How Long to Complete? RN-BSN, BSN-MSN

  1. Hello Everyone,
    I see this is different for everyone; as you work at your own pace, but I want to here from others. I will be graduating this December (2014) with my ADN. I want to start WGU immediately upon passing my NCLEX. I have a job lined up for when I graduate, so no problem there.

    Anyway, I see I will need BioChem and Statistics. I want to do the RN to MSN in Leadership. Is it possible for me to earn my BSN in the 1st 6 months and MSN in the second 6 months? I am very stubborn and know I will throw myself into it as soon as I start. lol

    Any thoughts?

    Also, if you have already completed either the BSN or MSN, feel free to vote on the poll below. (:
    Last edit by RN-4Ever on Apr 29, '14
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  2. Poll: How long to get BSN/ MSN

    • Completed in < 1 Term (BSN)

      26.92% 7
    • Completed in 1 Term (BSN)

      7.69% 2
    • Completed in 2 Terms (BSN)

      19.23% 5
    • Completed in >2 Terms (BSN)

      30.77% 8
    • Completed in < 1 Term (MSN)

      15.38% 4
    • Completed in 1 Term (MSN)

      0% 0
    • Completed in 2 Terms (MSN)

      3.85% 1
    • Completed in >2 Terms (MSN)

      7.69% 2
    26 Votes / Multiple Choice
  3. 24 Comments

  4. by   klone
    I voted - it took me 3 terms to complete my BSN, and it will probably take me 3+ terms to finish my MSN (I'm just finishing my second term, and I expect that I will have to go into a 4th term to complete my capstone).
  5. by   featherzRN
    I did my BSN in < 1 term. However the new MSN is much expanded and requires a couple of field experiences, so it may not be possible to do in one term anymore. It started in september 2013, and so far I do not know of anyone that has completed it (only from the facebook groups).
  6. by   RN-4Ever
    Well that sticks they have made it harder. I really want to earn my BSN in 1 term. I would love to earn my MSN in 1 term, but don't mind if that takes a littler longer.
  7. by   RN-4Ever
    Featherz, Do you know how long sciences are good for? I took A&P 1 Fall 2009 and A&P 2 Spring 2010 and Micro Summer 2010. Will these still be good?
  8. by   featherzRN
    Quote from LPN-RN2be
    Featherz, Do you know how long sciences are good for? I took A&P 1 Fall 2009 and A&P 2 Spring 2010 and Micro Summer 2010. Will these still be good?
    As long as they have a lab component they should be fine. I got credit for my anatomy and lab and I took mine in .. ahem.. 1988.
  9. by   RN-4Ever
    GREAT! They did have a LAB! :0) Thanks
  10. by   TheCommuter
    However, if you plan to transfer a statistics course into WGU's BSN program, the transcript evaluation people will only grant credit if the class was taken no more than five years ago. If the statistics course is more than five years old, WGU will require you to take this as a prerequisite.
  11. by   RN-4Ever
    Anyone else want to vote on this poll?
  12. by   RN-4Ever
    Anyone???
  13. by   benegesserit
    I think most of the people paying a lot of attention to this forum are current students, so we can only guess at our completion.
  14. by   RN-4Ever
    lol. I didn't think of that. Good point...
  15. by   benegesserit
    Most people I see on the Facebook group are taking 2 semesters to complete the BSN. I'll be taking 3, mainly because life was unexpectedly really overwhelming during the first semester, and I decided to take it slower this semester and save just enough units to qualify for financial aid next semester, rather than trying to jam everything in this semester, not making it, and not qualifying for financial aid for the remainder.

    I haven't heard a whole lot about the MSN.

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