Biochemistry pre-req

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    I'm in the process of figuring out which pre-reqs I'm going to need for WGU. Does WGU offer the classes, namely Biochemistry and any of the other classes that I just can't wait to start (sarcasm)? If that's the case, I'm going to pass on taking the Nutrition and College Algebra classes at a local community college!

    Thanks for any advice!
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    I have taken Nutrition and Im taking Biochem now. Im pretty sure they will offer everything you will need as far as prereqs.
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    Skoolrn are you taking them at WGU? If you took Nutrition at WGU, what did you think - I took it at a local community college but they won't accept it because nutrition has to be taken at WGU (FYI, XmasShopperRN). When I took it at a community college, it was a lot of basic chemistry or I guess chemical structure. I wonder if WGU formats it differently and makes it a focus on nursing more? Is Biochem tough? I figure by the time I take that class it will feel easy after taking 6 other science classes including chemistry at my current university.
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    Nutrition was easy, I completed it in a week. Biochem was challenging and time consuming, but interesting and I learned a lot.
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    Yes took nutrition at WGU, finished in about 10 days!
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    Well that is a relief to hear that Nutrition is easy. I saw all the classes WGU requires in the first 6 months and I was really worried!
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    I started the program pretty much right after I got my ASN, so the nutrition stuff was still pretty fresh in my mind. I reviewed some notes and took the test the same day they opened the class up to me. If you're a recent grad, I recommend taking this first, because you can knock it out fast, but if it's been awhile, you might actually have to review some material. As far as biochem, yes, definitely challenging, mostly because it's tough to figure out what they want! If you had an advanced physio or molecular bio class in your background, this class is much easier.
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    Nutrition sounds like it will be easy. I have 2 year certification as a nutrition consultant.

    So how does it work? Once you finish a class, does another one open up when you want or do they only open on certain dates? Are you taking one at a time?

    Has anyone done the weekend boot-camp? I would love to hear about that and how to prepare for it.

    DOes anyone know how clinicals workout? Do you get a lunch break and other breaks or are you pretty much on the same schedule as the actual nurse on duty - where lunch and breaks are questionable?
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    Quote from TWiersch
    Nutrition sounds like it will be easy. I have 2 year certification as a nutrition consultant.

    So how does it work? Once you finish a class, does another one open up when you want or do they only open on certain dates? Are you taking one at a time?

    Has anyone done the weekend boot-camp? I would love to hear about that and how to prepare for it.

    DOes anyone know how clinicals workout? Do you get a lunch break and other breaks or are you pretty much on the same schedule as the actual nurse on duty - where lunch and breaks are questionable?
    I can't speak to the pre-licensure program, but I can answer your first question. Your student mentor opens the classes for you. In the beginning they open a set amount...the number you would need to "pass" the term I believe. As you progress through classes and finish them you request your student mentor to open new ones. One tip is if you think you'll finish a class over the weekend (submit your assessments), request you're student mentor to open new ones before the weekend comes so you can jump in...if you want that is.

    Hope that helps with part of your question!
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    Thanks RNMommy!


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