WGU MSN in 6 months - page 5

Is it possible to do the msn educator program in one term 6 months? In a way that's 2 quarters, so it would be 15 units per quarter. If the student is able to handle all the load, is it possible to... Read More

  1. by   meanmaryjean
    My capstone was 55 pages.

    I am an adjunct at WGU and I am not Mormon - honestly, I have no clue how many of the faculty are or are not. Why would it matter?

    I know that University of Southern Indiana has a DNP program and considers WGU grads on a case-by-case basis. Several managers at my hospital (I have two jobs!!) are enrolled in WGU and planning to go on for a DNP.
  2. by   oneLoneNurse
    That is long, but doable.

    Ditto. Totally agree.

  3. by   LoveToHike
    I will be starting the RN-BSN program soon and hadn't seen anything about the IRB. Is there anything in the BSN program that needs IRB approval?
  4. by   klone
    No. IRB involvement is only necessary if you're planning a research project with human subjects, which is not necessary in the BSN program.
  5. by   oneLoneNurse
    Do we have to do a research project with human subjects in the MSN program?
  6. by   LoveToHike
    Thanks, klone!
  7. by   NURSINGHEART21
    Hey ya'll!
    Question for those who are already in the MSN education track.
    How long does it take from the application process to when you get to start the actual program. I want to start the program by April. Would you suggest I start applying now? Also, I work at a hospital that is affiliated with WGU but I would like to do my hours at another hospital that is apparently also affiliated with the school. Am I able to choose?

    Thank you for your time in answering my questions!
  8. by   meanmaryjean
    Yes, you do a research project with human subjects in the MSN program - both of them.
  9. by   klone
    Quote from oneLoneNurse
    Do we have to do a research project with human subjects in the MSN program?
    I imagine it depends completely on what you choose to do your capstone on.
  10. by   oneLoneNurse
    I don' t think so, klone. I think what Mary is implying is that the capstone is a quantitative versus qualitative assignment. I think the capstone is requesting we do a literature search, then create an experimental design, run it, and then study the results. This is involved, but doable. But, I think this is where the IRB comes in. I appreciate everyone's input on this as I am not sure.

  11. by   meanmaryjean
    Actually, mine was qualitative - but it involved human subjects.

    I should have clarified that you must complete training on 'research involving human subjects' as a part of the capstone, but that it is not necessarily 'control group / experimental group' - type research. Mea culpa
  12. by   klone
    But not all studies are prospective in design, as Mary states above. For example, many study designs are retrospective chart reviews, which would not require IRB approval (as long as all data is deidentified). It's only if you're doing ongoing research involving people that the IRB needs to get involved (I work in research, so I work with the IRB regularly).
  13. by   meanmaryjean
    BUT WGU requires IRB approval for all capstones- whether the institution requires it or not. I know at my institution - the types of projects you mention get either an 'expeditied' or and 'exempt' review - but they still have to go through the entire IRB process.
    I'm 99.999% on this statement.
    AND you must have WGU's own institutional IRB approval as well.