bogus reason to turn them down. I figured that with a Masters degree soon, maybe they will look at me for admission....I want to desperately change healthcare policy.......it will be interesting to see where the journey takes me and I only pray that the God of Abraham, Moses, and Jacob cover me throughout the deal and beyond......forever !!!! Thanks for letting me post.