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Starting WGU RN to BSN program August 1st - page 7

I'm on track to start WGU's RN to BSN program August 1st. Just waiting to get all my transcripts in and evaluated. Anyone else starting WGU in August?... Read More

  1. Visit  rnrules11 profile page
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    First of all, welcome Lynette! You have come to the right place to get answers regarding WGU. Everyone here is great, and always happy to offer help. Good luck in your journey

    To klone and RN*mommy--thanks so much for your input. I also felt that the research paper was difficult, but I was told it would help me write papers for the nursing classes. My mentor had originally told me that I would be starting with one of the nursing courses. She then decided on the research class instead. In hindsight, I wish she had stuck with her first thought and I would have at least one course finished. I value your opinions and will must likely heed your advice. Since I'm not where I want to be in the program, I'm going to start doing things my way. Thanks to all of you once again.
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  2. Visit  serious75 profile page
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    Im an RN AAS, and want to apply to WGU for RN to bsn program.does any nurse in washington dc area know if the program is recognized/accredited in dc.would i have any problems if i choose the school l.i understand there are no clinicals. any comment is welcome thank you!!
  3. Visit  RN*mommy profile page
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    Well, month 2 is officially over and all us August 1st beginners are officially 1/3 of the way through the term! How is everyone doing? I'm pretty pleased with my progress and what I'm learning thus far. I've also decided when the term ends I'm switching to the MSN education program. I honestly never thought I would want to continue my education, but I'm happy with my experience and see no reason not to go for the MSN. Hope it goes just as well!

    Hope everyone else is having a positive experience as well!
  4. Visit  rnrules11 profile page
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    Hi RN*mommy,
    I'm so happy to hear that you are doing well. I finally finished that god forsaken research paper, and can FINALLY concentrate on getting some classes under my belt. I'm already almost finished with GNT1, and plan to do a few more of the nursing classes, instead of the Algebra. If you have time, could you briefly explain how the switch to the MSN works? It may be good to know. Good luck!!
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    Quote from rnrules11
    Hi RN*mommy,
    I'm so happy to hear that you are doing well. I finally finished that god forsaken research paper, and can FINALLY concentrate on getting some classes under my belt. I'm already almost finished with GNT1, and plan to do a few more of the nursing classes, instead of the Algebra. If you have time, could you briefly explain how the switch to the MSN works? It may be good to know. Good luck!!
    I'm so glad to hear you finished the research class! Good for you!

    I talked to my student mentor and basically at the end of the term she is going to submit a program change to the powers that be. There's a bridge program as well where if you finished all your BSN courses at least 4 months prior to the start of the next term you could take 2 MSN courses. It's an accelerated program I think, but that wouldn't be applicable for me. So my understanding is that then the financial aid department will contact me to update my financial aid stuff. It really seemed straight forward to me. My student mentor already has a note to herself reminding her to switch my program at term end, but you can bet I will be reminding her as well. I don't want to have to repay the fees if possible.

    Hope that helps!
  6. Visit  rnrules11 profile page
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    Thanks for taking the time to go over that. This may be something I'd be interested in, who knows? I guess I should see how the rest of this 1st term plays out. Take care!
  7. Visit  Hexum944 profile page
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    I am in the WGU nursing program in California. I am over half-way done and I can say its a good program. Luckily I got in the 2-year program before they extended it another 6 months. From what I've heard, they extended it to allow students more time to complete some prereqs during that time. If you guys have any questions, let me know.
  8. Visit  ktlam profile page
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    Does anyone recommend the WGU program overall?
  9. Visit  RN*mommy profile page
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    I definitely recommend the program! I was in the BSN program but switched to the MSN track since I've been enjoying the program so much. I've learned a lot and the tasks are challenging. My mentor is a great advocate and the class mentors have been helpful as well. I enjoy working at my own pace. So far I've had no issues and I'm pleased with the program. I've recommended a few friends as well.

    Hope this helps!
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  10. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from ktlam
    Does anyone recommend the WGU program overall?
    Yes, absolutely.
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  11. Visit  kindnotstupidRN profile page
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    I'm curious...what were the interviews like?
  12. Visit  Hexum944 profile page
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    The interviews are conducted over the phone or webcam. They ask why you want to be a nurse, why did you chose WGU over a "normal" nursing program, are you going to be able to dedicate enough time to study, are you going to continue schooling past the RN degree, etc.

    And yes, I recommend the program.
  13. Visit  goodstudentnowRN profile page
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    Yes, WGU is really good. I started October 1, 2011 and now doing my last two courses; Capstone ans Oral. I went from ADN to MSN. I got my BSN when I was done with the BSN courses which was seven at the time. I wish you all the best. It is doable.


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