Oklahoma City

  1. Hi students....I was wondering if theres any OKC students here in a 2 yr program. If so which school would u recommend...also i was considering going to Platt College, or something like that getting my LPN..then doing the Advanced Standing and getting my RN, cause i see already that its way too hard getting in a 2 yr program....what would you suggest as the school ladder and what school,etc...thanks Tesha!!!:kiss
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  3. by   pkmom
    I'm in the adn program at OKCCC, why do you think it is so hard to get into an ADN program?
  4. by   Cynthiann
    I'm in Midwest City going to Rose right now and I had applied to their nursing program for the fall semester and was denied even with a 4.0 GPA. It is hard to get in, I'm at a point that I will probably just go to OU since the time difference is not much. If I started at Rose this spring (if I were able to get accepted) it would only be a 5 month difference from going to OU.

    The only thing I can suggestion to you is that if you plan on going to school for LPN first I would recommend going to a vocational school like Metro Tech or Francis-Tuttle. It is way cheaper than those other schools. I know someone who was looking into Wright Business school (I know, different kind of school but it's still both privately owned/for profit like Platt) and for 1 year of school was about $10K.

    Let us know what you decide to do.
  5. by   marilynmom
    I am in Oklahoma City as well and am a student at Rose State.

    In order to get an ADN in nursing you would need all your pre-reqs to apply. Even with a good GPA like Cynthia was saying, if you dont have all your pre-reqs you just wont get in anywhere.

    I am unsure where exactly I will be applying (OU vs Rose). I would not say it was "way to hard" to get into a 2 year program though.

    Its always nice to meet other oklahomans! Good luck!

    Marilyn
  6. by   ~Cel~
    Hi fellow Oklahomans.

    Tesha,
    Good luck to you! I've heard really good things about Metro-Tech. Have you gone to the school's online sites and checked out the program requirements and descriptions on the schools mentioned? It might make a difference in which one you would feel more comfortable with going to. I have heard good things about Rose State and OKCCC's ADN programs as well. I chose Rose because its a bit closer and my dh (and other family members) are currently attending there.

    Cynthiann,
    Did you get your pre-reqs into 2 semesters? The reason I ask is because I start my pre-reqs for my ADN at Rose State in August. I've tried to figure out a way to get them all into 2 semesters, but looking at all of them its more than likely going to take me 3 semesters to get them all done.

    Marilynn? How about you? How long did it take you to get your pre-reqs?

    Will it make a difference in my application to the program if I did my pre-reqs in 2 or 3 semesters? Just wondering if any of you know.

    Good luck to you all!
    Celeste
  7. by   Cynthiann
    Hi Celeste, nice to see another Rose student here.

    It would most likely take at least 3 semesters to finish the pre-reqs at Rose depending on how many classes you are taking a semester. They also must already be completed when applying to the nursing program, so the classes you are taking while applying won't count towards your application points. So it usually takes people about 2 years of pre-reqs to get in. It makes no difference how long it takes to finish the pre-reqs but the longer it takes to finish the longer it will take to get in.

    When exactly are you aiming for getting in the nursing program? To get the most points as quick as possible I would recommend taking Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology since those classes are worth the most points. Make sure you keep your GPA high and do really well on the compass test since most of the points they count are from these two things.

    It is very competitive to get into Rose, the minimum points keep going up every semester. My first semester at Rose I heard the last cut off was 105 points, the next semester it was 108. I applied for the fall with 108 points and did not make it in because the cutoff was 119. I'm scared that I'll apply again and my 124 points won't be enough. It's the main reason I'm considering OU now. I need to do a lot of thinking and decide what I want to do.

    Let us know how you like it at Rose or feel free to ask us any questions about it.
  8. by   marilynmom
    Hey Celeste,

    I am always so happy to meet other students here in OKC!

    It would take anywhere fro 2-3 semesters to get all your pre reqs done. If you really pushed it you might could do it in 2 semesters but that would be taking the maximum allowed (which I think is 18?)

    I guess it has taken me 3 semesters to finish them all? I usually try to not go over 14/15 credits per semester. I have 2 little kids so they keep me pretty busy ya know?

    And like Cynthia said you have to have all the classes completed and a final grade on your transcript before they will count those classes.

