College of Graduate Nursing

GN 5000 Course


About the GN 5000 Course

The GN 5000 pre-program course was developed by the college to help our new students acclimate to WesternU and to the College of Graduate Nursing by guiding students to available resources and by making students familiar with the expectations of the program. Students will complete a series of assignments designed to prepare them for the technical and academic policy requirements of the college. Emphasis will be placed on necessary computer skills and proficient use of the software required to engage in the curriculum, as well as the academic writing skills necessary for graduate studies.This is an online course that begins July 25, 2016 and ends on August 19, 2016. All new incoming students are required to take this course. Please note that there will be a dedicated session regarding GN 5000 during the on-campus Orientation/Welcome Week on Friday, August 5th from 11:45am to 12:30pm. This will be an opportunity for students to obtain face-to-face instruction from GN 5000 instructors Diana Lithgow, PhD, FNP-BC, RN and Jerry Kellogg, MA and receive answers to student questions.

Watch the Video about GN 5000

For more detailed information regarding the GN 5000 course, please click on the below link to watch a video recorded by GN 5000 instructor Diana Lithgow, PhD, FNP-BC, RN.

GN 5000 Video

GN 5000 FAQs

When does GN 5000 start and how will I know what to do to get started?

The CGN 5000 course begins on July 25th and a few days before that date you will be receiving an email from the faculty for that course. In their email they will walk you through the process. Please be aware that you will not have access in BlackBoard to that course until the day it starts. We know that you are anxious to get started but we want you to enjoy what is left of your summer before starting the course, so we don’t give you access until the 25th.

How many units is this course and will I get graded?

GN 5000 is a 1 unit course graded as CR/NCR. All incoming students must complete and pass this course in order to matriculate in the fall.

Will I need to register for this course?

No. The Registrar will automatically register you for the course as it is a prerequisite to enter the program.