Starting WGU RN-BSN
- 0Jan 31, '10 by 2shihtzusTentatively accepted to the RN-BSN through WGU's online program. Lalalalala yay for me! Nervous as hell about going back to school....but its gotta be done!
Anyone have any experience with WGU? Negative or positive?
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- 9Feb 2, '10 by Hair2HealthI am currently enrolled in the RN-BSN program and I love it! I have finished 3 courses in one month, yes ONE month. If you are a go-getter and don't require a lot of hand holding, this is the program for you. I have 3 courses left before I graduate. They are CCNE accredited too. I receive weekly phone calls from my mentor just to touch base and see how things are going, plus I have access to course mentors and message boards for any additional questions. Yes, there are a lot of papers to write, a few proctored exams, but it is very doable. Again, love this program and I am so happy I went with WGU. I researched tons of programs too and kept coming back to this one as I love to work at my own pace. The price is great too! Good luck!!
- 5Feb 4, '10 by kimberlee713I love WGU so much I moved over to the RN-MSN program. LOVE my mentor, love the school! Any online program is up to YOU what you get out of it. It's meant for the mature student that doesn't need the structure and I'm glad I chose WGU over all of the other programs out there.
- 1Mar 10, '10 by dreavtWGU is on my shortlist of for RN-BSN programs, so it's great to hear this feedback! I am self-motivated and generally "booksmart", have taken quite a few classes online successfully, and also have a liberal arts BA (from 15+ yrs ago), so it *sounds* like a program I'd do well with, and be able to complete on the quick side.
I admit I'm a little concerned that it's such a different model from other schools, that that will somehow make the degree less legitimate. Any graduates of the program out there who could shed light on this?
Also, those who have been or are currently students -- could you share a bit about the "assessments" that allow you to complete a class/competency?
- 1Mar 10, '10 by kimberlee713The assessments can only be taken once you have completed your Course of Study for each class. Don't let the wording confuse you, you still have to complete several required tasks and syllabus' for each class, you just don't have to obtain useless knowledge. You are also required to take final exams for classes such as statistics, Algebra, chemistry and such. The nursing classes are all designed for the current RN so your "finals" are based on your performance in the tasks and a final project. As I posted in another thread, I am attending my program at WGU while 2 of my work colleagues are attending brick and mortar programs. I am by far, required to write more papers, do more research and construct more projects than they have in a whole year of classes.
- 0Mar 21, '10 by abashedHave you been admited in the WGU BSN pre-licensure program? if so how did it go? are you attending clinicals in texas? please tell me because I intend to apply but I donot want a situation where I will be kept at home for a long time, waiting to be admited into the nursing program.