WGU RN to BSN. Starting 4/1/13 Anyone? - page 3

by Karin RN

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Hi getting ready to start in April. Goal is to finish in 6 mths. I would love to be part of a "support/encouragement" group. :0)... Read More


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    Quote from amaria2
    HI! Hope to hear from you again. Meant to post reply to you. Congratulations! Thanks so very much for your advice. Wow! Your a super-duper mom! I have to start with Biochem, Stat and a physical assessment class. The first two are hard already. Did you have all prereqs completed? Thanks so very much again!- Maria
    I did biochem first as well because I'm not a fan of the sciences. I worked my butt off watching the lectures and working on the tasks. Those were the best jammie days as I'd spend the day working on my drawings and models. I even enlisted my 7 year old to help me color them in. I didn't have stats or the assessment class so I can't comment on those. I did have a math requirement, mostly algebra, and I found out how rusty I am with math! I had 4 pre-reqs along with the nursing classes...nutrition, biochem, math and a writing class. In the end it was like 35 credits total. I switched to the MSN track at one point during my term and that made one of my classes not count, one I didn't have to do, and added two (I think). I think you'll do great!
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    Quote from Zazak
    Hi guys I am RN with ASN, and I'm interested to get my BSN could you give me any idea how to starts from where to start and what kind of Prerequisites I have to take because I am nurse from other country and I just passed my NCLEX-RN examination It's very hard to find a job that's why I decides to get my BSN ! Thank you!!!
    Congratulations on passing the NCLEX! That's such a major milestone outside of finishing school!

    I'm not sure, but I've read on the boards that WGU will only accept students who are currently working as RNs. My understanding is that this may be a new rule? I'd recommend talking to an admissions counselor to find out if you're eligible to apply and/or be accepted into the program.

    Congratulations again!
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    Quote from RN*mommy

    Congratulations on passing the NCLEX! That's such a major milestone outside of finishing school!

    I'm not sure, but I've read on the boards that WGU will only accept students who are currently working as RNs. My understanding is that this may be a new rule? I'd recommend talking to an admissions counselor to find out if you're eligible to apply and/or be accepted into the program.

    Congratulations again!
    Thank You ))) i will Try!
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    Hi all! I will also be starting in April. I only started looking through my degree plan today, and unfortunately I have a few classes I need to take extra ie nutrition ugh!. I am hoping to finish this program in 6 months or less. Do we need to buy any textbooks or goodies yet?
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    Im doing my BSN portion of the RN-MSN program and nutrition was a piece of cake!! haha! no pun intended! You dont need to buy anything! You use e texts and online links to resources that they hook you up with. Its really a good system! My ugh is statistics. ugh! doing it now and just ugh! not a numbers person but I hope to be done in 2 weeks.
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    Hi, I'm Dot,

    How is this school? I am looking over their program for a master's degree...finished my BSN. The programs sound reasonable. You all sound like you are pleased with the school. I like some feed back, encouragement...thinking of my MBA. Out of school for along time.

    I have nursed for 36 years. And I still love to nurse. It's not easy but you can make a good life for yourself. Especially with your MSN.

    Believe in u & I promise you'll make it...if you'll go for your Master's you will have many opportunities. So go through the MS program. It is VERY necessary for your sanity & opportunities which will open up very quickly for you after that first job. Pick one place with good standards & try to get time in with retirement. Hate sounding old...I just think your generation will bring the best to nursing.

    Again, good luck & I would love to here about Governor's...it just feels right for me..
    Last edit by dotsewick on Mar 24, '13
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    Dear Z

    Kaplan also has BSN program if this does not work. Their graduates past testing easily. The Washington Post bought that college I was told.

    At any rate just keep applying May usually has a highering frienzy for most facilities. Children's has excellent benefits....sometimes reapply & get a professional resume writer. It works & will cut out the frustration of job seeking. Nursing homes also pay well until you find what you want.

    Take 2, 3 or even a week just keep trying...if you got out of nursing school, honey. There is nothing YOU can not do, get your resume done...and analyze it afterwards.

    What would you be looking for as an employer? Your cover letter is what will first catch the eye...so maybe you don't have alot of experience...what do YOU have to offer THAT institution? Put it in writing and YOU have the JOB, XXX. Let people help with the resume. Honestly, I edit mine weekly & out of 2-4 jobs 1 calls.

    It's unfortunate about the resume stuff. There was a time I had a very lame resume. Never got one call. I got angry about it & hired a couple of writers and then after their edits...I. rewrote my own revising theirs...that worked for me.

    It took me a while to get the swing of the "resume" thing. Actually, a few months. If you can not afford a professional service try a English major in college or some people will help for free. Their is a school called "Universal class" online for about 35-40 $$ you can start on your own resume, it is teacher assisted, non-college courses but the course on resume writing should help.

    After that course I think you will be able to edit & revise your own resume. Although, I personally believe in trained professional services. I think you should be the "final editor" of your resume.

    See if your school has someone who can help you. Just ideas so you do not stop...seeking. I have this feeling there is a real good job for you...focus on that resume and cover letter. What was your best class in college or what area do you want to work in. SELL UR SELF, Nurse! ;}
    Last edit by dotsewick on Mar 24, '13
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    Hi! I've been RN for 2 years now and looking at RN to BSN at WGU. I'm new here in all nurses and would love to meet people who can help me through this program. Of course I would love to help whoever I am meeting too. I dont think i can send private message here yet nor I cant figure out how to add people here so please send me an email at
    emailmr at ymail dot com

    Thanks!
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    Hi have u started the progrAm yet?
    Im taking rn to bsn and talking to enrolment people now. Still waiting for my transcripts. I would love to know people who's currently taking classes or successfully completed their degree. Please add me thanks


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