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Western Governors University (WGU) Readiness Assessment

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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The Western Governors University (WGU) Readiness Assessment is a pre-entrance exam that assesses a prospective student's preparedness for university-level coursework. This piece is intended to serve as a guide on what an individual can reasonably expect to encounter while taking this assessment. You are reading page 14 of Western Governors University (WGU) Readiness Assessment. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Zara, RN has 3 years experience and specializes in Rehab, Skilled Nursing.

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I spoke to them today and my counselor stated that this decision was made this week.

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I spoke to them today and my counselor stated that this decision was made this week.

That's good to know. I can't wait to start. Actively seeking a job so I meet the employment requirement.

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Ambition13 has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Telemetry, Hospice, Rehab, LTC.

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Thank you publishing this article. It was very helpful for my readiness assessment preparation.

I just wanted to share that, while waiting to take the assessment; I proceeded with the rest of the requirement for the enrollment.

I submitted my transcript and all other documents. I completed my assessment last Sunday and on Monday I received an email that I have been accepted at WGU :)

I will be starting my RN-BSN on June 1st. I am very excited and nervous at the same time.:nailbiting:

Yaaay! I'm a June 1st start also. I know the feeling. I feel nervous and excited too. :nailbiting:

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Ambition13 has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Telemetry, Hospice, Rehab, LTC.

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I spoke to them today and my counselor stated that this decision was made this week.

Darn it! I was a month too late. But the assessment was ok.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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Darn it! I was a month too late. But the assessment was ok.
Yes, I found it to be not that bad. A person could pass the readiness assessment if one can read, write and do math at about an 8th grade level.

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Zara, RN has 3 years experience and specializes in Rehab, Skilled Nursing.

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I can see how this assessment can be designed for pre-licensure for example, but not for nursing BSN prospectives who already hold a degree and an RN license.

My opinion is that the baseline is above the passing level once an ADN is completed. I found it to be redundant and annoying. WGU now shares my belief!

I will be starting July if everything goes accordingly, god willingly.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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My opinion is that the baseline is above the passing level once an ADN is completed. I found it to be redundant and annoying. WGU now shares my belief!
Unfortunately, many people (including licensed RNs) have failed portions of the Readiness Assessment in the past. However, I think the people at WGU realize that many of these people who failed are still capable of successfully completing college level coursework, and that the school would lose out on tuition dollars by maintaining yet another barrier to admission.
I will be starting July if everything goes accordingly, god willingly.
Good luck!!!

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willmakeit has 3+ years experience.

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Congrats bsn2b09RN, so glad to know you are also starting on June 1st.

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Plan on starting with WGU on June 1st tried to get in discussion group on FB but it is closed. Is there a secret handshake or something that I need to know?:down: . I need 17 classes and was wondering what is quickest that someone has done?

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featherzRN has 30 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc.

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Plan on starting with WGU on June 1st tried to get in discussion group on FB but it is closed. Is there a secret handshake or something that I need to know?:down: . I need 17 classes and was wondering what is quickest that someone has done?

The group is WGU RN to BSN discussion group - you just request to join and they should let you in. If you are doing the MSN and are trying to join THAT group, I think they want you to state something in your request like when you start(ed). I'd advise joining the BSN group even if RN to MSN, as a lot of the classes are the same and that group is a lot more active.

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dandk1997RN has 4 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology.

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Just verifying that indeed, the assessment is no longer required of licensed RNs. I got an email saying I needed to do it, but having seen this thread, questioned my enrollment counselor about it. He said they are in the process of changing the verbiage on the website and automated emails. So thanks to the poster who save me a couple hours. :)

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I think it's the same or similar - I thought it was fun and I was able to get it done in less than a week - just seems like lately it's getting a bad rap if you go by Facebook. Was it a pile of powerpoints for you back then as well? I felt like I was in kindergarten, but it was fun. :)
I passed Biochemistry last week. Tasks 1 and 2 passed on the second attempt, task 3 passed on attempt number three, and tasks 4 and 5 passed with the first and only submission.

In my opinion the course was more tedious than anything. I passed the course in a couple of weeks and suspect that a true biochem class at a brick-and-mortar university would have had a greater degree of difficulty.

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