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    My uber-cheap Master's degree - so far!!

    I've enrolled in a Master's degree program (in Nursing)at Western Governor's University - one of the few NON-PROFIT entirely online accredited schools.

    Here's the deal. Pay a set tuition per six month semester, and then take as many classes as you can cram in for that amount of $$. Already know it? Test out.

    PLUS - I just scored books for five of my first six classes on eBay for $99!! That includes shipping.

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    wow congrats !!

    Funny i was just posting on a post about about what one did for college or skills they were trained in and if they used it now about how i had no plans to try to get my BSN etc because i am content in the work i am doing with what i have now and my health issues play a part too !!!


    what are your future plans when you get your masters ?? do you want to do administraiton become a NP ?
    My neice graduated a 4 year college a year ago and plans to go to school to be a NP ( she is also working in a hospital ) .

    The sky is the limit any more with nursing soo many directions one can go in ! SO different then whan i graduated nursing school 26 years ago.

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    I would like to finish out my 30+ years of nursing as a clinical instructor for student nurses. I've done just about everything from staff nurse in NICU to home care to ER to house supervisor. I've also been homeschooling my kids for the past 23 years, and it seems like a natural progression form that.

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    What great news MC!! Mahalo for sharing!!

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    I would like to finish out my 30+ years of nursing as a clinical instructor for student nurses.>>

    wow that sounds great and very rewarding too !! Best of luck !!!

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    This is a wonderful find. I wish I had known about it earlier - my sis just finished her RN to BSN after 30 years of nursing. She just wanted to accomplish that, not really changing her job. I'm trying to figure out whether any of the other courses make sense for me. Too bad education is such a bad career move right now - meaning jobs are just not available.

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    How cool!!! Thanks for sharing. I am presently contemplating returning to school for my Nurse Practitioner.
    Blessed and Highly Favored!!!!
    From $78K in debt to debt free and purchased a house and used car with 100% cash...God is sooo Good!!!

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    make sure you do your research into accredidation, and see if folks will actually hire you with a degree from there.

    Buyer beware with online colleges

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    Quote Originally Posted by umtallguy View Post
    make sure you do your research into accredidation, and see if folks will actually hire you with a degree from there.

    Buyer beware with online colleges
    WGU has the unique distinction of being accredited by ALL FOUR regionals, as well as nursing and teaching acc. agencies. They are non-profit (which I LOVE) and very good about discussing all of this via enrollment counselors before any $$ changes hands.

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    That's the same college I was looking into to possibly get a teaching bachelor's degree. I haven't decided yet but as far as tuition goes it seems great!

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    I'm so jealous all these colleges offer all these post bachelor degree nursing programs but nothing to start out a nursing career such as an lpn program. I could never go back to school at a traditional college ( army husband,4 year old and on prego bed rest for the next several mths, then of course a newborn) but I would love to get into nursing, just doesn't seem to be the programs out there to allow that.

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    Congrats MC..........keep at it .......you will get there!

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    Congrats!

    Would you mind if I asked you a question, please?
    Do the classes there make a big deal of participating in online discussion with fellow students about the course work? I looked at an online program from one of my state's colleges, and there was a huge emphasis on that, and it really turned me off. If I have a question or something to contribute, I will participate, but most of the time I am best left alone to learn the material.

    Thanks!

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    You are an incredible lady to accomplish so much! Congratulations!

    Good question! I'm interested in hearing more about how this works, too.

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