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if you have an associates degree in nursing can you take online classes to get your bachelors or would you have to go back to school and start from the beginning and do four years of schooling or are those credits transferrable

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Nov. 1, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • I am an RN it depends on the school only some schools will let u do that... and if u do do that u might have to go to a near by hospital to do some of the work

    Answer by Pooky_mommy at 8:16 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • It depends on the college and if they have an online class for it or not.

    Answer by vbruno at 8:16 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • You can get a BSN online but you will have to do some clinicals and labs at the college or a site near you approved by the college at some point. The best way to find out about that and transferring credits is to contact admissions at the college you want to attend. I think you would be able to transfer basic courses like English, Sciences, Nursing theory or history etc. There isn't a reason to start from scratch though. You may also be able to challenge some courses and do less clinical since you already have an RN I am assuming. Good move, good luck!

    Answer by manna1qd at 8:46 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • go to
    you can bridge from either LPN to ASN .... or ASN to BSN.
    it's self study.... you pay about $800 for the first yrs tuition... then it's about $400 per year... they count previous credits and degrees... they out line what credits you need..... then you sign up & pay to CLEP out of each class .... you basically take a long test & if you get a "C" or better you pass and get ALL your credit hours.... each tests costs an addtional $200 or so.... after you've passed your tests, you will go to a site & have a couple days of clnicals.... after all that you are cleared to take your NCLEX.
    It's cheaper & more flexible for us working moms.... I'm in the process of LPN to ASN.

    Answer by a.butler at 8:56 AM on Nov. 2, 2008

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