I am 24 days into WGU's RN-MSN program and I love it, - page 2

by skoolrn 24,540 Views | 41 Comments

and here's what I have done/learned. I have finished THREE classes and have 9 competency units/credits in 3 weeks! If you have prior experience/knowledge you can fly through. Some classes have "outside vendor" components to the... Read More


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    So, they are tweaking these classes because so many are doing poorly since they have changed the program? That doesn't sound good at all and I am not sure I want to do a program like this.
    Quote from skoolrn
    Hi RN*mommy!
    Yes, the three "U" classes and their corresponding "labs" that I need are being tweaked but I don't know how yet! My mentor said that they (the mentors) were told NOT to enroll anyone into those classes until further notice. They are: UBC2/UBP2(Evidence Based practice), UDC2/UDP2(Adv Prof Roles&values), UCC2/UCP2(Adv info mgment and app of Tech). In the meantime, I have to finish Stats, Biochem, Comm and Pop Health and the Practicum so plenty to keep me busy for now. Hope to be done in August. Then on to the MSN portion of my program.
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    This is terrible. I don't think I want to go to a school that is doing this to their students!
    Quote from RN*mommy
    I'm happy to hear things are going so well for you!

    I do have a word of caution though. In speaking with my mentor a few weeks ago she was telling me about some of the program changes. One change was a class requiring a proctored exam versus the written tasks I did. I believe it was the health informatics class? Can you verify that for me? I recall my written project was comparing two computer charting systems. Anyway she said her poor students were failing this class left and right. She went on to say that the school was aware of this issue and that they would most likely reformat the test, but that it takes time. So my recommendation is to save that class for later in your line-up and hope they redo the exam quickly. She made mention that the exam was very particular and detailed and it was causing students to fail. I just wanted to pass this along. I told her I was disappointed they weren't doing the written tasks anymore as I learned so much about Epic doing the paper and now I'm starting a new job that utilizes the Epic software.

    Keep up the great work and you'll be BSN before you know it!
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    Quote from travelovingnurse
    This is terrible. I don't think I want to go to a school that is doing this to their students!
    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 having students sign up for the class until they do. I do feel bad for the students who are near completion of the degree, however it's my understanding this update just started January 1st so students who started with the change are in term until June 30th, so unless they were geared up to finish their BSN in 4 months there are most likely other courses they can take until this one is fixed. It sounds like the mentors are aware of the problem and helping their students avoid the class if possible.
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    RN*mommy, which class are you talking about?
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    Quote from emijen2girls
    RN*mommy, which class are you talking about?
    skoolrn had better info than I did regarding the classes which are being reworked. Here's what she posted above...

    Quote from skoolrn
    Hi RN*mommy!
    Yes, the three "U" classes and their corresponding "labs" that I need are being tweaked but I don't know how yet! My mentor said that they (the mentors) were told NOT to enroll anyone into those classes until further notice. They are: UBC2/UBP2(Evidence Based practice), UDC2/UDP2(Adv Prof Roles&values), UCC2/UCP2(Adv info mgment and app of Tech). In the meantime, I have to finish Stats, Biochem, Comm and Pop Health and the Practicum so plenty to keep me busy for now. Hope to be done in August. Then on to the MSN portion of my program.
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    Hi travelovingnurse - I also started 3/1 and am very happy with WGU so far. I had also worked through most of the Informatics course before my mentor suggested I work on Health Assessment while they fixed Informatics. That part was a bit frustrating, but WGU IS responding to the students and trying to make the test better (and they're doing it very quickly.)

    So far, I'm pretty happy I've chosen WGU!
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    How are you all taking the classes that you want? My mentor says that I have to do it in a certain order, starting with Health Assessment, as in I had no option? I feel like Im missing something lol! I started on a prereq of Humanities about 30% of the way and she told me I had to take Health Assessment. Other than that, I love it!
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    Hey skoolrn, and whovever else started in Feb/March/April 2013, can we get an update on your progress at this point? I am looking at WGU as one of several options, and I may try to start in June. I am enjoying hearing success stories and feedback from the people who are doing the BSN program right now, especially those who are advancing rapidly. I would really love to be able to start in June and finish in 6-7 months. Thanks everybody!
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    Quote from ann_kristen
    How are you all taking the classes that you want? My mentor says that I have to do it in a certain order, starting with Health Assessment, as in I had no option? I feel like Im missing something lol! I started on a prereq of Humanities about 30% of the way and she told me I had to take Health Assessment. Other than that, I love it!
    Do you have several classes open in your COS? If so, you can work on any of them, at any time.
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    What is COS? Not familiar with that Acronym. thanks!
    Quote from klone
    Do you have several classes open in your COS? If so, you can work on any of them, at any time.


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