WCU Accelerated BSN, any thoughts?Register Today!
- by mcolli02 Dec 8, '08I'd like to know if anyone has attended, or is attending, West Chester Universities accelerated BSN program? do you like the program, did it prepare you for the real world of nursing, how much is the tuition?
- Dec 9, '08 by ArieviloI'm currently in the second degree BSN at WCU.
So far its a great program. But like all schools it has its ups and downs.
The faculty is great, its a nice small class setting, evening classes and weekend clinicals (which is good for some, bad for others), you can work part time, and its the cheapest tuition around for a BSN accelerated program (if you are in state).
However they are disorganized, but what nursing program isn't?
The first cohort is graduating this semester, so we don't know NCLEX pass rates/preparation for real world quite yet. But its all the same courses that the traditional students take so I'm thinking that the preperation is similar to theirs.
- Dec 9, '08 by mcolli02Thanks for your reply. So just to get this straight (website not much help) the classes are offered in the evenings and weekends for the accelerated BSN? What are the exact days and hours?
- Mar 16, '09 by Lefty LouI also was interested in the accelerated BSN program at WCU and didnt find alot of info on their website. Can anyone give more information about this program? How many students apply vs get accepted? How much is the tuition? Is the program very intense, and studying is almost continuous? Are classes only at nights and weekends, so days are free? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
- Aug 22, '09 by powlweI attended West Chester University's Accelerated BSN program. My class was the first to graduate from the program and we had a 100% first time pass rate on the NCLEX. Pretty impressive. We all found jobs, either before or within 3 months of graduating. The cost is lower then most of the other programs (esp. the ones in Philly!!! ie Drexel). The professors there know what they are talking about and are always on hand to help you. Class size is small, so if you need/like one-on-one attention this is very beneficial. Classes are usually evening, clinicals include some weekends. You can still have some-what of life.....as far as nursing school goes. I was able to work 32 hours/week. Which is something I needed to do (I got bills to pay, LOL!!!) and not all accelerated BSN programs allow you that opportunity. I can be hard at times, but the program is fast (17months) and it will be over before you know it!
- Dec 22, '09 by Lefty LouHoward, were you accepted to the may 2010 cohort already? Im waiting for transcripts from one school, since the class just ended last friday. What is your previous degree in? Do you mind sharing your stats, undergrad gpa, pre-req gpa etc? If not you can PM me, so its not for everyone to see. How soon after you applied did they call you for an interview? Sorry, I have soo many questions as well. Get back to me when you can. Thanks!
- Dec 23, '09 by howard1913@ Lou..it was about a week, but i called often..i could not wait until i got a letter. My pervious degree was in criminology/sociology. Graduated with 3.2..I got 2B's 1A 1C (microbiology 78% almost made a B) in my sciences so i am over the 2.7 they request you to have for your sciences. overall in my pre-req i have about a 3.0 if not higher.
- Dec 23, '09 by Lefty LouThank you so much for the reply! I also had a 3.2 undergrad gpa. Ive gotten A's in all of my pre-reqs except the general bio, I took that as a freshman from my previous degree and got a C. I think a week is pretty fast for the to respond about an interview. Did they send you a letter, email, or call, or all? Thanks again, I really appreciate it.