WGU Pre-licensure program - page 3

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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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    Hi cjag422I just had my intake interview and from my understanding if you pass the first 6 months, have your interview with the nursing committee, then you can move on to the clinical portion. You still have to reapply ( I don't understand why though) . The clinicals are at Methodist hospital, they are on a sat and sun 12 hour shifts with 1 nurse.
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    thanks quita1203 I have my interview tomorrow and that realy helps. I work at Methodist so I knew the clinicals would be there. My enrollment counselor told me that working there would help in the admission process.
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    How long you have had your application in with them also determines who gets accepted. I was accepted as an approved alternate for the Nov 1st start in Houston. I get to start the first term and if 2 people drop or donít make it through I stay with that group for clinicals. If they donít, I am guaranteed a spot in the next clinical group. I don't have Biochem or nutrition but a 4.0 in all sciences and an 82.7 on the TEAS. However, I started my application process only a few months ago. My advisor said that there were people that have been in the "pipeline" longer than me and that contributed to me being an alternate.
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    I applied in July when I finished everything except biochem. I did ave to take the CLEP because I made a C- in English II which was in September. So my file wasn't complete until just a few days ago when my results were recieved by the school and me. Heads up guys if you have to take the English comp CLEP test know that it is the only test that has to be handgraded due to the two essays they make you write and it takes 3-4 weeks to get the results. I look forward to meeting everyone and by the way does anyone know if we have to do the clinical checkoff before we apply to the clinical portion?
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    Already working in healthcare also helps! The point is, its not just grades they look at but the whole picture. So if your TEAS score is not as high as some you can still be competitive.
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    I was also excepted as an alternate, I hope we get to continue with everyone else and not have to wait until October 2013 to start clinical, if I have I will ask about maybe doing clinicals in Texas City if they have a clinical starting earlier, but I think Dallas would be extremely far for.
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Oct 9, '12
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    everyone keep your head up. it is hard to get into nursing school i have been trying for a couple of years I just want everyone to not lose hope it will happen in its due time. good luck everyone.
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    I am in the WGU nursing program in California. I am over half-way done and I can say its a good program. Luckily I got in the 2-year program before they extended it another 6 months. From what I've heard, they extended it to allow students more time to complete some prereqs during that time. If you guys have any questions, let me know.
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    Hello Hexum 944


    Im starting WGU Texas -Houston cohort soon, and I wanted to know do you recommend us to start studying anything before the class starts, and were you able to work during the program and if so around how many hours are you able to get in? Thanks so much for your post its nice to know we have someone thats already in a WGU pre licensure program willing to answer questions.
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    Quote from quita1203
    Hello Hexum 944


    Im starting WGU Texas -Houston cohort soon, and I wanted to know do you recommend us to start studying anything before the class starts, and were you able to work during the program and if so around how many hours are you able to get in? Thanks so much for your post its nice to know we have someone thats already in a WGU pre licensure program willing to answer questions.
    I know a lot of people do work and go to the program so I think it's possible. I do not work, but I also have 7 kids so there is more to adding work into the schedule for me. I really love this program. I have been in a nursing program before so I can compare it to traditional school. It is to me equally as hard, but so much easier for me to juggle my time around. My whole life hasn't come to a screeching halt because of school. I don't really think there is anything to start studying because I'm not sure how much it would help. There is a lot of paper writing so you should be prepared for that.
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