has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program? - page 5

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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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    Hi Purpledrop!

    I'm all set to start the program on June 1st. In looking back at the admissions process, this was quite simple. The trouble was with the transcripts because I didn't expect to send in each one including college courses I took while in high school. I had a good relationship with the enrollment advisor. Her name is Emily Garoffolo (I forget if its two r's or two f's). She's concise and don't look for more info like the one found here. She's to the point and may give only some clarification. She will refer you to the website.

    You will most likely have to take English literature, introductory chemistry, and general nutrition. You take those classes at WGU. For an explanation of the domains and subdomains, print the RN-BSN Course of Study. It's a 14-page PDF file. You'll find lots of info. I would attach a link but by computer is acting up this morning.

    For now that's all I can answer. Good luck!
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    I'm also starting on June 1st. I do have to take the 2 math courses, college algebra and statistics, along with one art/humanities class. Everything else was waived by transfer. Am a little nervous about statistics, hopefully it won't be too bad.

    I also had a pretty easy admission process and a really great advisor. They told me I should be done in about a year, but I'm hoping for 10 months or so. For those worried about the admissions test, don't be. It's really straightforward and pretty easy.

    Also, liked the fact that I can do the clinical projects at my facility where I work.
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    Hi all, I wanted to put my two cents! Love Love WGU!!!!! I started this month on 5/1/11 and I have completed the intro course EWB2 in two days. I also finished Professional Roles and Values, and Contemporary Nursing issues. SO... I have completed 3 courses and tomorow I will be working on my 4th course. I am very dedicated. I work full time day hours, I am a wife and a mother. I have a supporative family. It can be done. My goals is the same as christys, I want to be finished in 4 months. This next course I think will take a little more time it's more in depth and a challenge for me.
    Good Luck everyone!
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    Thank you guys very much for your replies!
    Community health RN, I see that they evaluate each and every transcript differently, since you have to take 2 math and 1 art class along with nursing. Did they tell you that you can be done with all of it in 1 year? How do they calculate?
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    Lisa 1980, did you have to take any pre-reqs before you took first nursing classes? After they evaluate your transcripts do they give you a complete list of classes you will need to graduate? Is theer a given time to complete a class, or there is a specific numbers of questions you have to complete to be "done" with a course?
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    My credits transfered. I did not have any pre reqs. I only had a total of 8 courses including the intro EWB2. The intro class you must do in 20 days but it's a basic tutorial. Yes they give you a list of classes. They decide with you on how long to complete a course. I think you have a month maybe two to complete each course. There's no questions, thus far my assignments have been APA style papers within the course. Within each course you have 3 or 4 papers to write.
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    Lisa 1980, thank you very much. Another question is- since WGU give "pass" or"fail" grade and after I am done with WGU RN-BSN programm I might go for MSN. How do they look/evalute your grades pass/fail?
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    Is there anyone from FL that is currently in WGU or had graduated from them? I am currently living in NY but will be moving.
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    Quote from purpledrop
    Lisa 1980, thank you very much. Another question is- since WGU give "pass" or"fail" grade and after I am done with WGU RN-BSN programm I might go for MSN. How do they look/evalute your grades pass/fail?
    My understanding (and I'm not a current student but plan to start on July 1) is that a "pass" translates to a B/3.0 on transcripts to other schools. That's the only down side to the program that I've found, but I'm 80% certain I'll be continuing on with my MSN at WGU as well, so it's less important.
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    Quote from Lisa1980
    Hi all, I wanted to put my two cents! Love Love WGU!!!!! I started this month on 5/1/11 and I have completed the intro course EWB2 in two days. I also finished Professional Roles and Values, and Contemporary Nursing issues. SO... I have completed 3 courses and tomorow I will be working on my 4th course. I am very dedicated. I work full time day hours, I am a wife and a mother. I have a supporative family. It can be done. My goals is the same as christys, I want to be finished in 4 months. This next course I think will take a little more time it's more in depth and a challenge for me.
    Good Luck everyone!
    Oh wow, that's awesome! I'm expecting that I'll have the same classes to complete (I will have my intake interview here in about 15 minutes), and my goal was to finish everything in six months. It's good to hear that it's doable, especially with a fulltime job and a family.


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