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WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

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Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 10 years experience.

I just got my ADN and am currently still working as an LVN. Do you think that will count for work if I want to begin the RN-BSN program with WGU?

nurse2fnp

Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 10 years experience.

Either way it's doable, don't let this hold you back!

Thanks, I am a little bummed...:no:

nurse2fnp

Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 10 years experience.

I wish the would make transfer policy more clear.

nurse2fnp

Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 10 years experience.

I just got my ADN and am currently still working as an LVN. Do you think that will count for work if I want to begin the RN-BSN program with WGU?

Honestly, I don't believe so, working as an RN factors different responsibility. Worth a shot though...

featherzRN, MSN

Specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc. Has 30 years experience.

Thanks, I am a little bummed...:no:

I had to do 50, still got it done in well under a term. Don't stress! If you are retaking a class here or there, you can get through those much more quickly - just do the test or task(s) and move to the next class! :)

Unrelated but are our enrollment counselors our mentors through out the program? if so is there a way to request a different one?

No! I never would have started the program at all if my enrollment counselor was also my mentor :) You'll get assigned someone different for your mentor, and never have to speak to the enrollment counselor again.

You can request a different enrollment counselor or mentor if you feel you need to. I don't know exactly how - probably contact student services.

I just got my ADN and am currently still working as an LVN. Do you think that will count for work if I want to begin the RN-BSN program with WGU?

It might. You don't actually have to be employed as an RN, but in a "position that requires nursing knowledge and expertise".

I know that, at my facility and at other places locally, RNs and LVNs have pretty much the same job responsibilities.

Zara, RN

Specializes in Rehab, Skilled Nursing. Has 3 years experience.

I will be starting in September also.

I applied for fafsa hoping for some grants. If it doesn't go through, I have setup self pay and they told me 25% is due by August 15.

I have 43 credits to complete which include Micro and Biochem.

Super excited, but nervous about losing motivation :(

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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

Super excited, but nervous about losing motivation :(
Personally, since several thousand hard-earned dollars of my money is on the line to cover the tuition, I have not lost motivation. In fact, it has made me even more determined to complete the program and earn the degree in a timely manner.

rnlately

Specializes in LTC, Acute Care. Has 6 years experience.

I am aiming for Sept 1 also. The only hold up is a couple of transcripts and I hope they are received soon. Ready to start especially since it's almost impossible to do anything except bedside nursing without a BSN these days. At least that's how it is where I work.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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

I am aiming for Sept 1 also. The only hold up is a couple of transcripts and I hope they are received soon.
I started May 1st. One of my transcripts took nearly four weeks to arrive, even with phone calls and prompts and a personal check to cover the $5 fee that this particular school charged for official transcripts. It got so bad that my admissions counselor was thinking of getting involved to see if she could expedite processing.

rnlately

Specializes in LTC, Acute Care. Has 6 years experience.

I started May 1st. One of my transcripts took nearly four weeks to arrive, even with phone calls and prompts and a personal check to cover the $5 fee that this particular school charged for official transcripts. It got so bad that my admissions counselor was thinking of getting involved to see if she could expedite processing.

Oh boy. Hoping that won't be the case for me. Fingers crossed

DisneyRNMSN

Has 10 years experience.

So I talked to my enrollment counselor and she said

"In the RN to MSN the student would only receive a certificate of completion within the program. At the end of the program they will receive both the BSN and MSN degrees. There is an option to petition for it within the program, but it is not guaranteed"

so IDK how hard it really is to petition for it :/

Unrelated but are our enrollment counselors our mentors through out the program? if so is there a way to request a different one?

You will receive a document from Records stating you've completed all the requirements for the BSN and you can start using the credentials behind your name. You will only have one graduation, though. At that time, you will receive your degrees (the nice kind that you can frame).