has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program? - page 4

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Hi All, Has anyone taken any classes from Western Governers Universuty, the RN to BSN program? It looks like a great program, but the classes are not your tyoical pay per class style. They go by a 6 month period, you pay a fee... Read More


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    Thanks, Christy, for being so specific. I would like to encourage any other WGU students to write a more thorough description of their experience including dates and time lines, fees, counselors, books, tests and all the other things that other students are going to ask about anyway.
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    Also, Christy, about how long do you think it will take to get your MSN?
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    I am also in the process of enrolling at WGU for the RN to BSN, maybe the MSN, if all goes well. Took the pre-admission test the other day. Counselor says 3-5 days to see how I did. They haven't asked for any transcripts yet.
    It sounds as if there are an awful lot of papers to write. I was under the impression that it was studying course material, then taking a test. Would really like to know. I write well but hate it. Can you shed some light on which courses would be essay, which testing?
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    Hi,

    I absolutely love WGU! I'm finishing up my statistics class and, although it's very challenging, I find that if I pace myself and do the homework assignments it's not all that bad. I was all set to go to University of Phoenix until the director of the ER/ICU where I work told me about WGU. She actually graduated from U of P but found out about WGU from the ICU lead nurse, who went to WGU and earned her BSN in 8 months. Of course, not everyone is going to go that fast, but you set your pace and if you have the time, you can finish a lot faster than what it would take if you were to go to a classroom setting university. WGU was started by 18 Governors and it's fully accredited. AND it's not for profit. U of P wanted 25,000 for a BSN degree.

    I started my first class in January of this year and expect to finish in December of this year or maybe January of next year. It will cost me a total of 7,500. It's well worth it.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.
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    Quote from Vinster
    Also, Christy, about how long do you think it will take to get your MSN?
    Hi VINSTER, sorry for the late response, I do not get the chance to check this site much but you can always reach me via private email. To your question my goal is complete the MSN portion in 1 term, 6 months. I know thatís a bit extreme and in reality it will probably take 2 terms 1 year. I completed the BSN portion in 4 months, so with a little hard work and determination anything is possible. I love WGU, fits my lifestyle perfectly. I am very busy and WGU allows me to do my work on my time schedule. Hope that helps.
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    I am planning on doing WGU, I looked into Excelsior, but it takes too long. I hope I can do it in 4 months or 6. I hope to start April 1. I will be on the phone with them tomorrow. I am motivated by this.
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    Thanks everyone. So far this has been the most informative thread about WGU. Thanks again and good luck with your studies!
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    Yes, thanks for all of the information! I will definitely keep track of this thread. I'm seriously considering WGU, so I'd love to hear all I can about this program.
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    Hi Christy 78 and everyone else!!! I am also very interested in WGU. First I was considering a regular college (meeting in class, etc.) but thought I'd save a lot more time doing it online (no travelling, parking, lectures), especially if it is said on their website that RN-BSN can be completed in 1 year.
    I have a few questions,that noone asked before, if you don't mind.

    1.Does BSN diploma indicate that my degree is earned online? How soon do they mail you a diploma?

    2.WGU website says that if you hold AAS in Nursing then "You will likely be able to transfer all requirements except
    nursing BSN classes". College I graduated from and got AAS in nursing did not give us a chemistry, nutrition, biochemistry or literature classes, does it mean that I will have to take it for WGU on line or should I take it in regular college (I am not so great at Chemistry and won't be able to study on my own)

    3.What does WGU mean by these courses:???
    Foundations
    Language and Communications
    Quantitative Literacy
    Behavioral Science

    4.I am not looking to complete RN to BSN in 6 months, 1 year is fine with me. I am also very busy, smal children, full time job, approximately how many HRS a week I should study to complete my program in 1 year?

    5.Do they have theirdead lines for papers, projects, tests, etc? Or they credit you when they receive your work?

    6. Is it posible to ask the name(last name) or your advisor(since I see that many people would not go on with the program due to miscommunication with their advisor?

    Thank you very much for your help and good luck to everyone with their studies!!!
    P.s. Please forgive me for any mistakes , English is not my native language
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    I am bumping this thread for response. I'm interested in learning more about this program. Also, purpledrop has some questions I wanted to get answered


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