Can I do WGU's pre-licensure program if I live in Philadelphia?

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    Can I do the pre-licensure if I live in Philadelphia. I was just wondering
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    Quote from So smart
    Can I do the pre-licensure if I live in Philadelphia. I was just wondering
    So Cal, Texas, Florida, Indiana and Utah only.
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    It should have a list of approved clinical programs on the website. You might email and see if they are tentatively going to open a program near you.
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    You CAN, but must travel to Indiana, Texas, Florida, California or Utah for clinicals. I work as a clinical instructor in the pre-licensure program, and have had students from Pittsburgh and Nashville, TN in the Indiana clinical cohort.
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    Wow...some people are ready to do whatever it takes to get to nursing school. I applaud them
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    The persons I mentioned had a couple of things going for them: FAMILY in Indianapolis to stay with during clinical rotations and PRN jobs at home to support them but provide maximum flexibility.

    For the OP: Clinicals are held in 'intensives'. So four times per year, you would have to travel to a clinical location (out of state for you) and spend up to three weeks (between skills lab and clinical). Again, not for everyone, but for a very select few people, it worked.
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    Quote from loveofrn
    Wow...some people are ready to do whatever it takes to get to nursing school. I applaud them
    I commuted across state lines to attend nursing school. If there's a will, there's a way.
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    Your are truly inspiring. I live in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale area) and attended a NLAC/ NCEN accredited LPN program and have been licensed for 10 months. I also did an IV therapy admin. course plus a few others, yet still no jobs. Everyone is asking for that magical one year experience. Very depressing after such vigorous training. I have completed the following courses:

    A&P 1& 2 with labs. ENC1101
    Microbiology with l ENC1102
    Chemistry with lab Psychology
    Statistic Sociology
    Nutrition Critical thinking & ethics
    Human growth and development

    The nursing schools on this side are very hard to get in. I often get discouraged, but its like I've reached so far to throw it all away. There's one that look promising but their AS program is 18 months. With all these credits that I already have, does anyone know of any LPN-BSN program that takes around the same time, or any LPN-RN that's less than 18 months. I am willing to relocate and try elsewhere as right now I don't think I have anything to lose. Based on posts that I've read, I think I would like to seek out schools in Oklahoma/ Texas area as these seem to be less harder to get in and more student friendly. Also, since I will be possibly paying out-of-state tuition which is expensive, how are job prospects for LPN with no experience in those areas? I mentioned Texas/ Oklahoma, but if anyone knows of programs in other areas, I welcome your input. Thanks
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    Quote from NURKeish
    Your are truly inspiring. I live in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale area) and attended a NLAC/ NCEN accredited LPN program and have been licensed for 10 months. I also did an IV therapy admin. course plus a few others, yet still no jobs. Everyone is asking for that magical one year experience. Very depressing after such vigorous training. I have completed the following courses:

    A&P 1& 2 with labs. ENC1101
    Microbiology with l ENC1102
    Chemistry with lab Psychology
    Statistic Sociology
    Nutrition Critical thinking & ethics
    Human growth and development

    The nursing schools on this side are very hard to get in. I often get discouraged, but its like I've reached so far to throw it all away. There's one that look promising but their AS program is 18 months. With all these credits that I already have, does anyone know of any LPN-BSN program that takes around the same time, or any LPN-RN that's less than 18 months. I am willing to relocate and try elsewhere as right now I don't think I have anything to lose. Based on posts that I've read, I think I would like to seek out schools in Oklahoma/ Texas area as these seem to be less harder to get in and more student friendly. Also, since I will be possibly paying out-of-state tuition which is expensive, how are job prospects for LPN with no experience in those areas? I mentioned Texas/ Oklahoma, but if anyone knows of programs in other areas, I welcome your input. Thanks
    Two thoughts, if you are thinking of WGU, they do not have an out of state rate versus in state. It's one rate. Another thing, they have a Florida pre-licensure program. I believe clinicals are located in Daytona Beach which I know is quite a trek from you, but it could be something to consider. You could probably even start the program and not move right away because the first 6 months of the program there is only one clinical rotation. You could try out the commuting thing and if it's not working then move. It is not 18 months, but it would give you a BSN versus an ASN and you have a good portion of the prereqs out of the way. I think there are a couple classes you would have to take to apply, but you can also take CLEP tests for a lot. That is what I did. I CLEP'd human growth & development, psychology, and humanities to get in the program. They accept classes from Straighterline which is really inexpensive and all online and are self paced so you could finish faster.
    What I like about WGU is that it is much more flexible than the traditional program. I have found most people in the program do work. You will need a job that is willing to work with you.
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    Thanks tsm007. That's definitely something I'll check out.


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