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RN to BSN Degree Programs That Don't Require Any Clinicals
If you're a very experienced nurse looking at RN to BSN degrees, you may want avoid the typical clinical or practicum requirements in most nursing bachelors programs. Over the two years of a BSN "completion" type program, the total clinical comittment can run anywhere from 700 to 900 hours - a huge effort that may not be of much value to a nurse who has already spent several years working with patients in a clinical environment.
It can be a bit tricky to "shop" for a BSN with no clinicals. Some schools don't provide clinical teaching themselves, but require the nursing student to find another venue where he or she can complete them. And some "non-clinical" nursing degrees may not qualify you to work in certain states that have minimal clinical learning requirements for certification. But not all these issues are always made clear on the websites of nursing schools. It takes some digging to get all the facts.
But that toughness often results from the fact that clinical teaching goes on in an actual hospital or clinic setting, where there is real pressure to make good decisions and perform jobs correctly. It's worth considering whether or not you want to pass on gaining that experience if you don't already have it. The kinds of personality conflicts that can come up with clinical instructors may be a good rehearsal for the kinds of issues you'll need to deal with in the health care environment after graduation.
Finally, any non-clinical nursing degree will obviously involve a heavy load of lectures and, potentially, research and writing. You'll be happiest in this type of program if you enjoy the more academic style of learning.
RN to BSN Programs With No Clinicals
Grand Canyon University
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Saint Louis University
University of Wyoming
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