- 0Mar 3, '12 by SapphirestarrI'm extremely interested in doing the RN-BSN program at WGU. But I have a couple of questions I hope someone will take the time to answer....
1. Is this program for experienced RNs or for brand new grads? I just graduated with an associate of science degree in Nursing and apparently can't get hired without a BSN, would this program rely on skills learned as an experienced RN??
2. Has anyone in NYC/LI done this program and successfully gotten employed shortly after? I'm planning to take this so I can get a job in NYC/LI but if it won't help then what's the point, right??
- 0Mar 4, '12 by SapphirestarrThanks guys. I was getting the impression that the program was for experienced RNs. I just got my license but already have experienced firsthand how difficult it has been to get a job as an Associate degree nurse. I feel very unimpressive on paper so I want to get my BSN ASAP.
- 0Mar 5, '12 by cayenne06, MSN, RNI am fairly certain you have to actually be employed as an RN to be accepted into the RN-BSN program. I passed my boards on Jan 26th, and am starting WGU in April. I remember my enrollment counselor saying something about needing to be working as a nurse, but you definitely don't need to be an experienced RN.
- 1Mar 8, '12 by SapphirestarrI spoke to someone who told me that as a new grad I would just be required to write a student statement and after that I should be fine. But I'm still researching this school b/c I don't want to get this degree and then hospitals in NY look at me like "WTH is WGU??" NYS can be awfully temperamental with what is acceptable and what isn't...