OLOL Accelerated Nursing Degree Program at Tulane
- 1Feb 25, '08 by sailboat07Has anyone received either an acceptance or rejection letter from the Accelerated Nursing Degree Program at OLOL College - Tulane Campus for the Fall 2008 program?
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- 0Mar 18, '08 by dsoginerFor those who receive an interview letter congratulations you are halfway there. The interview is not difficult but I bought a book called 1001 interview questions (something like that) and they used some of the same questions in the interview. It helped that I had already thought through the answers. Also show them confidence in your abilities, smile and take a deep breath when you sit down and let your shoulders relax. Dress nicely. Good luck
- 0Mar 18, '08 by sailboat07Makeda8,
Congratulations on making it to the next stage of being admitted to the program! Is there a specific timeframe that they're scheduling interviews for? As soon as I read your post I went to the mailbox - and still nothing! I am so nervous right now!
I take it that you have been through this process. A month ago I received a letter from the admissions dept. that included a list of all of the prerequisite courses that needed to be completed before entering the program - which I have all of them completed. I was wondering if this was a sign that I will be receiving a letter for an interview for possible admission or do they send this to all applicants? I am just really curious to know if I will be getting a letter for an interview. I believe that I have a really good chance. Any input is greatly appreciated.
- 0Mar 19, '08 by dsoginerI really cannot answer that question. I do remember how nerve racking it was waiting for that letter. I recieved my letter later than others and I was sure I was not chosen. There were a lot of people that applied and did not get called for an interview; so I cannot say what they look for.
Call the school if you would like. I believe that will show how much you want it. Of course, don't drive them crazy calling, but once or twice during the waiting period will not hurt.
I am finishing up the program and will finish May 4.
- 0Mar 19, '08 by sailboat07Dsoginer,
Yes, this whole waiting phase has been driving me crazy! I am just so curious to know so that I can mentally prepare myself for the program if I am accepted.
Congratulations on completing the program in May! I know that you must be excited! Any advise going into the program would be greatly appreciated.
- 0Mar 19, '08 by makeda8I called and they are holding interviews starting March 31 on MWFs in the morning. They are conducting them all the way to the end of April I believe. They sent 80 interview letters out so there is a very good chance that yours just hasn't arrived sailboat07. I know all this waiting is driving you crazy! This whole process is an emotional roller coaster, but one worth riding.
Thanks for the tip about the interview questions. I will pick that up this weekend. Your advice is greatly appreciated.
- 0Mar 20, '08 by dsoginerSailboat
Here I go again, but the one most important activity you can do to prepare yourself is to get a book on Nursing Pharmacology and start studying. There is a blog from a person that just flunked out of the W.Jeff program due to Pharm. It is the 1st class, and is used to weed out those not prepared. We lost around 8 people at the Tulane Program and I understand that the W. Jeff program lost more. The teacher is wonderful, but the test will literally put you in shock. Learn the basics. Learn what sympathetic and parasympathetic systems are, learn about Cox 1 & 2, learn about thyroid and cardio drugs; not the drugs themselves but what they do and how they work. I am going to download a bunch of notes from that class and will send them to anyone who wants them. BUT START STUDYING. If you flunk out of Pharm, you may have to pay back some money to OLOL, and you will have one strike against you and will find it almost impossible to get into another RN school. Most of the people that flunked out are getting their LPN then will do the bridge.