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I am having difficulty deciding whether to do an RN-to-BSN program online or in a classroom setting. Is there any advantage to either?

Monday March 11, 2013
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Dear Donna,

I am having difficulty deciding whether to do an RN-to-BSN program online or in a classroom setting. Does it matter in regard to finding employment? Is there any advantage to a classroom program?

Needs to Decide

Dear Donna replies:

Dear Needs to Decide,

Online education has become very popular and is perfectly legitimate. Employers recognize both. What matters is that you get the degree.

Online versus classroom is a matter of personal preference — there are pros and cons to both. This article helps to outline the differences: www.CE.Nurse.com/ce171-60/Earning-degrees-by-distance-education/coursepage.

Best wishes,
Donna


Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, well-known career guru, is Nurse.com’s “Dear Donna” and author of “Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional” and “The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career.” Information about the books is available at www.Nurse.com/CE/7010 and www.Nurse.com/CE/7250, respectively. To ask Donna your question, go to www.Nurse.com/Asktheexperts/Deardonna. Find a “Dear Donna” seminar near you: Call 800-866-0919 or visit http://Events.nursingspectrum.com/Seminar.