First two BSN classes done! - page 2

(Okay, completely unrelated, I love the little skeleton/skull icon. Hee hee! I can see myself using that a lot. ;) ) My first 8 weeks with Chamberlain is done! It went well. I got an A in my... Read More

  1. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from BBFRN
    I guess the big question is: if she makes a hit-list spreadsheet, will it have little skull icons on it?
    You betcha! (I actually have a tattoo of a little skull with a purple bow on his head ... so cute! LOL!)
  2. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    anyway its about time you completed these classes..heaven forbid you just started what last week...
    They started in October. Time really flies!! I'm happy with Chamberlain, though. Glad I decided to go with them. I just FINALLY got "welcome to school!" materials in the mail from UW-Green Bay, now that I've finished my first two classes with Chamberlain, and I applied with UW-GB the same time I applied to Chamberlain! And I've never heard anything from Slippery Rock University besides a letter stating they were waiting on my transcripts from Germany, which I know were sent from Heidelberg shortly after I requested them. Oh well.
  3. by   NC Girl BSN
    Thats awesome! Keep up the good work!
  4. by   cynditoksRN
    Good job Lunah, you make everything look so easy
  5. by   stressgal
    Lunah congrats on completing your first courses with Chamberlain. I just completed my capstone course so I guess I could call myself an Alumni of Chamberlain. I really enjoyed the process and thought the education I received was exceptional. I hope you find your studies equally as enjoyable. Good luck and pm me if you ever have any questions.
    Marcia RN BSN
  6. by   LucasRN
    Congrats Lunah! I am also in Chamberlain's program and truly enjoying it , I plan to graduate this june 2009. Good luck
  7. by   Lorie P.
    lunah, you are a real go getter and what a pleasure to have sharing your experiences with all of us! best ofluck as you continue on, and yeah you will have the phd before too much longer!
  8. by   RNGrad2006
    Quote from LunahRN
    (Okay, completely unrelated, I love the little skeleton/skull icon. Hee hee! I can see myself using that a lot. )

    My first 8 weeks with Chamberlain is done! It went well. I got an A in my "NR351-Transition to Professional Nursing" class. The classes are 8 weeks long, and we had weekly readings/lessons to complete (materials provided on the Chamberlain site), and then discussion forums in which we had to participate a certain number of times during that week (and we all can see how much I love discussion forums, ha ha!). I also had to write two papers, plus complete a pre-class survey and post-class survey that had 15 or 16 questions on each. There were also weekly scheduled chats, which were not mandatory, but I did manage to get to a couple of them -- it was nice to chat in real-time with my classmates.

    I'm waiting on the final grade for my "Computer Applications for Business" class (AKA "All About MS Office"), but I'm pretty sure I got an A in that one, too. I could have completely skipped the final exam and still had a C! LOL!! There were weekly reading assignments, then related assignments to complete for which we had to create and submit spreadsheets, presentations, documents, etc. I wasn't completely bored because I had to use Word 2007, which is a bit different than Word 2000 (which I had been using). I still enjoyed it. I'm kind of an idiot savant when it comes to software.

    Chamberlain's general ed classes are done through DeVry, so it's a different website and slightly different "virtual classroom" set-up. I actually like the DeVry website a bit better, but they're both user-friendly, IMO. But the DeVry discussion participation requirements seem a bit more stringent -- students are expected to log on and participate in weekly threaded discussions at least every other day, which translates to three days per week. With Chamberlain, you are expected to log into the course and respond in the threaded discussion topics a minimum of two separate days per week, beginning no later than Wednesday of the discussion week. But I found myself not having to struggle to exceed the minimum, ha ha. (Big shock, right? Motormouth!)

    And with both of these discussion requirements, you can't just post junk like "Yeah, I agree." You have to participate in the discussion with something of substance. I really enjoyed it! After feeling somewhat isolated for so long as an EC credit-by-exam student, it was nice to have a lot of dialog with classmates!

    So that's the update on my RN-BSN progress. Only 27 credits to go! :chuckle
    Congrats on starting....Wow...that's not bad...we have to do 45 credits for my RN to BSN. I have done 33 credits and have 12 to go. It does go by fast but am looking forward to being done hopefully June 2009.
  9. by   Pixie.RN
    Yeah, it was helpful having 200+ college credits in the bag already ... LOL!
  10. by   RNGrad2006
    At the school I am attending it does not matter how many college credits you have you still need 45 credits of 300/400 level and therefore need to do all of the credits at the University that is granting the BSN degree. But at this point I am getting close so it won't take much longer now.
  11. by   Raggedy Ann
    Lunah, Congrats. You are really going far. Proud of you! Traci