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  1. christy78

    Has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?

    Hi VINSTER, sorry for the late response, I do not get the chance to check this site much but you can always reach me via private email. To your question my goal is complete the MSN portion in 1 term, 6 months. I know that's a bit extreme and in reality it will probably take 2 terms 1 year. I completed the BSN portion in 4 months, so with a little hard work and determination anything is possible. I love WGU, fits my lifestyle perfectly. I am very busy and WGU allows me to do my work on my time schedule. Hope that helps.
  2. You are so sweet, Thank you for the compliment! i am going to PM you my personal email, let me know how ur doing and when you get ready in to enroll in WGU I can get your application fee waived.
  3. OOPS!!!! Sorry I meant ASN or AAS, thank you for catching it, LOL!
  4. Me too, i started my BSN less than 1 month after NCLEX, i love WGU but must say just found out i referred a friend andvit does matters which degree you have from EC either ASN which most pre-reqs are waived or ASS which no pre-reqs are waived, was so bummed for my friend.
  5. christy78

    Has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?

    Cost is same for BSN and MSN, 3250.00 per semester (6months) and a 1 time 450.00 nursing fee with the first semester. Plus the cost of any books u may need. They tell u what books you will need and depending on how competent you are in that subject you decide which book/books to buy. I only bought 1 book (so far)and got it off half.com for 18.00 but others have needed to buy all recommended textbooks and will only buy from university which will cost hundreds, so it's up to you what you want to spend. I did not have to take statistics it is not a required pre-req for WGU. Sorry you got such a bad enrollment counselor; mine was incredible. I think though that is what pushed me to this school if it had been an awful experience I might never have enrolled. They have a generous transfer policy. Check out the website.
  6. christy78

    Has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?

    Yes, still in it! I am finishing up BSN portion this month and will start on MSN stuff. That's a BSN in 4 months. I am not going to lie; it's hard work and requires determination but anyone can do it if they want to. the grades are pass or fail and on the official transcript it states at the top all "pass" grades are equivalent to a traditional "B" all credits are issues as stated. I will be transferring to UTA for their post master's FNP program and have checked with them multiple times and it will transfer just like any other MSN. I also have spoken to 2 other students that have already transferred to a FNP program and did not have any issues either. Hope that helps.
  7. christy78

    western governors university

    Hi, i just sent you a PM. I don't have a lot of time to check this site so if you ask me something I may not get for a week or so. I sent you my private email and would be glad to answer any questions you have about WGU. I love it, will be done with my BSN by end of Jan and started Oct 1st!! It's hard but completly doable.
  8. christy78

    Has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?

    Cali31, I am a busy, busy mom but I love what I do! They waived biochem for me and the enrollment counselor I had told me most RN's can have all the pre-reqs waived as "requirement met" because of previously taken courses. She was right I received a very generous transfer of credits! There are 2 or 3 courses in the MSN portion that need objective exams (similar to NCLEX style test) that require a testing center but if you live greater than 60 miles from one or just can't go than WGU gives all students a free webcam so you can take the tests from home and their evaluation center can monitor you.
  9. christy78

    Has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?

    Hi cali31, You have to request to petition for the BSN right away, like during your first mentor phone call. Then when all BSN work is completed you decide to continue on or opt out at that point but either way you're issued a BSN. I am not going to lie, it is very hard! Tons of research papers, my friend is in UTA's online program and my workload is 3 times that of hers. They don't just hand out BSN's! But with that being said, I love it! It fits great into my schedule. I also work full time nights in the ICU, and am a full time wife, mom and volunteer at my daughter's kindergarten 2 days a week. It can be done if you're dedicated. Why are you waiting until March?
  10. christy78

    western governors university

    RN7500-just sent you an email
  11. christy78

    western governors university

    just sent you an email
  12. christy78

    Has anyone done the WGU online RN to BSN program?

    I am currently in WGU’s RN-MSN program with the BSN option. I did tons of research and found this school to be the best choice for me. I applied and had been accepted with transcripts evaluated within 1 week. Tuition was discussed up front but I was also informed it wouldn’t be due until 30 days after start of program. I was very pleased with the enrollment counselor. Then came my personal mentor and I couldn’t be more happy! I started October 1st and haven’t slowed down yet. I also wanted to know "how" it worked before I signed up, so I will try to help- To answer a few questions from the previous post they do require all essays to be in APA format but give us many resources on how to do so. (webinars, websites, sample papers) They also give a huge transfer policy for pre-reqs basically all RN’s get a requirement met and are only required to complete the nursing portions of the RN-BSN or RN-MSN program. All BSN courses can be completed from your own computer. I know one class “organizational systems” says it is an objective exam but it is not I just turned it in November 2nd and it consisted of 2 essays. Only 2 or 3 MSN program classes have to be taken at a center, (local college or sylvan learning center) If you can't go to a center they send you a free webcam so it can be completed from home. All tasks consist of essays, power points, graphs, different projects to show you understand, once completed you submit them for evaluation and they come back within 3 days either labeled as “meets requirement” or “needs revision” (with an explanation of what needs revised) Each COS (course of study=class) Comes with a list of required learning resources (textbooks) that can be purchased anywhere to aide in completion of the required tasks for that COS. Each COS also has extra material available at no cost, FYI; I didn’t purchase text books for my first 2 classes and passed without any problems. The mandatory EWB class has to be taken by all students (it’s a review of how the college works) and they give 20 days to complete it. I did it in 2 days and started my first real class on day 3. For undergrad status (BSN) they place 12 credits on your list at a time and when you have completed those; then they add more. For the graduate(MSN) they place 8 credits at a time. For instance I started 10/1/2010 and it said; EWB required completion date 10/20/2010 class #1 required completion 11/26 class #2 require completion 12/30 and so on. Each class has a standard timeframe to complete it, BUT you move as fast as you want I certainly have! So since October 1st I have completed 3 courses and working on 4th (Yes, that’s a total of 13 credits so far!!) I will have my BSN in less than 6 months and working on my master’s Don't get me wrong it's hard work and takes devotion but anything worth having is worth working for! Good Luck! Please feel free to email me privately for any other WGU related questions.
  13. christy78

