WGU writes: RN-BSN in 6 months is a rumor, not do-able - page 6

by paradiseboundRN | 19,717 Views | 56 Comments

Here is a quote from the BSN community site mentor: "Hi everyone! I know that there have been some rumors about finishing the RN-BSN program in 6 months, and I wanted to clear up those rumors. A 6 month finish is highly... Read More


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    I've only taken 2 OA's so far, but I took both at the testing center near my home. I'm afraid to attempt the webcam and have technical difficulties.

    I agree. My mentor said a good rule of thumb is if you pass the PA by 8-10 percent higher than the cut score, then you're ready for the OA. I scheduled both tests the day I passed the PA.
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    For the ones of you who have completed the RN-BSN in six months how many hours a week did you all put in? I have the nursing classes and a few prereqs. History, stats, biochem off the top of my head. Is the history performance or test? When they say performance what do they mean? What about the biochem. Is it performance or test. I read stats is test. I would love to finish in six months but I dont want to kill myself either. I work full time.
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    I put in a lot of hours to finish in about three months. Probably at least 5/day. Biochem is a series of powerpoints. I didn't take history, but I think it is papers.
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    I worked full time when I did it, and probably spent about 5 hours a day, three days a week. The only class I had to take aside from the nursing classes, was biochem. It was the devil and took me longer than any other class. If it hadn't been for that class, I would have finished in probably 4 months.
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    Thanks guys! Are there alot of exams or is it mostly competency based? How are the exams? Did anyone do this recently? Is the camera proctering a good way to go?
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    Biochem was one of my shortest classes, at only 5 days. :P My longest class took me around two weeks - that was humanities. I knew NOTHING about the subject matter.

    Bettyrn32 - each class has something to do to prove competency - either a paper or a set of papers or a project of some sort or a final exam. All to prove competency - no quizzes or mini tests or whatever are required. Pass the test or write the paper(s) and you pass the class. And a lot of people use the camera - I didn't like it so I did most of my tests at a local testing site.
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    So how many test are you looking at for the nursing part? I am hoping there are more papers, power points etc. than test lol ( I have been a practicing nurse for 20 years). So other than Certification exams I havnt tested in awhile. I am ANCC certified in geriatrics and also CCM certified.


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