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 is most likely. She said that more courses have been added recently which makes the program longer. I explained to her that I will be working only 1 day per week (if they call me in) and plan to devote 40-50+ hours weekly to studying. I have no children at home and my husband is also working on a degree with WSU. I have some pre-reqs to take--micro, statistics, bio-chem, and behavorial psych. But, I have been a nurse for 14 years: med/surg, case management and home health for 11 yrs. I have already taken 2 RN-BSN classes plus nutrition that didn't transfer. Furthermore, I had a 4.0 in college! She listened to me but said she really doesn't like to accelerate students that much. Needless to say, I was very surprised. I was hoping to finish in 6 months but 9 months at the most. Am I being unrealistic? Do I have a lot more courses to take then others do? I was so motivated and excited to start but now... Any advice is appreciated.