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Is it better to do the RN to BSN first or go straight for the MSN

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I saw that after taking the RN to BSN, alot of students went on to get their MSN through WGU. Do you feel now like you should have just went straight for the MSN, or is it a way to start with BSN then decide with your BSN that you want to change your degree to MSN? How many classes in the BSN were not needed for the MSN. If you had it to do all over again which way would you do it?

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 14 years experience.

I did RN-BSN, then BSN-MSN, and if I could do it over again, I would still do it the same way. I was able to take a few months off before starting the MSN, and since the BSN-MSN program is taking me a full 2 years, that is 2 years with a BSN that has furthered my career and opportunities. I would not be in the current leadership position I have if I hadn't had my BSN.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

I graduated from the online RN-to-BSN program through WGU and, looking back, I wouldn't make any changes.

Though I surely want the MSN degree, for personal reasons I'd rather earn it at one of many regional state universities that doesn't have a massive online reputation.

Grneyzrn

Specializes in Pediatrics, Med-Surg, Infectious Disease. Has 12 years experience.

Klone the BSN-msn takes 2 yrs?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

Klone the BSN-msn takes 2 yrs?
The BSN-to-MSN will only take 2 years if a student moves at the slowest pace possible. Most people take anywhere from 10 to 18 months to complete it, depending on how fast they move through the coursework and how many courses get accelerated.

Grneyzrn

Specializes in Pediatrics, Med-Surg, Infectious Disease. Has 12 years experience.

Oh ok thanks

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 14 years experience.

Klone the BSN-msn takes 2 yrs?

It did for me. :)

I'm doing 8 credits a semester, no more or less.