University of Oklahoma-Accelerated BSN Program - page 34

Hi All, I'm new to this site and to the field of nursing. Has anyone gone to this school and if so, what did you think? I live in San Diego, CA, and there is an online program that this... Read More

  1. by   laura06baby
    Hi everyone

    I have a question if anyone can help me please
    I am wondering how OU calculates our GPA...do they give different points for A- or A+ or both are considered to be As?
    thanks
  2. by   wannabe07
    Quote from laura06baby
    Hi everyone

    I have a question if anyone can help me please
    I am wondering how OU calculates our GPA...do they give different points for A- or A+ or both are considered to be As?
    thanks
    Nursing schools do not give +/-. As far as those grades from your pre-reqs I believe they have a system for calculating them. I am not sure what it is though, sorry!
  3. by   L&DNMe
    Quote from wannabe07
    Nursing schools do not give +/-. As far as those grades from your pre-reqs I believe they have a system for calculating them. I am not sure what it is though, sorry!
    Hi wannabe- while on the subject of grades, how difficult is it to get an A in this program? If known, what is the approximate curve in terms of grades in your current cohort... Just want to get a real ideaof how difficult it is to pass these courses.
  4. by   wannabe07
    Quote from L&DNMe
    Hi wannabe- while on the subject of grades, how difficult is it to get an A in this program? If known, what is the approximate curve in terms of grades in your current cohort... Just want to get a real ideaof how difficult it is to pass these courses.
    With the adjusted grade scale it is more difficult. A 93 and above is an A which means a 92 is a B. I have no idea how many people got As, etc because there is no curve but many people are getting As and Bs. The difficult courses are in 2nd semester, Pharmacology etc.
  5. by   laura06baby
    thanks
    Yes I did mean GPA for prereq sorry I didnt specify
  6. by   L&DNMe
    Dooes anyone know if we are supposed to buy a stethescope? I don't exactly know what is in the lab bag that we bought, and i don't recall a list of items that we need to buy other than books.....
  7. by   wannabe07
    Quote from L&DNMe
    Dooes anyone know if we are supposed to buy a stethescope? I don't exactly know what is in the lab bag that we bought, and i don't recall a list of items that we need to buy other than books.....
    The lab bag just has items to use in lab. For clinical you will need a stethescope (Littman is the best), a penlight, a pocket-sized notebook to take notes at clinical. Some instructors will inform you of what you need, for instance one instructor wanted us to have Kelly forceps where as others did not require this. The first meeting with you clinical instructor will be an orientation so they will most likely go over what you will need in their clinical on that day.
  8. by   BenGRN
    Holy crud! Did everyone receive that e-mail with all of the clinical stuff we have to read and sign off on?
    Last edit by dianah on Jul 16, '09 : Reason: TOS
  9. by   RNkm84
    Yep. I just went through it all. It wasn't as bad as it looked! I'm not sure what to do with the Student Orientation Checklist though. I e-mailed one of the professors to see if that is something we hang on to until our clinical orientation or if we turn that in with everything else.
    I don't know about all of you but I'm getting so excited. I can't believe we start in a week! What clinical group is everyone in? I'm in 4!
    Last edit by dianah on Jul 16, '09 : Reason: TOS
  10. by   L&DNMe
    Quote from sandiegohopefull
    Yep. I just went through it all. It wasn't as bad as it looked! I'm not sure what to do with the Student Orientation Checklist though. I e-mailed one of the professors to see if that is something we hang on to until our clinical orientation or if we turn that in with everything else.
    I don't know about all of you but I'm getting so excited. I can't believe we start in a week! What clinical group is everyone in? I'm in 4!
    Me too!!! Although they did say that that (among other things) is subject to change. I like our scheduled hours though... I hope I stay there!
    Last edit by dianah on Jul 16, '09 : Reason: TOS
  11. by   RNkm84
    I wonder when we will get our actual clinical schedules. They made it sound like it was almost finalized at orientation last week. Hopefully soon! I also like the scheduled times for our group so far... I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for an afternoon/evening clinical. We'll see!
  12. by   boogeysmomRN
    Are there any 2nd semester students that know when we get our info?? I called the mailbox was full. No one in my clinical group heard anything either.

    Like, we have no idea when our clinical lab day is... shouldn't we know that by now? The last thing I heard (during the ATI testing) was that the schedule was still being "finalized"... but isn't that always the case, haha.

    Thanks!!
    Last edit by dianah on Jul 16, '09 : Reason: TOS
  13. by   wannabe07
    Quote from boogeysmom
    Are there any 2nd semester students that know when we get our info?? I called and the mailbox was full. No one in my clinical group heard anything either.

    Like, we have no idea when our clinical lab day is... shouldn't we know that by now? The last thing I heard (during the ATI testing) was that the schedule was still being "finalized"... but isn't that always the case, haha.

    Thanks!!

    No one has their schedule yet. We are all eagerly checking our emails! I am hoping we hear today!
    Last edit by dianah on Jul 16, '09 : Reason: TOS

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