Quote from livelovelaugh1
Thanks for the info. I have a few questions if you have the time.
1.What are the repeat classes?
2.Are you saying there is no disadvantage to starting the MSN as long as you take the BSN classes first?
3.What do you mean when you say you are first taking classes that are are geared toward your practicum?
"So once I finished the MSN classes that are geared towards my BSN and my practicum I will get my BSN and still be on track working towards my MSN. Does that make sense? If I didn't do it that way I would have had to wait until the end of my term to start the MSN courses and delayed my receiving the BSN. WGU does reward a BSN if you're in the RN-MSN track when you finish the coursework for the BSN."
Sorry for my delay!
1. I'm not 100% sure on the names of the repeat class(es). I think there are 2 and if I'm wrong please someone correct me. I know I lost one of my BSN courses when I switched programs and gained 3 MSN classes, however they aren't overly taxing and only have a few tasks to complete. I thinking nursing roles and something else were the two that are different if you're in the MSN program versus the BSN program. My understanding is these "bridge" classes count towards the competition of both your BSN and MSN if you're in the RN-MSN program. If you're in the BSN program you take different classes then have to take these MSN-geared courses if you switch the program later on...so essentially you do slightly more coursework if you complete your BSN and then switch to the MSN program. Does that make sense?
2. I think number one kind of answers this question? If you start off in the MSN program, your mentor will automatically begin you on the path of working towards your BSN because they do grant you one once you have finished the coursework geared for that degree. The advantage is taking the classes that count for both the MSN and BSN.
3. My comment was missing a comma. It should read: "So once I finished the MSN classes that are geared towards my BSN, and my practicum, I will get my BSN and still be on track working towards my MSN."
The practicum is separate. The only course geared towards your practicum is HAT1, which you have to complete task one before beginning your practicum. So once I complete the MSN classes that count towards my BSN AND my practicum I will receive my BSN. My apologies for poor writing.
I hope this helps!