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 26, 2021 and ends August 20, 2021. Please note that there will be a dedicated session regarding GN 5000 during the on-campus Orientation/Welcome Week on Wednesday, August 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This will be an opportunity for students to engage in instruction from GN 5000 instructors Diana Lithgow, PhD, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP and Matt Durkin, EdD and receive answers to student questions.

Students in the following programs are required to take this course: MSN/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, ADN-MSN, BSN-MSN, MSN/PMHNP, PMHNP and ENP.

For more detailed information regarding the GN 5000 course, please review the PowerPoint below.

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 26th. You will receive an email from faculty member Matt Durkin for that course on Tuesday, July 20th regarding how to get started. In the email they will walk you through the process. Please be aware that you will not have access 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 26th.

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

GN 5000 is a 1 unit course graded as CR/NCR. 

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.