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Has 7 years experience.

Does anyone know what the cost for WCU would be if all pre-req's were done and transferred in ?

Does anyone know what the cost for WCU would be if all pre-req's were done and transferred in ?

Hi! First make sure your courses do transfer over. I was surprised at how picky there were. Also courses such as pharmacology, pathology, epidemiology, and critical thinking must be taken at WCU. I had most of my prereqs completed except for the ones listed above and still had to pay around $87000. Keep in mind that they recently increased their tuition as well. But if you're serious about WCU go talk to them directly. Things may/may not turn out as you plan.

Does anyone know what the cost for WCU would be if all pre-req's were done and transferred in ?

Still way too much.

I know that's not a helpful answer, but I would consider every other possible option before WCU. Even out-of-state tuition is better...

Still way too much.

I know that's not a helpful answer, but I would consider every other possible option before WCU. Even out-of-state tuition is better...

Shyeofthetiger is right. While WCU has great strengths, it is NOT for everyone. I know for both shyeofthetiger and I, we are waiting to hear back from a couple community colleges and then transfer to a BSN program. While this may take a few months to even a year longer, the cost would seem like pocket change compared to private schools. Don't get me wrong, I really like WCU's program , but if you don't have a smart way to handle your loans you will dig yourself a financial hole too deep to climb out. I would be more encouraging if the job market was better in CA, but reality says otherwise. Ppl in WCU do succeed but like in every school, there are those who don't. Be careful.

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Shyeofthetiger is right. While WCU has great strengths, it is NOT for anyone. I know for both shyeofthetiger and Me, we are waiting to hear back from a couple community colleges and then transfer to a BSN program. While this may take a few months to even a year longer, the cost would seem like pocket change compared to private schools. Don't get me wrong, I really like WCU's program , but if you don't have a smart way to handle your loans you will dig yourself a financial hole too deep to climb out. I would be more encouraging if the job market was better in CA, but reality says otherwise. Ppl in WCU do succeed but like in every school, there are those who don't. Be careful.

Exactly... If your first nursing job (which will most likely have stiff competition anyway) pays lower-than-average wages, how will you afford the $2000/month loan payment?

In my humble opinion, pursuing a nursing career should not be a spare-no-expense endeavor since there are many, more affordable options...

Theone40

Has 7 years experience.

Thankseveryone for the comments, I really appreciate them. I applied to one programand did not get in. I got really discouraged and was thinking of WCU, but thealmost 90 thousand is a huge amount. I guess I'll keep it as my absolute lastoption.

Thanks again