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- May 26, '12 by Pooh1028Hi all! I to am interested in starting the wgu prelicensure program but I have not completed any prereqs..... Has anyone had experience with this? If so how long does it take to complete all the prereqs? And do all of them have to be complete or just the science?I am in Indiana do and was wondering if it is hard to get accepted I'm so confused!! :/ please help me with any wisdom or experience you can share! Thanks in advanced!!
- May 27, '12 by teresasupermamaQuote from Pooh1028They like you to have all of them done, but they will take you if you don't have biochemistry done OR pharmacology and nutrition. (They'll let you take pharm & nutrition together with the first nursing classes OR biochemistry by itself with the first nursing classes.) From what I can see they prefer you to have them all done, but there were a couple in my class including myself that had one or two prereqs left. You have to have everything else done. If you want to get them done faster (and cheaper) I recommend using CLEP tests and straighterline. Hope that helps. It isn't hard to get accepted (at least not now, not sure if it will get harder as more people know it is in Indiana).Hi all! I to am interested in starting the wgu prelicensure program but I have not completed any prereqs..... Has anyone had experience with this? If so how long does it take to complete all the prereqs? And do all of them have to be complete or just the science?I am in Indiana do and was wondering if it is hard to get accepted I'm so confused!! :/ please help me with any wisdom or experience you can share! Thanks in advanced!!
- May 27, '12 by Pooh1028Thanks that's a relief!! I'll just have to buckle down and get to work!! :/ new baby coming in July we'll see how this works but I know it can be done by listening to some of you guys stories!! now I have to find out where to take the CPR cert and how much..... My admissions counselor can probably point me in the right direction....... also Congrats to u for being accepted!!! And where will u be taking your clinicals? I'm sorry for asking so many questions but I am very excited this is something I've always wanted to do just didn't think I could in the past ivy tech has a waiting list and personally I don't want to go to school 3yrs for a ADN! and other schools like Harrison cost a lot 45k . I'm just happy I found wgu and this site..... Really great info on here!!
- Jun 2, '12 by dtompkins8To Pooh1028: I have just finished up my pre reqs and now all I have to do is take the TEAS test. I hope to start in August (lots of prayers please). Anyway, I went online through the American Heart Association for my CPR and got the BLS Heartcode (1st part) done online and just scheduled a skills check off with my local hospital. It was a breeze but then again I have been certified in some form or another for about 16 years now. I say check into it!
- Jun 6, '12 by natalieonajeJust curious, are the classes mainly online? Are the hospitals where you do the clinicals only in Indianapolis?
- Jun 7, '12 by confuzhnTeresasupermama,
Is the clinical schedule set? What if im not working and have time to do clinicals 5 days a week, is this possible?
- Jun 7, '12 by azure42We must pass the clinical lab assessment and all required coursework before attending clinicals.
Based on our performance in these areas, the instructor will either recommend we move forward with the rotation, or be held back.
The program is intensive, so we usually find out what our clinical schedule is about a week or so prior to starting.
We are assigned to work 1:1 with a staff nurse during their scheduled shift.
If there is a nurse working five days a week, you may be in luck. Certainly this is not a guarantee, and you really should be available for anything...weekends, holidays, 12 hours, 8 hours, nights, evenings, or days.
I cannot emphasize enough how valuable the 1:1 experience is.
The didactics component of the program is online.
.....I can't answer your question about clinicals only being in Indy.
- Jun 7, '12 by confuzhnJust curious, whats included in the $350 lab kit? Do you have to buy it from wgu?
- Jun 7, '12 by azure42We bring all the supplies in the kit to our clinical labs, and then we use them at home to practice, practice, practice.
Scissors, tape, bandages, stethoscope, BP cuff, IV bags, IV tubing, dressings, cath kits, wound care kits, trach care kits, saline, syringes, vials, ampules, etc, etc...I think it would take me about an hour to list everything.
WGU told us when and where to buy the kits.