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WGU Pre-licensure in Indiana

  1. 0 Hello Everyone. I am currently attending Marian University Nursing program and running out of financial aid. I am looking into WGU as its inexpensive and I'm able to afford the tuition. I've completed all prereqs and just wondering if anyone has good info on WGU in Indiana?? Any adviec is appreciated
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  3. Visit  Medic2RN profile page
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    Moved to Western Governors University forum for more of a response.
  4. Visit  tsm007 profile page
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    What would you like to know? I am in the third cohort, but if you have all the prereqs done you could probably get in on the next cohort. I am not sure what type of info you are looking for, but I can do my best to answer questions that I known the answers to.
  5. Visit  azure42 profile page
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    I am in the first cohort and can't say enough good things about WGU. Go for it!
  6. Visit  futurenrse823 profile page
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    I would just like to know if they have good resources for financial aid? Do the instructors and the program itself seem competent? Its the first program of its kind so I just wanted any info you could offer. Was it difficult to get accepted? Do you have a previous degree? I don't have a previous degree but I've completed all the prereqs w good grades. How long does it take to complete the program, I've heard 2 and 2.5 years?? Last but not least I would like to thank yuo for any advice and opinions you have.
    Thanks
  7. Visit  futurenrse823 profile page
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    Thanks, did you feel it was difficult to be admitted and what hospitals are you doing clinicals in? Also do most of your classmates have a previous degree??
  8. Visit  tsm007 profile page
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    Quote from futurenrse823
    Thanks, did you feel it was difficult to be admitted and what hospitals are you doing clinicals in? Also do most of your classmates have a previous degree??
    Getting admitted was easy peasy at this point. The word doesn't seem to be out about this program in Indiana yet so there wasn't a lot of competition. Not sure if and when that will change. My hospital will be Wishard and yes, most of my classmates do have previous degrees. I do not though. I'm the only one in my class without a degree, but I have a ton of classes I've taken. I really like this program. It's been a really good experience thus far for me.
  9. Visit  futurenrse823 profile page
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    Okay great.I'm excited!! have you been able to work and keep up with things? I was also wondering when you're expected to graduate?
  10. Visit  azure42 profile page
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    The program is very intensive, and the clinical hours continue to increase with each rotation. I know at least two of the six gals in my co-hort maintain employment..although to the best of my knowledge they have made arrangements for a leave of absence towards the end of our two year curriculum.
    I hold a degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette so I can say with confidence that comparing WGU to a brick and mortar school is like comparing apples to oranges....so don't even try!
    In my opinion, WGU and the Pre-Licensure program is progressive, innovative, current, and absolutely geared towards fostering competence and leadership in their nursing students.
    I have never, not once had an issue with Financial Aid.
    This program is CCNE accredited, and I love, love, love it. Seriously. Check it out! Give 'em a call, and you'll have a better idea as to whether or not the school will be a good fit for you, what classes transfer, etc.
    My last thought? During rotations, you work 1:1 with a staff nurse during their scheduled shift! (For me the first few rotations are at the VA Hospital in Indy.)
    I cannot say enough about the value of this experience.
    So...there ya go. Sounds like you've got two people already in the program telling you to explore WGU a little further!
  11. Visit  azure42 profile page
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    I want to clarify...the clinical hours don't increase with every rotation. After a quick glance at my calendar...they remain roughly the same until the second year.
    (don't want to give any misinformation!)
  12. Visit  futurenrse823 profile page
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    I appreciate your reply thanks for all the encouragement and insight! I have an interview Saturday! It sounds like the right place for me.
  13. Visit  Pooh1028 profile page
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    Hi all! I to am interested in starting the wgu prelicensure program but I have not completed any prereqs..... Has anyone had experience with this? If so how long does it take to complete all the prereqs? And do all of them have to be complete or just the science?I am in Indiana do and was wondering if it is hard to get accepted I'm so confused!! :/ please help me with any wisdom or experience you can share! Thanks in advanced!!
  14. Visit  tsm007 profile page
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    Quote from Pooh1028
    Hi all! I to am interested in starting the wgu prelicensure program but I have not completed any prereqs..... Has anyone had experience with this? If so how long does it take to complete all the prereqs? And do all of them have to be complete or just the science?I am in Indiana do and was wondering if it is hard to get accepted I'm so confused!! :/ please help me with any wisdom or experience you can share! Thanks in advanced!!
    They like you to have all of them done, but they will take you if you don't have biochemistry done OR pharmacology and nutrition. (They'll let you take pharm & nutrition together with the first nursing classes OR biochemistry by itself with the first nursing classes.) From what I can see they prefer you to have them all done, but there were a couple in my class including myself that had one or two prereqs left. You have to have everything else done. If you want to get them done faster (and cheaper) I recommend using CLEP tests and straighterline. Hope that helps. It isn't hard to get accepted (at least not now, not sure if it will get harder as more people know it is in Indiana).

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