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mistyp88

Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 17 years experience.

We are just entering the first real semester of the nursing portion. I felt the pre-nursing curriculum was easy to handle with full time and work and family. I was able to finish a month early and added 2 classes onto the term. We are in week 3 and it has been a little heavy with lots information, not unrealistic, but still have to sacrifice some of my family time. I have been able to study at work as well, which helps. Not much time for personal activities, but my choosing to study every possible moment. Lab days are on the weekends about every other month. In the first term there are about 9 lab days. Clinicals are spread out some. In the first term there are 2 clinical times, hours are completed in a 2 week period, sometimes 3. They are not flexible with that schedule. Once you are scheduled, those are your days. No options or choice of days/nights/weekends. I believe that WGU provides you with lots of tools necessary to succeed. The mentors are great, lots of support and they want you to succeed. I suggest start talking to an enrollment counselor and begin the process. Do you have medical experience? It will help greatly. Hope that helps.

We are just entering the first real semester of the nursing portion. I felt the pre-nursing curriculum was easy to handle with full time and work and family. I was able to finish a month early and added 2 classes onto the term. We are in week 3 and it has been a little heavy with lots information, not unrealistic, but still have to sacrifice some of my family time. I have been able to study at work as well, which helps. Not much time for personal activities, but my choosing to study every possible moment. Lab days are on the weekends about every other month. In the first term there are about 9 lab days. Clinicals are spread out some. In the first term there are 2 clinical times, hours are completed in a 2 week period, sometimes 3. They are not flexible with that schedule. Once you are scheduled, those are your days. No options or choice of days/nights/weekends. I believe that WGU provides you with lots of tools necessary to succeed. The mentors are great, lots of support and they want you to succeed. I suggest start talking to an enrollment counselor and begin the process. Do you have medical experience? It will help greatly. Hope that helps.

Thank you for taking the time to post this! It is great to hear from someone currently going through the program that can provide some insight. I just started the enrollment process and couldn't be more excited 😀 please keep us updated on your journey. Best of luck to you!

Thanks for the information. I'm most concerned about the clinicals. Do they assign you a day and shift and there's no ability to change or are you able to pick the days that work best for your schedule? Regarding the classes, it sounds like you can truly work at your own pace as long as you finish up the required classes in the appropriate semester. Is that correct?

Unfortunately, I don't have any experience in the medical field. I'm currently working in the corporate world. Thanks again for the info.

Hi Julie, I cannot speak for the clinical portion because I am still in the pre-nursing semester. However, to answer your question about the classes your mentor actually coordinates a time frame when you should have everything completed. For example, she will give you 6 weeks to complete biochemistry (from June 1-July 13). Technically, you can go over that time frame, but one of the criteria that you are judged on to move to the clinical portion is completing the classes in the time frame given by your mentor. However, in the 6 week time frame it is really up to you how you complete it.

For most cohorts, they only take 10 out of the 12 students who were admitted in the pre-nursing semester.

mistyp88

Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 17 years experience.

Julie,

The clinicals are set once you receive your schedule. They made it clear that you kind of get what you get. They said to be totally free and flexible for those couple of weeks for clinical. You could have nightshift, dayshift, weekend or holiday. As far as the nursing courses, they are moving pretty fast and you really can't work at your own pace. They have a pacing guide and you have to stay on it or risk being behind. Pre-nursing courses were kind of at your pace and finish by deadline or end of term.

Thanks again for everyone's input. Are the clinicals once every term (i.e. every 6 months) or every 3 months? I was not sure from the Nursing Guide I received from my enrollment counselor.

mistyp88

Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 17 years experience.

My schedule this term is September and December. Next term is March and May.

How is the schedule like with the program? especially for working adults. Does anyone know in Dallas location?

If your still on here, how is the schedule like? I am a working adult so need to know if I would have to quit my full time job.

how long are clinicals for each term?