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Western Governors U. RN-BSN

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Hi Everyone,

This is my first post so I hope I put this in the right category! :0)

I have been a nurse for a little over 2 years now and I want to go back for my BSN. I was looking at Western Govenor's University, as it is accredited, online, and you pay a flat rate for the semester to complete as many classes as you can. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this program and pros/cons. I personally have never taken an online course and am a little unsure if this would work for me.

Thanks!!

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Welcome! There actually is a forum specifically for WGU students.

Most students who do the program really love it.

Pros include: work at your own pace, ability to accelerate, and a flat tuition regardless of how many classes you take.

Cons include: grading is pass/fail, so if you need a high GPA (to matriculate to a competitive master's program, for example), it might not be the best option, because the pass/fail grading means the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA at best. And you need to be highly self-directed and self-motivated. Because it's work at your own pace, there really aren't any deadlines except the end of the semester. If you're a procrastinator, this could put you in a bind if you put off all your classes until the last few weeks.

Hope this helps!

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Hi everyone!

I have been a nurse for a little over 2 years now and I want to go back for my BSN. I was looking at Western Govenor's University, as it is accredited, online, and you pay a flat rate for the semester to complete as many classes as you can. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this program and pros/cons. I personally have never taken an online course and am a little unsure if this would work for me.

Thanks!!

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I'm currently enrolled in WGU's online BSN program and have been enjoying my experience. You will need to be a self-motivated learner.

I would recommend the program as long as you are fine with their pass/fail grading system that results in a 3.0 GPA.

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leilahlv specializes in Software and home health.

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I'm starting in February. 😊

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I'm starting in February. 
Good luck with your educational journey!

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I also start February 1st!!

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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I have BSN and MSN from Western Governors and would NEVER have been able to say that without their online, asynchronous format (I work nights). The quality of the program was good, I learned a lot. And yes, I currently work for them as a contract employee/ prn as a CI, but I would say the same even if I didn't.

PS: With Scholarships and tuition reimbursement (and the fact that I busted my butt to finish the MSN in two terms) I spent less than $3K out of pocket for BOTH degrees, total- including books.

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leilahlv specializes in Software and home health.

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I have BSN and MSN from Western Governors and would NEVER have been able to say that without their online, asynchronous format (I work nights). The quality of the program was good, I learned a lot. And yes, I currently work for them as a contract employee/ prn as a CI, but I would say the same even if I didn't.

PS: With scholarships and tuition reimbursement (and the fact that I busted my butt to finish the MSN in two terms) I spent less than $3K out of pocket for BOTH degrees, total- including books.

Wow that is so awesome to hear. I'm ready to bust my butt and pay similar amount. My hospital does tuition reimbursement also. I work nights as well.

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