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Changes to MSN Ed program coming.... - page 2

Anyone considering WGU for MSN in Education should ask about the changes coming to the program. I applied and was accepted to the program about a month ago. I looked through the classes and... Read More

  1. Visit  rachel33138 profile page
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    Does anyone know if they are really thinking of adding these classes anytime soon. I would really love to take them. I ask my mentor she said she does not know anything about it.
  2. Visit  serenity1 profile page
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    I was told the classes would be changed around August. I had an appointment to speak with my enrollment counselor and she had someone else call me. I asked about an update to the changes and he asked me "how did you know about them?" I told him I had asked on my own. He said he had just found out about the changes himself. That was 2 weeks ago. I have heard nothing further. I am waiting to begin until the changes have gone through.
  3. Visit  rachel33138 profile page
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    Thank you so much for the info. Too bad im starting in May.
  4. Visit  RN*mommy profile page
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    I think I'm missing the boat here. I, too, would love taking an advanced assessment class and the patho. I'm in the MSN education and have 17 credits left. I'm guessing my program won't change? Hmm. I'm going to have to chat with my mentor. I don't want to prolong my program but I'd like to opt into these courses if possible.
  5. Visit  serenity1 profile page
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    I was told that if I wanted to start now I could and change over to the new program when it begins. That would mean I could end up taking classes that are being removed. If I don't hear something soon, I will probably go ahead now and change over when the time comes. I don't want to wait much longer to start and I may just take my chances with the classes. Some people may want to start now in order to be grandfathered into the current program. I want the new classes, too.
  6. Visit  RN*mommy profile page
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    Quote from serenity1
    I was told that if I wanted to start now I could and change over to the new program when it begins. That would mean I could end up taking classes that are being removed. If I don't hear something soon, I will probably go ahead now and change over when the time comes. I don't want to wait much longer to start and I may just take my chances with the classes. Some people may want to start now in order to be grandfathered into the current program. I want the new classes, too.
    Are you doing the complete RN-MSN program, including the BSN? If you are then you most likely won't have finished all those by the time the new program changes come, if they are happening in August. I say go for it then and then switch to the new curriculum when it comes! I was wishing they would let me pilot the new classes...that would be cool. My new term starts August 1st, and I'm hoping to only have the capstone to work on that entire term. Bummer...but if I've got a firm grip on my capstone maybe I'll see what they'll let me do.
  7. Visit  serenity1 profile page
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    I have my BSN. I am doing the MSN-Ed program. I wish I would have known about WGU when I did my RN-BSN. I would have done it through them.
  8. Visit  travelovingnurse profile page
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    I just spoke with my enrollment person. I am supposed to start the RN-MSN Education June 1st. He said that it is his understanding that if you have not started on the MSN portion of the program you will NOT be grandfathered into the old program. Supposedly they are having a meeting today to give the details of the new program to staff. He is going to ask specifically about being grandfathered into the old program at the meeting today. I don't really want to be in the group that works all the kinks out of a new program. It sounds like the program changes that already occurred this year caused a lot of headaches for the current students. Any input would be appreciated? Anyone have any updated information about what the changes are specifically going to be? Thanks!
  9. Visit  serenity1 profile page
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    Heard from my counselor today. I will start in the new MSN-Ed program August 1. The program is going from 30 units to 38 units as of then. She did not say exactly which classes were being removed. I believe if you start the MSN program before that, you will be grandfathered.
  10. Visit  rachel33138 profile page
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    Thank you. That is good to know.
  11. Visit  HikingNinja profile page
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    Talked to my counselor today. She did not think any classes were being removed, only adding to the program the three Ps. She was unsure if I would be able to matriculated into the new program when it's starts in August. I'm supposed to start in June. She is supposed to get back to me with the info. I would prefer being in the new program cause I don't want to rule out eventual NP school.
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  12. Visit  rachel33138 profile page
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    Please let us know when she gets back to you.

    Thanks
  13. Visit  HikingNinja profile page
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    So I talked to my counselor again today. She read the descriptions for me for all three classes. Sounds like the 3 Ps. I was unable to determine if the physical assessment would have a lab as it did not clearly state this. There is no absolute policy about being able to take either the 30 credit MSN or the 38 credit MSN if starting the program prior to the August 1 start of the new program requirements. Historically however, it appears students in the beginning of other programs at WGU that experienced program changes were able to choose which program they wanted to complete as long as it did not significantly delay their projected graduation date. She is checking into this for me and will get back to me on this. I think with this info I'm going to go ahead and start the program.
    Oh and the new classes are in addition to the old ones, none of the old courses will be removed.
    Last edit by HikingNinja on May 14, '13 : Reason: info addition

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