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RN-BSN Washington State Pre-requisites?

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I just wanted to know if anyone can tell me what the pre-requisite course "Health Assessment" is? I had my transcripts evaluated and I wanted to start Sept. 1st. I have 8 CU's to complete in the pre-requisites... US History (2 CU's), Biochemistry (3 CU's), & Health Assessment (3 CU's)...

Also has anyone had any difficulty completing their RN-BSN through WGU? I just want to be prepared for any difficulties up front. Thanks :)

New RN2014

It's a health assessment course, focused largely on techniques such as percussion that go beyond what is taught at the ADN level. Almost everyone has to take it, though I've heard of a few people not having to take it if they had a class specifically titled health assessment in their ADN program. We all studied assessment, of course, but for most of us it was as part of another class.

Do you have one health assessment class or two? There used to be two classes - one with a test, and a performance class where you created a video of a physical assessment. But they seem to be reworking a lot of classes now, so maybe this is one of them. Based on what other people have posted, maybe they just combined the two? They used to be a 2 unit and a 1 unit class, and now it's 3 units.

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TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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

Based on what other people have posted, maybe they just combined the two? They used to be a 2 unit and a 1 unit class, and now it's 3 units.
I took and passed the OA for Health Assessment about a week and a half ago, which was worth 2 credits. I now must submit the recorded head-to-toe assessment, which will be worth 1 credit. My start date was May 2014, so perhaps this class has been reworked since I last enrolled.

I've seen nothing from people who are currently enrolled - it's all from the September starters. So if there's a change, I think it must be brand new.

It's a health assessment course, focused largely on techniques such as percussion that go beyond what is taught at the ADN level. Almost everyone has to take it, though I've heard of a few people not having to take it if they had a class specifically titled health assessment in their ADN program. We all studied assessment, of course, but for most of us it was as part of another class.

Do you have one health assessment class or two? There used to be two classes - one with a test, and a performance class where you created a video of a physical assessment. But they seem to be reworking a lot of classes now, so maybe this is one of them. Based on what other people have posted, maybe they just combined the two? They used to be a 2 unit and a 1 unit class, and now it's 3 units.

Yes, It appears to have changed to a single 3 CU class. I have attached a copy of what my transcripts were compared to ...

DisneyRNMSN

Has 10 years experience.

The old health assessment (UPC1/UPT1) has been replaced with C349. It's still an exam and a video, but instead of 2CU + 1CU courses, it's now one course=3CU's.

featherzRN, MSN

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

They've been doing that a lot recently. When I took health assessment, it was just the test and it was 3CU. Then it was two classes (one was video, the other the exact same test) and now it's back to one class again. I think they've gotten the hang of having both a PA and an OA in the same class as it seems they are changing to that format for a lot of classes, especially in the MSN program. (and the MBA, which I am starting in September).

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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

When I took health assessment, it was just the test and it was 3CU. Then it was two classes (one was video, the other the exact same test) and now it's back to one class again. I think they've gotten the hang of having both a PA and an OA in the same class as it seems they are changing to that format for a lot of classes, especially in the MSN program.
Yep. My RN-to-BSN start date was May 1st, and I enrolled in the Health Assessment course under the 2/1 CU model. I've taken and passed the OA for 2 credits, and now I'm just waiting for my recorded head-to-toe assessment to be graded for that last 1 credit.

Apparently, people who have enrolled within the past six weeks now get the 3 credit course instead of the 2/1 CU class that I had to take.