MSN Leadership - January Start

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by neuroRN14 (New) New

Is anyone starting the MSN in Leadership in January? I am excited to get started and hope this excitement will last.

I'd love to hear from my classmates!

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 16 years experience. 14,116 Posts

Good luck! I'm finishing my last term right now, but I would do it again in a heartbeat!

This is a very supportive forum, feel free to ask questions.

hppysmmr

7 Posts

I am starting the MSN Leadership Feb. 1st :), I am excited too!

neuroRN14

13 Posts

What was your academic background? How did you find the work load? I'm a bit worried about the length/amount of papers required.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 16 years experience. 14,116 Posts

I graduated from an ADN program in 2006. Started the RN-BSN program at WGU in 7/2011 and graduated in 12/2012 (3 terms). Then I started the MSN program in 6/2013 and will graduate in 5/2015 (4 terms).

I am a strong writer, and don't find paper-writing to be difficult. That said, I do not spend a lot of time on schoolwork. About 5-6 hours/week. I pretty much just do schoolwork on Saturdays, when I go to the library from about 10am until 3 or 4pm. And I've often spent weeks at a time doing nothing school-related at all. And I did not have any problems finishing the BSN in 3 terms, nor will I have difficulty finishing the MSN in 4 terms. Had I spent a steady regular amount of time, even 10 hours a week instead of 5, I'm sure I could have finished much quicker.

I would try not to worry too much about the papers.

chancockRN

2 Posts

I will be starting the MSN - Nursing Education January 1st, so a little bit of a different road, but we will be starting our MSNs together! I am excited as well!!

GOOD LUCK!!

psychpro9

2 Posts

I am too. I'm currently the evening charge on an inpatient adolescent psychiatric unit. I also teach the Psychiatric Nursing course, theory and one clinical this semester, at the local community college. I need the MSN to become regular faculty. I'm glad to hear Klone say 5 hours a week is enough.

I think this week we should be contacted by our mentors. I bought the new Kindle. I was excited. I think I'll have to start with statistics and biochem. Not exciting subjects but I'll try to have an open mind. My students taught me about Quizlets. Has anyone utilized those?

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TRock7970

3 Posts

I currently wrapping up my last last class in the RN-BSN track and planning to begin the BSN-MSN Leadership & Management coursework starting Jan. '15. I'm super excited and and anxious to get started! Good Luck to you.

TRock7970

3 Posts

I'm hopeful to start the same program in January. Good Luck to you.

jenrninmi, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D. Has 11 years experience. 1,975 Posts

Good luck to you! Do you happen to have a list of courses that will be taken? I'm looking on their website and can't find it. Just curious of what this program will consist of.

jenrninmi, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D. Has 11 years experience. 1,975 Posts

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For the MSN-Leadership, I feel that this is a versatile degree. What exactly, can someone do with this type of degree? Can they be a DON, PCL, or something else? I feel that I would be able to help nurses with this type of degree as I have been in the trenches for so long, by being able to really make a change for the better for the care they can provide. If anyone can offer any type of additional information as the paths this degree can take you I would greatly appreciate it.