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Specializes in LTC,Case Management.

Hi ,I m new to allnurses and I have a question anyone enrolled in Western Governors University B.S. online Nursing Program and live outside of CA. I am an LPN and looking at my options between Excelsior and WGU.Thank You for your input.:confused:

I have been attempting to start with them but have been having problems. They now have the prelicensure program up and running in CA, TX, and Utah.

mahoganyrose

Specializes in LTC,Case Management.

I live in NYC and wondering if it would be better for me to do Excelsior ,WGU have sent me some paperwork ,Im thinking I should contact an enrollment counselor at WGU ,how far have you gotten with the process at WGU..Thanks for your reply

I'm at a stalemate. Apparently one of the schools never sent transcripts, but nothing from that school would count anyway. I was not happy because when I started the enrollment process there was no information out there about science courses needing to be within 5 years. So that puts me behind the eight ball anyway. I don't know if I will continue dealing with them in the future. If you live in NY, where were you going to go for clinicals? Seems awfully inconvenient for you.

mahoganyrose

Specializes in LTC,Case Management.

hey caliotter 3, I figure Cedars-Sinai Hospital in LA :(, have you looked into the Excelsior Program...

Unfortunately the EC program has not panned out for me, so that is why I was looking into WGU.

mahoganyrose

Specializes in LTC,Case Management.

WOW that sucks:bugeyes: have you looked into Chamberlain???Good Luck

agldragonRN

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents. Has 5 years experience.

i am also looking into wgu but for the rn-bsn.

i keep switching back and forth between ec and wgu. i want to do my masters as well (in fnp or crna) so i don't know if ec or wgu would be better for my bsn.

if you get more info, please share it here.

angel, rn

Marie13

Has 1 years experience.

I got to speak with a counselor, and I need the pre reqs, I don't have any, I am an LVN but I went to a private school so those don't transfer. Does anyone know what pre reqs they want?

I got to speak with a counselor, and I need the pre reqs, I don't have any, I am an LVN but I went to a private school so those don't transfer. Does anyone know what pre reqs they want?

Look on their website, it is on one of the links about their "program of study". You can get credit for transferring in several of the standard prerequisite courses, offhand (I wrote these down one time)((I just wrote 1 as the course number for the first course)): English 1, English 2, Speech 1, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry 1, Biochemistry (Chem 1 is a prereq), Algebra 1, Statistics, Psychology 1, Microbiology, Lit, Arts, & Humanities: 2 courses, Pharmacology, Nutrition. Start with these courses in your local community college and keep in touch with a WGU guidance counselor along the way. Or, you can enroll in WGU from the beginning and take everything as a WGU competency module. Up to you how you want to do it. I recommend starting at a community college because you never know that you may want to transfer the traditional courses into another program some day in the future. You don't want to be put in the position of having to repeat again. Just how I see it.

christy78

Specializes in icu,er,w/c. Has 10 years experience.

I got my RN from EC this summer and started WGU for their RN/MSN program on Oct 1st. I loved both schools.

With EC the only hold up I had was not being financially able to pay for the test as fast as I wanted to take them. It took right at 1 year with the CPNE; but I think I could have done it sooner than I did if money wasn't a drawback. With WGU I pay for the semester and can complete as much work as I want within that semester. So since October 1st. I have completed 3 courses and working on #4

(Yes, that's a total of 13 credits so far!!)

I will have my BSN in less than 6 months and working on my master's. Good Luck!

SLCRN

Specializes in LTC,acute care, and corrections.

I got my RN from EC this summer and started WGU for their RN/MSN program on Oct 1st. I loved both schools.

With EC the only hold up I had was not being financially able to pay for the test as fast as I wanted to take them. It took right at 1 year with the CPNE; but I think I could have done it sooner than I did if money wasn't a drawback. With WGU I pay for the semester and can complete as much work as I want within that semester. So since October 1st. I have completed 3 courses and working on #4

(Yes, that's a total of 13 credits so far!!)

I will have my BSN in less than 6 months and working on my master's. Good Luck!

Hi Christy,

I'm happy to finally get to speak to someone who attends. I also graduated from EC, in 08/10, & attempted to start WGU 11/1 but still stuck w/choosing other schools. Anyway, how are the assessment , did you apply for there rolling scholarships, did you buy any textbooks, & how many units do you need to do the MSN. I'm doing the BSN & starting 12/1 & need 23 units including the EWB so I hope to be done soon, I just rec'd my webcam today (hehe). Sorry for all the questions! but thanks in advance for answering!

christy78

Specializes in icu,er,w/c. Has 10 years experience.

just sent you an email

Marie13

Has 1 years experience.

Thanks so much for replying Caliotter3 :) She never explained that you can start off there at WGU as competency module. How does that work btw?

RN7500

Has 5 years experience.

Christy78, I'm so enthusiastic to communicate with you for more info/details. I love your zeal, keep it up. I don't know if you can pm me?

christy78

Specializes in icu,er,w/c. Has 10 years experience.

RN7500-just sent you an email

Lisa1980

Has 6 years experience.

Christy78 can you pm me some details also about WGU?

thanks, Lisa

Hi everybody, I was wondering if anybody can give some information on wgu's rn to bsn program. I am hoping to get started in a couple of months. Is it really possible to get the 23 credits done in 6 months? For the community health class is there a presentation that has to be made at a facility? Any info would be greatly appreciated. thanx so much!