Are there any Oklahoma students on board?! - page 4

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   Cynthiann
    Oh, yeah, I forgot to answer your question earlier about getting into the nursing program at Rose. They do a point system where you can get up to 60 points for your compass score, up to 40 for your GPA and anywhere from 2-10 points for classes completed and healthcare experience. At this moment I have 104 points. When I went to the meeting they had last semester to be able to talk to the directors of the program, they said last year's cut off was at 105. I'm just a few points short on one part of my compass test, so if I can retake it and get the maximum points I'll have 108 points. I'm hoping that's enough to make the cut.

    I hear that as long as a program is accredited it doesn't matter. But the girl in my class said that where she works (Mercy) it seems like the nurses from OCCC are better than the ones who graduate from Rose.
  2. by   Cynthiann
    I was looking into the Respiratory program too until I heard a lot of bad things about the profession. Mainly that pay is not as good as a nurse, there is no opportunities for advancement, it's hard to get a decent schedule (I heard mostly nights with mandatory rotating weekends) and the hospitals expect RTs to be able multitask as in doing two jobs such as a CNA's. All those reasons really scared me about the profession.

    How old are your kids?
  3. by   marilynmom
    My kids are 4 (she will be 5 in April though) and 14 months.

    Oh yuck, Respiratory sounds crappy...lol I'll have to tell him that then.

    But I really like Rose State overall. How often can you take the Compass test do you know? I have no clue how many points I have, I need to find out....who do I go talk to?

    I was supposed to go to a Health Care deal they had earlier this month to talk to some people but was not able to make it. I really like Rose State though, I just never liked OCCC for some reason. I went there right out of high school and got some Fs (cause I never went to class...lol) so maybe its just bad memories...lol

    Marilyn
  4. by   Cynthiann
    You can take the Compass test 2 times per semester. You can find the all information to the program here (click on Career Ladder: Beginning Track:

    http://www.rose.edu/cstudent/hsdiv/ns_prog/progadv.htm

    You can figure out how many points you have from there. For GPA they only count classes that go towards the degree program. So if you made bad grades on a class before I would recommend retaking them.

    In case you are wondering, my kids will be 2 & 3 in April.

    Check out this thread from a Respiratory Care board that I started last week, here's were I got most of my info from:

    http://www.advanceforrcp.com/asp/new...p?ForumID=1673
  5. by   marilynmom
    Well looks like if I want to go to Rose Nursing all I need is Clinical Microbiology and Nutrition, both of which I can take this summer hmm I am taking Anatomy but it says they need A&P so maybe that class as well I might need to take. I'll go talk to someone about it and take another COMPASS test next week as well.

    Good thing you asked about Respitory, geez they all sound thrilled to be working as one, how sad to have a job they seem to hate so much. Makes you wonder if they take good care of their patients with attidudes like that ya know?

    Its hard going to school with kids dont you think? The only time I have to study is after they are bed. I take classes on Tues and Thurs nights as well. My Developmental Psych (King) and Art are both internet classes as well. My Math and Anatomy are at campus.


    Marilyn
  6. by   Rootbear76
    Originally posted by marilynmom


    Hey you guys are young, I am 29 and am back in school and serious about it. When I was younger I just had no idea what I wanted to do or any motivation really. Sometimes its better to wait IMO. My husband too is 30 and going back for his bachelors and is doing great. He is actually thinking about maybe going into Respitory at Rose State or OCCC...I heard that pays really well, I have a lot of those students in my Anatomy Class at Rose.

    Cynthiann yes I am taking Anatomy with Lab, not A&P, and then I will need to take Physiology with Lab next semester or whevenever. I am taking it with Dr Jacobs. I had a test last tuesday and it was VERY hard and I knew everything!! The written tests are hard, it really surprised me sinceI normall make all As and Bs I am kinda somewhat worried about this class right now, Ill get my grade tonight, I will be glad if I get a C. I will let you all know. I have heard Bassett is good to take for Anatomy (he is days only or I would have took him) he is supposed to be really freaky and psycho but apparently his class is a LOT easier than the other professors up there.

