RN-BSN Done!

  1. 0 I just completed WGU's BSN program. Feel free to post any questions and I'll do my best to answer
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    About RN_Kris

    RN_Kris has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Psychiatric'. Joined Jan '11; Posts: 9; Likes: 6.

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  4. Visit  kikididi profile page
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    Would love to hear about your experience with them. Did you have to buy books? What were exams like? How many papers did you write? Did you have a mentor? Im ready to hear it all !
    Thanks
    Diane
  5. Visit  missjosieRN profile page
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    HI Kris,


    I'm starting WGU in Oct everything has been submitted. I'm extremely motivated, I graduated from with associates degree in May, and got my RN in July. Its extermely dissappointing that I've submitted my resume to so many places and not one call back. This is only making my motivation to finish the BSN greater! How long did it take for you to get the BSN?
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    Quote from kikididi
    Would love to hear about your experience with them. Did you have to buy books? What were exams like? How many papers did you write? Did you have a mentor? Im ready to hear it all !
    Thanks
    Diane
    I bought books the first term for my Humanities class....otherwise all were found online through the course of study or in the WGU library.

    Exams, or assessments as they call them, depend on the class. For Humanities, Statistics and Algebra I sat at a proctored test center and took them on a computer. My home Internet was not reliable enough to use the WGU issued web cam. The rest of the classes required lots and LOTS of papers to write as your performance assessments. Invest in a good APA format template program. I used Dr. Paper to format my papers. There were also 2 PowerPoint presentations.

    Everyone has a mentor. You speak weekly at first, then every other after that if you are doing well. Listen to your Mentor's advice....they really do know best. Mine told me not to put Evidence Based Practice and Community Health Nursing/Practicum in the same term and boy was she right! I'd say those were the toughest classes overall. I saved my community health practicum for last.

    Best of luck to you!
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    Quote from missjosieRN
    HI Kris,

    I'm starting WGU in Oct everything has been submitted. I'm extremely motivated, I graduated from with associates degree in May, and got my RN in July. Its extermely dissappointing that I've submitted my resume to so many places and not one call back. This is only making my motivation to finish the BSN greater! How long did it take for you to get the BSN?
    Congrats on your recent ADN degree and RN licensure. I also earned an ADN and waited 6 years until the job market basically forced me to get my BSN. The hospital I work at now requires it within 6 months of hire. It took me 17 months to complete my BSN at WGU. That was going at a steady pace while working.

    Best wishes!
  8. Visit  mizj profile page
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    Quote from RN_Kris
    I just completed WGU's BSN program. Feel free to post any questions and I'll do my best to answer
    RN-Kris, congradulations on your accomplishment. I'm considering WGU but have a question.
    What made you decide on WGU as opposed to say UTA/ a brick and mortar school?
    Just curious.
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    Quote from mizj
    RN-Kris, congradulations on your accomplishment. I'm considering WGU but have a question.
    What made you decide on WGU as opposed to say UTA/ a brick and mortar school?
    Just curious.
    Flexibility with work, WGU's competency model, the accreditation and low cost. I didn't need the brick and mortar model and WGU let me set my own schedule around work and life.
  10. Visit  LoveToHike profile page
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    I haven't taken the math test yet. What can you tell me about it? Any advice?
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    Quote from LoveToHike
    I haven't taken the math test yet. What can you tell me about it? Any advice?
    Are you talking about QLC1 or QMC1? Only advice I can give is do the math lab problems and practice, practice, practice. Also get feedback from the course mentors.
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  12. Visit  LoveToHike profile page
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    Hi RN_Kris, The math test I was referring to is the math placement test. I'm in the application process and that's the only test I have left to take. I was hoping someone could give me some advice on what I should brush up on before I take it. Thanks!
  13. Visit  montecarlo64 profile page
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    Hi Kris! Congratulations on your great accomplishment of obtaining your BSN!! Did you do the general WGU or a state specific program? I am in Indiana and there is one for Indiana and then one for residents of all 50 states. It looks like the requirements and tuition and fees are the same with both. What do you recommend? Again, great job and thanks for sharing
  14. Visit  klone profile page
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    It's really not too bad. Basic algebra.
  15. Visit  LoveToHike profile page
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    Thanks, klone! Glad to know it's just the basics.


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