How to pick an online BSN program?? - page 2

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I have my RN and I am looking to get my BSN but I am completely overwhelmed at how to pick an online BSN program... Here's the things I am looking for: ~Reasonable tuition (I have found programs as high as $17,000! Too... Read More


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    Try the University of Missouri @ St Louis. There program is online and each semester is only like $2000
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    I would love love love to go to WGU after I'm done with my ADN. However, the Master's program I want to go into requires a 3.2 in your BSN GPA. WGU is pass/fail so you finish with a 3.0 GPA. :/ major bummer for me...
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    FWIW I know of two people in the unit I work with who have been accepted to CRNA programs after earning their BSN through WGU. One is in school now and one will start this month.
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    Quote from RonnieDita
    I would love love love to go to WGU after I'm done with my ADN. However, the Master's program I want to go into requires a 3.2 in your BSN GPA. WGU is pass/fail so you finish with a 3.0 GPA. :/ major bummer for me...
    I have never heard of a program that seperates your BSN GPA from your nursing school GPA. Weird. All the programs I have ever looked at considered the whole GPA, not just that of the RN to BSN.
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    Have you considered Chamberlain? They are both Regionally and CCNE accredited, it takes 9 months and there are no clinicals. I've also heard good things about WGU as well, they are a public non-profit with regional and CCNE accreditations as well.
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    Quote from RonnieDita
    I would love love love to go to WGU after I'm done with my ADN. However, the Master's program I want to go into requires a 3.2 in your BSN GPA. WGU is pass/fail so you finish with a 3.0 GPA. :/ major bummer for me...
    I graduated my ADN with a 3.77 and BSN from WGU with the standard 3.0 - my cumulative would be 3.38. WGU does have a masters program that can be done in as little as 1 year if you're well motivated.
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    SO you guys are saying WGU....is no different than any of the other BSN programs in terms of acceditations? My main issue is if I decide to further my education and become a NP...how will WGU look to other schools?
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    Quote from m2736185
    SO you guys are saying WGU....is no different than any of the other BSN programs in terms of acceditations? My main issue is if I decide to further my education and become a NP...how will WGU look to other schools?
    GPA determines whether or not you are required to take the GRE for some master's programs.
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    Quote from m2736185
    SO you guys are saying WGU....is no different than any of the other BSN programs in terms of acceditations? My main issue is if I decide to further my education and become a NP...how will WGU look to other schools?
    WGU is CCNE accredited and regionally accredited

    WGU Accreditation | Accredited Online University | Western Governors University Online

    My advice about furthering your education is to make contact with the school you would like to get your NP done at and see what they think about WGU and how their transfer policy works there.

    I think that would be the best bet. The only thing that I see with WGU is that you cannot get any higher than a 3.0, which isn't a bad GPA, but if you want to be more competitive, I would choose a school with a traditional grading system and make sure you get really good grades.


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