Finished my MSN this morning - ask me anything! - page 8

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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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    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...
    Correct. No deadlines, other than the end-of-semester deadline (all classes you have enrolled in for that semester must be completed or any outstanding class will get an F, and there is a minimum credit requirement each semester of 12 in the BSN program and 8 in the MSN program). The program works really well for my husband, who has to travel a lot for work. He might be on a business trip for a week, where he can't do anything school related, but then he'll be working from home for two weeks, where he can get a lot done in that time.

    You don't have to be a stellar writer to do well. You do need self-discipline, though!

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    Are you able to sign up for more classes in the same term if you end up finishing all of the ones you are registered for earlier than expected?
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    Quote from kissmyasn
    Are you able to sign up for more classes in the same term if you end up finishing all of the ones you are registered for earlier than expected?
    Definitely! I'd often try to determine if I was going to be finishing a class over the weekend and contact my mentor proactively to add more classes.
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    Quote from RN*mommy

    Definitely! I'd often try to determine if I was going to be finishing a class over the weekend and contact my mentor proactively to add more classes.
    Wow that's great!!

    What happens if you don't pass a course, are you able to retake it within that same term? I'm assuming the failing grade would go on your transcript? Not planning on failing anything, but you never know!!
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    Quote from kissmyasn
    Wow that's great!!

    What happens if you don't pass a course, are you able to retake it within that same term? I'm assuming the failing grade would go on your transcript? Not planning on failing anything, but you never know!!
    You really can't fail a class unless you simply don't finish it by the end of the semester. When you complete tasks, you either pass it or it is returned to you for revision. You pass a class once you've satisfactorily completed all tasks for that class.
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    Quote from klone
    You really can't fail a class unless you simply don't finish it by the end of the semester. When you complete tasks, you either pass it or it is returned to you for revision. You pass a class once you've satisfactorily completed all tasks for that class.
    Thanks so much for clarifying that. I guess I was thinking that you turned in the essays or tests and if you didn't pass then you just failed and that was that. Thanks for answering my question!!
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    For those that finished the program or have been in the program for some time.. What was your study technique? Did you just make flashcards for all the terms and keypoints? And for the health assessment class, how did you study? Right now I am making a boat load of flashcards of all the points that I may not have known before but I realized that its quite a bit. any advice would be greatly appreciated I am in the ADN to BSN program started March 1, 2013, and still in the first class "Health Assessment".
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    Wow thats impressive. Does that transfer to Florida License wise?
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    Quote from Tlott1926
    Wow thats impressive. Does that transfer to Florida License wise?
    You would already have a license, so where you obtained your MSN would not affect that in any way.
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    Hello all!

    Please forgive me, but what is an "oral defense" and a "capstone"?? I am just starting to look into online schools for a MSN...

    Boy, WGU seems to be the way to go for online schooling!

    Thanks in advance!


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