Best online RN to BSN program....CHEAP? - page 3

I have been a RN for about 1 1/2 years now and am starting to look towards going back and getting my BSN. I need something online since I work full time and have children, but also something that is... Read More

  1. Visit  luv2b_a_nurs profile page
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    Western Governor's University is very popular on here. They do have an entrance test to take but you do it online in your own home and it is not difficult to pass and you can take it before you are even admitted as part of your application. Tuition is a flat rate for 6 month term, you can earn credits based on passing assessments, not doing a bunch of meaningless tasks if you can prove you are competent. Many have finished their program with them in 6 months. They are nationally and regionally accredited as well.
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  3. Visit  luv2b_a_nurs profile page
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    BTW, why is an entrance test such a big deal for you?
  4. Visit  TruthRN2011 profile page
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    Sorry to tell you that WGU was one of the universities I fully researched. They do not give you a GPA more than 3.0 based on a passing grade. This is a huge problem if you are planing to attend a MSN program, thus they will not accept a university with a passing system, neither is to say, a 3.0 as the maximum average of passing. Please research it and then you will see that I was right on the information provided therein. We need a GPA system in order to transfer to Grad School of Nursing in America. Please research, gather information, make phone call to other universities and find out if they will accept this nonsense of a lack of GPA system and only a flat "passing grade" with a "max of 3.0".
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  5. Visit  TruthRN2011 profile page
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    Entrance exams are not a problem, you need to read the entire note and see the other examples such as WGU, above mentioned. People just do not really research anymore the options, do not find out the truth and consequences of their actions without sound informative advise. RESEARCH, CALL, GATHER FACTS, INVESTIGATE, CROSS ANALYSIS...... CALL OTHER UNIVERSITIES TO SEE IF THEY WILL ACCEPT WGU, OR ANY OTHER UNIVERSITY GPA SYSTEM, as just one of the examples above mention. There are many issues with the RN-BSN programs. In my humble opinion, we need legislation that will stop the madness and make all RN-BSN, MSN, PhD requirements the same at all levels, throughout all States.

    On another note, look at what is happening with the COMPACT STATES which are only 24 as of 2011. It is a great idea, to be able to live in one of the 24 compact states and move to another state permanently or temporary and not lose your license in your home state. I live in Florida, and they are not part of the compact states. If I go to another state that is compact or not, I will lose my Florida License. However, people that live in any of the 24 compact states including Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia etc., they can cross borders without any problems. See link attached:

