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Trying to decide between ohio univ. Or wgu for rn to bsn

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Trying to decide between Ohio Univ or WGU for RN to BSN. Since they are both accredidited, price and length of time to compete are a factor. Any opinions please help?? Anybody have anything positive or negative to say about either???

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Well this is just a rough estimate, and a person would need your transcript to be sure but it looks like with Ohio, (for a typical EC student) you would have 5 general eds to complete, and 12 nursing courses. If you were to take, 2 nursing courses as allowed (you have 2 that you must take alone), concurrently with 1 gen ed, it would take about 9 months to finish, but since they have only 8 start dates per year I would adjust that to 12 months. Note that Ohio only recommends taking courses concurrently to those who are NOT working full-time, and can dedicate full time study to school work.

The other option would be to take the nursing courses one-by-one and take the gen eds, concurrently with the nursing courses. That would take about 15 months to complete.

In the above scenarios tuition should be about $11,000.

Ohio. does regular grading and you will end up with whatever grades and GPA that you earn from a 0.0 to a 4.0.

For the same student at WGU, you would have 7 courses to complete, if you took two terms (12 months) to complete the cost would be $6,500. With that said, many people easily complete the BSN in one term, at a cost of $3,250.

At WGU they grade on pass/fail, on their assessments, with a standard B for a pass. So your GPA would be a 3.0.

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Thanks for the input did you attend either one?

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mtsteelhorse has 16 years experience and specializes in Correctional Nursing; MSN student.

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I've been struggling with the same decision. What decided it for me was that the NP program I want to apply to does not accept the BSN from WGU because the GPA is not listed on their transcripts. They stated that was one school they had issues with. I think it depends on your long term goals. I didn't want to close doors to possibilities down the road. Best of luck with your decision.

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And MTsteele is right, it really depends on you and your goals. I personally will get my MSN at WGU, and then go on to get my NP post-master's certificate, either online on at a state school (with very prestigious nursing program). All of my options have no problem with WGU.

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mtsteelhorse has 16 years experience and specializes in Correctional Nursing; MSN student.

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Dreamnurse2B

What MSN course of study are you going to pursue prior to the certification? Good luck to you!

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t-lo has 27 years experience and specializes in Geriatrics, Psych.

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Wow seems like just yesterday you passed CPNE...he...he...he. Now look at you jumping right in for the BSN.

You go Girl!

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LOL Yeah I am on a roll, it will be easier for me to keep growing rather than take a break.

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Dreamnurse2B

What MSN course of study are you going to pursue prior to the certification? Good luck to you!

Thanks. I am still torn at this point. I am leaning toward education, because I fee that nursing education in my region is severely lacking, and would like to start a program one day. But, with that said I always saw myself being apart of management, since working my first CNA position in a nursing home. I just can't say for sure, but it will likely be education.

Good luck to you as well!

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Pixie.RN has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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LOL Yeah I am on a roll, it will be easier for me to keep growing rather than take a break.

That is exactly what I did ... started my BSN program 2 months after NCLEX. :D Keep it going!!

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christy78 has 10 years experience and specializes in icu,er,w/c.

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Me too, i started my BSN less than 1 month after NCLEX, i love WGU but must say just found out i referred a friend andvit does matters which degree you have from EC either ASN which most pre-reqs are waived or ASS which no pre-reqs are waived, was so bummed for my friend.

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