Anyone attended OLOL? - page 2

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Has anyone out there been a student at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge? I would like to ask some questions if so! TIA Meredith... Read More


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    Thanks that helped alot. When you have to do the 80 hrs of clinical at the hospital, is that at OLOL Hospital? Or can you do it elsewhere? Im getting the impression that Charity is giving the option of working at different hospitals for such. Although I do like the fact that I would only do clinicals for the two days for about 2 weeks out of 7, Im thinking that the drive would kill me. At least with Charity you know your sched. from the get go for the whole semester (theirs is not 7 weeks, its just like the reg. college semesters) with 2 days of class (an average of 4 hrs per week) and clinicals 7-2:30. That just seems like a better combo for studying and working on top of it all!! Thanks so much for your imput! I still applied to OLOL and I would have to take 6 hrs there in order to apply for nursing, but Im going to wait till I hear the yay or nay from Charity. ::sigh:: if only I lived in BR it would be so easy!!!


    Alissa
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    Sorry you don't live here it would make things alot easier, for the 80 hours we could do them at OLOL hospital, BR.general, or St. Elizabeth in Gonzales. It sounds like Charity may be a better option for you travel and study wise if you want to continue to work. Good Luck! AL
    Quote from Nurse Alissa
    Thanks that helped alot. When you have to do the 80 hrs of clinical at the hospital, is that at OLOL Hospital? Or can you do it elsewhere? Im getting the impression that Charity is giving the option of working at different hospitals for such. Although I do like the fact that I would only do clinicals for the two days for about 2 weeks out of 7, Im thinking that the drive would kill me. At least with Charity you know your sched. from the get go for the whole semester (theirs is not 7 weeks, its just like the reg. college semesters) with 2 days of class (an average of 4 hrs per week) and clinicals 7-2:30. That just seems like a better combo for studying and working on top of it all!! Thanks so much for your imput! I still applied to OLOL and I would have to take 6 hrs there in order to apply for nursing, but Im going to wait till I hear the yay or nay from Charity. ::sigh:: if only I lived in BR it would be so easy!!!


    Alissa
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    Y'all have been so helpful, it's been great to read all the replies. I saw my advisor at OLOL about a month ago and she said that now you get to schedule your clinicals with your preceptor (is that the right term for the RN you're paired with?) so it's between the 2 of you to work it out. I can see how that could be either good or bad, depending on what your preceptor works. This may be something new. I volunteer at the Lake in the ER on Sat. mornings and I talk to all the nursing students there who are working at techs and they say that the Lake keeps changing their program so maybe this is a symptom of that. That's really the only criticism I hear, that they change things up a lot. I am SO glad that I won't have to work when I do this. It sounds like it's going to be quite an experience and not an easy one. I'm OK with that.


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