Are there any Oklahoma students on board?! - page 2

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   Nurse2bee
    I live in Enid, OK. I attend classes at Northern Oklahoma college and Northwestern OSU. They both have classes here in Enid. I am going for the Bachelors in Nursing. Depending on the classes you already have it may be almost as fast to get a bachelors as to get an Associates degree. There is only about a semester`s difference between what I need for the BSU vs. the AAS. Check it out with your advisor. Of course I already had almost 2 years of classes done before I decided to switch to nursing. I like to think I`m well rounded:-)
  2. by   marilynmom
    Originally posted by 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.

    That is good to know...where did you find this info? I guess I need to compare schools a bit more. I had always heard OU was a really really good school though so I dont know! LOL

    Marilyn
  3. by   marilynmom
    How much do RNs start out making here anyone have any idea? I have heard $25 an hour but I dont know....

    Marilyn
  4. by   Rootbear76
    Originally posted by marilynmom
    How much do RNs start out making here anyone have any idea? I have heard $25 an hour but I dont know....

    Marilyn
    Marilyn,

    I went to Salary.com and found that most RN's, just a regular staff RN, is about $40,000 a year average for my zip code.

    v

    www.salary.com
  5. by   Asiancutie
    hello all. i am currently living in tulsa, oklahoma originally from the phils. i am trying to get a nursing degree at tcc and then get my bachelors at OSU. nice to meet you all.
  6. by   pkmom
    Originally posted by Just_wondering
    How do you like OkCCC? I'm attending rose state right now, and I'm STILL trying to decide where I'll attend nursing school. It's a toss up between OSU-OKC, Rose State, or OKCCC. Let me know how hard it is! Good to see another okie on board!
    I don't really know how it compares to other schools. For my class there were 300 applicants, 55 got in, 5 dropped before the semester ended, at least 1 failed, That's what I heard anyway. The first semester had a lot of hoops to jump through and it seems that professors made things harder than they needed to be, a weeding out processes some have said. THis semester is wonderful, no more stupid stuff. People have told me its a good program, last semester was so chaotic and unorganized at times I have decided that those people who shared wonderful comments with me, though they had great intentions, didn't know what they were talking about. but honestly, at this moment, I enjoy the school, I really like the class size. A big problem for me is that there isn't any flexibility with the class times. its only offered once so if you have a picky work schedule or problems finding childcare, you may want to look elsewhere. Hope that helps.

    Also, I have heard from a board member from an area hospital, that hospitals are paying new grads $16 an hour.
  7. by   marilynmom
    Originally posted by pkmom

    Also, I have heard from a board member from an area hospital, that hospitals are paying new grads $16 an hour.
    Your kidding is that all? I had heard $25 an hour.

    Marilyn
  8. by   Asiancutie
    Is the $25/hr for RN or BSN?
  9. by   marilynmom
    Originally posted by Asiancutie
    Is the $25/hr for RN or BSN?
    I think just for RNs starting out in general (BSN and ADN). My friend whos friend (lol) is a nurse said that is about the starting wages so that is where I got the info.

    Marilyn
  10. by   Mattigan
    Originally posted by marilynmom
    Your kidding is that all? I had heard $25 an hour.

    Marilyn
    Unless you work per diem without benefits or agency that is a dream. A new grad. staff nurse at $16 is average for most hospitals I know. 5 years experience brings you about $18 in most hospitals in a FT position.

    We salary compare with other OK hospitals at OK.Organization of Nurse Executives (OONE) and stay current with pay rates out there.
  11. by   Asiancutie
    Don't you think $16 is too low for all the demands of this career? I earn $12 an hour and all day I just sit, answer phones and pretend to look happy helping other people. hehehe...

    $25 is good. I wish this will be the starting salary for everyone :-)
  12. by   pkmom
    I think $16 is pathetic, when I heard that, I said "is that all?!" to a board member! After I graduate, I might move to work in another state. I don't feel that any professional in OK gets paid what they are worth, just look at our teachers...but that's another topic.
  13. by   Mattigan
    Originally posted by pkmom
    I think $16 is pathetic, when I heard that, I said "is that all?!" to a board member! After I graduate, I might move to work in another state. I don't feel that any professional in OK gets paid what they are worth, just look at our teachers...but that's another topic.
    yep... that's about the size of it. However, cost of living is relatively low compared to other places. where else could i see a newly released movie for $3 ? I couldn't afford my house if it was someplace else, either. (just trying to make myself feel better...)

    Now, that I'm thinking on it - couldn't afford my house in Norman or OKC either.

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