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Health Assessment Course at WGU

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Just want to get some good pointers on how to study for Health Assessment Course at WGU. I am drowning with so much information. Need help :(

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

1. I did not follow the course of study for health assessment. There's enough busy work on that course of study to tie up your time for months.

2. I used the unofficial study guide: http://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/PhysicalAssessmentExamStudyGuidefinaldraft.pdf

3. Here are some more helpful links:

http://intensivecare.hsnet.nsw.gov.au/five/doc/education_packages/saudi/Adult_advanced_physical_assessment_part1.pdf

http://intensivecare.hsnet.nsw.gov.au/five/doc/education_packages/saudi/PAEDIATRIC_Advanced_1.pdf

Health Assessment Course Page | www.patheyman.com

I studied for two weeks and passed the OA with a cut score of 80.

Thank you for the help. I appreciate it. I will definitely check on it.

featherzRN, MSN

Specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc. Has 30 years experience.

What commuter said - the unofficial study guide and I will also add that all the youtube assessment videos mentioned in the communities helped me more than anything else. Reading through the COS will give you way more information than you need!

Thank you featherzRN. It's a big help.

Nurse Kyles, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cath Lab & Interventional Radiology. Has 7 years experience.

I found doing the health assessment video really helped me prepare for the OA. I actually failed the OA by 1% the first time around. The second time around, I did the video the night before the test and then read the unofficial study guide once. This was after 4 months of procrastination after my fail! Not sure if this is against the terms of service, but check out the WGU RN to BSN group on the popular social networking site. There is so much encouragement and many, many tips. Good Luck!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Not sure if this is against the terms of service, but check out the WGU RN to BSN group on the popular social networking site. There is so much encouragement and many, many tips. Good Luck!

No, it's not against our terms of service to mention the Facebook WGU RN-to-BSN group, as long as no one posts a direct hyperlink to the group. :)

jbtak49

Has 1 years experience.

I did not find any leniency when I submitted my video. Honestly I've been so pissed every time I go to correct the items on my feedback sheet that I find it hard to concentrate. I hate this class honestly. Just like the rest of the classes in this bridge program, it's just a rubber stamp on a certificate, I really don't feel like I gain anything from it. But, it's the American way right?

Wait is the class physical assessment the same as health assessment? I seriously don't know.

Why does the Prelicensure program have a class called Physical Assessment and the RN to BSN program has a class called Health Assessment?

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Why does the Prelicensure program have a class called Physical Assessment and the RN to BSN program has a class called Health Assessment?

Because pre-licensure is for non-nurses and RN-to-BSN is for practicing professionals. Apples and oranges.