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WCU Accelerated BSN, any thoughts?

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I'd like to know if anyone has attended, or is attending, West Chester Universities accelerated BSN program? do you like the program, did it prepare you for the real world of nursing, how much is the tuition?

Thanks

I'm currently in the second degree BSN at WCU.

So far its a great program. But like all schools it has its ups and downs.

The faculty is great, its a nice small class setting, evening classes and weekend clinicals (which is good for some, bad for others), you can work part time, and its the cheapest tuition around for a BSN accelerated program (if you are in state).

However they are disorganized, but what nursing program isn't?

The first cohort is graduating this semester, so we don't know NCLEX pass rates/preparation for real world quite yet. But its all the same courses that the traditional students take so I'm thinking that the preperation is similar to theirs.

Good Luck!

Thanks for your reply. So just to get this straight (website not much help) the classes are offered in the evenings and weekends for the accelerated BSN? What are the exact days and hours?

I also was interested in the accelerated BSN program at WCU and didnt find alot of info on their website. Can anyone give more information about this program? How many students apply vs get accepted? How much is the tuition? Is the program very intense, and studying is almost continuous? Are classes only at nights and weekends, so days are free? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

I attended West Chester University's Accelerated BSN program. My class was the first to graduate from the program and we had a 100% first time pass rate on the NCLEX. Pretty impressive. We all found jobs, either before or within 3 months of graduating. The cost is lower then most of the other programs (esp. the ones in Philly!!! ie Drexel). The professors there know what they are talking about and are always on hand to help you. Class size is small, so if you need/like one-on-one attention this is very beneficial. Classes are usually evening, clinicals include some weekends. You can still have some-what of life.....as far as nursing school goes. I was able to work 32 hours/week. Which is something I needed to do (I got bills to pay, LOL!!!) and not all accelerated BSN programs allow you that opportunity. I can be hard at times, but the program is fast (17months) and it will be over before you know it!

hello my name is renee and I believe that i would be starting west chester may 2010..I have sooo much questions I would like to email you. my email is howard_rn@yahoo.com

powlwe and arievilo......hello my name is renee and i believe that i would be starting west chester may 2010..i have sooo much questions i would like to email you. my email is howard_rn@yahoo.com

Howard, were you accepted to the may 2010 cohort already? Im waiting for transcripts from one school, since the class just ended last friday. What is your previous degree in? Do you mind sharing your stats, undergrad gpa, pre-req gpa etc? If not you can PM me, so its not for everyone to see. How soon after you applied did they call you for an interview? Sorry, I have soo many questions as well. Get back to me when you can. Thanks!

@ Lou..it was about a week, but i called often..i could not wait until i got a letter. My pervious degree was in criminology/sociology. Graduated with 3.2..I got 2B's 1A 1C (microbiology 78% almost made a B) in my sciences so i am over the 2.7 they request you to have for your sciences. overall in my pre-req i have about a 3.0 if not higher.

Thank you so much for the reply! I also had a 3.2 undergrad gpa. Ive gotten A's in all of my pre-reqs except the general bio, I took that as a freshman from my previous degree and got a C. I think a week is pretty fast for the to respond about an interview. Did they send you a letter, email, or call, or all? Thanks again, I really appreciate it.

I kept calling until they recieved my appliation than i called to ask how long it would take for a interview and about 2 days after that I got a interview date.

hey howardrn,i am in the process of applying.......im a little worried because i graduated with a 2.7 but my science gpa is 3.2. I ll have my application out by the end of the week. Did you write an essay? Did you have any volunteer experience?

I'm just worried its not enough to get in? Any words of advice will be great!!!!!

I attended West Chester University's Accelerated BSN program. My class was the first to graduate from the program and we had a 100% first time pass rate on the NCLEX. Pretty impressive. We all found jobs, either before or within 3 months of graduating. The cost is lower then most of the other programs (esp. the ones in Philly!!! ie Drexel). The professors there know what they are talking about and are always on hand to help you. Class size is small, so if you need/like one-on-one attention this is very beneficial. Classes are usually evening, clinicals include some weekends. You can still have some-what of life.....as far as nursing school goes. I was able to work 32 hours/week. Which is something I needed to do (I got bills to pay, LOL!!!) and not all accelerated BSN programs allow you that opportunity. I can be hard at times, but the program is fast (17months) and it will be over before you know it!

please email me about this program I have a interview coming up

I have not completed my pre-reqs but will be finished in May when the next cohort begins. Does anyone know how strict they are about applying before pre-reqs are completed?

On the website it states pretty clearly that they dont want anyone to apply until all of the pre-reqs are completed. Also I emailed the person in charge asking what their acceptance rate is, and how many people apply vs get accepted. She told me that around 60% get accepted and the reason most people get recjected is simply because they have not finished the pre-reqs. I would email someone there and get a final answer for yourself, but I think they require them to be completed ahead of time.

Howard, How was your interview? I applied on Sat Jan 2nd and received an email on Wed Jan 6th to schedule my interview. I chose next Friday the 15th at 11:30. Ill let you know how it goes.

Interview was great. they looking for at least a 2.75 in the required sciences and about a 3.5 in GPA in your degree that u already recieved. They are looking for the best of the best. They are looking for 32-35 quailified people and their next cohort MAY NOT be until MAY. Usually they take 23-25 per cohort and have a new cohort every May/January but they are trying to do away with the january class, by making the May cohort bigger. She said they may not find 32-35 quailified students THAT ALREADY HAS THE PRE-REQ DONE

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