University of Wyoming RN to BSN online pros/cons - page 2

Most of the info that I've found on this forum about UofW is at least a few years old, so I wanted to start a new discussion. I'm in the second (last) year of my ADN program at a "brick and... Read More

  1. by   Antepartumnurse
    Hi I just wanted to answer some of the questions raised on here about the university of Wyoming. I am about 1/2 through the program and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive RN-BSN program. I was really nervous as the communication is not good when you are applying but I think that i have gotten a good education from this program. The only things I have struggled with has been the pharmacology class. The instructor is all over the place and the material seems much harder than was in my RN program (which I guess is to be expected). There is a clinical component to this program. You have to do a certain amount of public health hours locally. You never need to be on campus and I have had classes with nurses from all over the country. Overall I think that this is the best program I have seen for the money. I don't know why anyone would pay so much for UoP when this is so cheap.
  2. by   anon695
    FYI - SUNY Delhi (state university of New York) also has an online-only RN-BSN. It's more expensive per credit but it doesn't require nearly as many non-nursing credits and isn't strict about what you can/can't take to fill elective credits. I'm going to applying next summer as soon as I pass NCLEX!
  3. by   Faeriewand
    Tahnks HaikuCatLady. I checked out SUNY Delhi and I really like it.
  4. by   cowgrlnurse
    Quote from Antepartumnurse
    The only things I have struggled with has been the pharmacology class. The instructor is all over the place and the material seems much harder than was in my RN program (which I guess is to be expected).
    That is so true! I am in his class right now and its aweful! Other then that I really like the UW program so far. I am in it concurrently with my ADN program at a wyo community college. The nursing instructors are really willing to work with you and so far I really like the nursing classes. My understanding is no campus time, and your clinical is done with a local public health office. I have nurses in my classes that are from all over the US. good luck to all of ya!
  5. by   anissa
    I was looking into UWy myself. Have you found out anything more about this program? If so I gladly would like to receive an update if you wouldn't mid.
  6. by   RNShenanigator
    I was wondering if some of you might tell me how hard it was to find clinical hours in your area if you are not in Wyoming. Also, how many clinical hours are required?
  7. by   DutchRN09
    I was just accepted in the BSN completion program. Start in Fall of 2011. I am waiting to receive my course requirement letter in the mail, after June 1. The clinical component is done in last semester at a local community helath care setting or VNA. I will try to complete through my employers VNA or local health dept. You must get your site pre-approved. 1 day a week for 1 semester. There is an explanation on the schools nursing website also. I printed that out and that is how I found out about the requirement. I have a 3 cr hr stats class, but that probably won't count, although I would appeal that. I have heard that the pharm class is hard, so I am completing it first to get it over with. Someone I went to ADN school with has already completed a few classes and we are taking the pharm class together.
    I will update how things are going,
  8. by   nurses_r_gr8t
    So, how did that pharmacology class work out for you? I will begin mine in the spring semester and am quite nervous. Thanks in advance for any info you can bring to the table.
  9. by   ShanniY, RN
    ok, so this a real program and is not one of those schools they talk about on the news and the whole thing was just fake? that was the 1st thing that came to mind when i saw the price per unit. it's so much cheaper. it says:
    standard undergraduate rate $104
    [font=lucida grande]standard graduate rate $202
    anyone know how hard it is to get in?
  10. by   vasfar2001

    I have been taking classes to finish my BSN with University of Wyoming for the last year.
    Online classes are 104.00 per credit plus 40 per credit for the online fee.
  11. by   AFwifeRN
    Hi cowgrlnurse!

    I see you did ADN and UW at the same time so I would love to pick your brain! I start both ADN and RN/BSN this fall. So many questions for you.. you must be about done??

  12. by   chicagotwins
    hoping to start at university of wyoming in january. Does only one teacher teach the course?
    Is ther a teachers that you would recommend at the school. I think i willneed stats.
    I haven't math in years do they offer any tutoring for the online program.
    Also how much time do need to set a side each week for each class.
    Any thoughts would be helpful.
  13. by   vasfar2001
    The online courses are set up with weeekly discussion boards. The assignments are usually due by midnight on Sunday. The class is taught by one instructor, using printed lecture format, power point, and links to other sites. The instructor also post additional comments and suggestions as the class progresses. There is an online tutoring component on the student website, but I have not used it. The amount of time needed for each assignment is variable, it depends on the assignment.