Olivet Nazarene University ABSN Program - page 6
Hello Everyone... Is there anyone in this program or plan on attending fall 2013. I know this is a fairly new program. I just want know is it a good program and are they well organized. I plan on... Read More
0Jul 8 by gatoremI'm looking at this program as well. I know most of the coursework is done online. How many days a week are you actually on campus or in clinicals in each term? I have 2 kiddos so just trying to get a picture of what it will look like. Thanks!
0Jul 9 by LadyRNER, BSN@nursinggoal I won't give exact details but I was hired at a critical care dept at a hospital in the suburbs.I did not expect to get this job and went for the interview just for interviewing experience. Once I was offered the job, I took it ...well, after I took that job, a bunch of other hospitals were calling me for interviews. Must have been some kind of planetary alignment lol. Anyways, critical care is very tough for a newbie and i do not suggest it unless you are highly motivated and easily bored with basic nursing. One thing i like about it....1-3 patient ratio instead of the 5-7 patient per nurse you will get at any other unit.
0Jul 28 by FNA2181Hello LadyRNER, BSN. I would like to say that I agree with you to a certain extent. CNA is very basic and you can pretty much learn all you need to know in one day. However, the point of nursing school is not to know zero about nursing, that's why there are prereqs. That being said, due to the accelerated nature of this program, and as you admitted in a later post, they can't and don't teach you everything there is to know about nursing. It is a little scary when third level students still can't grasp the concept of needle gauge size or what a bevel is or when a second level student doesn't know the difference between PRN and TID. Experience is (almost) everything when applying for jobs, and the more you can put on your resume, the more likely you are to get hired. Hospitals are looking for experience and as a new grad it's a catch 22. But if you were a CNA, CMA, phlebotomist, etc. that IS experience. They will look at you as a more rounded individual and consider that previous experience as a benefit; if there's low census, this person can do "blank." Which I believe will give you an edge over others, IMHO. Thanks!