Western Governors University MSN

  1. 0 Is anyone here enrolled in the WGU MSN program? I'm seriously considering enrolling in their MS in Nursing Education program. Please tell me about your experience with the university. I'm looking at starting classes either in September or October.
    My reasons for pursuing graduate studies via distance/online ed are not unique but one thing that draws me to this university is that they are one of the few non-proprietary online-only schools around. I work for one of their "partner hospitals" and would be eligible to apply for their nursing scholarship and also avail of a ten percent discount (per their admissions counsellor) on tuition. They released an announcement that they have just received CCNE accreditation although I still can't find their name listed on the CCNE website.
    Your feedback will be greatly appreciated!
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  4. Visit  tkrn714 profile page
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    I have been accepted into WGU and start August 1. I am in the MSN I work at a HCA hospital, and will get 10% discount off the top. Also, will be reimbursed $5200 a yr for school. I also applied last week for the nursing scholarship, and will find out tommorrow if
    Last edit by tkrn714 on Jul 16, '09 : Reason: I did not finish writing my letter
  5. Visit  LoveThisNurse profile page
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    I have been accepted into WGU and start August 1. I am in the MSN I work at a HCA hospital, and will get 10% discount off the top. Also, will be reimbursed $5200 a yr for school. I also applied last week for the nursing scholarship, and will find out tommorrow if
    How was the application process. One of my former BSN instructors is mentoring students at a HCA hospital. After I was denied by one my the local universities for their MSN nurse educator program, I started looking for online schools and then I remembered she mentioned WGU. I will be working for a HCA hospital as a new grad. Is there any special requirements to receive the reimbursement like years of service? Please let me know! Thanks
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    HCA is a partner hospital with WGU. If you are a employee of 1 yr (I think) at a HCA hospital, they will reinburse you up to $5200/yr for tuition, plus a 10% discount. The application process went very smooth, and there is a guidance counselor to help you through the process.
  7. Visit  >30yrsRN profile page
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    Is WGU a modular study program
    One of the guys on the board uses to run MC GRAW Schools which are modular and /or class room setting
  8. Visit  tkrn714 profile page
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    I don't know what 'modular' is, but WGU is a private university and the MSN program is totally online. They give you many resources to use and a LARGE library to find all sorts of nursing and medical research. The MSN program is about wiriting papers and conducting research online, and you have mentors to contact if you need help. I started in August, and should be through the program in 2 years or sooner. It is all competency based.
  9. Visit  Lauri8218 profile page
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    Quote from 12hours
    Is anyone here enrolled in the WGU MSN program? They released an announcement that they have just received CCNE accreditation although I still can't find their name listed on the CCNE website.
    Your feedback will be greatly appreciated!
    WGU is CCNE accredited. It is in New Applicant Status. You can check it out here:

    http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne/report...?sort=state#UT
  10. Visit  Lauri8218 profile page
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    Quote from tkrn714
    I have been accepted into WGU and start August 1.
    Who can we talk to about the MSN program at WGU (besides the enrollment counselors)?

    Can we talk to current MSN students or MSN graduates before applying?
  11. Visit  Lauri8218 profile page
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    In searching for information about WGU's MSN program, I came across a more detailed thread about WGU in the "Distance Learning for Nursing" forum under the thread entitled, "WGU online programs."

    You can find more about the school here:

    http://allnurses.com/distance-learni...ms-254937.html
  12. Visit  Lauri8218 profile page
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    Quote from tkrn714
    I don't know what 'modular' is, but WGU is a private university and the MSN program is totally online. They give you many resources to use and a LARGE library to find all sorts of nursing and medical research. The MSN program is about wiriting papers and conducting research online, and you have mentors to contact if you need help. I started in August, and should be through the program in 2 years or sooner. It is all competency based.
    Hi Tkrn714,

    How is WGU's MSN program since you started last August 2009? What specialty are you in?
  13. Visit  tkrn714 profile page
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    Hi Lauri8218,
    The program that I started in August is not difficult, but alot of reading. I am almost finished with my 1st 6 month term, with 3 more to go. The program is competency based, and facilitators and instructors (mentors) will work with you to keep you focused and on track. You work at your own time and speed. It is a wonderful program and structured well. I am on the Education track.
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  14. Visit  Lauri8218 profile page
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    Hi Tkrn714,

    Is a preceptor required for any of the competency-based units?

    Are practicum hours required for any of the units?

    Has anyone graduated from WGU's MSN program yet?
  15. Visit  tkrn714 profile page
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    Hi Lauri8218,
    1) Yes a preceptor is assigned to you, but she is called a "mentor". They phone you often until you get your feet wet


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