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

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... Read More

  1. by   Lisa1980
    purpledrop, I live in Florida. I am in Coral Springs and currently attending WGU!
  2. by   purpledrop
    Hi Lisa 1980, I am planning to move to FL, but wanted to complete my RN to BSN at WGU first. I wanted to make sure that FL board of nursing accepts BSN from WGU. How many calssed did you complete and how many more to go? Dod you have to take statistic at WGU? Thankx
  3. by   Lisa1980
    purpledrop, I have completed 3 classes (I start on 5/1/11). I have 5 more to go. The community health course it kicking my butt!!! I can usually finish a task in 2-3 days. I am on day 4 now trying to work on the first task and all i got is a bunch of notes right now. THis course is a little tougher... then it also has a clinical portion. APA paper, but i'll have to do some leg work to get info in my community. It's the pracitum of this course. The course of study is even difficult. I just can tell.... this is not my speicality; kinda of boring to me. But bless the nurses that love it! We all got our place!
    Oh, and no i took statistics at my local college like 5 years ago. barely passed it, but I accepted my "C" with a smile!!!!!
  4. by   purpledrop
    Hi Lisa 1980! So you only need to do 5 more classes to get BSN from WGU?! Congrats!
    Would you suggest I take Statistics at my local college (I registered for this summer, it'll cost me 1.5 months of classes-3 times a week plus $525 from my pocket, or it is better to apply to WGU, pay for 6 months 3500 and take Statistics, Chemistry with nursing there? Thank you I really appriciate it
  5. by   purpledrop
    Quote from klone
    I'm interested in this answer, too. Because I have an AAS degree, everything didn't transfer - they went through class by class. I need to take chemistry and nutrition, as well as a liberal arts class, geh.

    I'm very disappointed - my goal was to finish the BSN in one term, now it looks like it will be two.
    Hi Klone, So r u planning to take chem, and otehr classes you need from WGU or somewhere outside?
    What do they mean by liber arts class? I bet you have it-anything can go in.
  6. by   klone
    Quote from purpledrop
    Hi Klone, So r u planning to take chem, and otehr classes you need from WGU or somewhere outside?
    What do they mean by liber arts class? I bet you have it-anything can go in.
    Yes, I will take them through WGU.

    I haven't had too many liberal arts classes under my belt - a psych 101, a world religions class, a couple communications classes and I think that's about it. Both of those were counted as prereqs already, and WGU doesn't allow you to use a class more than once.
  7. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from Lisa1980
    purpledrop, I have completed 3 classes (I start on 5/1/11). I have 5 more to go. The community health course it kicking my butt!!! I can usually finish a task in 2-3 days. I am on day 4 now trying to work on the first task and all i got is a bunch of notes right now. THis course is a little tougher... then it also has a clinical portion. APA paper, but i'll have to do some leg work to get info in my community. It's the pracitum of this course. The course of study is even difficult. I just can tell.... this is not my speicality; kinda of boring to me. But bless the nurses that love it! We all got our place!
    Oh, and no i took statistics at my local college like 5 years ago. barely passed it, but I accepted my "C" with a smile!!!!!
    So you have to do clinicals for the WGU program? I didn't think there were any clinicals at all. That's one of the many things that made it so appealing to me. You're doing an awesome job though! Three classes down already, wow!
  8. by   Lisa1980
    designer-mommy, it's not really a clinical they call it a pracitum. Basically, i have to search info maybe interview a couple people. I have to get the project approved by the course mentor then I write a APA style report on my findings. That is the clinical! No one looking over your shoulder or anything like that.

    purpledrop, not sure about chemistry. if you can afford it sure do it with WGU. Overall i disliked statistics no matter where I would of took it!!! : )
  9. by   purpledrop
    Quote from Lisa1980
    designer-mommy, it's not really a clinical they call it a pracitum. Basically, i have to search info maybe interview a couple people. I have to get the project approved by the course mentor then I write a APA style report on my findings. That is the clinical! No one looking over your shoulder or anything like that.

    purpledrop, not sure about chemistry. if you can afford it sure do it with WGU. Overall i disliked statistics no matter where I would of took it!!! : )
    Lisa 1980, I was planning to complete RN-BSN in 2 terms(or 1 year) I still don't understand how long do their (WGU') statistics or chem last? Is there a spesific amount of material I have to cover or number of papers to write or I can be ready in couple of weeks to take an exam(if they have it) ?
    I'd really appriciate an answer if someone knows what I mean. In terms of affordability- I can only do 2 terms at WGU(financially), but if chem and statistics can fit into one of them I'l go for it.
  10. by   klone
    There is no clinical or practicum for the RN-BSN program.

    All of the classes are competency-based, even Stats and Chemistry. You have to show that you understand the material. This is done through papers or tests. I imagine each class is different as far as what is required.
  11. by   777RN
    After I finish the ADN program in which I'm currently enrolled, I'm seriously looking at attending this school for the RN-BSN or RN-MSN program, as I love the competency-based/test-out format.

    That said, does anyone know how WGU evaluates CLEP credit? I have obtained MANY college credits via CLEP. Would I have to retake WGU assessments for all of my CLEP credit or do they accept CLEP credit outright?

    Thanks in advance?
  12. by   fostermomof3
    Hi, I just filled out the application last week to WGU and took my entrance assessment. Found out today that I passed all four parts. I am very excited. I do have one question that I can't seem to find an answer to and the admission office is closed until Monday. I have an ADN and the man I spoke to said all I should have to do is the nursing classes. I graduated in 1999 and I saw a few post that said my genral education classes wouldn't count if they were more than 5 years old, but I have not found this anywhere on their website. Also do you have to go to a testing center or have a web cam to take test?
  13. by   caliotter3
    Like with other schools, it is the science courses that can not be more than five years old. This is on the website, you just have to be able to find it.

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