RN TO BSN AT WGU

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    can anyone tell me what the program is like? i have an idea i know its competency based.. 6 month terms 3250 each.. is it hard? i have a choice i can go to daemen college near me pay more money with 7 classes. or i can go to wgu pay less money.. im still waiting for transcript eval at wgu. and i personally know one of the student mentors! i never did online learning before. but ive heard good things its more convenient at home rather than actually going to the school driving parking walking... im nervous i cant do it! i suck at papers havent written one in 10 years.. i still dont understand apa format i have an idea.. any advice tips or suggestions would be extremely helpful.. thanks!
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    I did not find it exceptionally difficult, however I am a strong writer. To me, it was more time consuming than challenging, although I was challenged by some of the concepts in Biochem. The program, to me, is more something that you just have to put your head down and wade in and slog through it. More tedious than difficult (not to say I didn't learn anything, because I did!). I highly recommend the software program PERRLA (accessed at PERRLA.com), which automatically formats your papers into APA.
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    thanks so much! i did hear about a program software that does that. how many terms did u complete for bsn? how many classes did u need? the price i think is the cheapest around! and u can complete more courses if u want..
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    I'll echo klone's comments in that it's not necessarily challenging, but it is tedious, long, and boring. Speaking with a few of my colleagues who have gone the ADN-BSN route at other universities, this is pretty much par for the course at most programs. Lots of fluff and theory with little useful information.

    Not to say that I don't like WGU. I love it. It's much cheaper, and more convenient for my work schedule. However, if I didn't have aspirations of advanced practice, I could live out the rest of my career without having to take all the BSN fluff courses.
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    Quote from Murse901
    I'll echo klone's comments in that it's not necessarily challenging, but it is tedious, long, and boring. Speaking with a few of my colleagues who have gone the ADN-BSN route at other universities, this is pretty much par for the course at most programs. Lots of fluff and theory with little useful information.

    Not to say that I don't like WGU. I love it. It's much cheaper, and more convenient for my work schedule. However, if I didn't have aspirations of advanced practice, I could live out the rest of my career without having to take all the BSN fluff courses.
    I have a question regarding grading. Being that the program is pass/fail do you see any issues with applying to grad school later on? I know they tried to explain their process of converting to letter grades but is it that easy? I just can't see getting accepted to CRNA school with P/F on my transcript. Any thoughts?
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    Quote from future_anesthetist
    I have a question regarding grading. Being that the program is pass/fail do you see any issues with applying to grad school later on? I know they tried to explain their process of converting to letter grades but is it that easy? I just can't see getting accepted to CRNA school with P/F on my transcript. Any thoughts?
    From what I understand, your transcript is just listed as GPA 3.0. I can't speak for CRNA school, but I have already been provisionally accepted to an FNP program at my local university this Fall. They're aware that I'm at WGU and have my transcript from them thus far. Just waiting on the degree to post and I'm ready to go.
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    Quote from Murse901

    From what I understand, your transcript is just listed as GPA 3.0. I can't speak for CRNA school, but I have already been provisionally accepted to an FNP program at my local university this Fall. They're aware that I'm at WGU and have my transcript from them thus far. Just waiting on the degree to post and I'm ready to go.
    That's correct I remember now. If you pass a class you get a 3.0. And I believe they can convert that to a different grade if you need to apply to grad school. I just couldn't imagine getting accepted to a CRNA program with a 3.0. Best of luck to you and your studies!!


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