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WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

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Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 10 years experience.

Greetings my fellow Nurses, I am aiming to begin WGU RN-BSN in Sept. Anyone else? Any current WGU students or Alum want to share any words of wisdom??

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

I would suggest posting this in the WGU forum.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I would suggest posting this in the WGU forum.
Post has been moved to the Western Governors Univ. forum for more individualized feedback.

Thinkin about it, still unsure. I commend your enthusiasm. Good luck to you!! :)

I am set to start Sept 1 in the RN to MSN Leadership program. I'm am very excited and can't wait to begin. Only wish I'd started a few years ago.

sstephensrn

Has 21 years experience.

I am hoping to start Rn/BSn Sept 1,2014 also. For anyone in the program, is there anything I can do now to start preparing? What computer programs will be most helpful? I have been out of school 20years and am not familiar with power points or apa format. I hope a can catch on quickly, any advice would be appreciated.

WednesdayRN

Specializes in corrections, community health. Has 2 years experience.

I am hopefully starting in September as well! I had to wait a year to get a "paid" RN job before they would let me begin but I can't wait! I have to submit my new resume and background check and I should be good to go.

I have I think 11 classes and 27cu to complete!

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I took nutrition and aced it already but I guess they don't give credit for nutrition so I'm sure that one will be easy peasy.

How long did everyone background check take?

topaz1100, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant. Has 7 years experience.

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!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

How long did everyone background check take?
My background check took about 48 hours.

Although I took and passed Nutrition with an 'A' grade at my local community college back in 2007, WGU still required me to take their nutrition course, too. I take the final OA in a few days so I'll let you know how it goes for me.

WednesdayRN

Specializes in corrections, community health. Has 2 years experience.

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!

29 CU to get your BSN and another 31 for your MSN right? not just 31 if you decided to take the RN-MSN route right?

My background check took about 48 hours.

Although I took and passed Nutrition with an 'A' grade at my local community college back in 2007, WGU still required me to take their nutrition course, too. I take the final OA in a few days so I'll let you know how it goes for me.

Awesome thank you! I was worried it would take much longer!

What is the final OA? Overall Assessment? or something else

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

What is the final OA? Overall Assessment? or something else
OA = Objective Assessment. OAs are proctored exams taken taken at the end of each course that requires them. If you pass the OA, you receive 3 credits and are regarded as having passed the course.

Not all courses have OAs. Some have PAs, or Performance Assessments. The PA could be anything from an essay, PowerPoint presentation, videotaped assessment, or so forth.