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

  1. 0 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 unlikely due to the fact that certain courses can't be taken in the same term;please speak to your mentor about this. However we encourage and support students to accelerate through courses at their own pace It IS possible to finish the program in two terms (12 months) - and I have actually heard of students completing it in as little as 10 months - but 6 months is definitely very difficult. I know this may be disappointing to those of you who may have been hoping to finish it in 6 months, and I do apologize for that."
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  4. Visit  klone profile page
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    Interesting. I didn't do the BSN after they changed the curriculum in January, so maybe it's no longer possible? I do know, simply because I've seen it over and over, that at least prior to the curriculum change, people certainly could and did finish in six months or less.
  5. Visit  skoolrn profile page
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    I need 8 classes for my BSN, I completed THREE of them in 24 days, and I'm taking my 4th one now. I will complete this one in 2 more weeks max. So I have until August 31 to finish the next 4 classes. Totally doable for me. I think mentors can not schedule you for the next class until you complete the one you are in BUT you can work in classes you are not enrolled in. It's ok to go in and do reading etc... so if you are enrolled in, let's say Health Assessment (DOV1) and you need a break from it you can go into Biochem and start watching the Thinkwell videos and get ahead!!! By the time you pass the assessment for DOV1 you will be well into Biochem.
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  6. Visit  paradiseboundRN profile page
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    That's exactly what I thought, but this is what was posted. Aparently, you cannot take the community health course in the same semester as the practicum. It will be really ironic if the community nurse course is what holds me back from finishing in 6 months since that is my specialty! This is the first I've heard to this and I want to complain! If you find out any differently please let me know.

    BTW, I'm moving along pretty good. I took the "Care of the Elderly Adult" preassessment after 3 days and passed it easily so now I'm scheduled to take the REAL test in 1 week. I'll be starting my 2nd class {health assessment} beginning of week 2. I'm right behind you! LOL
  7. Visit  skoolrn profile page
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    yes the Comm and Pop Health has to be taken first because ur practicum builds on it. the big complaint I see in the community is that u need 90 hours of documented hours talking to people, etc and its tough to do. The course is more global (ie your county) and your focus for the practicum is what you decide to research. Sounds kinda fun, especially compared to statistics! you can start reading in health assessment now. just go into the cos thru "my degree plan" and follow the link to the book. You already have Eselvier access from the Care of Older Adult.
  8. Visit  NurseNightOwl profile page
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    I'm not understanding... So even if you finish everything with time left over, you won't be allowed to take certain other classes until the next 6 month term?
  9. Visit  RN*mommy profile page
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    This is very interesting to me since I completed my RN-BSN in February in just under 6 months and under the old curriculum. I know classes have changed and are different but I'm curious what classes can no longer be taken together in the same term. As stated above you weren't allowed to start the practicum until the first task of the community class was done, but that wasn't horrible. The practicum was a lot of leg work but actually kind of fun....
  10. Visit  skoolrn profile page
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    @kissmyasn, no you just keep adding classes into the term you are in. I'm in my 4th class of the term that started March 1. I will be done soon and will have taken and passed 12 credits. My mentor will add my next class into this term since I have almost 5 months left in it. When that class is done she will add another etc... My next term will start Sept 1, when more $$ is due. So you just keep going and going at a pace that works for you, and depending on whether the material is new to you or not, you will go faster in some classes and slower in others. I did Care of the Older Adult in about 10 days and Im in Statistics now and I'm approaching my 3rd week because I'm a bonehead when it comes to numbers.
  11. Visit  klone profile page
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    Well, I know you can't do your community health practicum until your community health class is finished, but I don't see, if you have at least a couple months left in the term, why they couldn't add it for you.
  12. Visit  NurseNightOwl profile page
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    Quote from skoolrn
    @kissmyasn, no you just keep adding classes into the term you are in. I'm in my 4th class of the term that started March 1. I will be done soon and will have taken and passed 12 credits. My mentor will add my next class into this term since I have almost 5 months left in it. When that class is done she will add another etc... My next term will start Sept 1, when more $$ is due. So you just keep going and going at a pace that works for you, and depending on whether the material is new to you or not, you will go faster in some classes and slower in others. I did Care of the Older Adult in about 10 days and Im in Statistics now and I'm approaching my 3rd week because I'm a bonehead when it comes to numbers.
    Ok I was just wondering since OP said some classes couldn't be taken in the same term... Still confused, lol.
  13. Visit  paradiseboundRN profile page
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    Quote from kissmyasn
    I'm not understanding... So even if you finish everything with time left over, you won't be allowed to take certain other classes until the next 6 month term?
    Here is the post (quote) from the mentor at the BSN community site:

    "That is correct - the Community Health course must be taken in two separate terms, which makes it highly unlikely to finish in 6 months. But currently that is the only course that is set up as such."

    So is this a new rule? Or are they just assuming you won't have the time left? I don't know
  14. Visit  klone profile page
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    If you have to take it in two separate terms, how does it make it "highly unlikely"? It would seem to me that it would make it impossible. Honestly, I don't buy it.
  15. Visit  paradiseboundRN profile page
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    Quote from klone
    Honestly, I don't buy it.
    Me neither! If this were true, then the community health course should be listed as prerequsite to the practium and I don't see that written anywhere. If this is now the rule, then why not say its impossible. I hope I can finish the rest of my courses in time so I can fight this.


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