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WGU RN-BSN in 1 1/2 years?? - page 3

I started WGU RN-BSN on 4/1/13. I spoke with my mentor last night to set up my courses for my first term and she said that it will be nearly impossible for me to graduate in 6 months and 1 1/2 years... Read More

  1. Visit  Jess6 profile page
    Quote from retroaries12
    i see you said 15 units and 16 on the 2nd - what is the max unit one may have to take?
    Everyone starts off with 12 units per semester. If you're getting financial aid, you have to complete at least 2/3 of these units in order to continue qualifying for financial aid. If you're not getting financial aid, I suppose there's realistically no minimum, but it would get awful expensive with the flat-rate-per-semester pricing.

    There is no maximum. If you are capable of completing all your classes in one semester, you can do that.
  2. Visit  klone profile page
    If you're not getting financial aid, you still have to complete 12 units per semester (8 for MSN classes). If you don't finish, you get a "fail" for those classes, which will ultimately lower your GPA. You have to retake them the next semester.
  3. Visit  debmsn2013 profile page
    I think as your mentor gets to know you and sees you progressing through your courses she will understand you better.
    I did the WGU program BSN in one year but hadn't been in a classroom for years and worked full time. It is very paper
    intensive, but it was a really great program. I also did their MSN program and finished last year. Very worthwhile.
  4. Visit  carriebarton59 profile page
    This morning an enrollment counselor told me the RN to MSN program takes FOUR YEARS!!! I have a bachelor's degree in psych and an associate's in nursing. Four years is a far cry from a 1-2 years. Has anyone else heard this?
  5. Visit  klone profile page
    It would take 4 years if you did the minimum number of credits each semester (12 credits/semester for the undergrad courses, and 8 credits/semester for the master's level courses). It's quite easy to accelerate if you're motivated and don't procrastinate.

    But even with accelerating, I don't think I've heard of anyone who was able to do the whole thing in a year. More typical for highly motivated students is 2 terms for the BSN portion and 2 terms for the MSN, for a total of 2 years. I did my BSN in 3 terms (18 months) and it will take me 2 years to do my MSN. This is without acceleration. I've been a student at WGU since July, 2011. I plan to graduate in May of 2015 (I took 5 months off between the BSN and the MSN programs).
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