Has anyone attended the University of Wyoming? - page 2

I am checking into RN completion to BSN online programs. UOW seems to have a good program and very reasonable. $120 per semester hour vs UOP is $350 per semester hour as are many of the other... Read More

  1. Visit  ElliShay} profile page
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    after earning my adn at a community college, i completed my bsn and msn at uw--my experience was excellent overall. i have been out a couple of years now, and i feel that i am at least as prepared--if not more so--than my peers with advance degrees. i would be happy to answer any questions!
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  3. Visit  MickyB-RN} profile page
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    Quote from Shell5
    You won't get a reply from them. I am soooooo frustrated with the UOW. I paid my 40.00 fee for them to evaluate my transcript and give me answers, but have gotten nothing but a hard time. No one will tell me anything. I was told until I get admitted they cannot tell me anything, but that is not what the website says about the 40.00. It is crazy and disjointed at the UOW. Admissions doesn't know what's going on in nursing. Nursing doesn't know what it going on over here. When I did finally get one person to answer 1 question her answer was wrong. My transcript is finally at the school and has been looked at and the nursing school still wont' talk to me until I "get my letter of admittance." Whatever!!!!!! I need to sign up for classes NOW n my town for some prereqs, not on their terms and I need to know what to take. They could tell me if they wanted to.

    The UOW needs to get more faculty who are willing to help and that are there to serve the student's needs, not there own. I will not recommend this school if you don't have to go for the $ or other reasons.

    If the way the have handled me thus far is any indication of the way their classes are going to be then there is going to be nothing but Hell.
    I was accepted here and am getting a bit discouraged as the commuication has not been good here either. Anyone with good experiences?
  4. Visit  Heidi Müller} profile page
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    Quote from MickyB-RN
    I was accepted here and am getting a bit discouraged as the commuication has not been good here either. Anyone with good experiences?
    MickyB-RN,

    I'm curious--have you decided to go ahead with UW's program? I was also accepted into the RN/BSN curriculum earlier this summer and am looking forward to starting UW classes next week. Like you, I've found communication to be a bit of an issue--but I've also been impressed at how different faculty/staff will absolutely go out of their way to try to accommodate my questions, etc. And, based on my research, UW is very definitely a good university.

    From my (albeit rather limited!) contact with the nursing department, I've concluded that I must 1.) be as persistent as necessary with phone calls/questions until I have good answers and 2.) basically take responsibility for doing my own advising. --Not that that is necessarily such a bad thing--it just forces a person to take a bit more ownership of his education! =) If it is of any help to you, I've found the Advisor and Coordinator of the RN/BSN program to be incredibly helpful. Best wishes!!
    Last edit by dianah on Aug 16, '10 : Reason: Removed name, as posting names is Terms of Service violation
  5. Visit  MickyB-RN} profile page
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    Quote from Heidi Müller
    MickyB-RN,

    I'm curious--have you decided to go ahead with UW's program? I was also accepted into the RN/BSN curriculum earlier this summer and am looking forward to starting UW classes next week. Like you, I've found communication to be a bit of an issue--but I've also been impressed at how different faculty/staff will absolutely go out of their way to try to accommodate my questions, etc. And, based on my research, UW is very definitely a good university.

    From my (albeit rather limited!) contact with the nursing department, I've concluded that I must 1.) be as persistent as necessary with phone calls/questions until I have good answers and 2.) basically take responsibility for doing my own advising. --Not that that is necessarily such a bad thing--it just forces a person to take a bit more ownership of his education! =) If it is of any help to you, I've found the Advisor and Coordinator of the RN/BSN program to be incredibly helpful. Best wishes!!
    I was accepted and weeks ago sent an email to ---- because I still don't have a final list of classes I even need to take and so I have no clue what to even sign up for, when to sign up or my final transcript review. The lack of communication is actually making me nervous to send money if they don't return emails I was all excited to go back to school but this is really making me nervous. *sigh
    Last edit by dianah on Aug 16, '10 : Reason: Removed name, as posting names is Terms of Service violation
  6. Visit  Heidi Müller} profile page
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    Hi Again!

    Wow! That must be incredibly frustrating! So you didn't receive a Program of Study attached to your admission notification email? With classes starting next week, I would be tempted to start calling the RN/BSN office multiple times a day if necessary to get a response. This must be so frustrating, and I do hope it works out.
  7. Visit  MickyB-RN} profile page
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    Quote from Heidi Müller
    Hi Again!

    Wow! That must be incredibly frustrating! So you didn't receive a Program of Study attached to your admission notification email? With classes starting next week, I would be tempted to start calling the RN/BSN office multiple times a day if necessary to get a response. This must be so frustrating, and I do hope it works out.
    No. I have seen the classes needed to get the degree but not the classes that I need after a review of my transcripts. I still don't know all the classes accepted or not accepted and with classes beginning so soon I took this as not a good sign. I don't want to begin something, pay for it and not be able to finish. I asked/emailed for this information twice already and have not received an answer. I hope you have good luck with the program. You'll have to update me on your experiences.
  8. Visit  blueheaven} profile page
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    If you see that communication is an issue, you may need to reconsider your options as far as distance learning is concerned. If there is that much of an issue early on, it would make me wonder what will happen later on.

    Good Luck!
  9. Visit  MickyB-RN} profile page
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    Quote from ellishay
    after earning my adn at a community college, i completed my bsn and msn at uw--my experience was excellent overall. i have been out a couple of years now, and i feel that i am at least as prepared--if not more so--than my peers with advance degrees. i would be happy to answer any questions!
    this is encouraging to read.
  10. Visit  MickyB-RN} profile page
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    Quote from Heidi Müller
    MickyB-RN,

    I'm curious--have you decided to go ahead with UW's program? I was also accepted into the RN/BSN curriculum earlier this summer and am looking forward to starting UW classes next week. Like you, I've found communication to be a bit of an issue--but I've also been impressed at how different faculty/staff will absolutely go out of their way to try to accommodate my questions, etc. And, based on my research, UW is very definitely a good university.

    From my (albeit rather limited!) contact with the nursing department, I've concluded that I must 1.) be as persistent as necessary with phone calls/questions until I have good answers and 2.) basically take responsibility for doing my own advising. --Not that that is necessarily such a bad thing--it just forces a person to take a bit more ownership of his education! =) If it is of any help to you, I've found the Advisor and Coordinator of the RN/BSN program to be incredibly helpful. Best wishes!!
    Thanks! I am going to contact the advisor. What classes are you taking this fall? It would be great to have another student to "talk" with. I also (when researching) have read that UW is a good school.
  11. Visit  hope3456} profile page
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    On their website it says that they 'admit competitively' to the online bsn program - does anyone know how competitive it actually is?
  12. Visit  GGBRN} profile page
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    SarahElizabeth-
    Your post is a couple of years old now, but I was wondering if you have any advice for me... I am about to apply to the accelerated BSN program and would like to hear some previous students opinions! Thanks
  13. Visit  frankie1972} profile page
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    How was the advanced pathophysiology class there?
  14. Visit  MJB2010} profile page
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    Anyone currently in this program? Has the communication improved over the years? WOuld love to hear from current or past students.


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