University of Oklahoma-Accelerated BSN Program - page 45

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   sdOU2009
    L&DNMe - I'm not sure if they have changed the Pharm format, and I'm also not sure how many aren't going to pass. There's no way of really knowing until after finals. The pharm final (and all the finals) for that matter are going to be the determing factor for a lot of students. Its easy to bomb a final then have it bring your grade down to below passing because it's worth so much of the grade.

    Just start strong from the beginning - do well on the first exams so you don't have to play catch up!
  2. by   boogeysmomRN
    Quote from L&DNMe
    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......
    I am finishing up my second semester too, I don't know if they changed the format or not, but I heard they did, at least compared to last semester student's perspectives. Supposedly they re-worked all the exams, but I didn't hear it directly.

    I know there are quite a few people who are in danger of not passing pharm this semester. I don't know the number, but I personally know of 5. And I've heard from other people about their fellow clinical group members. So it is difficult even during this regular semester. BUT you guys will be taking it with one less class than we are, at least that is my impression/understanding of it. So maybe it won't be so terrible.

    And to address the kids situation - I am one of them who does have a child, and I am making it, so it can be done. You just need a great support system and a really understanding spouse or significant other. I literally study every day and every night. I might be getting that "A" I wanted, but I'm far from failing and am in no danger of it, so I think its not too bad.
  3. by   RNkm84
    Quote from boogeysmom
    I am finishing up my second semester too, I don't know if they changed the format or not, but I heard they did, at least compared to last semester student's perspectives. Supposedly they re-worked all the exams, but I didn't hear it directly.

    I know there are quite a few people who are in danger of not passing pharm this semester. I don't know the number, but I personally know of 5. And I've heard from other people about their fellow clinical group members. So it is difficult even during this regular semester. BUT you guys will be taking it with one less class than we are, at least that is my impression/understanding of it. So maybe it won't be so terrible.

    And to address the kids situation - I am one of them who does have a child, and I am making it, so it can be done. You just need a great support system and a really understanding spouse or significant other. I literally study every day and every night. I might be getting that "A" I wanted, but I'm far from failing and am in no danger of it, so I think its not too bad.

    Which class did you hear that we won't be taking? I was under the impression that we had pharm, clinical, acute and chronic, and family focus. I guess it wouldn't surprise me if they changed something though....
  4. by   L&DNMe
    Quote from boogeysmom
    I am finishing up my second semester too, I don't know if they changed the format or not, but I heard they did, at least compared to last semester student's perspectives. Supposedly they re-worked all the exams, but I didn't hear it directly.

    I know there are quite a few people who are in danger of not passing pharm this semester. I don't know the number, but I personally know of 5. And I've heard from other people about their fellow clinical group members. So it is difficult even during this regular semester. BUT you guys will be taking it with one less class than we are, at least that is my impression/understanding of it. So maybe it won't be so terrible.

    And to address the kids situation - I am one of them who does have a child, and I am making it, so it can be done. You just need a great support system and a really understanding spouse or significant other. I literally study every day and every night. I might be getting that "A" I wanted, but I'm far from failing and am in no danger of it, so I think its not too bad.
    I am not aware of only three classes - that would be awesome! I have two kids, so if you can do it with one ( 1= 10 in my book!!) than it is probably doable. 3 classes would be better, but i am not sure that is the case.
    Good for you hanging in there. This is a CRAZY program, and if I had known it would be like this, I might not have signed up for it. I will see my children next march!
    Thank for your input, as usual.. GOod luck finishing the semster. Wish I was on the other side of second semester......
  5. by   boogeysmomRN
    Quote from L&DNMe
    I am not aware of only three classes - that would be awesome! I have two kids, so if you can do it with one ( 1= 10 in my book!!) than it is probably doable. 3 classes would be better, but i am not sure that is the case.
    Good for you hanging in there. This is a CRAZY program, and if I had known it would be like this, I might not have signed up for it. I will see my children next march!
    Thank for your input, as usual.. GOod luck finishing the semster. Wish I was on the other side of second semester......
    Oh really, shoot, I just assumed you guys would only be taking 3 b/c we are. At least that is what is on the schedule. Clinical III, Psych nursing, and A&C II. This is one less than the regular 3rd semester people b/c we are taking Research during the intersession.

