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topaz1100 BSN, MSN

Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant
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topaz1100 has 7 years experience as a BSN, MSN and specializes in Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant.

Ready to finish my FNP program!

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    Transferring WGU Credits

    Hi, I was looking for a post graduate certificate and I made it to the interview process for Gardner Webb University but was accepted to Duke so decided to attend Duke's program. I graduate Saturday!! I also applied to Simmons University and Baylor.
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    Transferring WGU Credits

    Hi, I have not worked many places as a nurse but I did ask my current employer if my degree would be recognized if obtained from WGU...they said yes. I was also able to get accepted to a couple of FNP programs. I finish my FNP program May 2021. I got my RN-MSN from WGU.
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    Gardner Webb FNP

    Has anyone graduated, enrolled or planning to apply to Gardner Webb FNP? I toured today and applied for the Spring 2019 post graduate FNP. I'd just like to hear reviews/experiences if there are any. Thanks,
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    Gardner Webb FNP

    Hi, Anyone attended Gardner Webb University FNP? If so what's your experience been like?
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    Capstone on patients fall topic

    Hi, were you enrolled in Western Governors University? I attend WGU and I am coming up on the course where I will start my Capstone project. Did you have to find a mentor to guide your research/project?
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    12 hr night shifts

    I worked 12 hour night shifts for about 5 years in the past and now I work one week of nights per month. On night one I wold usually have a VERY hard time sleeping and end up struggling to stay up and NOT nod off at work. I would sleep the entire next day before the 2nd night shift. I have a lot of family who will help get my kids to and from school for me so I can sleep and NOT engage with my family. I know it sounds terrible but I have to sleep!!! Long story short if you have a sitter/child care...use it and sleep during the day if you can. If you don't then you will struggle through the nights all of the time. It's expected to have rough nights and day when you just can't get enough sleep but you will find the balance once you start working the nights. I HATE nights because in my mind I'm away from my fam for 4 days not just 3 because after night 3 I sleep all that next day too. Nights are tough for me Some people love them though :) good luck!!
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    WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

    I finished my BSN August 24th; now onto the MSN in Education. Hopefully I can finish soon and not get lazy!
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    WGU MSN new curriculum questions

    Hi, I am into my 2nd term. I graduated with my ADN last May and started my 1st term last September. I am not sure if the curriculum changed since I began but so far for me it's been good. You will be assigned a mentor who will be with you from start to finish. My mentor call me each week for bout the 1st 2 months to make sure I was on track and to ask if was running into any problems with anything. The phone calls were never more than 10 minutes long. After she figured out I was good at setting goals and achieving them she would start to set our phone conferences more sparsely like 2-3 weeks at the most. For each class you will have a course mentor. So every class you will have a person or 2 that you can speak with specifically about the material. I have had to contact a couple during my 2 semester and I have had good experiences with them responding via email as well as setting aside time to speak with me via phone if needed. Regarding the proctored exams, you will have some. All of the exams I have taken have been straight forward. There is a pre-test that you take at the beginning of the class (most classes) and after taking it you receive a coaching report that details area you did well on and the areas you did poorly on. From that you will know which areas to study so that you can pass the final exam which you self schedule. WGU sent me a camera that hook up to my computer. At the scheduled test/exam time I log into WGU and click on the button to take the test. The proctor is on the opposite end kinda like Skype and they will ask to have access to your computer remotely for the purpose of making sure you don't have other programs running. They ask you to scan the room and your desk with your camera and also show a photo ID so they can verify your data. Once all is verified you are allowed to take your test. You can't get up to pee or anything while taking the test. I have not had any issues at all taking the proctored tests. I have 2 of my friends from school who will be starting this summer as well! I hope this helps! Good Luck with everything!
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    WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

    Hey everyone...how are classes going? I just finished my Advanced Technology class which I had to submit a paper to task stream. It took 2 days for it to be graded and PASSED. I have one more class in this term then I can start on my 2nd terms classes....Moving right along.
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    WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

    I passed my care of the older adult and my nutrition assessment! 2 out of 4 classes-DONE!
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    WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

    Congrats. I'm trying to get through it.... just seems like soooo much to read. Hopely I'll b ready to take it next week . Question....about the AMNH posts, did u reply from the DPV1 course page or go to communities? I don't have a "reply" button when I go to communities
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    WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

    what's a CLEP transcript?
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    WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

    Thanks for the info :)
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    WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

    From what I was told, yes you can (if you request it) get your BSN certificate/degree when you complete it.
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    WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

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    WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

    I had my intake interview today (if that's what it's called). I will start Sept. 1st. I need 29 CU to get BSN and 31 to complete MSN in nursing education. It sounds pretty straight forward. I hope all goes well. I applied to a school in my state and it's so slow and unorganized compared to WGU. I'm ready!