Finished my MSN this morning - ask me anything! - page 7

by marycarney

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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 I'm counting!) Two degrees... Read More


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    Do you have any advice for a ADN new grad looking into WGU's RN-BSN course?
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    Quote from AspiringNurse19
    Do you have any advice for a ADN new grad looking into WGU's RN-BSN course?
    What kind of advice are you looking for?
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    I am starting the RN to MSN Ed on February 1st, how is it going so far?
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    I have been researching schools for my MSN in education. I would like to start in the new few months. I actually started at a local college in Beaumont, Texas, but had to drop after three weeks due to my overloaded work schedule. If I am understanding everything correctly, there are no actual "deadlines" in the WGU program. You have six months to complete all attempted units. Is that actually correct? Did you start the program in January? If you did, how is it? I have no problem doing the work. I just want to feel like I am actually learning and not just doing "busy" work to fulfill the education requirements. Any information you have would be appreciated. If you are in the program, I wish you luck and success in your studies and future career choices.
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    Interesting thread with lots of great information. I would love to get my master's. Here's my question: For the capstone project what if you don't work in a traditional health care setting? I work in a detention center. We are contracted by the county and the corporate office is 4 hrs away. How would one approach this in terms of a research project? Also, I am VERY interested in holistic nursing. Is it possible to incorporate your passion into the capstone? I'm not really clear on what the expectations are.

    Thanks and congrats to those who have graduated or are about to do so!
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    I'm guessing that, because incarcerated individuals are considered a vulnerable population, you would have a really hard time doing a capstone around your job. I don't see why you couldn't do something with holistic nursing!
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    Quote from klone
    I'm guessing that, because incarcerated individuals are considered a vulnerable population, you would have a really hard time doing a capstone around your job. I don't see why you couldn't do something with holistic nursing!
    Hmmmm...I wonder how I can find out more about this??? Seeing as how the capstone is such a large part of the curriculum (6 months dedicated to that alone) I'll have to look into this further. I can appreciate not doing research within my facility based on the clientele. Tell me more!!!
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    I would contact the Nursing program chair at WGU - and request to brainstorm this with a capstone mentor. They know all the different things students have done for capstone projects and can likely assist you.

    BUT: Think about this- you COULD do a study of WGU students! Attitudes toward correctional nursing, online schools, any number of topics. A friend did hers about vaccines and used on online survey tool to gather data. I think your problem is surmountable.
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    Quote from marycarney
    I would contact the Nursing program chair at WGU - and request to brainstorm this with a capstone mentor. They know all the different things students have done for capstone projects and can likely assist you.

    BUT: Think about this- you COULD do a study of WGU students! Attitudes toward correctional nursing, online schools, any number of topics. A friend did hers about vaccines and used on online survey tool to gather data. I think your problem is surmountable.
    Thank you for your feedback! What appeals to me is the lack of deadlines, per se. So if I want to go somewhere for a few days I don't have to stress about logging onto a discussion board before midnight on Sun, etc., correct? My one fear is the extensive writing component and staying on task with that. I have self discipline but...
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    marycarney, I sent you a PM...thanks for checking.


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