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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - January 13, 2015
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I just finished by BSN through UOPX. I have to say that it is the perfect school for someone who wants to work full time and complete a degree. You write A LOT of papers but there were little to no tests. I have to say you can get by without doing the readings. I would absolutely use the books for my papers and projects but do not have to sit down and read 3 chapters a week. I received all A's and two B+ without doing the readings. I would stay on top of work and keep moving forward. The advisors I had were "ehh" I had approx 5 different advisors in the 2 years I was in school, but I rarley needed their help. I called my finance advisor more often. I was great to be able to take a break to get married and then return to school after. I agree I think the entire BSN idea is a joke. I learned way more skills and knowledge in my regular RN program at my technical school but now I have the BSN behind my name. Good luck everyone!

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RN-BSN Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - February 21, 2014
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This is a doable program but time consuming. I am a full time RN as well. If you don't know APA format, you will struggle. But I was glad I didn't wait very long before going back for my BSN. You do write a paper about every week (usually includes researching) along with 2 class discussions and at least respond to 6 classmates on at least 3 different days. So total of 8 post per week. Not too bad. Classes are usually 5-7 weeks long depending on # of credits. Also, there is no break between classes except during Christmas. But if you need a break, let your advisor know so you can get reschedule. The staffing is very helpful and my advisor checks on me at least in every class I was in. This school is really good as far as paper-work and other issues with admissions/finance. The only complaint I have is tuition is expensive. That's the only reason I am considering going somewhere else for my MSN; otherwise I would stay with UOP.

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Excellent for experienced RN's

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - February 7, 2013
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This learning forum is excellent for the adult working RN returning to school to complete the BSN requirements. There is a minimum of participation 4 times per week with writing, reading, and group projects in most classes. The discussions have been beneficial to my learning. The advisor that I have has been excellent in assisting me through the program. I am considering continuing on with this school to complete my Masters.

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Perfect for Full-Time Workers

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - August 24, 2010
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I work full-time as an RN; I also have a disabled husband. Believe me, University of Phoenix is perfect for busy adults in the real world. There are at least two weekly discussion questions that require references. There is a minimum of four days class participation per week. Students are also required to submit either a paper or PowerPoint every week. If you don't like to write, don't go to school through UOP. I have gained so much insight through researching for my discussion questions and writing papers. Everything I've learned so far has been applicable to my current job. If anyone says that the A's are handed out, they should think again. I have received many awards for writing throughout high school and college, and I've had to work extremely hard in some of my classes to get A's. UOP has been challenging but rewarding. The only thing I have a problem with is graduation. They don't recognize their graduates that graduate with GPA's of 3.5 or above. UOP recognizes a GPA of 3.85 (Summa Cum Laude by other college standards, but they only place it on your diploma. There is no mention of it during the graduation ceremony. I found that disheartening, as I have worked to keep a high GPA. recognition is important at any college.

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