University of Oklahoma-Accelerated BSN Program - page 44

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   Geraldo
    Quote from LaLaws
    I guess they decided to take fewer students than originally planned for at both the SD branch and the Glendale branch. I've finished all of my pre-req classes but my degree isn't posted yet. I'm in the middle of my last semester at Texas A&M Univ (I graduate on May 15th). Fortunately, other than Human Growth and Development (which I CLEP tested out of), all of the pre-reqs are required courses for my first degree (BS in Nutritional Sciences). This waiting game is torture!

    I need to clep Human Growth and Development , was that hard? I am using petersen's online study exams. I think I need a 50 score, does that mean 50 out of 90?
  2. by   LaLaws
    Human Growth and Development was the most difficult CLEP test I've taken (I've also clepped out of American Govt and Intro Psyc), but definitely was not impossible. It may have been more difficult because it was the first CLEP test I ever took and I wasn't as familiar with the format and procedures. However almost all of the CLEP tests will only earn a student credit for 100 or 200 level classes ("the basics" freshmen and sophomores take) at my school, but that particular test is the only one that will grant credit for a 300 level, upperclassmen course if passed. If you've had some previous exposure to psychology, physiology and sociology much of the material will be similar and repeated. I only studied for a solid weekend and passed with many points to spare. I used REA's study guide and found it to be very helpful; it contains an overview of important material and three full exams with detailed explanations for the answers. As for the grading scale, I think the highest score is an 80... I always thought 50-59 was equivalent to a C, 60-69 was like a B, and 70-80 was similar to an A. CLEP uses some tricky equation to compute your score (it's not just based on how many you answered correctly). I believe there is the potential for a curve depending on which Human Growth and Development test you take; the harder versions get a few extra points added to the score. I would ask your testing location or call CLEP to confirm all of this though.
  3. by   laura06baby
    Hi everyone,

    I cant believe they accepted only 24 students...what happened to the 70 students class. ...it is so dissapointing

    I did not apply,but I would love to find out what the GPA cut off was if anyone can tell us please....
    Or if anyone does not mind (alternate students) what your GPA is? Thank you all

    Also for those who are in the program...can you please tell me how many hours a day (what time) did you have to go in for labs? Thank you, I know things could change but I want to get an idea for future day care plans!!!

    thank you all
  4. by   Amanda_SD
    Quote from KT17
    Good luck to you too! I'm not counting on this summer...I figure if I do get a spot it will just be a pleasant surprise . I did get an email from Suzanne today that is practically identical to the one you quoted above...I hope she really means what she said about being good candidates for the fall.
    Thanks. I'm not really counting on getting in this summer either, like you said, if I do get it, it will just be a pleasant surprise . I wonder how many of us received the same e-mail, haha. I really do hope she meant it though, as there were probably a lot of very qualified applicants. I think in the past (on this thread), people that were wait listed, ended up being admitted the next semester...at least I hope so anyway.

    Just in case, I think I may try to apply for CSU San Marcos for this Fall as well, I may be missing one or two of their pre-reqs though, and would have to take the TEAS. I believe their application deadline for the Fall is the same as the University of Oklahoma.

    Laura,
    I don't know what their cut off was, but you needed a min 2.5gpa. I think I had a 3.3 or so, with A's in all of my pre-reqs except for Chemistry, and a very low undergrad gpa of 3.1.
  5. by   laura06baby
    Amanda thank you for sharing....thats a great GPA...I cant believe you are an alteranate....good luck to you
    Laura
  6. by   deevee12
    They accepted 16 students for Glendale and have 23 alternates. I don't understand why they accepted such a low number. Has anyone on here gotten accepted?
  7. by   bonnieblu02
    I am an alternate for Summer too... I received the same email. I am definitely applying for Fall. I knew i wasn't going to be the best applicant since I am still finishing classes but it was worth a shot. hopefully i get in to fall...
    Last edit by dianah on Jul 16, '09 : Reason: TOS
  8. by   sandytoesrn
    Quote from laura06baby
    Hi everyone,

    I cant believe they accepted only 24 students...what happened to the 70 students class. ...it is so dissapointing

    I did not apply,but I would love to find out what the GPA cut off was if anyone can tell us please....
    Or if anyone does not mind (alternate students) what your GPA is? Thank you all

    Also for those who are in the program...can you please tell me how many hours a day (what time) did you have to go in for labs? Thank you, I know things could change but I want to get an idea for future day care plans!!!

