Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Top Ways to A BSN Degree For People With Full Time Jobs

Getting a BSN Degree can be achieved even if you have a full time position and can’t enroll in more traditional courses. An online program can put a BSN Degree in your hands in less than 2 years. This affordable and convenient method of pursuing your educational goals can be your way to move up the corporate ladder.

Upper management for nurses requires that any applicant have at least a BSN degree. For many nurses this seemed an unlikely scenario since they could not afford to work only part time and go to school. This is what makes getting a BSN degree online so appealing. The stress level involved with many courses is greatly decreased when you are able to go at your own pace and take the tests when you feel prepared. Online schools even are able to provide tutors if you need them. There are also forums and online nursing communities that will give you support and encouragement.

You do not have to rearrange schedules or change jobs. You do not even have to work fewer hours. Online BSN programs can be arranged around your present schedule and you are able to take the classes when it is convenient for you to do so. One of the best things about an online BSN degree is that you can achieve it without the aggravation of daily commuting to a campus setting. There are also accelerated BSN programs available.

The online community of nursing has helped many realize their goal of being awarded a BSN degree and it is all done in the comfort of your own home. You can also choose some of the BSN bridge programs that are offered through your local universities and take classes on campus if you choose. Many of these courses are now being conducted at night and on the weekends in order to make it easier for their working students.

1 comment:

  1. I was able to do the RN to BSN Online thing. I can tell you from personal experience that there are two things to consider if you are thinking of doing it. First, find a school that has a traditional campus that also offers an online program. That way in the future when you send your resume out those that are still closed minded about online education will not be able to determine just from your resume how you got a degree. Second, if you are not a strong self starter do not do an online program. When you are at home and have all the distractions of your normal life available to you it can be hard to sit there and read four chapters, or to write a paper. I got my degree with Jacksonville University (http://www.jacksonvilleu.com). There are lots of choices out there now. Take your time and find the right one for you.