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 completed 35 credits over the last almost 6 months. I had four prereqs; a writing class, biochem, math and nutrition. Also about halfway through the program I switched to the RN-MSN education track. That made one of the classes I had taken useless and I lost another BSN class and picked up 2 classes that are technically MSN but geared towards completion of the BSN. I work part-time, but did pick up a second job in November. I also have 4 kids all 10 and under. I loved the program and as happy as I am having completed all the coursework for my BSN, I'm also excited to be continuing my journey with WGU.
Just thought I'd share and let you all know it is doable and worth the effort. I've learned so much!
Good luck to you all!
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)
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