    thank you all
    Hi Laura,
    I'm a first semester and I have labs Mon. & Wed 8-10. When there's an exam it's usually scheduled before or after my labs, so the latest I'm at school is 'til 12. I have pre-clinical Thursday afternoons from 4-6PM and clinical Fridays 6:00-2:00P. You'll know your groups and clinical times after about the first week of school. However, we had a last minute change to our clinical from 3-11P to 6-2P. I think we found that out 2 days prior to clinical so some people in my group had to scramble for childcare.
    I hope that info helps.
  9. by   BenGRN
    Hi all,
    I am also a 1st semester student heading into finals...I think the reason for them cutting down on summer new admit numbers is that they are changing to a new location in SD and the summer is only ten weeks long, so you have to do 15 weeks worth of work in 2/3 the time. Keep in mind, this includes like 80 hours of clinicals which usually start a few weeks into the program for first semester. Starting in summer would not be fun. Also,there is a learning curve for the nursing program; it is not like regular undergrad college. You will need time to acclimate to a new system, and a rushed 10 week summer is not the best time to do that, so those of you who will be trying for the Fall, you are actually in better shape. Also, if you are applying for scholarships, most deadlines are based on a Fall admission date and this will help for any private scholarship applicants. Hope this helps.
  10. by   wannabe07
    Quote from BenGRN
    Hi all,
    I am also a 1st semester student heading into finals...I think the reason for them cutting down on summer new admit numbers is that they are changing to a new location in SD and the summer is only ten weeks long, so you have to do 15 weeks worth of work in 2/3 the time. Keep in mind, this includes like 80 hours of clinicals which usually start a few weeks into the program for first semester. Starting in summer would not be fun. Also,there is a learning curve for the nursing program; it is not like regular undergrad college. You will need time to acclimate to a new system, and a rushed 10 week summer is not the best time to do that, so those of you who will be trying for the Fall, you are actually in better shape. Also, if you are applying for scholarships, most deadlines are based on a Fall admission date and this will help for any private scholarship applicants. Hope this helps.
    I feel sorry for you and your cohort...2nd semester during the summer...ouch! But it will be worth it. I am 3.5 months from graduation and believe me, its worth the hard work!
  11. by   sdOU2009
    I am finishing up second semester. I heard they are not accepting as many students because the program has been growing too rapidly, and the new location may or may not be able to handle all of the students. I also heard that they are not accepting as many students because there has been quite a few students who have not been passing classes and are getting held back to the cohort behind them.

    This program is intense, if you are not 110% motivated you will not survive. 3 people I know of in my cohort dropped out within the past two weeks....we started last August.....

    Just trying to motivate all of you new people - it will be worth it in the end, but you have to work your butt off!!! I've never worked so hard in my entire life ~ yet again, I've never wanted something this bad before.

    Good Luck!
    Last edit by sdOU2009 on Apr 22, '09
  12. by   L&DNMe
    Quote from jenn13755
    I am finishing up second semester. I heard they are not accepting as many students because the program has been growing too rapidly, and the new location may or may not be able to handle all of the students. I also heard that they are not accepting as many students because there has been quite a few students who have not been passing classes and are getting held back to the cohort behind them.

    This program is intense, if you are not 110% motivated you will not survive. 3 people I know of in my cohort dropped out within the past two weeks....we started last August.....

    Just trying to motivate all of you new people - it will be worth it in the end, but you have to work your butt off!!! I've never worked so hard in my entire life ~ yet again, I've never wanted something this bad before.

    Good Luck!
    have they changed the format for pharm that you know of? how many students would you are not going to pass your semester? i am terrified of having my second semester in the summer, but so be it. i don't really have a choice in the matter! it concerns me that you are losing students to a regular length semster too......
  13. by   deemalt
    I wanted to address the alternate system. I am finishing up my second semester. I was not an alternate but I recently found out that one of my good friends originally was. This was a surprise to me because this person is one of the smartest in our class (they tutor other students) and had a perfect GPA??? So, go figure. Point is, just because you are an alternate does not mean that someone else was smarter.

    It's really hard to tell what the true criteria are but the above posting was right, you need to have 110% commitment. This is a super difficult program and it takes over your life. I wake up and study every day. No joke! There are a few people with children who are making it work but I know that it is hard for them. One of my good friends just left the program to be with her child.

    Just give it some good thought. I don't mean to be a downer but it's just the reality of this program.

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