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new Tulane/OLOL accelerated students

  1. 0 Hey Everyone,
    I just finished this program in May 2006. DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED. I have 3 kids and I did it, passed boards, and I am a working RN now. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask me anything about teachers, classes, what you need to know??? Good luck to everyone and remember Fundamentals, he first class in conjunction with Pharmacology covers the most information and is in my opinion the most time consuming. Just go at it full force and don't let up.
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  3. Visit  Sunshine0425 profile page
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    Thanks for the encouragement!!! I am so excited to start. I heard from another student on here as well that fundamentals and pharm was the hardest. HERE'S TO LONG HOURS OF STUDYING!!! Oh congrats for passing your boards:spin:
  4. Visit  neo777win profile page
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    hi land nurse, congrats to you! I m very excited and i want to do very well. In your opinion, how hard to make straight A or at mostly A's. also, how is clinical like? what do you do in a typical day at the hospital? thanks..
  5. Visit  Dallas_RN profile page
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    Quote from neo777win
    hi land nurse, congrats to you! I m very excited and i want to do very well. In your opinion, how hard to make straight A or at mostly A's. also, how is clinical like? what do you do in a typical day at the hospital? thanks..

    I'm not Landnurse (but I'm sure she'll offer her advice ) but I'll give my take as an '06 accelerated OLOL grad.

    Straight "A"'s are possible, it all depends on the student. Each test is 50 questions, so to make an "A" on each test you can miss no more than 3 out of the 50. Nursing school is difficult as it is but now you are doing it twice as fast. There are No curves or bonus points, what you make is what you get. But if 49 of the 50 students get the same question wrong they may,and I stress MAY throw it out.

    You will go to school 3 days a week, hospital 2 days and then 2 days off. The day you return from your two days off you'll have a test every week.

    Clinicals weren't bad except in the beginning because you don't have any skills so all you do is bed baths and bed changes, After Pharm you begin administering oral meds, and SQ and IM injections. It's all a building process.

    Best advice is to stay focused, don't get overwhelmed (which is easy to do), and don't get behind.

    Good luck to all of you, I was you this time last year.

    Feel free to ask any questions.

    --Corey
  6. Visit  landnurse profile page
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    Corey did a great job explaining it all. A's are very possible; however, in nursing school C=RN. You have to have at least an 80 average to pass any one class. There are usually 3 tests (90%), one project (5%), and a HESI test (computerized test on that class)-also 5% for each class. Clinicals were fun and don't get discouraged if you feel like you know nothing- everyone feels that way. It was a great experience that was well worth the time and energy. Remember you can do anything for 9 months, stay on track and you will be fine.
  7. Visit  flamesong profile page
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    Hi, just wondering where exactly on Elk is OLOL? Is it in the Tulane HSC building? And where do you park? lol thanks
  8. Visit  dsoginer profile page
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    I turned down a spot in Charity for 07 and will finish my 4 yr. degree in May. I wrote to OLOLC about their program and received the info. I wrote an email to an advisor there and was told that most students get financial aid from WIA (?) can someone tell me what this is and how much you can get. I was under the impression that Tulane paid the tuition in exchange for working for them for two years. Also where is the campus in NO located?

    Thanks
  9. Visit  KinsleyNOLA profile page
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    Hi - Any info on what to expect for orientation? Should I start reading anything?
  10. Visit  tonyybn profile page
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    Hi,

    Just want to know that is non nursing baccalaureate degree a must to apply this program?

    I heard some of my friend say they do not have a baccalaureate degree but they went in succesfully.

    Quote from landnurse
    Hey Everyone,
    I just finished this program in May 2006. DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED. I have 3 kids and I did it, passed boards, and I am a working RN now. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask me anything about teachers, classes, what you need to know??? Good luck to everyone and remember Fundamentals, he first class in conjunction with Pharmacology covers the most information and is in my opinion the most time consuming. Just go at it full force and don't let up.
  11. Visit  Dallas_RN profile page
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    Quote from tonyybn
    Hi,

    Just want to know that is non nursing baccalaureate degree a must to apply this program?

    I heard some of my friend say they do not have a baccalaureate degree but they went in succesfully.
    Not sure what you have heard but a B.S/B.A. is a requirement. No if's, and's, or but's...
  12. Visit  Webber21 profile page
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    I am new to site and want to soak up as much information about the program as possible. Can you walk me through what a normal class day is like in the accelerated program?
  13. Visit  dsoginer profile page
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    Welcome, this site is the best. When you start in school you will find all kinds of resources here. I use it everyday.

    Our days at Tuland/OLOL accelerated program usually last until around 3-3:30, start at 9:00. There are usually 3-4 clinical days a month and three exams a month, so usually one exam a week. Clinicals are 7a-7p. There are checkoffs on nursing skills and papers to be done. We have guest speakers, do presentations and have clinical paperwork. It is fast paced and tough.

    Anything else? Again if you search for OLOL info. there is a wealth of info that will give you an idea of what it is like.

    Good Luck
  14. Visit  Webber21 profile page
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    you seem to have a wealth of information. I did go on the website and i am trying to have a good sense of what I am getting myself into. It has been a long road...i thought i was going to go straight from LSU baton rouge to LSUHSC but was not accepted because I didnt finish one class by the time I turned in my application. Then I went to OLOL college for a semester. But that was way to costly and it was going to take me forever to get into the program since I was a transfer. In a last ditch effort to not waste anymore time or my TOPS i went back to LSU and decided that i would get a degree in sociology and regroup upon graduation. NOw i have a year left until I graduate and I do not want anymore delays. I really feel mature and ready to be put in a program and start a professional career so I can be INDEPENDENT.

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