    Marilyn
    Marilyn,

    I agree with you about being older and having more direction. I felt SO old going back to school, because I was comparing myself with everyone that's like 18 or 19. I would've FAILED miserably at that age! I had NO IDEA what I wanted to do and I had NO discipline or motivation to be able to follow through on my goals.

    I will remember Bassetts name when I sign up for Anatomy.


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  7. by   Asiancutie
    I would like to move out of OK as well when I finish school. My hubby has allergies most of the year.... and there is a certain degree of prejudism here since this state is not diversified as other states.
  8. by   Rootbear76
    Originally posted by Asiancutie
    I would like to move out of OK as well when I finish school. My hubby has allergies most of the year.... and there is a certain degree of prejudism here since this state is not diversified as other states.
    I have to agree with you about the diversity. There is quite a bit of prejudice here. One of the reasons I LOVE Florida is because of the diversity; you get to see different kinds of people, different complexions. Dallas is another very diverse place so is Houston.


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  9. by   Cynthiann
    asiancutie, if you don't mind me asking, what nationality are you since you were referring to prejudism. I am half Filipino myself but I guess since I am half white I don't get much prejudism towards me. You know something weird, since I moved from Florida I don't see as much prejudice. Well, when I do see it it's coming from the older generation. But people in our age range seem to be more accepting towards other races. Back in Florida, most people only hangout with people of their race. I rarely saw interracial relationships, I actually see it much more here in OK.

    Marilyn, it is very hard to go to school with kids. There are many times where I feel like giving up because the kids get me so fustrated. It would be easier if I had family around so I could get a break once in a while.
  10. by   marilynmom
    Hmm I dont think Oklahoma is actually as racist as people tend to think. The North is surprisingly racist as are eastern states...a lot more so than here. I am not from here and have traveled and lived *everywhere* and it really isnt. Now some old rednecks are but for the most part I really don't see it. We also have a fairly large Jewish population here, I dont think most people realize that either.

    I know there was a study done last year or maybe year before that where it was talking about the most racist places and states and Oklahoma and a lot of the southern states (which people a lot of times think of as racist) were not in the top at all. Chicago surprisinly was in the top...weird.

    I just wanted to say that cause I had remembered that study that was done.

    But one thing I do HATE about Oklahoma is there is NOTHING to do here!!! We like to go down to Dallas a lot (I to love Texas, my husband is from San Antonio) just to go see and do interesting things that we dont have here.


    Marilyn
  11. by   Robin61970
    I hadn't replied to this thread yet, but I also live right by Oklahoma (lived in Muldrow for 10 years) and am now right over the bridge. Nurs2be and I go to the same school(she's just quite a bit ahead of me).....good luck!
  12. by   Rootbear76
    Originally posted by Cynthiann
    asiancutie, if you don't mind me asking, what nationality are you since you were referring to prejudism. I am half Filipino myself but I guess since I am half white I don't get much prejudism towards me. You know something weird, since I moved from Florida I don't see as much prejudice. Well, when I do see it it's coming from the older generation. But people in our age range seem to be more accepting towards other races. Back in Florida, most people only hangout with people of their race. I rarely saw interracial relationships, I actually see it much more here in OK.

    Marilyn, it is very hard to go to school with kids. There are many times where I feel like giving up because the kids get me so fustrated. It would be easier if I had family around so I could get a break once in a while.

    Cynthiaann,

    I agree with you that most of the racism comes from the older generation. One thing I loved about the military was the diversity. My unit had people from all over the place. Native American, Asians, West Indians, African- Americans, everything! It was a neat experience because I learned so much about different cultures, but what I REALLY learned is that we are all more alike than different!

    Maybe I'll see you and Marilyn around Rose State some day(I won't know what you look like though )!


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  13. by   Rootbear76
    Originally posted by marilynmom

    But one thing I do HATE about Oklahoma is there is NOTHING to do here!!! We like to go down to Dallas a lot (I to love Texas, my husband is from San Antonio) just to go see and do interesting things that we dont have here.


    Marilyn [/B]

    DITTO on Oklahoma being a BORING PLACE!!! That's another reason why I LOVE Texas!! Texas is the best of both worlds. You get a laid back kind of life like Oklahoma, but you get all the advantages of being in a major city!( plus there's no state income tax )

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