Are there any Oklahoma students on board?! - page 12

I was wondering if anyone from Oklahoma is on this board, and if so, where you attend nursing school. :p v... Read More

  1. by   Ortho_RN
    Originally posted by marilynmom
    I'm sure its something you just get used to (wiping butts that is) I hardly think its anything any nurse enjoys doing, just something you have to do. I wonder how you control the gag reflex though?

    Marilyn
    Hey... I'm not an Okie, but I live next door in Arkansas...

    Just wanted to let you and justwondering know that wiping butts isn't that big of a deal..... I work as a PCA and when I first started I was a lil freaked about doing it, but I look at it like this... If they could wipe their own butts Im pretty sure they would do so... Now as far as the gag reflex... That is sometimes hard... When I go clean out the bedpan or whatever, I will pull the bathroom door shut, and sometimes I do gag :imbar

    I hope the thought of wiping butts doesn't scare you out of the field.. But I also hope you realize that you can't depend on aides and stuff all the time... We have a nurse who will be in a room with a pt that has dirtied themselves and she will leave the room and come get someone else (PCA) to clean them.... That is just lazy and WRONG....

    But don't worry about it.. You get used to it.. good luck
  2. by   marilynmom
    Nurs2B thanks. I am sure its something that no one likes to do at all. But what you said is true, its not like the patient likes for us to do it either, how humiliating for them. I know if I am ever in a situation like that I would hope the nurse that would have to clean me would be OK with it and at least save the gagging for the bathroom....lol

    Marilyn
  3. by   marilynmom
    Vonda I will have to take a look at What Smart Students Know. Have you read any of it yet? What do you think? I looked at it on Amazon.com and it got really good reviews. That other book looks good to, I like just about everything as well.

    Marilyn
  4. by   Rootbear76
    Originally posted by marilynmom
    Vonda I will have to take a look at What Smart Students Know. Have you read any of it yet? What do you think? I looked at it on Amazon.com and it got really good reviews. That other book looks good to, I like just about everything as well.

    Marilyn

    Marilyn,

    I'm on page 57 now. I've been taking advantage of spring break...lol. So far it's a very good book. The guy who wrote the book gives excellent tips for studying, taking notes, and reading boring material "actively". I think it's a really good book for anyone who feels the need to establish good study skills or brush up on their study skills. I'd definetly recommend it. It good very good reviews on Barnes and Nobles.com as well.

    I'm going to squeeze in some time everyday to work on the Algebra book. I want to brush on my Alegebra skills definetly.

    v
  5. by   Giners
    Quote from marilynmom
    It might be a better program, I will have to look into it. I just have never liked OCCC for some reason, I think overall Rose is a better school. But I do need to look into OCCC nusing program since it is literally right across the street from me!!

    Anyone in the OCCC Nursing program? How competitve is it to get in? Any info? How do you all know which programs are better? Just word of mouth?

    Marilyn
    I am trying to get in the Nursing program at OCCC the Spring of '08. They work off a point system also. Here is a link stating the req.

    http://www.occc.edu/Admissions/CareerLadder.html

    The cut off for points as at 16. With them taking 60 students each semester.
    I hope this help you some what.

    Thanks, Gina
  6. by   Lamissa21
    Quote from researchrabbit
    One of my friends has taught at several different nursing schools here. OBU has the best pass rate for the NCLEX (Rose is a close second). OSU OKC has the lowest (they've recently changed their program and I guess they haven't found their feet yet). OU is not bad, it's somewhere in the middle.

    Who said OSU-OKC had the lowest passing rate? This is so untrue, I am a 3rd semester nursing student there and graduate in May. Our last graduating class has had a board passing rate of 100%, what other school can say that? We actually have one of the highest passing rates of all the nursing schools in Oklahoma, Awesome program, tough though!!
  7. by   baybt16
    I am from Oklahoma. I am in nursing school at The University of Tulsa.
  8. by   tigereyeskp
    Wow. I was in shock reading these posts until I realized they were from a few years ago!
    OU is starting new grad RNs a little over 19 an hour. Everywhere I've looked at is very competitive to that salary. Most hospitals require you to work for them for a few years before you can go per diem and make more. But then you don't receive any benefits.
    I am in my final year at OCCC. And I love it. It is tough, though. As well it should be.
    Our school's NCLEX pass rate is in the 90's.
    Just thought I would put that out there,...

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