Hi. I am very interested in the accelerated ASN program at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge. Can anyone give me any information on this program? I've seen the information that is available online. However, I am looking for information from experienced insiders such as: getting accepted, true level of difficulty, etc. This will be a major career change for me, and I do not want to make a bad decision. I have a 3.6 gpa from SLU w/ AA in OSH and BA in Gen Studies. I consider myself a capable, hard working student but all I have heard is HORROR stories.
I thought I would add my two cents. I have already applied and am working through all the gen ed pre-reqs. I've had to retake Chem since the last time I was in chem was the mid 80's for my BS in engineering.
As for the type of student, I guess I will be the old dude in one of their classes. 44. Did two year stint opening a new plant in Mexico so I'm not sure that 10 months would be too rough. My partner is a teach and I have applied for the Fall group in Baton Rouge, with a secondary selection of Materie. Does anyone know anything about Materie? I have also applied to Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne. The work one would pay for all of the expenses for the ASN program, so my decision falls into earnings vs. cost fo the 14-16 month diffential and the possibility of being away from my partner for so long. maybe we'll just have to invest in pcs and Iphone etc.
As for the prereqs I will be finishing my last 5 requecs on August 8th. I will have a total of 22 hours of class contact hours and 2 online courses. I think I figured about 6-7 hours per week for each of those so a total of about 30 hours of school per week. I think that load will tell me if I can do this amount of work or not.
As for the work load, not really sure where the other BS grads for the accelerated class came from. The engineering load at GMI/Kettering was on average 21 credit hours and some semester I had about 30+ contact per week which included all the darn labs that took 3-4 hours per week for 1 or no additional credit.
Last edit by bundi356 on May 6, '10
: Reason: needed to add another comment