RN-BSN in 6 months is DOABLE! - page 3

by RN*mommy

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Hi all, just wanted to give encouragement that it is possible to complete your RN-BSN in 6 months! I received word today that my last task was graded and passed! I started the program August 1st and my term ends January 31st. I... Read More


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    This is so great to know! I'm working on my ADN and realizing I may have made a mistake going this route over a BSN. If I find myself unemployed after passing the NCELX I'd like to get my BSN as quickly as possible before I "expire" so that's great to know!
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    Biochemistry? The pre-reqs for that are inorganic chem I, inorganic chem II, Organic Chem I, and most often Organic chem II. Thats FOUR semesters of chemistry before you can even start biochem. That's 1.5 to 2 years on top of the months and months of nursing.
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    Quote from Sirius Squint
    Biochemistry? The pre-reqs for that are inorganic chem I, inorganic chem II, Organic Chem I, and most often Organic chem II. Thats FOUR semesters of chemistry before you can even start biochem. That's 1.5 to 2 years on top of the months and months of nursing.
    Um...no. I had no college chemistry prior to enrolling in WGU's RN-BSN program. I was required to take Biochem. No other chemistry courses.
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    Quote from Bruce_Wayne
    RN-Mommy when you say that you did your practicum unattended, what does that mean? Where did you go and what did you have to do?
    Living in an unregulated state means I didn't have to have a set preceptor. Instead I visited many different community organizations and interviewed many people in the organizations from nurses, APNs, doctors, dieticians...I even interviewed a police officer who works for the community I focused on. I have to admit I thought the practicum would be easy, but in actuality it was not easy finding people to talk to. I had to jump out of my comfort zone and do drop-in's at some places. In the end it was so worth it though. I learned so much about my community.
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    Quote from klone

    Um...no. I had no college chemistry prior to enrolling in WGU's RN-BSN program. I was required to take Biochem. No other chemistry courses.
    Ditto to Klone. I did take general chemistry before being accepted into my ADN program, but that was because I never touched a chemistry class in high school. WGU had me do biochem, that's it.
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    Quote from RN*mommy
    Living in an unregulated state means I didn't have to have a set preceptor. Instead I visited many different community organizations and interviewed many people in the organizations from nurses, APNs, doctors, dieticians...I even interviewed a police officer who works for the community I focused on. I have to admit I thought the practicum would be easy, but in actuality it was not easy finding people to talk to. I had to jump out of my comfort zone and do drop-in's at some places. In the end it was so worth it though. I learned so much about my community.
    Wow thank you for answering my question. Even after talking to an enrollment counselor, I didn't have a good idea of what people actually did for their practicum. What you described sounds pretty cool.
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    I did my practicum on child abuse. I did a lot of observations of parent-child interactions (parks, school drop-offs and pickups, Walmart - ha!), I spoke with elementary school teachers, daycare providers, NICU and peds nurses, social workers, a CPS investigator, a family pastor of a church, an administrator of a branch for Nurse-Family Partnership, etc. I really enjoyed doing my practicum.
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    I did my practicum on fire and burn prevention. I worked with the local burn unit, firemen, department of safety, social workers, and others. A great deal of my "clinical time" was research and interviews.
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    Quote from rnrules11
    Hi RN*mommy,
    So good to hear about your success. Congrats! I'm still plugging along, one more test left to go. And 9 more classes!! I will be taking a term break due to some health issues, but I look forward to hearing more about your MSN journey. Oh, and 4 children under ten, WHAT?! How in the world do you do it all? I bow to you!
    I'm sorry to hear you're having health issues! I hope things are okay and you're doing well. My kids were actually huge helps to me...motivation! Haha. I'm also a night owl, that helped a lot! I won't lie...laundry often went undone and at times clean clothes were only located in laundry baskets. Dishes in the sink and a messy house were also pretty common the last 6 months!

    Sounds like you're doing great as far as classes go! Would you agree it's kind of fun watching those classes drop of your "to do" list? That's my favorite feeling along with the emails from taskstream announcing your paper passed!
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    Thanks klone and CRNAspire, those also sound cool, and it also sounds similar to "independent study" classes I did for my first bach. So overall I'm less afraid of the practicum/capstone class now.


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