Online RN to BSN with no prerequisites? - page 2
by caringkay RN
Hi everyone, hope we had a good holiday as we look for the best in 2011. Am wondering if there is anyone out there who knows or have attended any online RN-BSN program that requires no prerequisites, am an RN in texas, looking... Read More
- 0Jul 28, '13 by smiles04Hey by the way anyone trying to get in worried about pre reqs of course you should have some college courses to get into your diploma program and if your only missing one or two they will offer it and put it in your curriculum or you can take those at a jr college while your doing the school. Now if your going fresh into a program with no RN already thats a whole seprt issue. Good luck
Btw please please get clinicals and alot of them in a good nursing program and work as a extern at a hospital nothing Peeves me more is working in the hospital or a nursing home and a new graduate cant put in a Iv or Catheter!!!! Seriously thats a problem you have no respect from nurses or doctors when you have the opportunity to do a IV or something do it get the practice! Go to it :-))
- 0Jul 30, '13 by Murse901Quote from RileyRN2013Wow, I forgot I'd even posted in this thread. It's been a long time.But do you want to be just a 3.0 student when advanced practice programs are becoming more competitive? Especially for a good program?
I ended up going the WGU route instead of Chamberlain. I was very worried about the 3.0 GPA issue. However, I was accepted into my local university's FNP program, which is very competitive in my region, and they had no issues with my WGU transcript. I start this Fall.
I think the current trend is for NP programs to look more at experience than at undergrad background.
- 0Nov 28, '13 by FlyinBye123How was your experience with WGU? How long did it take you? (I realize that everyone's experience will be different.) I am currently in an LPN to ASN transition program, but would like to make sure I have all of the classes taken ahead of time to go straight to finishing my BSN as soon as I pass the NCLEX. I am having problems getting any college to answer questions for me, since I don't already have my ASN. Right now I have the time to clep out of something, but would like it to be something that is needed to go from ASN to BSN, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
- 0Nov 30, '13 by Murse901Quote from FlyinBye123I was very happy with WGU. It was self-paced, which worked out really well with my unpredictable work schedule. Being self-paced, however, also has a downside. It took me 14 months to complete the program. I'm confident that I could have completed the program in 6-8 months if I had worked harder at it. However, that was under the previous curriculum. I graduated this past May, and I have read from others that many things have changed since the revamping of the program a few months ago.How was your experience with WGU? How long did it take you? (I realize that everyone's experience will be different.) I am currently in an LPN to ASN transition program, but would like to make sure I have all of the classes taken ahead of time to go straight to finishing my BSN as soon as I pass the NCLEX. I am having problems getting any college to answer questions for me, since I don't already have my ASN. Right now I have the time to clep out of something, but would like it to be something that is needed to go from ASN to BSN, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
As for CLEP, I would hold off until you get a transcript evaluation from WGU. With your ASN, you will get a lot of 100 and 200 level credit carried over to WGU. If you have an AASN, though, WGU does a course-by-course review of everything, and you may not get as much credit. Wait for WGU to tell you what you need to complete. BUT, if you're going to CLEP, be sure to do so before you actually enroll. WGU will not accept ANY transfer credit after you're enrolled. A transcript eval is not enrollment, so you're safe until you actually commit.
Another thing to consider is that you can complete as many WGU courses as your personal and work life allows. So, from a financial perspective, it's better to do those Gen Ed courses through WGU, since they'll be included in the price of tuition -- again, so long as you're motivated to complete them quickly. Under the old curriculum, I have heard of people completing the core nursing courses AND 5 or 6 Gen Ed courses, all in one 6-month term. I'm sure these people were very motivated and worked non-stop at their degree. YMMV.
- 1Nov 30, '13 by featherzRNI managed to make it through WGU's 'new' program (they changed it again two months ago, but only to add one small class - I started in June of this year) in 3.5 months, even with 50 units. So it's still possible to do it quickly if you are crazy motivated. I love WGU - and I've already been admitted into an MSN program so the pass/fail was not a problem. A BSN for 3.5K? Can't beat that!