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WGU BS Pre-Licensure Texas

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Hello, I have some questions regarding the BS Pre-Licensure Program.

1) Are there any clinical sites available in the San Antonio Region?

2) If you are in or finished this program, how was the online lecture portion of the program? Pros and cons?

3) With obtaining any degree (BSN or MSN), how would hospitals and or clinics professionally view this degree? Would they even consider it?

4) Is the semesters similar to the RN to BSN or RN to MSN programs?

5) Would you recommend this program?

6) Do you work part time/full time? How many hours?

7) How many hours do you study per day/per week?

I will contact WGU about some questions as well.

Thank you so much!

tsm007

Has 2 years experience.

I think me and one other person are the only ones who come around and answer pre-licensure questions. I'm in the pre-licensure program. I will graduate in February! Very excited about that. I am not at the Texas location, but I do know a couple people who I've connected with in Texas. The program is pretty consistent from location to location from what I can see. I can't answer questions about competitiveness in that area because I think that varies from location to location (not sure about that). I will try and answer all you're non-specific to Texas questions though.

1) Are there any clinical sites available in the San Antonio Region? ??? don't know I'm sure the enrollment counselor has an idea on that though. Just ask them.

2) If you are in or finished this program, how was the online lecture portion of the program? Pros and cons?

There is no "lecture" part of it. It is all online, but you get no lectures. You get a lot of reading material and some interactive modules and case studies. Pros you can study all on your own time and most of the material is covered in the text or modules that you are expected to test on or write about. Cons there are no lectures. I am an audio learner and find listening to lectures to be helpful, but I have done just fine without them. There is also not a lot of busy work in the program and that I like.

3) With obtaining any degree (BSN or MSN), how would hospitals and or clinics professionally view this degree? Would they even consider it?

Most of the hospitals I have been at think highly of WGU students. I know some have been offered jobs as techs. I have not heard anyone say anything negative about the program. I haven't heard anything about people having difficulty finding a job because of WGU.

4) Is the semesters similar to the RN to BSN or RN to MSN programs?

Yes and no. We have some classes that are exactly the same as the RN to BSN program, but some that are strictly pre-licensure. We cannot pace classes however we feel like it either. You have to do clinical classes in sequence and cannot move forward until you have passed the clinical class. Non-clinical classes work pretty much the same as the RN to BSN.

5) Would you recommend this program?

Yes

6) Do you work part time/full time? How many hours?

I don't, but most do. I have 7 kids and find this program is the only program I could complete and juggle all the things I have to do in a day.

7) How many hours do you study per day/per week?

Anywhere from 20-40. Depends on the class.

I think me and one other person are the only ones who come around and answer pre-licensure questions. I'm in the pre-licensure program. I will graduate in February! Very excited about that. I am not at the Texas location, but I do know a couple people who I've connected with in Texas. The program is pretty consistent from location to location from what I can see. I can't answer questions about competitiveness in that area because I think that varies from location to location (not sure about that). I will try and answer all you're non-specific to Texas questions though.

1) Are there any clinical sites available in the San Antonio Region? ??? don't know I'm sure the enrollment counselor has an idea on that though. Just ask them.

2) If you are in or finished this program, how was the online lecture portion of the program? Pros and cons?

There is no "lecture" part of it. It is all online, but you get no lectures. You get a lot of reading material and some interactive modules and case studies. Pros you can study all on your own time and most of the material is covered in the text or modules that you are expected to test on or write about. Cons there are no lectures. I am an audio learner and find listening to lectures to be helpful, but I have done just fine without them. There is also not a lot of busy work in the program and that I like.

3) With obtaining any degree (BSN or MSN), how would hospitals and or clinics professionally view this degree? Would they even consider it?

Most of the hospitals I have been at think highly of WGU students. I know some have been offered jobs as techs. I have not heard anyone say anything negative about the program. I haven't heard anything about people having difficulty finding a job because of WGU.

4) Is the semesters similar to the RN to BSN or RN to MSN programs?

Yes and no. We have some classes that are exactly the same as the RN to BSN program, but some that are strictly pre-licensure. We cannot pace classes however we feel like it either. You have to do clinical classes in sequence and cannot move forward until you have passed the clinical class. Non-clinical classes work pretty much the same as the RN to BSN.

5) Would you recommend this program?

Yes

6) Do you work part time/full time? How many hours?

I don't, but most do. I have 7 kids and find this program is the only program I could complete and juggle all the things I have to do in a day.

7) How many hours do you study per day/per week?

Anywhere from 20-40. Depends on the class.

Hi, I have a question: apart from the class test at wgu, do you write an exist test ( like ATI) at the end of your semester?

Thanks!

CVICU-Nurse1.5

Has <1 years experience.

1. Dallas and Houston from what I know

2. Don't recall online lecture being part of it.

3. Hospitals seem to view it good.

4. Six month terms. Broken up based on the pace of program in five terms =2.5 years.

5. Yes

6. Full time / 36 hrs

7. 5-10 hrs a week only because I work far ahead my class schedule

GeauxNursing

Specializes in Dialysis.

2.5 year program.

JofAllTrades, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case Management. Has 1 years experience.

Great thread - thanks for all the info

- WGU Pre-Lic hopeful