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NurseEffort ADN, BSN, RN

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NurseEffort has 9 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN.

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  1. NurseEffort

    WGU RN-BSN 2020 GRADUATE!

    Hello, your course mentor will help you arrange your courses, and they assist you with what you need to take, and when. You will speak with them regularly so that you stay on track. The Biochem and Stats courses are arranged after other classes have been completed. Biochem was challenging, but Stats was not too bad (in my opinion). But there will be plenty help from the instructors. Hope this helps.
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    WGU RN-BSN 2020 GRADUATE!

    The most important thing to remember is that an OA is an Objective Exam. It is a proctored exam that is scheduled through a proctoring service. You will hook up an approved video camera to your home computer and they will monitor you the entire time you are testing. It's nervewrecking at first, but you get used to it. The PA on the other hand is WHATEVER the school wants it to be!! The papers are tedious, the assignments are plentiful, and the tasks are endless. But if you are determined, you will annihilate it nonstop! The PA's take up so much time because if you do not complete every part of the rubric, you have to resubmit your work, bla bla bla. Hope that helps. You got this.
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    WGU RN-BSN 2020 GRADUATE!

    Thank you, and you can do it! 👍
  4. NurseEffort

    WGU RN-BSN 2020 GRADUATE!

    The field experience course is after you complete the previous Community Health course. In field experience you will obtain "work hours" on an approved topic and then make an appointment with the course instructor to see the best way to obtain those hours. And as far as the papers, some of my papers were short like 6 pages and some were longer, like 15+. It all depends on the content material that you're writing about. But overall, it's very doable and you got this. 😉
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    WGU RN-BSN 2020 GRADUATE!

    My next step is to rest! Biochemistry took me out!🤣 LOL. Maybe in about 2 years I will consider a MSN in education to become an instructor, but not a moment before. I hope you do well also. You can do it!
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    RN-BSN GRADUATE!

    Just wanted to update my Excelsior fam and say that I'm done! After graduating from Excelsior College I enrolled in the WGU RN-BSN program and recently completed the program! It was a long and arduous journey, but it's over now. It took me 1 year and 3 months to complete because I worked full time (Monday-Friday) on 2 toxic jobs, and life in general. But, the school's course mentors and course instructors were very helpful, and I appreciated their contributions. I wish much success to everyone else's journey, and I feel that the Excelsior's online education toughened me up for the WGU program. 🦾👩‍🎓 #EC #WGU (p.s. it's all hard😂)
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    WGU RN-BSN 2020 GRADUATE!

    Just wanted to update my nurse family and say that I'm done with the WGU RN-BSN program! It was a long and arduous journey..... but it's over now. It took me 1 year and 3 months to complete the program because I worked full time (Monday-Friday) on 2 toxic jobs, and I had to sacrifice my weekends to make it happen. 😢 However, the school's course mentors and course instructors were very helpful, and I appreciated their contributions. I wish much success to everyone else's journey. 👨‍🎓
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    WGU 2020

    Thank you so much RNBearColumbus, ADN ! I am overwhelmed with the amount of information and how to structure it. That makes so much sense now! 👍 And thanks for the reply.
  9. NurseEffort

    WGU 2020

    Welp, I am in the WGU RN to BSN program these days. I just started the Bio Chemistry class about 2 weeks ago and I am stunned (😩🔨). Any tips??
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    Passed CPNE 2018!

    Thanks✊
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    Passed CPNE 2018!

    Thank You :)
  12. NurseEffort

    Passed CPNE 2018!

    I suppose if a workshop makes you feel more comfortable with the content then go for it. I didn't have the time/money. But I can honestly say that I wish I had had someone to work along side while I practiced my AOC's. Not only was I lonely, I also had no one to critique my mistakes. So I broke down every hand movement and drilled those critical elements in my head. Those critical elements are the key!!! So if you watch EC's videos and listen to their webinars, then you can't lose. Other students are asking the very questions you are concerned about. PLUS you can join the classroom.
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    Passed CPNE 2018!

    I tested in Wisconsin. The Hospital was very beautiful. And the staff was super kind. CA, CE's all simply amazing. But that is not why you are there! Your test is to demonstrate your skills and competence. Day 1:Labs Passed both with no repeats. Even if the building is falling apart, do not get distracted! Most students fail on simple stuff like not identifying your dummy, the C.E., etc. They let you look at everything prior to testing. If you practiced ur butt off you know what to look for (IM/sub-q stuff, dummies, sterile supplies, oral meds, bla bla bla) So when you begin you can stay organized when you work. The stress is REAL! I practiced that MED administration lab in my sleep. It's tricky so study up on an SBAR. I had oral, IM, and IV drops for testing. My drops calculation was 8 ggts/min. Are u kidding me! For Sterile Technique I got PICC line dsg change. EC gives you the absolute way to do it. Just do not contaminate sterile field!! PCS were adult, child, adult. You must have a relevant care plan before you even get to meet them. So after you get the go on that, everything else is mnemonics and safe care. Mnemonics help u stay on track. That's all. My child patient did not cooperate at all so I had to come up with clever ways to get my care plan established with him. But it worked! Adults went smooth.--Oh and the 20 min check is essentially a full body quick assessment from head to toe and taking note of fluid and oxygen status (in a nut shell)
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    Passed CPNE 2018!

    I suppose if a workshop makes you feel more comfortable with the content then go for it. I didn't have the time/money. But I can honestly say that I wish I had had someone to work along side while I practiced my AOC's. Not only was I lonely, I also had no one to critique my mistakes. So I broke down every hand movement and drilled those critical elements in my head. Those critical elements are the key!!! So if you watch EC's videos and listen to their webinars, then you can't lose. Other students are asking the very questions you are concerned about. PLUS you can join the classroom.
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    Passed CPNE 2018!

    Thanks!
  16. NurseEffort

    Passed CPNE 2018!

    Well, after quite some time, I passed my CPNE!! Yes, it was difficult just as everyone else has already said. But I have to say that the College really does provide you with videos and audio content of what they are expecting of you. Hence, ALL of your critical elements! So what took me so long? I had to take a HUGE pause in life. My mother went through a terrible battle with cancer and subsequent treatment. And my life was literally put on hold. So for that reason I can say that the Excelsior program "worked for me". Had I been in a traditional program I would have had to withdraw due to my circumstances. So I figured a very important thing out about how this college is set up for any who want to apply: If you have the time and resources to go straight through your local nursing bridge program, then do it. But if you have a lot of responsibilities that have to be dealt with and you need more than a year to handle everything accordingly while attending school...then EC will work just fine for you.