    https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm

    Let us think big! Let us have a wide spectrum of thoughts! You know why Florida and the rest of the States do not want to be part of the compact state??? That's right is all about money! You get better pay and benefits in the states that are compact, they have many benefits for us - RN's. Also, the Florida Nurses Associations, should have been delighted to promote being a member of the Compact States; however, they chose not to. Until, nurses get angry about and finally understand that we have a right to be like the other 24 Compact States including key important States such as Texas, Virginia, Maryland, etc. and decide to have A UNION OF NURSES IN FLORIDA OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY, we are not going to make any progress at all. From patient ratios, to better salaries, to benefits, we are in serious trouble. Believe that!
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  6. Visit  luv2b_a_nurs profile page
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    Quote from TruthRN2011
    Entrance exams are not a problem, you need to read the entire note and see the other examples such as WGU, above mentioned.
    You stated that you wanted a program without an entrance exam which is why I asked why it's a problem!
    I did the research and found that one does recieve a GPA with WGU of 3.0 upon graduating. It is listed on the transcript as 3.0. Why would a GP not accept it? The only way it would be a problem is if the GP you were looking to go to requires a GPA higher than 3.0, which some definitely do. I looked at some of the programs I may consider going to for my NNP and they do accept a GPA of 3.0. That was all I needed to make a decision. FWIW, WGU also has a MSN program you could go to as well and would definitely accept their own BSN.
  7. Visit  TruthRN2011 profile page
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    However, the WGU BSN, MSN and PhD, will lock you down to their system of "passing /fail = 3.0 max. In other words, you are pretty much locked down with them and not able to go anywhere else for that matter. I do not understand why is it so difficult for people to understand! This is my last entry regarding this matter. I have fufilled my purpose by warning everyone of what is going on. There are no short cuts! If you don't pay at the begining, you will pay at the end when the bill comes $$$$, no true GPA, and/or not a highly reputable program. That's all! Good luck to everyone and good bye......
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  8. Visit  luv2b_a_nurs profile page
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    however, the wgu bsn, msn and phd, will lock you down to their system (how is that?)of "passing /fail = 3.0 max. in other words, you are pretty much locked down with them and not able to go anywhere else for that matter.
    says you but do you have any proof??? it's easy to say things like this but can you back it up? if you really want to "help" people i think supplying proof would be a lot more helpful than throwing out accusations or opinions. you do get a gpa with wgu! yes, it is a 3.0 regardless if you pass the assessments and plenty of grad schools accept 3.0 for a gpa. i have done the research and it's a little irritating when you act like you know it all but can't provide any proof to back up what you say. sure, some grad schools may not accept a 3.0 and if one plans to go to that school then wgu is not the right program for them. however, if one does not plan to go on to grad school and wants a natioonally and regionally accredited bsn program where one can work at their own pace, this is one of the best options, in my opinion! also, many of the staff members of wgu and their family members are going to this school to further their education. if it was a scam, i don't believe you would see that happening. truth is, it's an affordable, accredited, not for profit school that is up and coming and they mean business. exams are proctored via web cam or at an approved testing site and there is tons of support and mentoring available. it is not a diploma mill by any means. fwiw, ca accepts them and they are one of the toughest states to satisfy. maybe it is not right for you but that does not mean it is not a good school. i am one who does research everything including whether or not my bsn from there will be accepted at the school of my choice should i decide to go on, and i could not come up with a reason to not attend this school. also, my tuition is paid for by my employer so money is not really a factor for me, and my employer does not have a problem paying for me to attend this school.
    i do not understand why is it so difficult for people to understand! this is my last entry regarding this matter. i have fufilled my purpose by warning everyone of what is going on. there are no short cuts! if you don't pay at the begining, you will pay at the end when the bill comes $$$$, no true gpa, and/or not a highly reputable program. that's all! good luck to everyone and good bye......
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  9. Visit  SweettartRN profile page
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    Quote from TruthRN2011
    However, the WGU BSN, MSN and PhD, will lock you down to their system of "passing /fail = 3.0 max. In other words, you are pretty much locked down with them and not able to go anywhere else for that matter. I do not understand why is it so difficult for people to understand! This is my last entry regarding this matter. I have fufilled my purpose by warning everyone of what is going on. There are no short cuts! If you don't pay at the begining, you will pay at the end when the bill comes $$$$, no true GPA, and/or not a highly reputable program. That's all! Good luck to everyone and good bye......
    Please bite your tongue when you say "and/or not a highly reputable program."
    WGU has a very highly reputable nursing program. Many, MANY hospitals have a relationship with WGU for their nursing program, and the curriculum is top notch.

    I have already been in talks with four different post=Master's FNP programs. Every single one will take transfer credits from WGU, no questions asked.

    I have learned more in the 3 months at WGU then in 5 with Indiana Wesleyan University.

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  10. Visit  TruthRN2011 profile page
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    YOU STATED:

    "I have already been in talks with four different post=Master's FNP programs. Every single one will take transfer credits from WGU, no questions asked."

    CAN YOU PROVIDE US, LICENSE REGISTERED NURSES, WITH THE LIST OF POST MASTER'S FNP PROGRAMS THAT ACCEPTS ALL CREDITS FROM WGU??????

    If you cannot, then you are the one that needs to bite your tongue!

    If you truly want to help others, you will provide the information in this forum. Correct?????
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  11. Visit  leegang profile page
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    Wow!! This is quite the conversation. I also did research and am currently attending WGU. If you search for review of WGU it is made quite clear that some colleges etc. do not take the 3.0 pass/fail etc... Even though you have researched it does not mean that it will not work for other people. If you know which masters program you want to do or where you want to go then you need to call them and ask them if they take the WGU credits. Some colleges will and some will not, it is up to the person to research this. When I asked my enrollment counselor about this he was very upfront and again stated if I was concerned to call the college that I was looking at going to and ask. The correct information is that anyone interested in going to WGU needs to do their own research about whether the courses will transfer. WGU is a very good way to get you BSN and very affordable, but again it may not be right for everyone.
  12. Visit  luv2b_a_nurs profile page
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    I feel that as more time passes, the stigma of online universities will not be like it is perceived by some now. It is the wave of the future and as more students do it and more programs are accredited it will not be unusual or thought of as a diploma mill.
  13. Visit  didi768 profile page
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    Do the programs you mention have classes for LPN going for RN too?
  14. Visit  winny103 profile page
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    fort hays state university has an online rn to bsn program.Very cheap $178 per credit hr .It is a state university and not private.I highly recommend it
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