Hello I am a student in OC. I would like to hear from anyone who has already started the WGU program. How do you like it so far? How long after completing the prereqs do you have to wait to interview for clinicals? I am sorry that I have so many questions, but I am deciding between WGU and West Coast University (WCU) in OC. WCU is much more expensive than WGU, but I like the online aspect of WGU and the low cost. I'm just having a hard time deciding which of the 2 are more credible I guess. I want to eventually get a Doctorate in Nursing, do you know if I can apply to Masters programs if I obtain my degree from WGU? Thank you for starting this post!
before you guys get involved with these on-line courses, make sure that they will pass the ca bon minimum requirements or you will have wasted your money and valuable time. ca bon also has listed "approved" colleges, use that as your maximum search for possible colleges.
those without clinicals will not be accepted by the ca bon, period.
e-mail the ca bon directly, but you can also go to their website and see for yourself.
one of the requirements is that you must take both your clinical and theory classes concurrently in the same semester.
the ca bon has been cracking down very hard on this issue.
you may be able to view section 1426 (d) and all other codes of the california code of regulations by going to our website at: www.rn.ca.gov
. once in the website there will be 'tabs' at the top of the screen. go to regulations then to nursing practice act and finally to california code of regulations.
california code of regulations section 1426(d) states that theory and clinical practice shall be concurrent.
Last edit by BennyRNCA on Jun 19, '12
: Reason: added info