Finished my MSN this morning - ask me anything! - page 9

by marycarney, BSN, RN | 82,218 Views | 115 Comments

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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    Most master's programs require a thesis or other large project (capstone) that represents the culmination of your schooling. The capstone for WGU is a large research project. Once you've written your thesis or completed you capstone, you have to "defend" it - basically sit in front a panel of professors while they ask you questions about your project or research, in order to ascertain that you're sufficiently knowledgeable about it. That's the "oral defense"
    MsvolsRN and Tina, RN like this.
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    I'm starting WGU in July for my BSN! I graduate from My ADM program in 21 days!
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    Quote from PatMac10,SN
    I'm starting WGU in July for my BSN! I graduate from My ADM program in 21 days!
    I'm also hoping to start July 1st, I'm graduating with my ADN in exactly 10 days!!!
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    Quote from kissmyasn

    I'm also hoping to start July 1st, I'm graduating with my ADN in exactly 10 days!!!
    Omg! Really!!! I graduate in 8 days!!!!
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    Quote from PatMac10,SN
    Omg! Really!!! I graduate in 8 days!!!!
    Yay, I am so happy for us!!!!!!
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    Spoke to admission counselor at WGU and she's telling me average completion time for rn to msn is 4 yrs. Should I start the rn to bsn program and then get the master or would this be a total waste of time. Help, lost.
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    If you don't sign up to do RN to MSN and just do RN to BSN you will have to wait six months after getting your BSN to start the MSN. If you start the RN to MSN and decide to just do the BSN then they can change it.
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    Quote from klone
    Most master's programs require a thesis or other large project (capstone) that represents the culmination of your schooling. The capstone for WGU is a large research project. Once you've written your thesis or completed you capstone, you have to "defend" it - basically sit in front a panel of professors while they ask you questions about your project or research, in order to ascertain that you're sufficiently knowledgeable about it. That's the "oral defense"
    Klone
    I'm new here and I hope this isn't breaking some kind of rule but is there a way you can message me or I you? I'd like to get more info on your experience.
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    Thank you for being so receptive to questions! I am nearly done with my associate RN program and am looking at schools to continue education through.


    1) It is my understanding that the classes for WGUs RN-BSN are done one at a time, at your own pace. On average, how long did it take to complete a class?


    2) How are the e-books delivered? Is it via Kindle format? Did they send an ebook disc to you?


    3) How did you find WGU regarding credit transfers? I was on the phone with a rep from WGU today and they are refusing to view my transcripts until I am finished with my ASN and working as an RN.


    4) How did proctored exams work? I’ve heard there’s a webcam involved…
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    hello everyone,

    I am interested in attending Western Governors for my Master's in nursing education. My questions is... is it accredited in the state of California? specifically for my MSN in nursing education...


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