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WGU MSN in 6 months - page 8

Is it possible to do the msn educator program in one term 6 months? In a way that's 2 quarters, so it would be 15 units per quarter. If the student is able to handle all the load, is it possible to... Read More

  1. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from passionflower
    I think I stand alone with this!
    You certainly don't! I might possibly hold the record for the student who has been at WGU for the longest amount of time! I'm hoping to be done at the end of July, which will make exactly 4 years total, with one 5-month break between finishing the BSN and starting the MSN. I have just gone into my FIFTH term of the MSN program. My husband is very exasperated at me.

    That will mean 18 months to do the RN-BSN program, and 26 months to complete the MSN.
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  2. Visit  RNRy profile page
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    My advice: If you do happen to complete the MSN degree in one term, I'd keep it to myself. Completing a graduate degree in 6 months doesn't exactly say "quality" and "authentic" to a lot of people and further sparks the "WGU is a diploma mill BS."
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  3. Visit  passionflower profile page
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    Yes. I agree people would believe that.

    The way WGU is set up as competency based and for the experienced working nurse they make it "doable" to complete quickly.

    You can pass some of the Assessments based on RN years of experience and knowledge and a quick refresher, but if you actually study all of the material they suggest including tons of reading and videos, there is No Way you can complete that quickly. Unless you spend every waking moment studying.

    If you value enriching your education then it will take time. If you just want the degree asap you can do that also. Like life it is what you make of it.

    I hated the way I initially earned my associate degree, working and raising a family with no real online options I studied what I could but never really felt I got what I wanted from my studies. Today it is different I study approximately 12-15 hours per week, ONE class at a time, plenty of material and I am learning a lot because I choose to do it this way.

    To each his own....
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  4. Visit  debmsn2013 profile page
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    Wgu's MSN is doable in 6 months--I did it!
  5. Visit  Elektra6 profile page
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    Quote from debmsn2013
    Wgu's MSN is doable in 6 months--I did it!
    Did you have a community/clinical project?
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    Quote from Elektra6
    Did you have a community/clinical project?
    There is a quality improvement project that is done at the end of the program.
  7. Visit  Minnesota Betty profile page
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    Some on AN say the capstone alone takes six months. Some have said that WGU won't open the capstone course until all other course work is completed. Can you help me figure out how you did it in one term with the capstone? Thank you.
  8. Visit  Minnesota Betty profile page
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    I've seen a few people ask how long it takes to get admitted from the start of the application, but I haven't seen any responses. I apologize if this has been answered. What is a reasonable expected turn around one could expect from application to being able to begin a program? Thank you.
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    Quote from Minnesota Betty
    I've seen a few people ask how long it takes to get admitted from the start of the application, but I haven't seen any responses. I apologize if this has been answered. What is a reasonable expected turn around one could expect from application to being able to begin a program? Thank you.
    It's been a bit impacted lately, so I am guessing a few months from application. The amount of time will vary, as sometimes it's necessary to wait until there's room.

    And the MSN capstone doesn't take six months - the 'old' one they had a few years ago might have, but the new one is doable in a much shorter period of time depending on your topic.
  10. Visit  Minnesota Betty profile page
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    Thank you. Does the capstone still always require IRB approval? Or can one choose a capstone that does't require this?
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    Quote from Minnesota Betty
    Thank you. Does the capstone still always require IRB approval? Or can one choose a capstone that does't require this?
    No, the capstone has been changed. It's no longer an IRB-approved research project. Instead, it is now a QI project you identify from your place of employment.
  12. Visit  Minnesota Betty profile page
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    Quote from klone
    No, the capstone has been changed. It's no longer an IRB-approved research project. Instead, it is now a QI project you identify from your place of employment.
    Thank you. So it is possible now to craft a capstone that does not require institutional approval? Also, do you know whether the capstone course can begin immediately upon beginning the MSN now? Or are there courses or other requirements that must be met? Or perhaps it depends on the WGU person assigned to the student . . . Thanks so much. I've scoured WGU's website and haven't found questions to the nitty gritty.
  13. Visit  featherzRN profile page
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    Quote from Minnesota Betty
    Thank you. So it is possible now to craft a capstone that does not require institutional approval? Also, do you know whether the capstone course can begin immediately upon beginning the MSN now? Or are there courses or other requirements that must be met? Or perhaps it depends on the WGU person assigned to the student . . . Thanks so much. I've scoured WGU's website and haven't found questions to the nitty gritty.
    I doubt the capstone can 'officially' start until you get near the end, but if you have a project in mind and are working on it, I am guessing you may be able to fit it in assuming it meets the criteria. There are still things to be done prior to turning it in, so it can't be first up.

    And you do not need IRB approval, but you MAY need the approval of your workplace - that would depend on where you work and what your project is. WGU does not require it, afaik, but some institutions may want an agreement with WGU to allow you to do a project. I had to get the agreement for my MBA - it was pretty painless.

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