Q: I have 2 brief questions for any who would be so kind as to answer them: First of all is it possible to be the core of a LPN or RN degree online? (I am in FL) I have seen RN to Bachelors of Nursing etc. offered but nothing for RN or LPN. The second is my aggrivation with the coruption the eloquence of online elearning by the educational establishment. The beauty of osnline learning is that it can and should offer learning at ones own pace. Instead even if you ask for an ADA accomidation they will not extent the course lenght to however long it takes one to complete the work. B|TW I am ADD and often must get a second textbook that "makes sence" to me. Also it often takes 2 or 3 reads to get things down. I am married, have a child and a job. IMHO This is one of ominous sides of accredidation as it stifles competition.
A: I believe there are quite a lot of them out there. The subject index to Bears' Guide lists about 65 schools in nursing. I think Excelsior is the largest, but it always pays to shop around for price, academic model, credit for prior learning, amount of independent study, and other factors. Not necessarily so. One of the other variables -- ways some schools differ from others -- is that some have what they call "synchronous" programs, meaning that everything is done in a fixed time frame, often to match what is done on campus -- and others let the student work at his or her own pace, however long it may take. Another reason for shopping around. Recognized accreditation at least assures academic quality, whatever the model. In the non-resident Master's my wife did, ample provision was made for students with a wide range of physical and neurological situations, from blind, deaf, and paralyzed to ADD and epilepsy. This is not uncommon.