WGU (Western Governors) no longer "Accelerated and Affordable" - page 2
The Western Governors Pre-Licensure BSN Nursing program is no longer an "accelerated" program. It used to be a 2 year program, it has now been extended to 2 1/2 years. I believe the change was made... Read More
1Jun 7, '13 by klone, MSN, RNYou should also consider what the job market is in your area. Would it be worth it to accrue more student loan debt to graduate sooner, if you cannot get a job right away? Many new grads spend 6-9 months job hunting before they're able to secure employment (some a year or longer). Is it worth it to rack up 60K in student loans if you can't find a job?
In this current economy and job market, I would not recommend to ANYONE to go to a nursing school that's going to mean more than $10K in debt by the time you graduate.
3May 21 by calistudent818, CNAI know this is an old thread but I had to chime in. IMO WGU IS the most affordable BSN program. I live in Los Angeles & to get a BSN from a private nursing school...it takes 3 years & costs $70,000+ in fact, one extremely popular private school charges $140,000 ...That's just crazy $$$. I've told many of my friends who go to this expensive school: do you realize you could have gotten your BSN, MSN AND a DNP with that $140,000 you just dropped into ONE degree? They always say the same thing "oh my god, you're right"
With state & UC schools, you'll spend $50,000+ for a BSN & spend 3-4 years in school. And sure, Jr colleges are the cheapest route & you get an ADN in 2 years for half the price of a BSN but out here, the ADN programs are so overcrowded that there are often 1-2 yr waiting lists or you have to apply several places & several times before you get accepted (meanwhile 2-3 yrs have passed).
To me, WGU is by far the best value for your time & $$$ & the most flexible solution for working adults. Especially in my state, where becoming a nurse is harder due to overcrowding at schools & the high cost of nursing schools in the area.