Can/Have you got a job with a degree from WGU? - page 2

by HappyBee

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I have been talking to a close family friend and I was explaining to her WGU and how great this school sounds. She is currently trying to get into a CSU for Nursing and she said an employer will not see this as a "real" degree... Read More


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    I have always heard that here in Texas WGU is a very well known and respected school and nursing program, and I have never known of anyone having a hard time finding a job.

    With that being said I was looking online at job postings and there was a GN opening at MD Anderson cancer center (which is a major major hospital in Houston, and is worldly known) that said no online degrees. That's one hospital, but I thought I'd just throw that out there. I still think WGU would be worth it.
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    Quote from HappyBee
    I have done my OWN research. I just would like to hear from WGU graduates who have for a job with their degree. Critical Thinking is something I do very well. I have passed several classes with my critical thinking skills and have done well in my past jobs doing so as well. Thanks for your concern about my Critical thinking skills.I know next time not to even ask on this forum for advice without someone having to say some kind of rude comment.
    Every time someone writes a rude, snarky reply like this, it adds fuel to the saying that "nurses eat their young" Remember we are not all like this. Most board members are caring and supportive and will respond politely to any question. Please don't let this discourage you from posting.
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    For what it's worth I work for an HCA facility and I first heard about WGU from my CNO. She was the one telling me about how it's Non-profit, accredited, and a great opportunity for professional development for someone like me that needs to go from ADN to BSN.

    And as far as it being online goes, even the brick and mortar schools around here have their adn-to-bsn programs online. I think that a non-online bridge program would be an exception at this time. The rational, I think, is that as an ADN that works in a clinical setting, you're already a nurse and you've already met all the requirements for being a nurse. The BSN stuff is kind of like more ethereal nearly non-sense stuff that may or may not relate to your practice. Don't get me wrong I'm gonna do it, but I pretty much convinced it's only gonna help me towards my career goals, not so much make me a better nurse.
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    I currently know about a dozen WGU BSN grads that are now working as nurses. About 5 of them were working at the hospital that they are at now, but as transporters, logisitics techs, scrub techs and lab assistants. The other half received employment but were never in the medical field prior to their BSN degree. So, I think its well worth it, for the price and time, you cant beat it. My wife and I are soon to be WGU BSN students! Good luck and I know you will get what you are looking for!
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    Quote from Ziglar1
    I currently know about a dozen WGU BSN grads that are now working as nurses. About 5 of them were working at the hospital that they are at now, but as transporters, logisitics techs, scrub techs and lab assistants. The other half received employment but were never in the medical field prior to their BSN degree. So, I think its well worth it, for the price and time, you cant beat it. My wife and I are soon to be WGU BSN students! Good luck and I know you will get what you are looking for!
    Sometimes I forget this isn't Facebook and become upset when I can't "like" someone's post. Haha. Just want to congratulate you and your wife on your accomplishments! It's awesome you went for your degrees together!
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    You can still "like" posts here. It's right next to the "reply" and "quote" buttons.
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    Hmm, not on my phone app then...
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    I too was leary on the WGU program, but then I started talking to some new grads and the 5 I write about are at the hospital I work at. I then started to get pumped and felt confident about their program. I cant wait, 2 more semesters then I will be making the phone call. Cheers!!!
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    Quote from Ziglar1
    I currently know about a dozen WGU BSN grads that are now working as nurses. About 5 of them were working at the hospital that they are at now, but as transporters, logisitics techs, scrub techs and lab assistants. The other half received employment but were never in the medical field prior to their BSN degree. So, I think its well worth it, for the price and time, you cant beat it. My wife and I are soon to be WGU BSN students! Good luck and I know you will get what you are looking for!
    What an inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I wish you and your wife the best of luck in graduating from WGU!!!!
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    I work at a highly ranked Children's Hospital and WGU is one of their recommended schools through our Education Portal. It has both regional and national accreditation, so it seems like that would speak for itself. I am also interested in and researching WGU.


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