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 31, 2017 and ends on August 25, 2017. 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 Thursday, August 10th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. This will be an opportunity for students to obtain face-to-face instruction from GN 5000 instructor Matt Durkin, 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.

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 31st. You will receive an email from faculty member Matt Durkin for that course on Tuesday, July 25th 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 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 31st.

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

The Library Tutorial video below will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the Library resources available to WesternU students. The video is 15 minutes in length, so please note that there is a left-hand menu which will allow you to view the tutorial in segments as needed. Also, this same video will be provided as one of the resources in the GN 5000 course which begins online July 31st.

Library Tutorial Video

Financial Aid Overview Video

Financial Aid Walk-Through

LEAD Office Overview Video