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WGU Indiana pre-licensure first term

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I am curious to know what, if anything can be done during your pre-licensure term to separate yourself from the competition? I was accepted to the WGU Indiana pre-licensure RN program starting September 1, 2018. The enrollment counselor was unable to give me any advice other than their standard script on how to succeed at WGU. My background is as a registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer (echo tech) with an MBA-HM from WGU. Any advice on how to handle the first term is greatly appreciated.

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Any advice at all. Lay it on me. What can I expect in that first six months?

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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Any advice at all. Lay it on me. What can I expect in that first six months?

You will have 5-7 courses to complete, plus a Boot Camp lab experience. You will have a number of other requirements to complete (background check, drug screen, immunizations). ALL of the above must be completed during the term in order to move into the clinical part of the program. No second chances.

It is intense, fast-paced and hard.

There are a number of threads you can find using the search feature about this program.

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Thank you! What worries me is hearing that getting into the pre-licensure portion of the program does not guarantee a slot in the clinical portion. The enrollment councilors are vague on what the selection process entails. I have attempted to use the "Search" function on here but I am not exactly sure what I am searching for and a lot of what I get are RN to BSN program articles and posts.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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Thank you! What worries me is hearing that getting into the pre-licensure portion of the program does not guarantee a slot in the clinical portion. The enrollment councilors are vague on what the selection process entails. I have attempted to use the "Search" function on here but I am not exactly sure what I am searching for and a lot of what I get are RN to BSN program articles and posts.

Ask your enrollment person for the email address of the IN Director. She would be happy to talk to you. Promise.

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Outstanding! Thank you so much for you help!

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