Starting WGU RN-MSN Education program 3/1/13 - page 4

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    Still debating if I should go to community college to get adn. Later use western route to get Bsn.

    But I was told to get Bsn via western directly to save time and cheaper too. I thought community college adn is cheaper tuition fees

    Anyone share the experience these two options. Pros and cons
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    WGU only offers the pre-licensure program in a few states. I'm not sure which states those are (Indiana, Texas?).
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    Does that mean I can only work for those states. Other states won't recognize western degree and neither does the license ?
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    No, it just means you have to move to one of those states in order to go to school for pre-licensure. And to do clinicals.

    Southern California, Texas, Florida, Indiana and Utah.
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    So unless you live in one of those states (or have the ability to move there for a few years), it would probably be more advantageous to get your ADN locally, then go to WGU (or Western Governors, nobody calls it Western) for the RN-BSN program.
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    Hi all,
    I'm so envious of these ladies who have achieved their BSN & MSN! You guys are awesome!
    I hope to get a BSN, if I can get through all the tests, papers,etc....
    I so want to do this I'll have a year of pre-reqs to do before I can even start on the BSN ((

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    Quote from klone
    So unless you live in one of those states (or have the ability to move there for a few years), it would probably be more advantageous to get your ADN locally, then go to WGU (or Western Governors, nobody calls it Western) for the RN-BSN program.
    Thank you for explaining to me. Cause I might not be able to get Bsn directly cause I cannot afford the WGU tuition fees of Bsn route. I am thinking to local community college to get ADN first and then I can work as a RN and continue BSN via WGU. Because I can earn more once I can be RN( AdN) and be able to afford the WGU tuition fees.

    Correct me if my plan is unrealistic or not doable? Because right now my job pays me pretty low wage and I don't have savings to afford WGU tuition. fees. I was told that RN from ADN can earn an hourly pay about $25 in SoCal. Which is more than twice hourly pay I am earning.

    Any input will be appreciated. Thank you
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    The OP started this thread for those nurses who ere starting the WGU online RN to Masters program with them in 2013. We are happy to answer any questions for but you would get more focused and thorough answers if you started your own thread.

    This thread is for WGN nurses accepted into the MSN online program. Let stick to the OP original thread please.
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    I'm sorry if I posted in the wrong area

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    Quote from nextway55
    Correct me if my plan is unrealistic or not doable? Because right now my job pays me pretty low wage and I don't have savings to afford WGU tuition. fees. I was told that RN from ADN can earn an hourly pay about $25 in SoCal. Which is more than twice hourly pay I am earning.

    Any input will be appreciated. Thank you
    IMO, not unrealistic at all. That's what most people who do the RN-BSN program do. They get their ADN through a CC, then go on to get their BSN (usually while working an RN job).

    Feel free to start a new thread per the instructions, but I wanted to make sure you got your question answered.


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