WGU Program Question

  1. I am looking into WGU for my RN-BSN. I see that the program involves a field experience course. What is this? What has been done in the past to fulfill this requirement?
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    Joined: Apr '18; Posts: 1
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    It's Community Health and unless you live in California, you will complete this in your own location using community resources.
  4. by   KidzRN13
    I live in FL and have just completed the orientation to begin WGU's RN to BSN program on 5/1/18. I was very concerned to see that there are 65 clinical hours that are typically done Monday through Friday. They even said that some students who work a Mon-Fri schedule take vacation time to complete the clinical portion. I will be speaking to them about this sometime this week and may reconsider based on this information. I will not take vacation time to complete a degree that won't even give me a raise. I am pretty frustrated about this.
  5. by   featherzRN
    Quote from KidzRN13
    I live in FL and have just completed the orientation to begin WGU's RN to BSN program on 5/1/18. I was very concerned to see that there are 65 clinical hours that are typically done Monday through Friday. They even said that some students who work a Mon-Fri schedule take vacation time to complete the clinical portion. I will be speaking to them about this sometime this week and may reconsider based on this information. I will not take vacation time to complete a degree that won't even give me a raise. I am pretty frustrated about this.
    I didn't need to take any vacation time and I worked M-F 9-5. You pick a topic that you can work around your schedule. I did disaster preparation, which allowed me to visit places that were off-hours like fire stations. There is no mandate that the hours cannot be done on weekends, after work, etc - it's all in the topic you pick.

    Oh, and they aren't 'clinical' hours, it's more of a community observation and interview project. No patients or clinical at all.

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