I won a scholarship
to WGU. At the time I was already an RN, so I didn't do all of my nursing studies online. At first I was just going to get my BSN, but my scholarship allowed me to get my MSN. I have one term left of my five-term scholarship. I have already received my BSN. I am less than a year from my MSN.
I love it! I am not an online learner by choice. It is not my forte. But with the mentor I have, I have kept on task and am doing well. The mentor calls you every week or every other week, whatever works best for you. My mentor has been the difference between success and failure. She is phenomenal and has answered all of my questions, listens to all of my concerns, and has been my cheerleader throughout. I would not have made it if not for her.
Any concerns or issues I had were immediately dealt with. WGU cares about their students and their experience. They want you to succeed.
I have not had to do any clinicals with my degree program so I can't answer questions about that. One thing I can tell you is that WGU is heavy on writing papers, and you must know what you are talking about when you write them. I have had a couple of exams, but not many. The instructors for the courses will answer questions for you and help you through the papers. They can be challenging, but I have LEARNED. I can't say the same for the lecture and test format I have had in the past.
All in all, I have really had a positive experience with WGU. Without my scholarship I never would have gone back to school. I am very pleased that WGU is the school that was covered by my scholarship. Years back I tried an online refresher course that I paid a lot of money for and did not like, did not complete, and did nothing to help me get "refreshed". Without the mentor at WGU I may have been in the same boat.
It is hard but it is worth it.
QUOTE=jxngirl;6600586]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![/QUOTE]