    western governors university

    I got my RN from EC this summer and started WGU for their RN/MSN program on Oct 1st. I loved both schools. With EC the only hold up I had was not being financially able to pay for the test as fast as I wanted to take them. It took right at 1 year with the CPNE; but I think I could have done it sooner than I did if money wasn't a drawback. With WGU I pay for the semester and can complete as much work as I want within that semester. So since October 1st. I have completed 3 courses and working on #4 (Yes, that's a total of 13 credits so far!!) I will have my BSN in less than 6 months and working on my master's. Good Luck!
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    I also took my CPNE in Mansfield in May of last year. I enjoyed it! The CE's and CA were very enthusiastic for us to pass. I never ran into bad townspeople. Everyone at my hotel was nice and the fast food places we visited were also friendly. Went to the Wal-Mart twice for small items and the people there were nice as well. I was also on the road home Sunday before others had finished with their pt.'s, so I didn't stick around either. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!! Know your critical elements and you will do fine!
  15. christy78

    Good pop up!!!

    Took the Nclex this am, and checked immediately afterwards. I t was the good pop up! I can't wait to see my official results posted on the State Board website! Thank you all for the support!
  16. christy78

    Good pop up!!!

    Thank you all!! I will keep ya'll posted.
  17. christy78

    someone help?!

    They are comprehensive notes broken down into study guide format with practice test for each section and overall practice test for the entire subject. They also have easy to follow study tips like special TTK'S (things to know) and mnemonics as well as pictures and diagrams. I used them alone for every nursing test and a few general ed's.; they worked perfectly for me. They send you an email link and you can download. They are also updated frequently.
  18. christy78

    September test takers

    I am taking mine 9/10, will take it sooner if a date pops opens, I have been checking every hour for a sooner date. Good luck to all!
  19. I used REA; bought an older edition of half.com for about $3.00, good luck!
  20. Hi Erin, I had the same problem with Penn Foster. They did great when I completed the course and needed it sent to EC but when it came to applying to RN-MSN they never contacted me back. WGU accepted EC's transcript because it had info lit listed on it and stated it was from Penn foster with an "A" and 1 credit received. That's how I solved that problem. As far as algebra, I was in the same boat as well only had high school algebra so I bought a algebra for dummies book and an algebra clep book. Studied both and passed the actual clep test without any problem. You can sign up for a clep test at any local college, just pay the testing fee and they will send your results wherever you need them.
  21. christy78

    Wait time for results?

    Does anyone know how long until official results are posted on the boards website after the NCLEX is taken? I live in Texas.
  22. christy78


    I completed all of those (except chemistry) online through TCC. Tarrant County College has 5 campuses throughout Fort Worth. Online classes fill up fast; like within 10 minutes of registration. So if you plan on doing them be prepared if it says registration for spring starts Nov. 15th then be online, logged in to your acct and ready to register at 1145 the night before. Because by 0015 everything online will be gone.
  23. christy78

    Western Governors University

    I just applied last week to their RN-MSN program; they accepted all my pre-reqs from a local community college and all of EC's stuff. The admission process was so quick and simple. Everything is ready to go in order to start on Sept 1 st pending I pass state boards, just finished EC's program in July and am still waiting for boards, hopefully I can take it this week. I enrolled before taking boards because sometimes admissions can take a month or so and I didn't want to be waiting; now they are waiting on me. I chose WGU because they were the cheapest, accredited online program. I researched the last year while completing my ADN and they are the best choice for me.
  24. christy78


    Dianna, RN I have yet to hear of anyone who failed with the good pop-up, have a glass of wine and relax, you deserve it! Congrats and keep us posted.
  25. christy78


    I was out at 0915 on Sunday morning. Some of the other students had not even seen their PCS's yet. It all depends on how fast you are and how many you have to do but even with the 1 required on Sunday and 2 make-ups, I would think you could make that flight easily. Just my opinion.

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