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Can I do WGU's pre-licensure program if I live in Philadelphia?

Can I do the pre-licensure if I live in Philadelphia. I was just wondering

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

Can I do the pre-licensure if I live in Philadelphia. I was just wondering

So Cal, Texas, Florida, Indiana and Utah only.

It should have a list of approved clinical programs on the website. You might email and see if they are tentatively going to open a program near you.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

You CAN, but must travel to Indiana, Texas, Florida, California or Utah for clinicals. I work as a clinical instructor in the pre-licensure program, and have had students from Pittsburgh and Nashville, TN in the Indiana clinical cohort.

loveofrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU.

Wow...some people are ready to do whatever it takes to get to nursing school. I applaud them

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

The persons I mentioned had a couple of things going for them: FAMILY in Indianapolis to stay with during clinical rotations and PRN jobs at home to support them but provide maximum flexibility.

For the OP: Clinicals are held in 'intensives'. So four times per year, you would have to travel to a clinical location (out of state for you) and spend up to three weeks (between skills lab and clinical). Again, not for everyone, but for a very select few people, it worked.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

Wow...some people are ready to do whatever it takes to get to nursing school. I applaud them
I commuted across state lines to attend nursing school. If there's a will, there's a way.

Your are truly inspiring. I live in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale area) and attended a NLAC/ NCEN accredited LPN program and have been licensed for 10 months. I also did an IV therapy admin. course plus a few others, yet still no jobs. Everyone is asking for that magical one year experience. Very depressing after such vigorous training. I have completed the following courses:

A&P 1& 2 with labs. ENC1101

Microbiology with l ENC1102

Chemistry with lab Psychology

Statistic Sociology

Nutrition Critical thinking & ethics

Human growth and development

The nursing schools on this side are very hard to get in. I often get discouraged, but its like I've reached so far to throw it all away. There's one that look promising but their AS program is 18 months. With all these credits that I already have, does anyone know of any LPN-BSN program that takes around the same time, or any LPN-RN that's less than 18 months. I am willing to relocate and try elsewhere as right now I don't think I have anything to lose. Based on posts that I've read, I think I would like to seek out schools in Oklahoma/ Texas area as these seem to be less harder to get in and more student friendly. Also, since I will be possibly paying out-of-state tuition which is expensive, how are job prospects for LPN with no experience in those areas? I mentioned Texas/ Oklahoma, but if anyone knows of programs in other areas, I welcome your input. Thanks

Your are truly inspiring. I live in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale area) and attended a NLAC/ NCEN accredited LPN program and have been licensed for 10 months. I also did an IV therapy admin. course plus a few others, yet still no jobs. Everyone is asking for that magical one year experience. Very depressing after such vigorous training. I have completed the following courses:

A&P 1& 2 with labs. ENC1101

Microbiology with l ENC1102

Chemistry with lab Psychology

Statistic Sociology

Nutrition Critical thinking & ethics

Human growth and development

The nursing schools on this side are very hard to get in. I often get discouraged, but its like I've reached so far to throw it all away. There's one that look promising but their AS program is 18 months. With all these credits that I already have, does anyone know of any LPN-BSN program that takes around the same time, or any LPN-RN that's less than 18 months. I am willing to relocate and try elsewhere as right now I don't think I have anything to lose. Based on posts that I've read, I think I would like to seek out schools in Oklahoma/ Texas area as these seem to be less harder to get in and more student friendly. Also, since I will be possibly paying out-of-state tuition which is expensive, how are job prospects for LPN with no experience in those areas? I mentioned Texas/ Oklahoma, but if anyone knows of programs in other areas, I welcome your input. Thanks

Two thoughts, if you are thinking of WGU, they do not have an out of state rate versus in state. It's one rate. Another thing, they have a Florida pre-licensure program. I believe clinicals are located in Daytona Beach which I know is quite a trek from you, but it could be something to consider. You could probably even start the program and not move right away because the first 6 months of the program there is only one clinical rotation. You could try out the commuting thing and if it's not working then move. It is not 18 months, but it would give you a BSN versus an ASN and you have a good portion of the prereqs out of the way. I think there are a couple classes you would have to take to apply, but you can also take CLEP tests for a lot. That is what I did. I CLEP'd human growth & development, psychology, and humanities to get in the program. They accept classes from Straighterline which is really inexpensive and all online and are self paced so you could finish faster.

What I like about WGU is that it is much more flexible than the traditional program. I have found most people in the program do work. You will need a job that is willing to work with you.

Thanks tsm007. That's definitely something I'll check out.

Hi Commuter, any suggestions on Oklahoma/ Texas region?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

Hi Commuter, any suggestions on Oklahoma/ Texas region?
I sent you a private message yesterday with a suggestion. Did you not receive it?

No, I didn't received it. I am not eligible to receive pm as yet.

Thanks for the info. I can view your messages, but I can't reply because I'm not eligible as yet. You can continue to pm me and I'll respond without stating 'specifics.'

I checked their site, and it seems like the program is 15 months (correct me if I'm wrong). Will I get credit for those courses that I have?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

Thanks for the info. I can view your messages, but I can't reply because I'm not eligible as yet. You can continue to pm me and I'll respond without stating 'specifics.'

I checked their site, and it seems like the program is 15 months (correct me if I'm wrong). Will I get credit for those courses that I have?

I sent you another PM.

You will have full PM privileges once you have 15 posts.

I'll call them tomorrow to get more info.

Their tuition is high, but of course that's the price you pay for convenience. I would do their AS, then find a more affordable option for the BSN. Since they are not NLAC/ ACEN accredited, will other cheaper (state schools) in the area accept you to do their RN-BSN program?

Great article. I live in South Florida and the community colleges or state universities won't accept you in their BSN program if your RN is not from a nationally accredited school. Its the same for getting jobs in hospitals

You gave me quite a few options so I'll contact some of these schools to find out their program info.

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