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Looking for a Online MSN in Nursing Education

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by bsntiger bsntiger (New Member) New Member

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Hello, I am looking to get my MSN in Nursing Education at a preferably 100% online university. Does anyone have any good feedback about the university they went to?  

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DowntheRiver has 5 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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I'm doing the UTA MSN Ed. program, four classes in so far. I did their RN to BSN program so I was already familiar with their format and formula. 

It is 100% online except for your two clinicals which any program will make you do. Those are in your last two semesters.  I feel the coursework is challenging but fair and will prepare me for the CNE exam. 

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I earned my MSN-Education at CSU Dominguez Hills.  It took me 2 years full time.  As DowntheRiver said, the science/theory classes are online but you still have to complete clinicals.  I thought it was a great program.

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Bosslady951 has 19 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Family Nurse Practitioner Student.

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I would definitely choose WGU for their online MSN education program. I did it for a few classes and transferred because I really wanted to get my FNP. The program was good overall and not too pricey.

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Nurse2bESK has 7 years experience as a BSN and works as a Cardiac RN.

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Those of you in online programs, do you feel like your assignments are direct, or do you get busy work to justify the fact that you aren't in a classroom?

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DowntheRiver has 5 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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12 minutes ago, Nurse2bESK said:

Those of you in online programs, do you feel like your assignments are direct, or do you get busy work to justify the fact that you aren't in a classroom?

75% of the time I feel like I'm actually learning and the other 25% is just busywork to fulfill a writing word count requirement. In the class I'm in now, we have to create our own syllabi and rubrics, grade actual assignments according to rubrics, and provide constructive feedback on real student assignments. So I actually am learning stuff. The next 3 semesters I have the tough classes coming up - pathophysiology, assessment, and pharmacology - which will probably just be more difficult versions of their undergrad counterparts. Lots of studying and memorization but also absorption of the material for application. And I don't mind this, because in order to educate students on these topics, I certainly must have mastered them myself. 

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nurse2033 works as a RN, paramedic.

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You get out what you put in. My degree is from Excelsior. I learned a ton and use it all the time.

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On 2/27/2019 at 2:14 PM, Nurse2bESK said:

Those of you in online programs, do you feel like your assignments are direct, or do you get busy work to justify the fact that you aren't in a classroom?

I didn't have any busy work.  The online classes consisted of meaningful group projects, professional dialogue, presentations, etc.  Like nurse2033 I learned a ton and I actually what I learned.

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woodsyny has 37 years experience as a MSN and works as a College Professor, Pre-Surgical Testing Nurse.

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I did my MSN in education through Chamberlain. Great experience, and I now teach online for them!

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Drexel University. All online. Great program. 

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