WGU MSN in 6 months

  1. 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 do in terms of prerequisites of the msn classes-- are some classes REQUIRED to be taken before taking the next class? I understand that some classes SHOULD be taken before another class, but I want to know if it's possible to take them all at once?
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  3. by   Mom of Diskids
    You do progress at your own pace, however your Capstone project, which is a culmination of everything you have learned, takes approximately 6 months to complete. Also, most of the courses have multiple assignments, such as 5 essays. I guess anything is possible, but it doesn't seem realistic.
  4. by   marycarney
    Quote from bsnwnab
    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 do in terms of prerequisites of the msn classes-- are some classes REQUIRED to be taken before taking the next class? I understand that some classes SHOULD be taken before another class, but I want to know if it's possible to take them all at once?
    No - and this is the reason: in the MSN Education Specialist program, you complete a capstone which requires TWO IRB approvals, one from the facility of study and one from WGU. This is a lengthy process. Also, the capstone itself requires multiple revisions, each one taking approximately one week in the grading system. Between these issues and the other demanding coursework, it would not be possible to complete this degree in one term.
    I was able to complete my BSN through WGU in one term, and am days away from completing my MSN in two. Best of luck to you
  5. by   will-b-an-RN
    thats what id like to do, 1 term if possible!
  6. by   Millie405
    I just started the program (MSN-Edu) and my official goal is 18 months, but I'm hoping to finish in 12! I don't think personally that I could finish in 6 months. Mary, if you have any tips for us, that would be great, since you're almost done.
  7. by   marycarney
    I finished in 11 months, 5 days (not that I was counting!). My best advice to you is to start looking at your institution's IRB process NOW. If you work at a small hospital and IRB only meets once a quarter, that will HUGELY impact your timeline.

    Find out when they meet, how to submit - format and such.

    I am MORE than happy to message with any of you needing help / assistance. Obviously, do NOT ask me to 'share' my completed work with you (I have had many requests for this - and I am not interesting in violating the Academic Honesty policy)

    I am available to help you narrow down a research topic and brainstorm. Hit me up.
  8. by   SweettartRN
    Yes the MSN program CAN be completed in 6 months. You have to know your Capstone idea in advance, and be ready to hit the ground running from the first day.
  9. by   cayenne06
    I agree. It is possible, but not necessarily probably. I completed my BSN through WGU in less than 2 months (which is kind of embarrassing, honestly). I hope to complete my MSN in one term, but am budgeting for 3 because you never know.
  10. by   LoveToHike
    Have any of you had any regrets about choosing WGU?
  11. by   marycarney
    Zero - none - zip - nada
  12. by   klone
    I'm just finishing my BSN, not my Master's, but I have none.
  13. by   RN*mommy
    One month into the program and my only regret is I didn't do it sooner! I am in the RN-BSN program.
  14. by   LoveToHike
    Thanks everybody for the feedback!

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