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RN-MSN Leadership at WGU

  1. 0 Good Morning! I am starting the RN-MSN Leadership program at WGU. I have already taken some courses at WGU (RN-BSN) before having to W/D b/c of family issues. I decided to return at pursue the MSN instead. Now the COS has changed. I was wondering if anyone out there who is in the RN-MSN program under the new COS can tell me what they think about the program and how it is going for them. Thanks you.
  2. Visit  RnTech29 profile page

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    Joined Nov '13; Posts: 4.

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  3. Visit  ykreitz profile page
    I've been in the program for 6 months (MSN Leadership/Management) and love it. I plan to graduate early in June. what changed?
  4. Visit  RnTech29 profile page
    Quote from ykreitz
    I've been in the program for 6 months (MSN Leadership/Management) and love it. I plan to graduate early in June. what changed?

    A lot from what I see. Course names have changed and a lot of classes were added (7-8). In all honesty, the course work looks a lot more like a traditional program then before. How many courses require objective assessments? I did not have to take any in the old program. Thanks.
  5. Visit  ykreitz profile page
    It is 30 credits. One class, Nursing Theory, is an objective assessment... the rest are performance. I saw the new curriculum... glad I started in June!

    Good luck! you can do this!
  6. Visit  featherzRN profile page
    The new MSN has several classes that are OA's (tests). It's very different from the 'old' program.
  7. Visit  RnTech29 profile page
    Can you tell me what classes are OA's?
  8. Visit  amojo99 profile page
    there is a pdf file available on the website for the msn program from wgu in education that details the course outline with course summaries and exactly how they are assessed. i would assume there is a similar pdf for the msn leadership program.
  9. Visit  kaustin007 profile page
    Question, In the real working world is having a MSN in leadership any different that MSN in nursing education? Having a MSN allows you to teach other RN students.. Having a MSN help you get into management positions as well. Unless youre studying to get into a NP program, does it matter if the MSN is geared toward leadership or education? i'm trying to decide if I should chose leadership or education track for my RN-MSN. Most people I know go for the education track. Any imput would be very help, thanks.
  10. Visit  psychRNmom2 profile page
    I believe MSN in leadership is more versatile. You can teach and take a management position with a MSN in leadership. Whereas with a MSN in education, I think you are more pigeon holed into teaching. I have heard schools will allow you teach if you have your MSN period-regardless of whether it was in education or leadership. I plan to pursue my MSN in leadership.
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