WGU Pre-licensure program - page 2

by BeesMama

I am looking into the WGU Prelicensure program. I already have my BA in Economics and am pursuing a huge career change. Does anyone know if the CNA requirement is something we have to complete to be admitted to the program? I... Read More


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    Quote from BeesMama
    I am looking into the WGU Prelicensure program. I already have my BA in Economics and am pursuing a huge career change. Does anyone know if the CNA requirement is something we have to complete to be admitted to the program? I have all of the other pre-reqs satisfied. But completing a CNA requirement will cost a lot more and take a lot more time than attempting to attend a different program.

    I was just accepted into the Nov 1st cohort but those that are in Houston and interested they acccept Intro to Biochem at HCC problem is they only offer one class a semester and its online only.Its a long process but I wish everyone luck.
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    Quote from sueall
    Am I understanding the pre-licensure program correctly? It's a two-part program: the first part is the didactic, on-line self-paced portion. Once you pay for and finish that, you then have to RE-APPLY to the program for the Clinical portion, and there is absolutely no guarantee that finishing the on-line didactic portion will get you into the Clinical portion. And the way I read it, the credits you earn in the first phase -- the didactic on-line classes -- do NOT transfer to any other Texas college should you not be accepted into the Clinical phase of the program.

    So -- if you don't do well enough in the on-line part of the program to get into the "highly-competitive" (WGU's words, not mine) clinical portion of the program, you've wasted your money??

    Ouch!! It sounds as if a student's ability to complete the entire program is governed significantly by WGU's ability to line up clinical rotations. Will they be able to line up enough clinical rotations to make the gamble worth while?
    Is this true? Could someone please weigh in on this. Thanks
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    Yes, basically it's true. The first term which is 6 months is the basic nursing concepts, then if you pass that part the next is the clinical portion. You have to reapply for the clinical part. The whole program is 2 1/2 years the first six months basic nursing and the last 2 years are clinicals and other online classes.
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    Quote from quita1203
    Yes, basically it's true. The first term which is 6 months is the basic nursing concepts, then if you pass that part the next is the clinical portion. You have to reapply for the clinical part. The whole program is 2 1/2 years the first six months basic nursing and the last 2 years are clinicals and other online classes.
    Thanks quita1203!

    My Adjusted Individual Total Score for TEAS was: 66.0%.

    If you don't mind me asking, was yours above or below that?

    I'm just trying to gauge my chances of getting accepted.

    And did you have nutrition and biochem?
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    Hi RNtemiMy TEAS score was really low it was a 63.3 so you have a good chance of getting in. I didn't have bio chem but I took nutrition at my local cc and pharmacology through Straighterline. If you don't make the November 1 start because they selected already then the next one is April 1
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    Thanks so much quita1203 for clearing things up.
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    My teas score was 67.3 and I didn't take Biochem or pharmacology and I got in for the November 1st Houston cohort if that helps.
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    Quote from cjag422
    My teas score was 67.3 and I didn't take Biochem or pharmacology and I got in for the November 1st Houston cohort if that helps.
    Hi cjag422, yes it does help, thanks. I just need to get statistics and nutrition out of the way for the April cohort.
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    Hi quita1203 I would like to know where you found out the information about reapplying. I haven't had my intake interview yet and want to have all my ducks in a row so to speak.
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    Found this on there website. I hope it's not a weeding out process...... I mean, after all that money, I don't want to be stuck with classes that are not transferable.

    "Admission into the Clinical Nursing Program is competitive. Enrollment in the Pre-Nursing Curriculum is NOT a guarantee for admission into the Clinical Nursing Program.

    Approximately 60 days after enrollment into the Pre-Nursing Curriculum, if you qualify, you must apply for admission into the Clinical Nursing Program."

    http://www.wgu.edu/online_health_pro...sing_licensure
    Last edit by okiki.ola on Oct 6, '12 : Reason: link


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