Best online RN to BSN program....CHEAP? - page 4

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 inexpensive. What has been... Read More

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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.

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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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    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 $$$$, no true gpa, and/or not a highly reputable program. that's all! good luck to everyone and good bye......
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    Quote from TruthRN2011
    However, the WGU BSN, MSN and PhD, will lock you down to their system of "passing /fail = 3.0 max. In other words, you are pretty much locked down with them and not able to go anywhere else for that matter. I do not understand why is it so difficult for people to understand! This is my last entry regarding this matter. I have fufilled my purpose by warning everyone of what is going on. There are no short cuts! If you don't pay at the begining, you will pay at the end when the bill comes $$$$, 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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    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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    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.
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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.
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    Do the programs you mention have classes for LPN going for RN too?
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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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    Quote from winny103
    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
    Good price. I was sold on Thomas Edison at $442. per credit hour (for RN - BSN). With 28 hrs to do their BSN completion that would cost me about $12,3376 tuition.

    Thanks for the tip on fort hayes winny. Good thread everyone.


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