Anyone Attending Western Governors University Pre-licensure Nursing on Oct 2011? - page 4

Hi everyone, is there anyone planning on attending the cohort on Oct 2011? thanks... Read More

  1. Visit  emmbee profile page
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    WGU-Director:

    I look forward to having you review my packet for Indy!
  2. Visit  sdlane profile page
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    Is this a self-paced online program? I did not think it is but, wanted to make sure because I do not want it to be self-paced. Also, Will they be getting hospital clinicals in San Diego? If not, which hospital would be most sufficient for SD students to attend clinicals.
    Last edit by sdlane on Oct 26, '11
  3. Visit  dixon4rn profile page
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    How are things going with the program?
  4. Visit  Fcat profile page
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    Hello everyone,
    I am currently applying to the march cohort, I would like to know if there is anyone applying to this one as well,I am in Los Angeles, and would truly LOVED hear back from anyone that is already on the program. I would like to know about the application process for clinicals, how hard it is?
  5. Visit  73ss86 profile page
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    Hello everyone,

    I am also applying to the march cohort. I would like to know from previous students about the clinicals is it really 12 hour shifts for 12 weeks? When does that start?

    Thanks
  6. Visit  SPJJMommy profile page
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    The clinicals are 12 hour shifts for 2 week periods (so you do 5 shifts within 2 weeks). There are about 9 or 10 clinical intensive periods over the course of the 24-month program. The first year you only have 3 clinical intensives, so most of them happen in the second year. Hopefully that clears it up a little for you!
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    Quote from SPJJMommy
    The clinicals are 12 hour shifts for 2 week periods (so you do 5 shifts within 2 weeks). There are about 9 or 10 clinical intensive periods over the course of the 24-month program. The first year you only have 3 clinical intensives, so most of them happen in the second year. Hopefully that clears it up a little for you!
    Thank you! That does clear it up!
  8. Visit  brandonsgirl profile page
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    Hello, I am looking into WGU and was wondering where everyone took there biochem class? I am looking for online options.
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  9. Visit  fitness1st profile page
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    Hi is anyone in the WGU pre-lic BSN program in Florida?
  10. Visit  EVLGNUS profile page
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    A counselor interviewed me today and talked about the program. WGU change the nursing program to 2 1/2 years...the first 6 months will all be didactics, but we need to go to a mandatory clinical bootcamp for 2 weekends w/c will all be CNA clinical skills, after that they will test us. Then after 6 months, it's mostly gonna be clinical for the rest of the 2 years. I feel excited but I might change my job to part time or perdiem after 6 months. =)
  11. Visit  Fcat profile page
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    Hello everyone, I got into the march cohort for cedars, I am very happy.Can anyone tell me what should I expect for the nursing skill boot camp and the test, is it hard, what will they ask me to perform, is there any written exam as well? Thank you very much!!!!
  12. Visit  Hexum944 profile page
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    Fcat, I am in the August 2011 cohort at Cedars. So far the program has progressed very well. There have been a few bumps along the way, as in any school, but overall Im very happy and satisfied with the program.

    The skills bootcamp is the easiest test we've had so far. We had a fantastic lady named (MODERATOR EDIT OF NAME), an NP, who did our bootcamp. She is one of our favorite instructors. We meet at El Camino community college in Torrance. If I remember correctly, the bootcamp goes over basic nursing skills like bed making (with patient out of bed, with patient in bed), helping a patient ambulate (from bed, from wheel chair, crutches, with gait belt), partial and full bed bath, taking vitals (auscultating lung sounds, temperature, respirations, blood pressure, heart rate), proper body mechanics (for you as the nurse. remember to raise bed to your comfortable height [can be an instant fail if you use bad body mechanics], make sure to completely lower bed and raise side rails and lock wheels when done, another possible instant fail), etc. They have you print off a TON of skills, and each skill has 5-30 steps that must be performed.

    You pair up with another nursing student for 1 hour. You are the tester for 30 minutes and then the patient for 30 minutes, or vice versa. So for example if you are the student first, your partner will be your patient and he/she will pretend that they are sick or whatever and you have to help them get out of bed and walk. You will be given a list of skills to perform, roughly 4-5 in that 30 minutes. Your partners skill will be different so that they cant see you do it first and then copy you, that would be too easy. We started with 11 students and one didnt pass.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.
    Last edit by sirI on Mar 31, '12
  13. Visit  Fcat profile page
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    Thank you very much for all the info you gave me. I did my skills assessment 2 weeks ago, and it was exactly what you said, I wished you wrote that 2 weeks ago LOL , but Thank God I was able to pass, actually my entire cohort passed(10 Students). I am now doing the first course ACT 1 , and I have plans to start with 321 Calc/Pharmacology soon, probably on Monday. I am very excited and happy, so far I don't have nothing to complain about. I am looking forward for the clinical at Cedars, I just hope everything goes well. I don't have any health care experience, but there is some people at my cohort that doesn't have either, which means I am not alone LOL!!!! If it is not ask for too much do you mind sharing your clinical experience, and I am very curious to know how many hours and days would I be at the hospital when clinical starts, they told us that we will probably start with the clinical by August/September, now the program is 2 1/2 years. I am just very excited. Once again thank you very much for reaching out, I really appreciate your help and info!!!


    Quote from Hexum944
    Fcat, I am in the August 2011 cohort at Cedars. So far the program has progressed very well. There have been a few bumps along the way, as in any school, but overall Im very happy and satisfied with the program.

    The skills bootcamp is the easiest test we've had so far. We had a fantastic lady named (MODERATOR EDIT OF NAME), an NP, who did our bootcamp. She is one of our favorite instructors. We meet at El Camino community college in Torrance. If I remember correctly, the bootcamp goes over basic nursing skills like bed making (with patient out of bed, with patient in bed), helping a patient ambulate (from bed, from wheel chair, crutches, with gait belt), partial and full bed bath, taking vitals (auscultating lung sounds, temperature, respirations, blood pressure, heart rate), proper body mechanics (for you as the nurse. remember to raise bed to your comfortable height [can be an instant fail if you use bad body mechanics], make sure to completely lower bed and raise side rails and lock wheels when done, another possible instant fail), etc. They have you print off a TON of skills, and each skill has 5-30 steps that must be performed.

    You pair up with another nursing student for 1 hour. You are the tester for 30 minutes and then the patient for 30 minutes, or vice versa. So for example if you are the student first, your partner will be your patient and he/she will pretend that they are sick or whatever and you have to help them get out of bed and walk. You will be given a list of skills to perform, roughly 4-5 in that 30 minutes. Your partners skill will be different so that they cant see you do it first and then copy you, that would be too easy. We started with 11 students and one didnt pass.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.
    Last edit by sirI on Mar 31, '12

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