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(Do NOT actually apply to WGU until you have been approved to participate in the BHMT RN to BSN program.)
WGU is an accredited, innovative and affordable online university. Our unique approach to education includes:
*WGU’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791).
Delivery Type: Online/Distance
States: CA, HI, OR, WA, CO, MD, VA, GA
State Requirements: California, the program includes the courses needed to be eligible to apply for the California Public Health Nurse Certificate.
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Regional Accreditation, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Units for Nursing Core: 30
Units Required for BSN: 120
Residency Requirement: 30 units. All courses are available online
Length of Program: 12-18 months
Cost: Total program cost depends on time to completion. The average cost is $10,048
The student must request and complete a graduation application form, and return it to the Student Records office. Students cleared for graduation will be mailed a diploma, and two copies of their transcripts within 10 working days of receipt of the form, assuming they do not have any outstanding financial obligations or state licensing requirements.
WGU holds in-person national graduation commencement ceremonies at least twice yearly.
The RN to BSN degree program includes 120 Competency Units (credit equivalents). Many of the general education requirements can be met through transfer credit from the student’s previous nursing program. 50 credits are awarded for an unencumbered RN license. Individuals with an ADN receive an additional 20-30 transfer credits. The maximum number of transfer credits accepted is 90.
Please check the Ben-U Transfer Guide to see if any courses will satisfy some of the General Education requirements for WGU.
Do prerequisites have to be taken within a certain amount of time? Statistics course needs to be completed within 5 years or must be completed at WGU
Do you require a diversity education course? No
Does the school provide free transcript evaluation? Yes, the cost is included in the application fee and waived for this program.
International transcripts: Prospective students who wish to submit for consideration college-level academic coursework completed outside of the U.S. must have their transcripts evaluated by an Educational Credential Evaluation Service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES®) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICES®).Students can also have their evaluation performed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ (AACRAO), International Education Services or the Credentials Evaluation Service of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS).
For more information: http://www.wgu.edu/admissions/international_transfer_credit
Prep and Computer Skills Prior to Applying
Students should be able to use one of the four web browsers:
Students need a basic working knowledge of:
The WGU RN-to-BSN degree program is evidence-based, with an online nursing curriculum developed according to the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice from the American Association of Colleges and Nursing.
Earning a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree adds theoretical and policy depth to the practical knowledge you have as an RN. WGU’s nursing curriculum is developed with input from program councils—industry experts who know exactly what it takes for a graduate of a top-notch BSN program to be successful contributors to critical healthcare teams.
Total Program: 120 Competency Units (credit equivalents), less any competency units waived through transfer of prior college credits. 50 credits are awarded for an unencumbered RN license. Individuals with an ADN will receive an additional 20-30 transfer credits. The maximum number of transfer credits accepted is 90; number of transfer credits accepted is dependent on prior transcripts and degrees.
The WGU RN to BSN program is self-paced so the student determines the time required to complete the program. The average time to completion is 18 months (three six-month terms), with the total cost for Kaiser Permanente Employees being $10,402. Many students complete the program in 12 months (two six-month terms), resulting in a total cost of $7,051. Some students take a little longer and complete the program in 24 months (four six-month terms). The total cost for these students is $13,752. Students who stay focused and efficient in completing the program requirements can save substantially on tuition.
|WG Nursing Core|
|Professional Leadership and Communication for Healthcare||2||$638|
|Care of the Older Adult||3||$957|
|Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research||3||$957|
|Information Management and the Application of Technology||3||$957|
|Health and Wellness Through Nutritional Science||3||$957|
|Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing||3||$957|
|Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing Field Experience||2||$638|
|Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership||3||$957|
|Professional Roles and Values||3||$957|
|Leadership and Professional Image||2||$638|
|Kaiser Permanente Discount:||($478)|
|RN to BSN Courses (available for transfer credit)|
|Applied Healthcare Statistics||4|
|English Composition I||3|
|Introduction to Communication||4|
|Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Introduction to Humanities||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Survey of United States Constitution and Government||3|
|Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan||3|