HELP!!! University of Perpetual Help or Olivarez College?

  1. I am planning to take BSN this coming school year. PLEASE HELP ME.... any ideas which among these 2 institutions, University of Perpetual Help in Las Pinas and Olivarez College in Paranaque offers good nursing program for a 2nd courser? Please share the advantages or disadvantages if any....
    Thank you very much....
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   nayeli0016
    Hi, when I was inquiring about BSN in Perpetual about 3 years ago, I noticed that they have a lot of religious subjects, unlike in Olivarez college which is a seemingly more secular college. Olivarez, I believe is more flexible when it comes to second course takers.

    Good luck!
  4. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from nayeli0016
    hi, when i was inquiring about bsn in perpetual about 3 years ago, i noticed that they have a lot of religious subjects, unlike in olivarez college which is a seemingly more secular college. olivarez, i believe is more flexible when it comes to second course takers.

    good luck!
    i totally agree with the poster above
  5. by   nayeli0016
    Aloha!
  6. by   blessed23
    i advised that u enroll in university of perpetual in laspinas! bec that is my alma mater. i love my own. :xmas_smilies_daz: i am already a nurse and waiting for ATT for nclex. c u around the campus...
  7. by   bebe13
    I went to those schools as a second courser. At first, I enrolled in Perpetual Las Pinas but because they wanted me to repeat a few subjects, including PE, I transferred to Olivarez College. I agree that Olivarez is more advisable for second coursers. As to the standards of education, I think Perpetual is more strict in enforcing to that effect. Anyway, it all boils down to the determination of the student to make it good in his academics, regardless of the school.

    I graduated from Olivarez, passed the NLE and NCLEX and now processing my Visa Screen. I don't think my fate will change had i graduated from Perpetual.. It all depends on you.. and the One above.

    I hope this helps. All for the glory of CHRIST Jesus!
  8. by   impulse23
    Hey Guys!
    Thanks for all the replies. I appreciate it a lot! Up to now my mind is hurting as to what choice of school! But your replies has helped me in so many ways...I inquired already with UPHR and told me that it will take me 3 years to fininsh the course (considering I graduated with a medical related course) and only credited few subjects, PE, thelogy/religion, etc are still pending prior to approval of concerned personel...What turns me off is the longer period for me to finish the course and all the other minor subjects I have to retake under their system. Are all these subjects related to the practice of nursing? As to Olivarez still have to go their and have my transcripts evaluated.

    I agree with bebe13 100% ! I believe the the student will play a significant role in his/her succcess with the studies plus the divine intervention of our Lord! Its just that I want to have a good start with my nursing education, or the best place to nurture my nursing skills and knowledge. Especially, to finish it in the shortest period possible without compromising the knowledge, education, skills, etc. Please share with me your experiences with Olivarez? The learning environment and acquisition of important and related skills? Are all the 2nd coursers group in one section or is it all mixed up together with the regular students? For how many semester and summers to finish the nursing program? Once enrolled what is your status, regular or irregular student? How about the faculties or clinical instructors? Hospital affiliations? RLEs? and other significant details that can help me decide to go Olivarez?
    Aside from the subjects they want you to take are there other factors that influenced you to transfer to Olivarez? Do you agree Olivarez is a good school for 2nd coursers?

    nayeli0016 where did you finish your nursing education? Graduated from ?Olivarez?

    RNHawaii34 thank you for your reply!

    mhaui what made you ecide to go to perpetual? I think among all that replied so far you're the only 1 who graduated from UPHR. is it really 3 years? do they really ask students to retake PE, theology/religions, etc?
    Are you a 2nd courser like the others who replied? If yes, please share your experiences with your alma matter. do they treat well 2nd coursers?

    guys, please continue to help me...i'm still bit confused!!!
    again, thanks! more success!
  9. by   blessed23
    hi impulse23! what medical field have you finished? u will repeat pe and theology we call it FCL if the course description in your school is different from uphsd. second degree students were placed in one section if you are in third year and fourth year already. i am not a second degree student.... take care.....
  10. by   impulse23
    hi mhaui! my previous course was OT. hope the evaluation works well at Perpetual...or olivarez. take care!
  11. by   bebe13
    Whatever I will state here is solely based on my experience. I am not here to point out that one school is better than the other. I'll be presenting the info just for your comparative analysis. I have nothing against any of the subject schools.

    RLE / Hospital affiliations - OC has more and varied hospital affiliations, hence, OC students got better RLE experience and longer hospital exposure. By second year, they got to carry out actual injections. This I did not experience at UPHR.

    Faculty - Most CI's are younger, hence, easier to get along. However, since they are not well experienced, what they could share to their students is also limited. These could explain why Perpetualites have an edge in theoretical aspects over the Olivarians.

    Time to finish the course - It took me 3 years to earn my BSN degree at OC. I think it would be longer had I stayed at UPHR because there were about 20 units being required by UPHR for me to repeat then but were credited by OC.

    Sectioning - the 1st and 2nd coursers are mixed at OC.

    All the best to you!
  12. by   impulse23
    Thank you bebe13. It was an informative comparison. i'll make my decision very soon as to what school to go for this program... Bottomline, its our determination and attitude that makes us successful coupled with our trust in our Lord.
    Again, thanks!
  13. by   winterfairy
    Quote from bebe13
    whatever i will state here is solely based on my experience. i am not here to point out that one school is better than the other. i'll be presenting the info just for your comparative analysis. i have nothing against any of the subject schools. i have nothing againts bebe nor the schools but quoted her post to show comparison =) i'm from perpetual and will be graduating this april 12, 2007

    rle / hospital affiliations - oc has more and varied hospital affiliations, hence, oc students got better rle experience and longer hospital exposure. by second year, they got to carry out actual injections. this i did not experience at uphr. i have no idea with regards to the number of hospital affiliates of oc nor its number of hours of duty but with perpetual, i think my hospital exposures were sufficient and our clinical instructors taught us well. i do believe i can perform nursing skills well enough and i'm confident i could match skills or even exceed others. by 2nd yr, our clinical instructors have taught us basic skills like taking vital signs, how to inject and compute for drug dosages and many more.

    faculty - most ci's are younger, hence, easier to get along. however, since they are not well experienced, what they could share to their students is also limited. these could explain why perpetualites have an edge in theoretical aspects over the olivarians. we also have young clinical instructors in perpetual but most of them handle 2ndyr students, or sometimes assigned in the community.

    time to finish the course - it took me 3 years to earn my bsn degree at oc. i think it would be longer had i stayed at uphr because there were about 20 units being required by uphr for me to repeat then but were credited by oc. it's my 3rd yr studying ^_~ and i'll be graduating finally this april!

    sectioning - the 1st and 2nd coursers are mixed at oc.
    2nd coursers are separated from the regular students.
    all the best to you!
    ^_~ good luck too and god bless...

  14. by   geonurse
    I strongly suggest you go to Perpetual instead. Olivarez only claim to fame is that it has been offering nursing since the 70's. Recent board ratings, however, showed a dismal performance of it's graduates. Although, I agree that it really depends on the students and not on the school, a board performance of 30% says something about the quality of education that the school offers.
    Besides, the primary reason why we go to school is to learn and benefit from the knowledge of the lecturers. Feedbacks from current students of Olivarez are not very encouraging.
    I also suggest to ask for feedbacks from current students of both Olivarez and Perpetual. And try to compare these schools based on their comments. That way you can make an informed decision that you will not end up regreting in the end.
    Btw, Manila Doctor's also accept 2nd coursers.
    Just my 2 cents worth.

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