Western Governor's University - page 2

Can anyone tell me about Western Governor's University? I understand that it is affordable and accredited. Does anyone take courses from them? What is it like? Any graduates? I heard that they started a pre-licensure RN... Read More

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    I'm a current student at WGU in their MBA- Healthcare Mgmt program. It's a good school and you are assigned a mentor that is with you every step of the way. I have my BS in General Business from Excelsior. I'm changing careers and looking at starting Excelsior's ADN program within the next few months. Both schools are great and I don't regret getting a degree through either institution. They also have excellent reputations with regards to their online nursing programs. As far as ADN-MSN programs, if you want to do something more clinical (FNP or Nurse Midwife) I would look at Frontier School of Nursing in Kentucky, or University of North Dakota. Frontier offers the FNP, Women's Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Midwife options ONLINE with 2 visits to their campus the entire program. All of your clinicals are done within your community. I spoke to one of their advisors and she was extremely friendly and helpful. University of North Dakota offers a program in Advanced Public Health Nursing. They charge only their state rate for tuition (I didn't check tuition rates for Frontier). I think both schools would be viable options if you are wanting something more clinical as opposed to administrative in a nursing RN-MSN program. I hope this info was helpful.

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    wow! useful thread! i am interested in applying to this school and have a telephone appt set up for tomorrow (they tried reaching me today but i didn't have my ringer on). is there anyone who has applied and/or currently in the pre-licensure program?
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    Quote from mxmestiza
    wow! useful thread! i am interested in applying to this school and have a telephone appt set up for tomorrow (they tried reaching me today but i didn't have my ringer on). is there anyone who has applied and/or currently in the pre-licensure program?
    mxmestiza

    I just applied to WGU last week, I'm already in a nursing program right now and I decided to transfer. They told me the next cohort is on Oct. I still need to take Biochem since it's been 10 yrs (i think) since the time i took it in highschool haha!

    When are you planning on applying? (their program is better than what my current traditional school is offering)
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    Hi Mwinters69, i am applying to WGU and i wondering how intense are the pgms and how can someone get through this in 6- 12mths, im an rn and work in an er level 1 trauma ctr, i also do nights so will this be possible to finish in this amount of time, if i give it 3 hours a day of studying i really want the transition of rn to bsn so desperately. thank you for the feedback. i look forward to what ever you have to say.. Elaine
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    I was just looking at their Masters programs and they look pretty good. Definately will save this site.
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    Quote from ems4uni
    Hi Mwinters69, i am applying to WGU and i wondering how intense are the pgms and how can someone get through this in 6- 12mths, im an rn and work in an er level 1 trauma ctr, i also do nights so will this be possible to finish in this amount of time, if i give it 3 hours a day of studying i really want the transition of rn to bsn so desperately. thank you for the feedback. i look forward to what ever you have to say.. Elaine
    I started the RN-BSN program in November, and it is very doable, I have completed 9 credits so far this term, and am half way done with my last class for the term, to finish my 12 credits, leaving me with only 11 credits left Honestly if I would stop procrastinating then I could be farther along in my program, but allnurses draws my attention all the time
    I work full time on a rotating shift. You do not have to check in online at certian times or require you to make so many post or responses to classmates, so if you work nights you just study when you can.
    You do get assinged a mentor who checks in with you once a week to answer any questions you have and to see if you are able to stay on track.
    Almost all of the work is writting papers and care plans
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    I am contemplating applying for prelicensure rn program. Has anyone done this yet? Well, i understand its a new program but anyone enrolled? Im looking at an oct 2011 cohort at cedars, thks!
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    Quote from lovemybugs
    i started the rn-bsn program in november, and it is very doable, i have completed 9 credits so far this term, and am half way done with my last class for the term, to finish my 12 credits, leaving me with only 11 credits left honestly if i would stop procrastinating then i could be farther along in my program, but allnurses draws my attention all the time
    i work full time on a rotating shift. you do not have to check in online at certian times or require you to make so many post or responses to classmates, so if you work nights you just study when you can.
    you do get assinged a mentor who checks in with you once a week to answer any questions you have and to see if you are able to stay on track.
    almost all of the work is writting papers and care plans
    @ lovemybugs

    if you've now graduated from wgu with a bsn degree, i'd love to get your take on the program. i've got my adn and would like to get my bsn as quickly as possible. i know i want to do it completely online, but there are plenty of brick and mortar schools who also offer a completely online component...so it's really a tough decision.

    i think the main point that is drawing me towards wgu at this point is that it sounds like the program may be able to be completed quite quickly. but i've not been able to get a real good handle on the accuracy of that yet.

    anyway...hope you see this post and can maybe give me a feel for the curriculum and type of assignments you were presented with....along with any other insight you have
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    Sounds like a good deal
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    Would WGU except credits from a Diploma RN Program into their RN/BSN program? Thank you.

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