University of Wyoming RN to BSN online pros/cons - page 2
by stevenfmurray 18,846 Views | 29 Comments
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 mortar" school in Charleston, SC and... Read More
- 0May 12, '10 by MickyB-RNQuote from redraccoonDid you ever settle on a program?I think I'm going to try to call UofW this week and get some more info. The tuition is one of the best... but I wonder about various fees.
Anyone know what their classes are like? Lots of papers, projects, tests... or?
I'm hoping to settle on a program and start by Fall 2010. I need to get going!
- 0May 12, '10 by MickyB-RNQuote from FaeriewandHave you decided on a program yet?Micky, it's true that U of W is the least expensive. I've been checking out their website for a couple of years now
Thanks Steven for starting this thread. Maybe we can get some good input from students who are currently in the online program.
- 2Oct 2, '10 by AntepartumnurseHi 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.
- 1Oct 2, '10 by anon695FYI - 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!
- 0Oct 23, '10 by cowgrlnurseQuote from AntepartumnurseThat 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!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).
- 0May 24, '11 by DutchRN09I 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,