Needing advice about starting RN-BSN or RN-MSN

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    Hello all! I am contemplating returning to school online for RN to BSN or RN to MSN. I am looking for advice on what path to take. I have 19 years of nursing experience ( 10 years as LPN and 9 years as RN), I completed my RN through Excelsior College. I am pretty sure I can complete my degree online, I eventually want MSN, I just don't know if I should go BSN first to see how "doable" it is online. Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated. I am not a strong paper writer I prefer test, can anyone suggest a program with more test than papers or is that unrealistic? I have been looking at applying to WGU, any thoughts there? Thanks in advance
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    I'm also in the process of attempting to get admitted into WGU's RN-to-BSN program. I've already applied, passed the readiness assessment, and right now I am just waiting for them to evaluate my transcripts with the hope that they'll be very generous when it comes to accepting my previously earned credits for transfer.

    Most people who have completed WGU's programs say they loved the school.
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    WGU is very heavy on paper writing
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    Quote from klone
    WGU is very heavy on paper writing
    I actually dont find it too paper intensive compared to my previous bachelors. The papers are usually short and very simple.
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    Quote from schnookimz
    I actually dont find it too paper intensive compared to my previous bachelors. The papers are usually short and very simple.
    About half the classes (depending on what you have to take) have no papers at all - and out of the ones that do, there's only two that I would consider paper intensive. From what I hear about other programs that require weekly papers and APA discussion board posts, WGU may actually be one of the less paper intensive schools.
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    I meant paper heavy as opposed to objective exams. The competencies are about 80% papers (i put PowerPoint into that category) vs. 20% exams.
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    Klone, Are you in a program through WGU? Have you found them to be very challenging or just normal work? How much time do you devote daily/weekly?


    What would you guys suggest if my goal is to obtain MSN? Start with BSN or go straight to MSN?
    Thanks
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    I'm brand new so I am doing the RN to BSN route because it'll give me time to get 1 year experience to apply to Frontier. The RN to BSN will also cut off about 10,000 off the tuition and it'll be about 5,000 to 6,000 for my BSN. I am at Ohio University.
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    Did you have to get your transcripts or did they get them for you from former colleges?
    What does the readiness assessment consist of? How can I prepare? Did they give you a tentative start date? Thanks
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    Quote from sstephensrn
    Did you have to get your transcripts or did they get them for you from former colleges?
    What does the readiness assessment consist of? How can I prepare? Did they give you a tentative start date? Thanks
    I wrote all about my experience with the WGU Readiness Assessment. Click below to read:
    http://allnurses.com/western-governo...ty-910948.html

    I had to take it upon myself to order transcripts from previous schools and arrange for them to be sent to WGU's transcript department. I have a tentative start date of May 1st if the admissions counselor receives everything on my end by April 1st.


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