has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program? - page 8

Hi All, Has anyone taken any classes from Western Governers Universuty, the RN to BSN program? It looks like a great program, but the classes are not your tyoical pay per class style. They go by a... Read More

  1. Visit  designer-mommy profile page
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    Quote from RonnieDita
    Are you all employed in a hospital while attending WGU? I read you have to be employed in a nursing position to enroll. It is so hard to find a new grad position as an ADN, I'm nervous I wont be able to apply to this program. I want to be able to apply to jobs by saying I'm already enrolled in a BSN program, but it seems like I may not be able to with WGU...
    This is exactly the problem I'm having. I want to enroll but I can't because I'm not employed as a nurse, yet no one would want to employ me because I don't have a BSN and can't even say I'm enrolled in one if I want to go to WGU. That new requirement really stinks and totally puts us new ADN grads at an even bigger disadvantage. I'm holding out for WGU though, because it seems like the quickest, cheapest and least painful option compared to other RN to BSN programs. I hope you find a job soon and can enroll too!
  2. Visit  featherzRN profile page
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    It definitely IS the cheapest, quickest, and least painful BSN - after the govt tax credit, my degree cost me $1100!! Unfortunately being employed IS a requirement for enrolling. =(
    Twincere, s.davis.RN, NurseNightOwl, and 1 other like this.
  3. Visit  valedy2 profile page
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    Well that sucks...How do they verify your employment? I wonder if volunteering at a health clinic will allow you to bypass that requirement.
  4. Visit  valedy2 profile page
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    Well that sucks...How do they verify your employment? I wonder if volunteering at a health clinic will allow you to bypass that requirement.

    Quote from designer-mommy
    This is exactly the problem I'm having. I want to enroll but I can't because I'm not employed as a nurse, yet no one would want to employ me because I don't have a BSN and can't even say I'm enrolled in one if I want to go to WGU. That new requirement really stinks and totally puts us new ADN grads at an even bigger disadvantage. I'm holding out for WGU though, because it seems like the quickest, cheapest and least painful option compared to other RN to BSN programs. I hope you find a job soon and can enroll too!
  5. Visit  lazarusstyles profile page
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    Hello everyone. I am currently taking second class at chamberlain college for my bsn and I am thinking about transferring to a different school. Chamberlain is way too expensive for me and also, I do not feel like I am learning a lot, unfortunately. My plan is to apply to crna school after I am done with my bsn, but I am not sure if 3.0 gpa will let me get in that was one of the reasons I went with chamberlain. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you guys.
  6. Visit  CFrancine profile page
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    Quote from featherzRN
    Be sure to contact a current or past student to get $$ off your application fee!
    What's this?? How does that work?
  7. Visit  valedy2 profile page
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    Quote from CFrancine
    What's this?? How does that work?
    The way I did mine was by entering the first 3 letter of the month and the year. Fee waived Try APR14. Good luck!
  8. Visit  CFrancine profile page
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    Thanks but I just did a quick google search and found an answer. Now through May 15th, nurses can get the fee waived and apply for a special scholarship (By April 30th): WGU Welcomes Nurses for National Nurses Week 2014
  9. Visit  libbyliberal profile page
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    pass/fail = 3.0 GPA = C student
  10. Visit  RonnieDita profile page
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    Quote from featherzRN
    It definitely IS the cheapest, quickest, and least painful BSN - after the govt tax credit, my degree cost me $1100!! Unfortunately being employed IS a requirement for enrolling. =(

    What govt tax credit are you referring to?
  11. Visit  passionflower profile page
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    Quote from libbyliberal
    pass/fail = 3.0 GPA = C student
    Was under the impression grade would be considered a "B".
  12. Visit  featherzRN profile page
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    Quote from RonnieDita
    What govt tax credit are you referring to?
    Tax Benefits for Education: Information Center

    There is the lifetime learning credit:
    Lifetime Learning Credit

    and the American Opportunity Credit:
    American Opportunity Tax Credit
    We qualified for the second, as income was too high for the first..

    Oh and yes, a 3.0 GPA is a 'B'. Most graduate programs are ok with that - those that are not may require the GRE in addition.
    WednesdayRN and passionflower like this.
  13. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from passionflower
    Was under the impression grade would be considered a "B".
    It is a B. I have no idea where Libby Liberal and ICU Maggie are getting their info.

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