Finished my MSN this morning - ask me anything! - page 3

I completed the final oral defense for my MSN through WGU this morning. I also have my BSN from WGU. Completed RN-to-BSN in one, six month term, and the MSN in 11 months and five days (not that... Read More

  1. Visit  marycarney profile page
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    I have looked at a few programs like that and it seems the WGU degree would qualify you. The issues SOME people run into is the GPA. In a competency model, the gpa for ALL students demonstrating competency is 3.0. They explain it very well on the website. WGU bends over backwards to help their students and alums with this - going so far as to call other institutions and sending them detailed info about the program to help grads transition into these programs.
  2. Visit  slow12 profile page
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    Good for you !! I just started and am a little overwhelmed with all the structured writing that is needed. Any advice is VERY MUCH appreciated !!! I'm behind already Thanks for any help or suggestions.
  3. Visit  marycarney profile page
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    WGUs programs are all VERY writing intensive. It is how they assess competency. My best advice is to use the grading rubric as the headings of your paper. Outline it with the headings and such before you start, then just fill in the headings.

    they are NOT looking for writing that 'flows' has smooth transitions and such. they are looking to see if you know the content. Period.

    Be aware that the COS is there to guide you, but you do not HAVE to do anything except the assessments. For example, if you are a manager and already have a knowledge base about financing and policy, you need only read over the COS to make sure you are competent in the areas addressed - then write the assessment.

    I had a couple of courses I was able to complete in a single weekend this way.

    My other advice is to do SOMETHING every day. Don't let a day pass without at least doing some reading. It's too easy for one day to turn into a week - and then you've lost traction and feel like you won't ever catch up.
    EMT6530, NurseNightOwl, and BeesMama like this.
  4. Visit  EverNurseRN profile page
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    Hello! I am supposed to start the RN-BSN at WGU on July 1st. I just received my 'degree plan' and oh wow..I should only have Biochem as a pre-req, but there are a gazillion classes listed! As in, like 70 comp units! All classes I have already taken I am so scared that they are going to try and make me repeat all these classes and not let me cancel enrollment if this is the case. It's almost as if they did not even LOOK at my transcripts! How do I appeal the transcript eval and also how do I cancel if I need to? I sent an email to my enrollment advisor, I am praying she answers me quickly because I am so anxious.

    Thank you in advance for your help!
  5. Visit  marycarney profile page
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    Your degree plan lists stuff you already are getting credit for as well as what you have left to take. If you think there is an error, call your enrollment person stat.

    I think what most likely has happened is that you might be reading it and not seeing the difference in completed coursework.

    Let me know how it pans out.
  6. Visit  EverNurseRN profile page
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    Thank you for the reply. All of the classes were listed as assessments to be done, nothing completed. My enrollment counselor called me Sat morning. They haven't done my transcript eval yet. Guess I got excited lol. I had received an email that said 'you've been cleared to begin your program' so I thought it was GO time. Anyways, the eval is supposed to be done by this week..it will be nice to see most of those classes drop off.
  7. Visit  marycarney profile page
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    Glad to hear that! If your experience is anything like mine was, you're going to LOVE WGU!
  8. Visit  HHLinda profile page
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    I'm in the RN-BSN program. I like that it's self paced and no classroom. My student mentor helps me stay on track
    Also, I fit school into my busy schedule! I work 2 jobs yet I found the time to complete 4 courses! I have 3 to finish; plan to finish by September!
    1rnnurse, gypsyatheart, KbmRN, and 1 other like this.
  9. Visit  marycarney profile page
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    HHLinda - the thing that worked best for me was the 100% asynchronous format - I work nights, and could NEVER have done a classroom degree.
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  10. Visit  goodstudentnowRN profile page
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    I will have just three more Courses to go for next semester, then I will be finished. I can't wait!!! WGU is the way to go. I love this university.
  11. Visit  dtompkins8 profile page
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    To Pooh1028:

    I applied last December (2011) and thought I would be ready to start right away but sadly wasn't. I had to complete 2 math classes, an english class, biochemistry, and pharm. I was already a student at Ivy Tech so I signed up quickly for english and finite math and got those done in 8 weeks and then I started statistics through straighterline. I could not find a pharm or biochem class in time. I took my TEAS a couple of weeks ago and I hope to find out in 3 weeks if I am accepted for August cohort. It was a lot of work considering I work fulltime but I guess I had better get use to it. If you take 8 week courses you could get a lot of them done quickly. Check Ivy Tech out! There online classes are great!
  12. Visit  TxNurseRN profile page
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    Quote from marycarney
    I completed the final oral defense for my MSN through WGU this morning. I also have my BSN from WGU.

    Completed RN-to-BSN in one, six month term, and the MSN in 11 months and five days (not that I'm counting!)


    Two degrees for under $10K out of pocket, including books. (I received a total of $2K in scholarships)

    So----- I'm going to put myself out there and if you would like info about either program from a recent grad -hit me up!
    Hi Mary. Congrats on your amazing acheivement!!!! Which MSN program did you complete? I wil start the BSN-MSN Ed program on Sept 1 and would love the skinny!

    Thanks!!!

    TxNurseRN
  13. Visit  cayenne06 profile page
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    Quote from TxNurseRN
    Hi Mary. Congrats on your amazing acheivement!!!! Which MSN program did you complete? I wil start the BSN-MSN Ed program on Sept 1 and would love the skinny!

    Thanks!!!

    TxNurseRN

    Hey, looks like we will be classmates! I am starting the same program on Sept 1st. I did my BSN through WGU too.

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