WGU writes: RN-BSN in 6 months is a rumor, not do-able - page 3

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Here is a quote from the BSN community site mentor: "Hi everyone! I know that there have been some rumors about finishing the RN-BSN program in 6 months, and I wanted to clear up those rumors. A 6 month finish is highly... Read More


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    Quote from klone
    If you have to take it in two separate terms, how does it make it "highly unlikely"? It would seem to me that it would make it impossible. Honestly, I don't buy it.
    I agree with Klone. The wording in this statement makes me think the college may be pressing for people to do it in two terms, but if you finish all the other coursework and there's time to do the practicum you should be able to. I hope someone is asking for clarification from the mentor who made that statement. Even with the additions to the program if someone is able to put the time and effort into finishing it in one term, my opinion is they should be allowed to. Of course I'm nobody...haha.
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    Quote from klone

    Right, but we're talking about the BSN, and I know of at least a dozen people who have finished in six months or less.
    I know what you're talking about. I'm simply stating that I can see where the school would make that statement. If only 2 people in 5 years have completed an MSN in 6mo, i wouldn't be surprised to hear that it's near impossible to finish a BSN in 6mo

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
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    Quote from itsnowornever
    I know what you're talking about. I'm simply stating that I can see where the school would make that statement. If only 2 people in 5 years have completed an MSN in 6mo, i wouldn't be surprised to hear that it's near impossible to finish a BSN in 6mo

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
    But the MSN is more time intensive than the BSN. Just the capstone itself will take the greater part of a semester. It makes perfect sense to me that it's nearly impossible to complete the MSN, but not exceptionally difficult to complete the BSN.
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    Quote from MarBug7
    On a side note... I then used my BSN from WGU to get into my MSN-FNP program at a very well respected local college. Many said WGU would ruin the chance to go to a "brick and mortar" for me, but that was not the case at all. =)
    I, too, was worried about being accepted into an FNP program with my WGU degree -- primarily because of the whole GPA issue. I'm finishing this May and I'm already provisionally accepted into a local university's FNP program for this Fall. It took a huge weight off of my shoulders to get that acceptance letter

    But, back to the topic -- I think that this has more to do with keeping the school's credibility than it is about the reality of not being able to complete in 6 months. The last thing WGU wants is to be promoted as the "6 month BSN" school. Honestly, if they get that reputation, it's going to seriously devalue the degree and discredit the university. It's been proven that it's doable in 6 months, but it shouldn't be the norm.
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    Quote from SweettartRN
    I finished by BSN in 3 months and 7 days. It's do-able.
    Hi how many credits did you have to do for the bsn at wgu?
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    I also graduated from WGU. I think with the old curriculum it was very possible if motivated and with good time management; not too difficult just time consuming. There were classes you could finish in a week and some that would take longer. Also it would depend on how many credits you had transferred in. To me the people who finished in 6 months or less averaged about 23 credits. Forgive me if I dont remember exactly. It also helps if you are knowledgeable about the subject area, and to develop a system for completing papers and studying. I was similar in that I was able to complete community health and practicum in the same semester. If the curriculum was how it is now I probably would have went elsewhere. However, I'm still glad I went and would recommend it to others for cost and flexibility.
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    You did this under the new curriculum?
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    No the old curriculum.
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    I finished in five months, but I did have a Bachelor in Business also, so I had to complete 27 credits for the BSN. I continued to work full time also.
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    BSN- 5 months, 12 days
    MSN - 11 months, 5 days

    Carried in a BS in another discipline


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