Transfer to WGU from another online RN-BSN program (like SNHU)??

  1. I am currently about 1/3rd of the way through the RN-BSN online program with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), and am wondering if I'd be able to finish the program quicker by transferring to WGU and completing the rest in one semester.

    Does anyone have any experience transferring in BSN level credits from another institution, and were the credits applied to competency units?

    SNHU changed their online program about a year ago and now requires about twice the amount of courses to receive your BSN, which sucks. Therefore, what I expected to take me about a year to finish will be about 18 mos.

    Thanks for any input.

    April
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  3. by   Ddestiny
    I'm not familiar with the specific schools but every school I have looked at required that you complete at least 30 hours from that specific facility (not outside transfers) in order to be awarded a degree.
  4. by   alazzaro
    I received an answer from WGU. For future reference for anyone interested, 120 CUs are needed to graduate in the RN-BSN from WGU, of which only a max of 90 CUs will be converted from transferring in credits (ADN, Bachelor's in another field, other college classes, etc..).

    To graduate from WGU, 10 courses, or 28 CUs need to be completed FROM WGU:
    Care of the Older Adult 3
    Health Assessment 3
    Nutrition for Contemporary Society 3
    Professional Roles and Values 3
    Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership 3
    Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing 3
    Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research 3
    Information Management and the Application of Technology 3
    Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing Field Experience 2
    Leadership and Professional Image 2

    Therefore, in my case, having already taken a few of those BSN courses sucks because they would transfer as CUs, but not count toward the 10 courses that need to be completed from WGU. Yes, I could possibly pass those assessments quickly and early, but... there's no way around it.
  5. by   alazzaro
    @Ddestiny, ADN, RN
    Thanks, that's what I was afraid of, and rightfully so.
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from alazzaro
    Yes, I could possibly pass those assessments quickly and early, but... there's no way around it.
    Those 10 courses (28 CUs) could be knocked out in one six month term at WGU. I completed 27 CUs during my first term there, and others have completed 50+ CUs inside one term.
  7. by   alazzaro
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Those 10 courses (28 CUs) could be knocked out in one six month term at WGU. I completed 27 CUs during my first term there, and others have completed 50+ CUs inside one term.
    This is exactly what I've decided to do... thanks!
  8. by   NicRN16
    How easy is it to knock out that many credit hours? How much work does each class typically take?
  9. by   alazzaro
    Depends on your time, motivation, and previous experience. They gauge each class to be about 3-4 weeks. People have done it in 6 mos. I just started June 1st and already completed 2 classes (out of 11) and hope to have the third done by Sunday. I start a new job on Monday so wanted to get as much out of the way as possible. I PLAN to have it all done within 6 mos if I have to stay up all night until then. lol But obviously as I advance thru the program the classes will become more challenging, so I'm remaining positive I can pull it off.

    Good luck!!

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