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  1. Nursing Fear
    I've lost a few babies working in the NICU but peds is a scary new ball game. A dear friend of mine works in ped palliative care at our local children's hospital as an APN. At first I thought she was...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. WGU won't accept per diem nurses
    I'm currently in the MSN track but it is the old one, none of the new classes. The only thing I possibly would have needed my director to assist me with was if I was going to do my capstone using my...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  3. RN to MSN
    Hello, I'm currently in the MSN Education track but I'm doing the old track so I can't really comment on the changes. I also did my RN-BSN through WGU and received my BSN last February. I'm...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  4. WGU's New MSN curriculum
    I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner. I actually changed from the BSN to the MSN track in the middle of my term. I had talked to ****and learned about the bridge program but I didn't like the idea of...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  5. Pros/Cons of a Western Governors degree
    Ok, I'm seeing the bigger picture now thanks to your additional information. It comes down to a numbers game with credits earned and credits required...I understand that. I've always viewed my...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  6. Pros/Cons of a Western Governors degree
    I hope you don't feel picked on, I'm just trying to understand why NOT obtaining a BSN would benefit someone? Especially if the MSN program costs less and can be somewhat accelerated. If I'm able to...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  7. Pros/Cons of a Western Governors degree
    I certainly look at obtaining my BSN as part of my MSN program a huge plus! It enabled me to land a job that only hires BSN nurses. I'm currently working in my dream job while still earning my MSN...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  8. Pros/Cons of a Western Governors degree
    I'm confused? I started with an ADN and I'm in the RN-MSN Education track. I received my BSN in January and will hopefully have my MSN by January of next year.
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  9. Changes to MSN Ed program coming....
    Are you doing the complete RN-MSN program, including the BSN? If you are then you most likely won't have finished all those by the time the new program changes come, if they are happening in August....
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  10. Changes to MSN Ed program coming....
    I think I'm missing the boat here. I, too, would love taking an advanced assessment class and the patho. I'm in the MSN education and have 17 credits left. I'm guessing my program won't change? Hmm....
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  11. RN-BSN Statistics & Biochem (wanting to start studying early)
    Well I didn't take statistics so I can't help you there. I did take biochem back in August. I can tell you they use the Thinkwell lectures and you can purchase them online...but my understanding is...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  12. "Baby Friendly"
    I can't agree with you more NicuGal. I myself was entirely formula fed due to being adopted. I've done well in life, currently working on my MSN and no health issues. I completely believe in...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. "Baby Friendly"
    I don't think I would have agreed to my kids getting an IV either! My kids were, fortunately, all full-term and didn't require a NICU stay. As we all know, supply isn't really an issue those first...
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Good resource for neonate lab values?
    Oh wow, thank you so much! That's awesome. I did wonder about retic values as well...that was thrown around a lot on my first day regarding a baby from an abruption. I know it has to do with...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Good resource for neonate lab values?
    I've been a nurse for almost 10 years and I've worked in peds and most recently a level II SCN. I've moved on to the challenge of a level III NICU and realized how much I've forgotten. The SCN I...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. "Baby Friendly"
    My experience with baby friendly is largely negative. I worked on a baby friendly unit and in the SCN for almost 5 years. I can only speak towards the unit I worked on, but having 4 kids myself...all...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Biochemistry pre-req
    I can't speak to the pre-licensure program, but I can answer your first question. Your student mentor opens the classes for you. In the beginning they open a set amount...the number you would need to...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  18. WGU - RN to BSN - 90 hr clinical requirement.  How are you meeting it?
    I finished my practicum in December/January of this year and that is not the case. It may have been in the past but most of your hours need to be logged on a site with someone you are talking with....
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  19. Is WGU just another money muncher?
    I believe you should try for a transcript re-evaluation and hope for the best. I was able to complete my BSN in just under 6 months and with only 4 pre-reqs, however I had almost completed an...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  20. Starting RN to BSN 3/1/13.  Who's with me?
    The objective assessments or "tests" are done on the computer with a webcam set up to proctor your exam. There is also an option to take your exams at a predetermined testing site where they proctor...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  21. WGU writes: RN-BSN in 6 months is a rumor, not do-able
    I agree with Klone. The wording in this statement makes me think the college may be pressing for people to do it in two terms, but if you finish all the other coursework and there's time to do the...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  22. WGU RN-BSN in 1 1/2 years??
    Not knowing the program changes that have occurred I can't really comment much about that...but I can tell you that my wonderful mentor was always a bit of a Debbie Downer when we would discuss...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  23. WGU writes: RN-BSN in 6 months is a rumor, not do-able
    This is very interesting to me since I completed my RN-BSN in February in just under 6 months and under the old curriculum. I know classes have changed and are different but I'm curious what classes...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  24. I am 24 days into WGU's RN-MSN program and I love it,
    skoolrn had better info than I did regarding the classes which are being reworked. Here's what she posted above...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  25. I am 24 days into WGU's RN-MSN program and I love it,
    I wouldn't say it's terrible. They adjusted their curriculum as all schools do, and unfortunately the adjustment didn't work. It sounds like they are already taking measures to fix the issue and not...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees


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