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  1. Start Date August 1st, 2014 - BSN vs. MSN
    I stopped at the BSN, but in my area an MSN would over qualify me for almost everything and I have no desire to teach nursing, be a manager, or be a practitioner. I may do the MSN later, but I'm...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  2. Can this be possible? your thoughts.
    Sure, I did, and I only had an AA prior to the program. However, it's not guaranteed and will require a lot of dedication. I tried to finish about a class a week (but I had 50CU to do - you will...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  3. has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?
    The objective assessments are timed, but the time is enough - I've never heard of anyone running out of time on them. I think they are 1.5 to two hours, but don't quote me on that. I finished in...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  4. Getting older...feeling forced out
    I did a BSN at 46, now about to start working on an MBA at 47. I work outpatient, but I really haven't noticed any slowing down and my coworkers actually have a few years on me. Maybe just a change...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Wondering about books
    I think I saw your question over on fb also, no? You need to get the vitalsource app on your kindle, which will allow you to download the books and read them 'off line'. :)
    Jul 13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  6. Where is my advisor? ?
    Also, don't know about admissions, but most mentors are in SLC this week for graduation. I'd definitely send an email.
    Jul 11
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  7. has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?
    As far as I know, they only ask during enrollment. I wouldn't mention the whole might not have a job thing. :P The BSN has one project that is 'work related' and the MSN has a few as well. I've heard...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  8. has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?
    Tax Benefits for Education: Information Center There is the lifetime learning credit: Lifetime Learning Credit and the American Opportunity Credit: American Opportunity Tax Credit We...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  9. WGU Transcript Evaluation
    I had 50 CU to do, so don't despair! I think 30-something is the usual #. I finished 50 in well under six months, but I had the time to do so - with effort I definitely think you could finish 42 in a...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  10. Step pay effect on older nurses getting hired?
    ROFL.. I was a software engineer for 10+ years and was using a computer in the late 70's. I'm also the superuser and defacto IT person at my current job - and I'm close to the oldest person there...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Unsure of wanting kids
    I am another voluntarily childfree person - it's never been anything I felt 'called' to do, and I do not regret it. I have no problems with kids and in fact have worked as a pediatric nurse off and...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. RN-MSN at WGU... Help!
    About Western Governors University | WGU Faculty That's how WGU describes it, if that helps any.
    Jun 26
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  13. Online rn to bsn programs that are affordable
    Microbiology doesn't cost anything extra with WGU and if you've already had it, you'd get through it quickly.. I had to take it too - was no big deal.
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  14. RN-MSN at WGU... Help!
    This program is for nurses who are already RN's. And there are mentors and considerable support for those who need it. :)
    Jun 25
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  15. RN-MSN at WGU... Help!
    The MSN capstone has completely changed for the new crop of students, and I don't THINK we'll be seeing any more survey monkey capstones once the people in the old program have passed through. It's...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  16. I don't want to go into debt with no raise :(
    Agree, WGU can't be beat for the cost. My BSN cost me $3400, plus you may qualify for a tax credit to offset some of that so that makes it even better.. It depends on how many terms you need - it's...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  17. RN-MSN at WGU... Help!
    LOL.. I love WGU, don't listen to the naysayers.. As far as I know, a Mac works fine as a lot of students use one. You'll do both tests and papers. As said above, some mentors are helpful, some not...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  18. Hospital will not hire smokers
    I'm not, nor have I ever been a smoker. I think it's gross and icky and makes you smell awful. That said, I think that as long as break times are the same for everyone (smokers and non), what the...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Questions
    Although I don't work for WGU, I believe your position would be perfectly acceptable. There is at least one "leadership" project in the BSN that is supposed to be a 'work' related project, although...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  20. Western Governors University online
    There are quite a few people 50+ who have gone through WGU (based on the facebook page comments) and have had no problems.. Although everyone is different and it depends on what you need to take, it...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  21. Needing more information before I make decision
    It depends on how many non-nursing classes you have to take. I took 50CU and my classes worked out to be about 1/2 tests, 1/2 papers. The papers are not horrible and you do have a grading rubric to...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  22. Needing more information before I make decision
    That's actually pretty much it so you've done some homework! :) Some classes have exams, some have papers and/or powerpoints or videos. (Depends on what you need to take). You start out with 12 units...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  23. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    No, I got my excelsior degree in 1989 - it was 'through the mail' then, but would be considered 'online' now. My WGU degree for BSN was last year. As for the nursing glut, I've been at my current...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    I also live in the northeast, and no one has said boo about my two 'online' degrees, not even in NYC. 20+ years experience trumps my 'schooling', I guess. :)
    Jun 9
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    WGU is fully accredited, with regional accreditation that is the same as a brick and mortar. It's also accredited by the CCNE. No matter how long it takes to get your degree, it fails to meet the...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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