Metropolitan State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (7)
I totally agree with the reviewer who posted on November 5, 2015 concerning webWOC! Read THAT review as I do not want to rehash the same exact content; it was well-written and speaks the webWOC experience truthfully and accurately! This program is a JOKE. For the full modality, it is roughly SEVEN thousand dollars, books are not even included! Even each (THREE) proctored exam from your home computer is a separate $20 per pop!! I am taking online Master's courses (for MSN), but this takes online learning to a whole new (meaning LOW) level. No support, feedback like the earlier poster stated is from fellow students or TA (non-nursing personnel) or is a canned response. Each modality is roughly THREE weeks and basically consists of reading a whole book and memorizing every detail toward an end-class final. You are told not to memorize and "truly understand the material", but that is not probable in three weeks when most need to work full time (which majority of students do). You are also told that you need small amount of hours per week and extra hours on days off, but to grasp a whole book in three weeks for totally new concepts (at least for me, no prior experience with WOC), it would take 30-40 hours per week. The material should be spread over 6-8 weeks instead of 3 for optimal success for full-time workers. Especially since it is self-learning (the live classes are basically just power-points that tell little more than the books). After not liking the first course, I decided to withdraw then (after WOUNDS) and simply get certified in that module only, but was told I could not withdraw and get a refund for ostomy and continence. This was despite the fact I did not even start those modalities at that point!! Check the contract with a fine-tooth comb. Better yet, attend one of the hybrid/online courses from the more reputable and proven accredited schools (Cleveland Clinic, Emory University, Rutgers, etc.). You would get more Bang for your bucks and a better overall experience. Please do not regret your decision like I did. You are talking a LOT of time and money to potentially lose!
It is a great school. It has lower tuition cost and smaller class sizes, compared to state universities, and it is designed to accommodate the schedules of working adults. The instructors are great, and you will learn a lot from your classes, if you are motivated to do the work.
This is a master's level course, fairly expensive with absolutely little or no communication with faculty. 1 1/2 hr webinar/week that immediately gets terminated by the TA (who incidentally runs the entire class, answers most of all the ?s and emails even when specially addressed to a certain faculty member), There is no time to ask ?s or comments UNLESS posted in the "Cyber-cafe," which usually gets answered by fellow students, (guess they are the ones actually teaching the class). New required book has unbelieveable amount of typos, inaccurate info and info that changes from page to page. Instructors @ least on paper have lots of credentials BUT you would never know it by the presentations and total lack of consideration for students. As a "fellow nurse," I am embarassed to be in the same group as these instructors. The program has been in existence for 12+ yrs, can't understand how they keep their accrediation with low scores, feedback, etc. Webcasts from a technical standpoint are HORRIBLE, 2-3 instructors all talking at once, 10-15 min that can't get the bugs out to broadcast and then at 8 pm just turn it off, regardless whether anyone has questions OR instructor completed "reading" their material. The program is given 3Xs/yr, usually 100-150 students/class @ $6000-$8000/ student =$1.8-2.4 MILLION/yr!!!! You are NOT receiveing a "million dollar" education. Practicums are a joke as you are totally on your own for a preceptor...gd luck. Course is crammed with unbelieveable amount of great information that is very difficult to comprehend in 3 weeks at a time. Admission info states a "few hrs/day, + extra on the weekends for studying, most students are putting in 40+ hours. This is NOT worth the time and cetaintly NOT worth the money. Check out anyother web program or better yet...check out the "Cleveland Clinic Program, they were the first and still are the best. Stay clear of the webWOC prgram from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.
This University is designed for people of all ages. They have great night class options for those that wants to get a degree but has a full time day job.
I loved the convenience of Metro State. It was close and I had options on commuting to campus. It was affordable enough I was able to work and pay for school.
Small classes more personalized learning, very large campus. More of a commuter school.
I found the variety of classes available online very helpful in pursuing and attaining my degree. Without online classes I would not have been able to complete the program, work and be a full-time mom.