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

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... Read More

  1. Visit  klone profile page
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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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  3. Visit  CRNAspire profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  RN*mommy profile page
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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!
  5. Visit  Bruce_Wayne profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  TamTamRN-RRT profile page
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    Quote from CRNAspire
    I would like to give another thumbs up, shout out, or recommendation for Western Governors University as well! I also finished my BSN from them in six months while working full time with a young family. I finished in September of 2011, and I am currently in my third semester of a CRNA program.

    WGU is great! They are very lenient with their credit transfers. I never had to repeat a course I had taken previously! I got two friends to sign up and one finished in 9 months. The other is in another field...

    It is hard to say how many hours/week I spent on school.. i would estimate 20-25...

    Clinical hours are minimal and may depend on where you work. I never stepped foot into a hospital, clinic, or anything (talk about a time saver).

    Each degree is very personalized due to different prereqs, and req courses at your nursing school, and you go at your own pace. You do have to make "progress" but of course we all want to do that!

    You have one mentor that helps you through the whole program and then each class also has instructors to help you.

    Tuition is not per credit hour, you pay a flat tuition fee each six months.

    You can start any time and achieve as many credits in that six month period as you like.

    For basic info:
    RN to BSN Online | Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree Program | WGU College of Health Online
    For more info: (page 7 has a list of required courses, remember very generous transfer policy)
    http://www.wgu.edu/wgu/prog_guide/BS_NUR.pdf
    Was wondering what CRNA program you are in?
  7. Visit  CRNAspire profile page
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    Quote from TamTamRN-RRT
    Was wondering what CRNA program you are in?
    Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program class of 2015!
    keemabrooks and Race Mom like this.
  8. Visit  rnrules11 profile page
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    Quote from RN*mommy
    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!

    Yes! Absolutely! I used to stalk Taskstream, and then finally settled down and just kept checking my email for the notification. I will be okay, just need some time off, and then I'll be back. You'll probably be finished by then. Yay! I'm a night owl too, so you won't be alone working on those tasks at night.
  9. Visit  jujubeee profile page
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    Congrats!!! I'm hoping to be on the roll April 1st (missed the March enrollment today waiting for my state to endorse my license). Anyway! Glad to hear it's doable, especially since I'm definitely not as busy as you! Can't wait to start my RN-BSN program soon. Congrats again!
  10. Visit  NurseNightOwl profile page
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    Quote from jujubeee
    Congrats!!! I'm hoping to be on the roll April 1st (missed the March enrollment today waiting for my state to endorse my license). Anyway! Glad to hear it's doable, especially since I'm definitely not as busy as you! Can't wait to start my RN-BSN program soon. Congrats again!
    Jujubee, are you still on track to start April 1?? I'm interested in hearing everyone's experience with WGU
  11. Visit  jujubeee profile page
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    Quote from kissmyasn

    Jujubee, are you still on track to start April 1?? I'm interested in hearing everyone's experience with WGU
    Hey! Yup I'll be starting on April 1! Orientation was easy peasy....so we'll see how it goes next week
  12. Visit  JermaineRN profile page
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    Hello CRNAspire. Congrats on your achievements!!!! I'm also interested in becoming a CRNA. I'm considering getting my BSN online at WGU. I'm recently graduated in May 2013 but I haven't had any luck in finding employment. However I'm doing a RN-BSN program (prereq. before I can apply to the BSN program) right now at my local community college. Do you think I should get my MSN before applying to a CRNA? I want to focus on crna courses when I do apply. You are a true inspiration. I'm glad I found this post!!! Thank you!
  13. Visit  JermaineRN profile page
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    Quote from CRNAspire
    I would like to give another thumbs up, shout out, or recommendation for Western Governors University as well! I also finished my BSN from them in six months while working full time with a young family. I finished in September of 2011, and I am currently in my third semester of a CRNA program.

    WGU is great! They are very lenient with their credit transfers. I never had to repeat a course I had taken previously! I got two friends to sign up and one finished in 9 months. The other is in another field...

    It is hard to say how many hours/week I spent on school.. i would estimate 20-25...

    Clinical hours are minimal and may depend on where you work. I never stepped foot into a hospital, clinic, or anything (talk about a time saver).

    Each degree is very personalized due to different prereqs, and req courses at your nursing school, and you go at your own pace. You do have to make "progress" but of course we all want to do that!

    You have one mentor that helps you through the whole program and then each class also has instructors to help you.

    Tuition is not per credit hour, you pay a flat tuition fee each six months.

    You can start any time and achieve as many credits in that six month period as you like.

    For basic info:
    RN to BSN Online | Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree Program | WGU College of Health Online
    For more info: (page 7 has a list of required courses, remember very generous transfer policy)
    http://www.wgu.edu/wgu/prog_guide/BS_NUR.pdf
    Hello CRNAspire. Congrats on your achievements!!!! I'm also interested in becoming a CRNA. I'm considering getting my BSN online at WGU. I'm recently graduated in May 2013 but I haven't had any luck in finding employment. However I'm doing a RN-BSN program (prereq. before I can apply to the BSN program) right now at my local community college. Do you think I should get my MSN before applying to a CRNA? I want to focus on crna courses when I do apply. You are a true inspiration. I'm glad I found this post!!! Thank you!
  14. Visit  Shannyn C profile page
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    I am currently looking into WGU's pre licensure BSN program and I have an appointment to speak with a counselor in the morning. I am currently an LVN an I am looking to finish a BSN program ASAP. I will be graduating with my BS in University Studies in December and hope to start a BSN program at that time. I read that I could feasibly accelerate my courses to finish in less than the 4 terms recommended but finishing everything in 1 term (6 months) seems impossible. How could you possibly complete all of the required clinical hours (while working full time ) and complete all of the required non clinical objectives?


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