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WGU MSN in 6 months

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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 do in terms of prerequisites of the msn classes-- are some classes REQUIRED to be taken before taking the next class? I understand that some classes SHOULD be taken before another class, but I want to know if it's possible to take them all at once?

Mom of Diskids

Has 12 years experience.

You do progress at your own pace, however your Capstone project, which is a culmination of everything you have learned, takes approximately 6 months to complete. Also, most of the courses have multiple assignments, such as 5 essays. I guess anything is possible, but it doesn't seem realistic.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

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

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 do in terms of prerequisites of the msn classes-- are some classes REQUIRED to be taken before taking the next class? I understand that some classes SHOULD be taken before another class, but I want to know if it's possible to take them all at once?

No - and this is the reason: in the MSN Education Specialist program, you complete a capstone which requires TWO IRB approvals, one from the facility of study and one from WGU. This is a lengthy process. Also, the capstone itself requires multiple revisions, each one taking approximately one week in the grading system. Between these issues and the other demanding coursework, it would not be possible to complete this degree in one term.

I was able to complete my BSN through WGU in one term, and am days away from completing my MSN in two. Best of luck to you

thats what id like to do, 1 term if possible!

I just started the program (MSN-Edu) and my official goal is 18 months, but I'm hoping to finish in 12! I don't think personally that I could finish in 6 months. Mary, if you have any tips for us, that would be great, since you're almost done. :)

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

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

I finished in 11 months, 5 days (not that I was counting!). My best advice to you is to start looking at your institution's IRB process NOW. If you work at a small hospital and IRB only meets once a quarter, that will HUGELY impact your timeline.

Find out when they meet, how to submit - format and such.

I am MORE than happy to message with any of you needing help / assistance. Obviously, do NOT ask me to 'share' my completed work with you (I have had many requests for this - and I am not interesting in violating the Academic Honesty policy)

I am available to help you narrow down a research topic and brainstorm. Hit me up.

SweettartRN

Has 1 years experience.

Yes the MSN program CAN be completed in 6 months. You have to know your Capstone idea in advance, and be ready to hit the ground running from the first day.

cayenne06, MSN, CNM

Specializes in Reproductive & Public Health. Has 10 years experience.

I agree. It is possible, but not necessarily probably. I completed my BSN through WGU in less than 2 months (which is kind of embarrassing, honestly). I hope to complete my MSN in one term, but am budgeting for 3 because you never know.

LoveToHike

Has 4 years experience.

Have any of you had any regrets about choosing WGU?

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

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

Zero - none - zip - nada

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 14 years experience.

I'm just finishing my BSN, not my Master's, but I have none.

One month into the program and my only regret is I didn't do it sooner! I am in the RN-BSN program.

LoveToHike

Has 4 years experience.

Thanks everybody for the feedback!

Hello everyone! I have been reading all of your posts and I am very interested in learning more about your experience in the BSN program. This is geared more to those of you that are 1st time students with no RN degree. I have a B.S. In Biology and i am having a very hard time getting into a program :-( How is this program? Has anyone had a hard time finding a job or getting into an MSN program other than the one MSN WGU offers? How are the clinical sites assigned? Is there anyone from IL enrolled in this program? I would really appreciate any feedback. Thanks alot :-)

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

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

The pre-licensure BSN program is only available in Indiana, Texas And California. If you do not live in one of those states, you are not eligible. Sorry. :(

What is the IRB you all are referring to. I have a BSN from University of Phoenix and I would like to get my MSN in education. Does anyone know what prereqs were added to your curriculum?

SweettartRN,

Did you complete WGU's MSN program in 6-12 months? Any suggestions for students planning on applying for the MSN program at WGU?

Anyone have any problems with getting into other grad programs other than WGU after getting a BSN. I am interested in getting into a BSN to DNP after I get a BSN.