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WGU Nursing pre-licensure program

Hello!

I am a pre-nursing student looking at a few options for school. I'm a little familiar with WGU through friends. I've read mostly good things about there RN to BSN and BSN to MSN programs. Although this is the first time I've seen an online pre-licensure option. I've done quiet a bit of research, (I've checked their accreditation, consumer affairs, etc and all checked out well) but I would like some opinions from fellow medical field workers. The hospital I work at (it's an HCA facility) supports WGU and offers a 10% discount on tuition if you go there. Clinicals are also completed at a few HCA facilities as well. I feel like this would be a good option for me since I work full time. Any thoughts?

Thank you :happy:

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

First question is: Do you live in one of the five states it is offered in? (CA,UT, TX, FL, and IN)

Sorry I probably should have mentioned that before! I live in Utah.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

I think if you use the 'search' feature (upper right hand corner) you'll find a lot of information from current and former students. Once you have 15 post, you can use the PM feature and talk 1:1 with folks. You are welcome to PM me as I work in that program.

I am currently in the program, about to begin my last term, and highly suggest it. I have been able to work full time as a patient care tech for a majority of the program, and just recently dropped down to part time. It is a very unique program, and I feel like I have gotten a lot of great experience from the clinical hours and am looking forward to my critical care course and the final practicum hours. If you have any specific questions, feel free to PM me!

Did you do any of the prereqs through Straighter line? I'm looking into it but I'm a little iffy on whether or not it's legit. Thanks for commenting!

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Alternative Sources, Specific Requirements for B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure)

This is a link to the sources of alternative credit page. However, it is not an exclusive list. You can always have a convo with your enrollment counselor and they can find out if a certain course you are looking at will transfer in.

The one everyone has issues with seems to be Biochem. It must be Biochem- Org chem, general chem and p-chem will not satisfy the requirement.

The only one I did was Physiology! I already had a prior degree in Health Science so all of my prerequisites carried over, but my grade in Physiology wasn't quite where I wanted it to be the first time so I decided to retake it to up my chances of being admitted!

@nursingstudentkay does WGU offer hands on practice and simulated scenarios? I'm having a hard time getting a hold of my enrollment counselor so I'm probably going to call up there to talk to someone tomorrow. Did you like the physiology class? Thanks for responding!

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

@nursingstudentkay does WGU offer hands on practice and simulated scenarios? I'm having a hard time getting a hold of my enrollment counselor so I'm probably going to call up there to talk to someone tomorrow. Did you like the physiology class? Thanks for responding!

There is simulation / lab PLUS 700+ hours of clinicals done in partner hospitals.

There is simulation / lab PLUS 700+ hours of clinicals done in partner hospitals.

Holy toledo. Thank you for responding so quickly. This school seems to have everything covered! :D

Yes, plenty of practice time in simulation and an AMAZING clinical experience!! I highly recommend the program as a whole.

I did not dislike the physiology class, but I also lived in an apartment at the time so had to really plan when I did all of the labs for it. At least when I took the course in 2015, it required that I do the labs and submit photos of each to be graded. It also involved a pig dissection, which was fun, but my mom was not too thrilled that I visited to use her deck for that one ;)

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Yes, plenty of practice time in simulation and an AMAZING clinical experience!! I highly recommend the program as a whole.

I did not dislike the physiology class, but I also lived in an apartment at the time so had to really plan when I did all of the labs for it. At least when I took the course in 2015, it required that I do the labs and submit photos of each to be graded. It also involved a pig dissection, which was fun, but my mom was not too thrilled that I visited to use her deck for that one ;)

I used to teach a bio dissection class for our homeschool high school group. We dissected crayfish, worms, fetal pigs and perch in our church kitchen. And if you tell anyone, I'll have to kill you.

Hi! I am in my last term now and looking for help with critical care. How was the OA. Do you have any study tips?? Thanks in advance!

Ladyddm

Has 1 years experience.

I live in GA, but I'm interested in the Florida campus. Are the lectures online? How often are labs and clinicals? I'm willing to travel for the clinicals.

Zule

Specializes in Aesthetic medical assistant.

Hello, I’m looking into WGU pre nursing program. Can anyone tell me if it’s a good program for some who who works full time? Thank you

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