Accepted to WGU Pre-Lic BSN

  1. I have been accepted to WGU for sept 2017 start. Read all about my journey to nursing school posted in the general nursing student section... here is the link:
    Starting my Journey to Nursing school
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    About Jaide06

    Joined: Sep '15; Posts: 105; Likes: 47

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  3. by   CenterCourtRN
    CONGRATS!!
  4. by   kk80
    Congrats! Let me know if you have any questions I'm also in the Prelicensure program. although a couple of terms ahead of you.
  5. by   Jaide06
    Quote from kk80
    Congrats! Let me know if you have any questions I'm also in the Prelicensure program. although a couple of terms ahead of you.
    Thanks! I will definitely reach out if i have questions. Today is my intake interview.
  6. by   JazzyKaine777
    Quote from kk80
    Congrats! Let me know if you have any questions I'm also in the Prelicensure program. although a couple of terms ahead of you.
    Hi!

    I got accepted in the same cohort. I have soo many questions. How is the program? How feasible is it to move through the program with the competency-based model?
  7. by   kk80
    Quote from JazzyKaine777
    Hi!

    I got accepted in the same cohort. I have soo many questions. How is the program? How feasible is it to move through the program with the competency-based model?
    Congrats JazzyKaine!
    I am happy to try to answer some of your questions- feel free to PM me.

    I'm not quite sure if I understand your question. So I will say this....The pre-licensure program is slightly different than the other degree programs. So when you see people saying that they complete their degree relatively fast i.e. 1 term. That DOES NOT apply to the pre-licensure program. Your first term you can play with the order in which you take the required classes. The following terms- you will follow the degree plan.

    In regards to the competency exams. Each course mentor is different-some may suggest you go through the course of study and then take the PA. Others will suggest that you take the PA first to assess your strengths and weakness and return to the course of study based upon that. I suggest, reviewing the COS- watching the cohort videos and/or attending live sessions for the course when available. Always reach out to the course mentor early on if you have any questions or need guidance on how to get started.

    Also, once the classes are loaded in your profile- you can look around at the syllabus ahead of time.

    I hope I answered your question. If not, shoot me a message and I will clarify.
  8. by   lexywill1215
    How do you like the program? Is it intense?
  9. by   Jaide06
    Quote from lexywill1215
    How do you like the program? Is it intense?
    I haven't started yet. I start October 2017
  10. by   Lovely2123
    Which location are you in? Also how competitive is it to get in? My gpa is okay but teas is ehh.
  11. by   Jaide06
    Update
    I wanted to make sure I come back and give an update for alll who considering this program. i started my program 10/1/17. The terms are 6 months long so I have 1 more month before my first terms ends. I have taken 7 of 8 classes (working on my final class). Some of the classes were harder than other and some were very very easy. I have found that I do have to make sure I stay on a schedule with my studying because although we have deadline, they are relatively soft and somewhat flexible which makes it easy to fall behind. I have a mentor who I speak to once a week. At the beginning of the program she set up a schedule to guide me on what classes I should be taking and approximately how long it should take me. In additon to your student mentor, each classes has course mentors who are subject matter experts. They are very helpful if needed to get a better understanding of the information. I think that for the classes I have taken so far, i have only need to speak to a course mentor once. The classes are very well organized and provide you with adequate information to be successful. Most of the classes I have taken so far have required a exam to pass the course. If you fail the exam, you have to speak with a course mentor and get a remediation plan before you can retake the test. The test are online via live protcor. That's an interesting experience but you get use to it quickly. Generally it has been smooth process for me but I have heard complaints. A couple of the other classes have required written papers to be turned in. The 1st term is called the "pre-nursing" term. There are no clinicals in this term. To move on the the next part of the program you have to successfully pass all the the courses, turn in documentation of vaccinations, BON clearance, drug screen and background check. Then there is an interview with the state director. I have hear that if you complete all the requirement you should have no problem moving on. My interview is next week. I don't anticipate any problems.
    I have enjoyed my experience so far and still would recommend the program to others.
  12. by   SurfCA40
    Quote from Jaide06
    Update
    I wanted to make sure I come back and give an update for alll who considering this program. i started my program 10/1/17. The terms are 6 months long so I have 1 more month before my first terms ends. I have taken 7 of 8 classes (working on my final class). Some of the classes were harder than other and some were very very easy. I have found that I do have to make sure I stay on a schedule with my studying because although we have deadline, they are relatively soft and somewhat flexible which makes it easy to fall behind. I have a mentor who I speak to once a week. At the beginning of the program she set up a schedule to guide me on what classes I should be taking and approximately how long it should take me. In additon to your student mentor, each classes has course mentors who are subject matter experts. They are very helpful if needed to get a better understanding of the information. I think that for the classes I have taken so far, i have only need to speak to a course mentor once. The classes are very well organized and provide you with adequate information to be successful. Most of the classes I have taken so far have required a exam to pass the course. If you fail the exam, you have to speak with a course mentor and get a remediation plan before you can retake the test. The test are online via live protcor. That's an interesting experience but you get use to it quickly. Generally it has been smooth process for me but I have heard complaints. A couple of the other classes have required written papers to be turned in. The 1st term is called the "pre-nursing" term. There are no clinicals in this term. To move on the the next part of the program you have to successfully pass all the the courses, turn in documentation of vaccinations, BON clearance, drug screen and background check. Then there is an interview with the state director. I have hear that if you complete all the requirement you should have no problem moving on. My interview is next week. I don't anticipate any problems.
    I have enjoyed my experience so far and still would recommend the program to others.
    Phone or in person interview? And what state are you in?
  13. by   Jaide06
    Quote from SurfCA40
    Phone or in person interview? And what state are you in?
    Live Video. I'm in Texas
  14. by   Entrec
    Hi All! I am currently an lvn looking for a bridge program. Can you give me more information on the program? I would like to start soon. How many classes per term? And how long is the program? I'm in Tx as well.

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