Hello all! I wanted to share this information for anyone interested in applying at WGU, or anyone who has come across this same issue and has been able to find a way around it.
I'm an RN-finished school in March 2012 and passed my NCLEX in July 2012. Like a lot of new grads, I've been applying to any RN posting within 100 miles of my home and have not had any luck-not even ONE call. I figured pursuing a BSN would make me a more marketable candidate, so I started looking into online programs, being that I work 40-50 hours a week and I'm a single mom. After much research, WGU seemed like the way to go and I was very excited to start the enrollment process. After paying the $65 application fee and paying my 3 colleges/universitied for transcripts, I received a call from my admissions counselor. He asked me what I did for a living, and I told him I'm a Human Resources Administrator. He asked if I recruited nurses or healthcare professionals, and I truthfully said no. Then, he advised me that WGU had adopted a new policy "about a week ago": admission cannot be granted to any applicants who are not currently working as an RN, or at the very least in a healthcare-related field (medical assistant, CNA, etc.) I was very disappointed, to say the least. Has anyone applied within the last week or 2 and come across this problem? Thank you.