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Orientation Packet Forms & Other Resources

Orientation Packet Forms

Please download the following PDF fillable forms, complete, sign electronically, and email to Mitzi McKay, MFA, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at mmckay@westernu.edu. 

Student Contact Information Form

Image Release Form

Student Honesty and Professional Conduct Form

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 27, 2020 and ends on August 21, 2020. Students in the following programs are required to take this course: MSN/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, ADN-MSN, BSN-MSN, and ENP. The instructors for GN 5000 are Diana Lithgow, PhD, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP and Matt Durkin, EdD. 

For more detailed information regarding the GN 5000 course, please click on the below link to watch a video.

GN 5000 PowerPoint

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 27th. You will receive an email from faculty member Matt Durkin regarding how to get started. In the email they will walk you through the process. Please be aware that you will not have access in the Canvas Learning Management System 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 27th.

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.

Library Tutorial Video

The Library Tutorial video below will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the Library resources available to WesternU students. Please note that there is a left-hand menu which will allow you to view the tutorial in segments as needed. 

Library Tutorial Video

You can also find other Library Welcome Week videos, such as the copyright and plagiarism tutorials, by visiting the Library Tutorials home page.