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What would be the best option(s) for obtaining my BSN? I currently have my ASN and have been licensed as an RN in the state of Ohio since 2017.

February 4th, 2023

Depends on what you want to do. If you’re still figuring it out, and are stopping at BSN I’d go with Western Governers. Lots of friends did and really liked it. If your facility has a deal with a program or is part of a university system there’s usually tuition reimbursement and/or it’s free for however many years of service.

If you have a specific idea or specialty like CRNA that’s really competitive, or eventually move to another state I’d look at nationally recognized schools. There are some great schools that have really affordable bridge programs. Don’t pay a crazy amount though. It’s annoying that names do factor in, but they do. It’s easier to get a foot in the door/conversation starter if a fellow alum interviews you ect. Especially with the whole license debacle do your research and what feels right to you!

December 31st, 2022

If you are thinking about a BSN, you might consider going for your MSN instead.....Eastern Washington University used to off an ADN to MSN option that only took 3 months longer than the BSN (and about $3500.00 more). With a MSN you can do so much more...teach, be a program administrator, run whole departments in public healthcare, etc. Just something to think about.

December 31st, 2022

I went through the Western Governor’s University ASN to BSN program. Super affordable and you can go as fast or slow as you want. They also credit experience if you have it.