    But I really think once you have all your pre reqs done you can get in. *everyone* I have meet so far who has gotten into Rose got in only when all the pre reqs are done. But that is true not just for the nursing program but the dental hygene (they get paid big money), and radiology programs as well (In fact I think radiology has a 1 year wait list).

    Good luck and let us know what you decide and definatly keep in touch!!

    Marilyn
  9. by   marilynmom
    Oh and I have heard good things about Rose and OCCC nursing programs. Depends on who you talk to but I think they are all probably good programs. OSU-OKC also has a nursing program.

    When I apply for nursing school I am applying at Rose and OSU-OKC and maybe OCCC. That way I *know* I will get in somewhere.

    Marilyn
  10. by   Cynthiann
    Marilyn, I don't think there is a waiting list for the radiology program.

    In my A&P class, this girl I sit next to got into the radiology program. She is now taking about 10 credits in the summer to be able to finish the pre-reqs before they start in the fall.
  11. by   Vailgang
    I just called Rose State this afternoon but was unable to reach anyone to ask questions. I am attending OKC. CC currently and have heard the same thing about admissions to the nursing programs. I am an LPN and I live in Lawton and attending in OKC because they offer the ADN degree and have more flexible classes. Could either of you shed any light on the nursing program at Rose State? I will have finished all of my pre-reqs after the fall semester and OKC.CC doesn't have a program until May. I would like to start in January at Rose if I could work out the schedule. I can't travel to MidWest City too many days and I want to be able to keep my job at the doctor's office. Jill
  12. by   marilynmom
    Here are the pre reqs for Roses Nursing program if that will help you any:

    English Comp 1&2
    A&P
    Intro to Micro
    Intro Psych
    Developmental Psych
    Nutrition
    US Histor
    First Aid
    American Government

    You would need to have those in order to even apply. Also they require you to take there COMPASS test (not very hard) and they go by a point system. They accept students in January and August of each year and if you are already an LPN you will get in more easily- there are 2 LPNs in my chem class, neither has all there pre reqs done and got in with the bare minimum of points (which is 95 I belive).

    Go look at Roses website, it talks about the Nursing program on there and the points and you can look and see what times the nursing classes are and the clinicals are all different times Ihave been told.

    HTH

    Marilyn (who has been online WAY to much today...lol)
  13. by   ~Cel~
    Thanks for the responses Ladies.

    About the Compass tests; I hadn't taken a test in quite some time and it freaked me out, lol. I took them and scored really low in the math, missed the writing (editing paragraphs and sentences) by 1point which originally put me into Fund. of Eng...UGH!! LOL, and I scored 84 in the reading. I re-took the writing a few weeks ago and made a 99 (yeah me...I was very pleased, since that gave me 20 points automatically), and got me into Eng I. I am planning to re-take the reading sometime soon so I can get my points up (an 84 only gives me 1pt). I am not as worried about the math points because the course description says math deficiencies don't have to be removed in order to graduate...we are only required to have Dosage Calc classes. Can you hear my sigh of relief? LOL. I am pretty determined to keep my GPA above 3.5, 4.0 is what I really want...I am just going to do my utmost to make as many points as I can.

    I was planning to try to get into the ADN program next Fall, but as it looks with all the pre-reqs I will more than likely apply to the program for the Spring of '05, if I have all the points I need that is. I've also considered taking summer courses, if I can possibly manage it...I feel like I need to hurry, lol. The program guide says we only need 95pts to get into the program, more probably wouldn't hurt, eh?

    Marilyn, I understand about the kids and trying not to kill yourself with classes. I have 4 dd's: ages 9, 4 1/2, almost 3yo, and almost 2yo. The youngest 2 are 11 1/2 mos apart. Anyhow, I understand the child/mommy dynamic and wish you and all the other Student/Moms out there the best of luck with your studies.

    Good luck to you Oklahoma Nursing Students!
    Celeste
  14. by   Cynthiann
    Celeste, my two kids are the same age as your youngest kids. I have 2 & 3 year old boys that are 12 1/2 months apart.

    You definitely need more than 95 points to apply. They just used that as the minimum to even accept your application. For the fall semester the lowest points someone got in with is 119. The semester before that it was 108. It's getting harder and harder to get in every semester. I would suggest to try to get that math score up because it will help you have more points for your nursing application.

    Have you enrolled in classes yet? If you have what classes do you have?0

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