This is a discussion on WGU in Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees, part of Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities ... I'm extremely interested in doing the RN-BSN program at WGU. But I have a couple of questions I...by Sapphirestarr Mar 3, '12I'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??
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- Mar 3, '12 by GotoGirl0319I completed the WGU RN-BSN program as a new grad. The program is accredited and widely accetped in Indiana. I started within a month of passing NCLEX and was finished in about 10 months. So glad to have the BSN done! Good Luck
- Mar 4, '12 by RobinMRnI am going to be taking it as a new grad as well. I am in Texas but also having a hard time finding a job with my ADN. Good luck!!
- Mar 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.
- Mar 5, '12 by cayenne06I 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.
- Mar 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...