This may burst the bubble of people who are considering OLOL College Accelerated Nursing Program but it is crazy hard and if you don't get through that pharm with an 80 (also the semester is 20 days long) they will boot you out without a backward glance and a month later you will get a bill for $2000. Not to mention that now you have a nursing failure on your record, if you want to go somewhere else. 75% of the class that started originally was put out. Not nice.
I have posted several times about how important it is for those considering this program to study Pharm BEFORE the class starts, especially if (like me) they have never had an reason to need to know about Pharmaceuticals. Learn as much as you can; not so much the drugs but the classes and what they do. Learn about NSAIDS and antidepressantsand learn about CNS drugs, and cardio and renal drugs. Get a book on Nursing Pharmacology and/or join flashcardexchange.com where we inputted all the classes of drugs this fall. (search for OLOL and they should come up). Study, study, study. You are going to be in deep trouble if you flunk out of Pharm, and the class is designed to get rid of those who do not understand the gravity of the difficulity in this accelerated program.
We lose smart people, very smart people since you need a BS to get in the program. Watching fellow students leave this program is heartbreaking; not because they were not smart enough but because they what? are not studying enough? don't know how to take a NCLEX type test? Are having personal hardships and the stress is overwhelming? Whatever the reason, know that this program is very difficult especially the first semester.
Last edit by dsoginer on Mar 9, '08