MSMC AccBSN 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?
    Last edit by heyitsmary on Jun 7, '13
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  3. by   Guy in Babyland
    WGU is a competency-based program, learning is measured by what you know and can do based on assessments rather than time spent in classes or courses completed. Since there are no classes there are no grades. If you complete their program you get a 3.0 GPA. The problem comes if you decide to get your Masters. Most Masters programs require a minimum of 3.0. You may or may not get into a Masters program depending on their competitiveness. If you have no intentions of getting your Masters then WGU would be the cheaper route.