Any WGU mentors.

  1. I'm considering becoming a WGU mentor but would like to ask someone some questions if they have or are working as a mentor at WGU. What is the pay like, can you work from anywhere as long as you have internet/phone? I've read lots about the work load and your pretty much on the phone most of the time. I'm just looking for a job that allows me to work from home even when I'm "away" or on the road.
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    About javadown2, BSN

    Joined: Nov '13; Posts: 37; Likes: 29
    RN/Surgical floor, Correctional Nursing; from WA , US
    Specialty: 3+ year(s) of experience in Surgical nurse, correctional nursing.

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  3. by   not.done.yet
    I have considered working for them too and am interested in the answers. I believe I read somewhere the pay is about $55K and they do not allow you to have a second job (ie: PRN somewhere) until after the first year is up. Not sure on the "working on the road" part.
  4. by   CJforme01
    Also following this thread. I have looked at their job postings before and am also interested. Good luck in your pursuit.
  5. by   javadown2
    Thanks for the replies, 55k isn't great but it's a little higher then what little info I've seen (glass door job search said something like 48k). I don't plan on working a second job unless it's an online business or something like that. I still need to finish my MSN degree also, and am on the fence whether or not to get a MSN in Education or the Informatics at WGU. I finished up my BSN last year and have been trying to contact my mentor but I think she has been on maternity leave for awhile, so once I hear from her I'll share some more info on here.

    Basically I just want to be able to work from anywhere as long as I have internet access for a phone and a quiet home office.
    Last edit by javadown2 on Mar 20
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    I had an interview, but had to decline almost immediately as I had just committed to a part-time online teaching position for a minimum of one year. That "no part time/PRN" rule was a dealbreaker. I heard it's about $51K-ish, with benefits I think? Something I would definitely consider again in the future after I finish my DNP.
  7. by   meanmaryjean
    The no outside work rule is going away. You are welcome to PM me about other things as well.
  8. by   javadown2
    Quote from Pixie.RN
    I had an interview, but had to decline almost immediately as I had just committed to a part-time online teaching position for a minimum of one year. That "no part time/PRN" rule was a dealbreaker. I heard it's about $51K-ish, with benefits I think? Something I would definitely consider again in the future after I finish my DNP.
    Thanks for you input, I really don't want to work two jobs anyways, so that isn't a big deal for me. It is for sure on the low end of pay, especially since they require a Masters level degree, but I think that is normal in any type of education type of job. My mom was a grade school teacher with a masters degree and never got the pay that a nurse can get even with an ADN degree!

    Again, thank you for your response.
  9. by   akanini
    I was looking into this position as well since Academia and advising are my passions for nursing. I live in NY and frequent trips to Utah are not feasible since I have a husband and two children. Also not being able to have another job was a concern of mine as well.
  10. by   dawniepoo
    A coworker suggested I look into this at WGU. If the no part-time outside work is no longer in effect, I will definitely consider.
  11. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from dawniepoo
    A coworker suggested I look into this at WGU. If the no part-time outside work is no longer in effect, I will definitely consider.
    Please let us know if that has changed. It's been about 7 months since my interview with them, so hopefully it has!
  12. by   Californiamartinez
    I was interested in this position as well. I love the idea of helping students find their way and seeing how they are doing. The Glassdoor reviews didn't make it seem like a great option though so I am hesitant. I am wondering if anyone did enjoy this or if it was more of a stepping stone.
  13. by   akanini
    Are there any updates on this mentoring position?

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