Finished my MSN this morning - ask me anything! - page 2

I completed the final oral defense for my MSN through WGU this morning. I also have my BSN from WGU. Completed RN-to-BSN in one, six month term, and the MSN in 11 months and five days (not that... Read More

  1. by   86toronado
    Hi All!
    I just wanted to congratulate the OP on finishing her MSN in education at WGU. I myself am almost finished with my BSN, just waiting for my test date for my microbiology exam. I am also doing the MSN in education, so look forward to PM'ing you with questions if needed.

    @ Bruce Wayne - If you already have a bachelor's degree in something else (I am just guessing because you said you have most of the non-nursing courses out of the way) don't rush right out and take statistics... I didn't have it, and they waived it due to my prior degree.
  2. by   roc1000
    Thank you so much for answering all of my questions. It is great to hear it directly from a student that has experience in the program that I am interested in. Have a great weekend and enjoy your accomplishments. Congrats!!
  3. by   goodstudentnowRN
    I am done with my BSN at WGU and almost finish My MSN in education. It is a good program. I hope to finish by September.
  4. by   Pooh1028
    Hello, I am looking into starting the bsn prelicensure program at wgu. They have a long list of pre-requisites that need to be completed. Has anyone experienced this? If so how long did it take to complete the pre-requisites? I am really nervous about this because it defeats the purpose of me going to an online school also pushes my graduation date back. it seems as if I will have to go a year and a half of taking prerequisites before I can even start the nursing program ( and that's if I get accepted! Did this happen to anyone else? If you could please share your experience?
  5. by   marycarney
    I'm sorry but I really have no experience with the pre-licensure program. You are aware it is not nationwide, right? I think Indiana, Texas and California are the only states that have it. The thing about the prereqs is that you can power through them if you work hard. I know people who have completed 50+ CU in a single term - the pace is totally up to you.
  6. by   okiki.ola
    Hello Marycarney, did you take biochem through WGU? Congrats on your achievement!
  7. by   marycarney
    Thank you. No, I completed Biochem at Purdue many, many years ago. Squeaked through - BUT a co-worker is taking it through WGU right now. Ask away and I'll hit her up for an answer.
  8. by   Pooh1028
    Thanks yes I found out some other info regarding the prereqs.... I lot of ppl are using cleps and straighterline and I was told with the prelicensure program that we can't work ahead Bcus it is intense....... I too am nervous about the biochem
  9. by   marycarney
    I know you cannot accelerate through the NURSING courses, but I think perhaps you misunderstood about the prereqs? Again, I am not familiar with that program - maybe you should start a thread asking for input from them. I think that would get a better response and information for you. Good luck!
  10. by   michelle72
    Hi, I am looking to start either the RN-BSN or RN-MSN program soon. My ultimate goal is the MSN so I am thinking it will probably be that program. My main concern is with the hours required for the community health portion. How difficult was it to get the hours that they required while working full time?
  11. by   marycarney
    The community health practicum is difficult BUT flexible. I did a project on immunization rates among homeschoolers - and my hours included going to immunization clinicals, MANY interviews with homeschoolers and community events. It is NOT having to spend 90 hours with a public health nurse. Very flexible - the course mentor is very helpful in suggesting things you can do for the required hours. Hope this helps!
  12. by   michelle72
    Thank you for the info! It sounds more reasonable now that I know it isn't 90 clinical hours with a public health nurse. Congrats on finishing your degree!
  13. by   grad111
    Well Done MaryCarney!!! Can you offer any insight on post masters FNP? Is it possible to use a WGU MSN and continue on, do you know of anyone attempting this? and at what institutions? Thank you