What others say about Western Governors University.
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Bridge RN to MSN program is the way to…
Bridge RN to MSN program is the way to go.... I was able to participate in the RN to BSN to MSN program because I received one of the 10,000 scholarships in Tennessee. This program took me three years to complete but it was an incredible experience. I had a great mentor...thanks David! When family, friends, and co-workers asked me why I went back to school at 59 my answer was because I could. I had plenty of support, encouragement and resources due to the scholarship and my ability to work full time. I would and have recommended WGU to anyone who wants to pursue their education. The course instructors, program mentor, and other support services are the reason WGU is such a successful online program. During the past 3 years my father , husband,and mother-in-law died after difficult illnesses. My mother had a large heart attack and almost died. So don't let anyone tell you it isn't possible to continue your education. You do have to dedicate yourself, and you will be challenged but the feeling of accomplishment is worth it. Go ahead and check a masters degree off your bucket list. I did.
I am ready to enter the work force!
Before I came to WGU, I completed a MAT program for teaching. I was not prepared to enter the classroom in the least bit. That is why I chose to get a second bachelors even though I have a masters in teaching. I feel much more confident in my ability to teach now. There are things that I hated, like the weekly calls, but overall I feel a lot more prepared to enter the education field. My only regret is they didn't focus on writing IEP's and Transition Plans as much as I would have liked.
Well worth it!
For the cost, this is an excellent program. The merit-based learning allowed me to breeze through several courses in a few weeks, permitting extra time to focus on the less-familiar-topic courses. Some of the material is out-of-date, but the cyber security field changes so rapidly keeping pace is difficult. Extra reading and research online (beyond course material) is helpful, and honest necessary to internalize relevant knowledge. The website is fantastic, the testing simple and convenient, and the written assignment grading portions have a quick turnaround with specific feedback comments. The frequent mentor check-ins help keep you on pace. You won't be hand-fed material and there's no teaching-to-the-test, so you WILL earn your passing grades. This is not a good program if you're lazy, a procrastinator, or can't manage your own time like an adult. For an online masters program, its about the best you'll find. It might not have the prestige of a brick-and-mortar school, but a degree is a degree if you're already hired somewhere and need that bump to promote!
WGU's mission is seeing you graduate.
WGU was established with a focus on people who had begun their college education, but had gotten sidetracked by life before finishing a degree. WGU is focused on your success, but you have to be committed to do the work to finish classes. With live or recorded cohorts, a special, compassionate math help line and caring instructors - WGU has exceeded my expectations. I was able to take final exams in three different states when I had to travel for family reasons. If you can structure your time, commit several hours a day to study, and desire to finish your degree, I highly recommend WGU.
Affordable quality Masters program that was…
Affordable Masters program that was very student-centric. I would recommend WGU to anyone looking for a no-fuss education that is high quality.
WGU is a great school!
Great school to attend if you are busy with family and work! You go to school on your schedule. My overall experience has been incredible. After finishing my Bachelors I am now working on my Masters with them.
Excellent course work
Excellent course work. Helpful staff that works with you to be successful. Loved being able to work at my own pace! Definitely a great place to attend higher learning.
An online university is not for…
An online university is not for everyone, but it was definitely for me! WGU allowed me to finally complete the degree I had postponed for way too long. The flexibility to go at my pace, competency-base model, and flat-rate tuition saved me both time and money!
MAME - Master's in Mathematics Education program that worked for me!
I earned my second master's degree from WGU in Math Education and was hired immediately after I completed my coursework. I spent 8 years working as an adjunct off of my first master's degree and each of those years I applied to every job offering within 100 miles. While my first degree, and some additional graduate coursework, included the needed requirements for a teaching job, I didn't have a "Master's in Mathematics" or a "Master's in Mathematics Education". WGU provided an online degree program that got me a job teaching math at the community college level. The job I applied for was for 1 fulltime tenured track position and they hired 2 people. Of course they hired the person with the PhD, but they also hired me! I am now in my 6th year and look forward to my tenure offer next semester. I thank WGU for having what I needed at the time that I needed it and at a time that I could do it.
WGU is recommended for everyone
I would recommended WGU to anyone who wants to pursue education and break the barriers that is not allowing them to get their degrees. The flat fee for six month, competency based education system and helpful course instructors and program mentor are the highlight of the university. The college of information technology is a deal and you won't regret cost and time you spent in this university. At the end of the program, you have a degree accredited by a regional body, skills and knowledge gathered throughout the program and confidence that will last for your entire career.
I have been recommended WGU to every…
I have been recommended WGU to every person who is looking for BSN program. The price is very affordable. The system is so organized. The mentors were very helpful. My mentor Gwen advocated me during my hard time. Almost all the instructors were very supportive. I am so glad that I graduated from WGU.
I enjoyed my RN to BSN program with…
I enjoyed my RN to BSN program with Western Governor's University. I completed the program in 11 months, but really pushed through it. It's not easy but it's not overly difficult; I found it manageable while working full time and having a family. The student and academic advisors were always helpful.
Jason didn't think he needed a degree—until he found his career had gone as far as it would without one. He earned his bachelor's degree from WGU and found such immediate success, he enrolled in his master's program—less than 2 months later.
At WGU, we pride ourselves on putting the student first in everything we do, from enrollment to graduation. Student success is our main driver, and the stories our students and alumni share with us inspire us.
“WGU prepared me to enter the field of teaching. I was very successful and became a principal four years later. Thank you, WGU!”—Nancy Walker, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education)
"It's never too late to learn and grow. I am so glad that I made the decision, even at the age of 44, to get my master's degree—because it's already paying off in my career and will continue to do so for years and years to come."—Victor Perez, MBA
All of our degree programs are carefully chosen with employment and success in mind. Our online, competency-based approach is designed for the working adult, and our commitment to keeping costs down means better ROI for our graduates.