online classes

Hi, I posted this under chit chat, & now here, as you all may be in a better position to help me out. :)

Hi.  I'm currently an RN with my BSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing) and would like to get my masters degree, preferably online (for the convenience factor).  A tiny bit of background.... I actually want to get my CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia) but that just is not feasible for quite some time, as those programs are so intense that they do not allow you to work.  And, I do not think Scott's income alone would cover all the bills and we do not want to move yet, as we just bought the house last Spring.  Maybe eventually that can happen....

but for now, Masters in nursing, I'm leaning towards education or CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist) but other than cardiac or CV (cardio thoracic) specialties, I really am unsure what I would want to focus on.  I know I really need to figure it out, even before applying, but was wondering if anybody has had any really great experiences or really bad, with any online institution, or the real,brick & mortar institution. 

I'm in the process of making a comparison chart (tuition, fees, required visit to campus, etc) but still have far to go.  Any input would be greatly appreciated!

So far, I'm researching:

Sacred Heart (CT)
Saint Joseph college of Maine
Walden University
Millersville University (PA)

(These few I found on a website after looking for MSN programs) probably fairly cheesy... but:

TIA for any info you can share!
Tara :-)
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Re: online classes

  • I'm doing it through Ellis University.  I don't know if they have your major though.
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  • Hey!
    I responded on the other board, but I will repeat it here, too.  I'm an English teacher with a Bachelor's in English and Spanish Education.  For my Master's, I wanted a great program that was affordable and reputable.  Indiana University has one of the top programs for a MAster's in Education, so I'm doing my degree online through IU.  I would steer clear of any programs that are not affiliated with an actual university; sometimes they are not actually nationally accredited.  Try to find a university which offers the same classes you'd take there online.  It's been a great experience so far--more difficult than taking classes in person.
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