Is WGU just another money muncher?

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    I am (was) due to begin the RN-MSN, edu on 5-1. I have jumped threw all the hoops that is the admissions process. I am so disappointed to find out that the only classes I got credit for with my associates degree are one math, one english, and one literature. My admissions person admitted the 14 prereq classes seems a bit excessive but she has done nothing to check into the problem. My orientation opened a couple of days ago along with the twenty odd classes listed. The admissions advisor is due to call today for her weekly check-in. I am going to tell her that I will not be starting the orientation or the program if I do not get a satisfactory explanation about the huge class load. I cannot help but feel that WGU is trying to force classes that should be satisfied with my degree because of the money factor. I am so unhappy and disappointed at this point. When I read on AN about others who are starting the program with only 5-7 pre-reqs it makes me feel as if WGU is de-valuing my associates degree and its very upsetting. Is anyone else out there having this experience? Or is my Associate of Applied Science in Nursing just not as good as others?
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    How long was it that you obtained your associates degree?
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    I hope not. I just applied and had my transcipts sent yesterday. If you don't mind me asking...how long did it take for them to evaluate your transcipts? I've read a few messages on here that it takes them a long time to do this.
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    You get 50 competency units (cu's)for your ADN-RN right off the bat. But you have to remember, a BSN is 120 cu's. So u still need the classes that would comprise the BSN., approx 70 cu's I have an ADN and a BS in Biology so I had all but a few of the required classes. I will have my BSN in 6 months (hopefully) and the MSN a year later.
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    I"ve had my degree for less than a year.
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    Quote from Kayemin
    I hope not. I just applied and had my transcipts sent yesterday. If you don't mind me asking...how long did it take for them to evaluate your transcipts? I've read a few messages on here that it takes them a long time to do this.
    It took about two weeks.
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    Took me last then two weeks to get everything done. But I was very involved, calling my advisor mybe every 3 days to get an update or call whatever department that I needed to. Hope that helps
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    Most of the people (myself included) who have flown through with the 7-8 courses to completion brought in a substantial number of credits beyond the ADN. Yes, the only DEGREE they have is an ADN, but they have other credits from other places.

    NO- WGU is not a 'money muncher'. They are an affordable alternative- and if they were just out for your $$ (which, being non-profit would be pretty ludicrous) then WHY would you be able to 'accelerate' - earn as many credits as you can in a term and pay NO ADDITIONAL TUITION? And WHY would they offer almost all texts INCLUDED in the tuition as FREE ebooks?

    WGU is the real deal and the high quality degrees I've earned from them have changed my practice and my life. For real.
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    One thing to remember is even though the RN license is the same, an Associate's of Science in Nursing and an Associate's in Applied Science in Nursing are NOT the same degree. Someone with an AAS is going to have fewer "general ed" courses than someone with an AS, and will likely have to take more prerequisite courses.
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    Hang in there! I am shooting to start my RN-MSN in September and I too have an AAS. Just remember if you have several more classes to take on you can move through it quickly and test out. Just make it happen for yourself!! I am nervous but I am just going to jump in..it is a big commitment but how can you go wrong with a flat rate tuition? It is all up to you! Good luck!


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