MSMC ABSN vs WGU Nursing program

  1. Hi everyone!

    I just finished my interview for the AccBSN (fall 13) for MSMC. My dilemma is that I also got into WGU's nursing program.

    MSMC would cost me 60K and WGU 23K.

    MSMC is a year long and WGU is 2.5 years long.

    I really don't know what program I should attend.

    I know MSMC nurses are very reputable and get hired right after they graduate. What about WGU graduates?

    Any thoughts? Are there any ABSN graduates/students and WGU Nursing Graduates/students out there that can help a prospective nursing student out?
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  3. by   ShondaJ
    I suggest WGU! I can't wait to get into it. For the experience WGU gives you, 2.5 years is worth if nursing is your passion and not just a job. I love being in the medical field because it is my passion to care for people, WGU offers a wonderful experience for clinicals from what I have heard so I am sticking with going to WGU.

    WGU Students have clinicals at very reputable hospitals that are partnered with them and grads have no problem getting hired.

    Research is great.
  4. by   waitingfor
    I know my reply comes in too late since MSM has started. I got in msm absn and just applied to WGU. I had the same dilemna but decided that one year is too short to learn all that needs to be learned to be a skillful nurse. I work in the ER and there is a major difference btween passable nurse and very knowledgeable ones. In addition, i prefer independent studies, i learn faster on my own and i temd not to like going to lectures. For people who has gone through 4 yrs of higher esucational formation, what she or he needs is to learn the trade skills of nursing. Wgu is clinical intensive, 1-1 with a nurse. I dont mind doing 2.5 yrs with a better chance at passing the nCLex, having less loan to pay back, still keeping a
    Job and not to have to go through hell and stress that an accelerated program will give you!