Quote from Dreaming4acute87
Lyndaa I am trying to see if I can PM you, but can not figure out how to. What do you mean by self paced writing course? How do you find the class to be? I don't think I wrote a single paper in nursing school (exam heavy) so I am a bit nervous. Was the Bioethics exam through Excelsior, they told me the exam would cost 350. That is a lot of money to risk, although 95.00 is doable. How much studying did you put into the exam? Did you purchase the practice exam through them, and how much did that cost? Did you speak to advisors to help you plan this schedule?
Hi! Yes the Bioethics is through Excelsior. The actual name of the exam is Bioethics: Philosophical Issues. It is only $95 and I found it to be very similar to the practice exam! I studied for just under 2 weeks for the exam and i did purchase the practice exams for it.
The writing course that EC approved is through Brigham Young University. You have one year to complete the course but I'm almost done with it after starting it last month. There are papers to write and multiple choice speed back assignments. Only the 25-question multiple choice exam has to be proctored, so I plan to have it mailed to the HR dept at my job for that. Don't worry about never having written papers before. That's why the writing class is necessary. Essays is what the RN-BSN program consists of instead of exams, except for the two with EC. My ASN program was exam-based also. But I did take English 1101/1102 in a community college so that makes the papers easy for me.
I did my ASN with EC so I pretty much know how I want to do my program. Getting info from my advisor is like pulling teeth. They won't lie to you but it's up to you to ask the right questions. So if you decide to go with EC, be specific in the exams or courses you want to take if they are offered for a certain term. I don't think you will actually have access to what's being offered until you are enrolled, though.. I had to send several emails BEFORE my advisor would come straight out and tell me about BYU as an alternate writing course. But if you look closely, they have an 8-week Masters-level writing course which she NEVER mentioned to me. I found it AFTER being in my present course for a couple of weeks. In my experience with EC, which I love the college, if you don't know what to ask as I didn't at one point, they ALWAYS give a list of the most expensive, time-consuming options. You are wise to come to ALLNURSES to get suggestions first, in my opinion. That way, you will have some idea of what to ask when you speak with the advisor. Of course, different people have varying experiences and when you don't know, you don't know. Good luck and feel free to ask questions!