Hello! I just started the RN-MSN leadership and management program August 1st. I am also in California. I would recommend you call and speak to an enrollment counselor. They are very helpful, in fact I would recommend the one I had, Whitney McKee. To move quickly through courses, you can review the course material, determine how competent you feel and try the pre-assessment test to give you an idea of areas you might need to focus on. I think your goal of 3 terms (6 months each) is very attainable! I am trying to get through mine in 18 months! Good luck to you!