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MSN from WGU - will I get hired?


Specializes in ER, Cardiac, Hospice, Hyperbaric, Float. Has 9 years experience.

If I get my MSN from WGU online (Western Governor's University), will their nontraditional format prevent me from getting a job as an adjunct? I am a Float Pool RN who has a Bachelor's in Education. I REALLY love nursing, and I REALLY want to get back to teaching. I know the MSN in Education is what I need, but I am somewhat worried about WGU. It is a "competency based" school, totally online, very non-traditional, but also very legitimate and accredited and not a "diploma mill". HOWEVER, it is my understanding that grades are all pass/fail. When I am applying for positions as an adjunct clinical instructor, is it enough that I have an MSN from an accredited school, or do they want to see my GPA? I would hate to devote so much time and money to something and come out of it unable to achieve my original goals. I would appreciate any feedback regarding this. Thank you!

P.S. When I posted this before this edit, guess which advertisement was on the bottom of my post? WGU! Hmmm....

CraigB-RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, Emergency, Education, Informatics. Has 40 years experience.

It really shouldn't be an issue. The only time the pass/fail could come back to haunt you is if you apply to certain NP programs after.

The last interview I did, we didn't even get the name of the school from HR. Just that the person had the appropriate MSN.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Lots of the cyber-friends I made during my MSN program at WGU are working as adjuncts and more. Including me!