    Thanks! I can't wait to be done, ugh. I'm just counting down the days. Good luck to you guys too, you know it is doable b/c people have done it in the summer, so don't let all the negative stuff get you too down. If you really want it, you'll find the drive to get it done.
  6. by   RNkm84
    For those of you further along in the program... when do you think we will get our summer schedules? Is it true that some of you didn't even have your spring schedules until the day before classes began?
  7. by   boogeysmomRN
    Quote from sandiegohopefull
    For those of you further along in the program... when do you think we will get our summer schedules? Is it true that some of you didn't even have your spring schedules until the day before classes began?
    I can't remember the exact day we got them, but it was maybe a week (if that) beforehand. And even then, there were changes being made till the last minute and even after we started.

    And for the subject about the summer, I have no idea whats going on. This all got me wondering, and earlier today I had taken a look at the book list and the list of classes we're supposed to take this summer that are listed on there, aren't the same as the ones that are listed on their OUnursing.com website... so who knows...

    Does it surprise me? ummm, no.
  8. by   RNkm84
    I looked on the OUHSC college of nursing curriculum list and you're right, on there it says that your cohort would only be taking three over the summer but ours would be four. The OUnursing.com one says something completely different. Oh well....
    What is enrichment day all about?? Is there as much for community second semester as first semester??
  9. by   boogeysmomRN
    Quote from sandiegohopefull
    I looked on the OUHSC college of nursing curriculum list and you're right, on there it says that your cohort would only be taking three over the summer but ours would be four. The OUnursing.com one says something completely different. Oh well....
    What is enrichment day all about?? Is there as much for community second semester as first semester??
    Weird right now they give us different info, you'd think it'd be standardized with such a large university, but hey I used to work with the dept of defense and nothing there was standard between agencies, so I guess OU isn't any different.

    I can't recall the exact hours, if they were the same, but you do them all during the OB rotation, so they're kind of all crammed in there. You have to do 24 hours. So it feels like a lot to me, since we are in the heat of exams and now finals coming up and I'm still doing community stuff. But there isn't presentations and all that kind of stuff, you have to write 3 papers, they're short and easy and can be done in a group. So they're not a big deal.

    I have no idea what enrichment day is, we didn't have one last semester. Wish they'd share a little info about it. Eh, oh well, bigger things to worry about, haha.
  10. by   wannabe07
    Quote from boogeysmom
    Weird right now they give us different info, you'd think it'd be standardized with such a large university, but hey I used to work with the dept of defense and nothing there was standard between agencies, so I guess OU isn't any different.

    I can't recall the exact hours, if they were the same, but you do them all during the OB rotation, so they're kind of all crammed in there. You have to do 24 hours. So it feels like a lot to me, since we are in the heat of exams and now finals coming up and I'm still doing community stuff. But there isn't presentations and all that kind of stuff, you have to write 3 papers, they're short and easy and can be done in a group. So they're not a big deal.

    I have no idea what enrichment day is, we didn't have one last semester. Wish they'd share a little info about it. Eh, oh well, bigger things to worry about, haha.
    Do you guys have enrichment day on your schedule? For 3rd semester we have it after finals. It will be a day where we learn all about how to apply for NCLEX, how to apply for licensure, resumes, job hunting, etc. This is a new thing that Dr Haley has started and I think it will be very beneficial. I am looking forward to it...means I'm one step closer to being done. :spin:
  11. by   wannabe07
    Quote from sandiegohopefull
    For those of you further along in the program... when do you think we will get our summer schedules? Is it true that some of you didn't even have your spring schedules until the day before classes began?
    Its hard to say when the schedules come out. Dr Haley is on it, much better than it was before so we'll see. Your new classes pop up on ANGEL usually the weekend before the semester starts and clinical schedules vary due to the clinical sites getting back to the school, etc.
  12. by   wannabe07
    Quote from boogeysmom
    Weird right now they give us different info, you'd think it'd be standardized with such a large university, but hey I used to work with the dept of defense and nothing there was standard between agencies, so I guess OU isn't any different.

    I can't recall the exact hours, if they were the same, but you do them all during the OB rotation, so they're kind of all crammed in there. You have to do 24 hours. So it feels like a lot to me, since we are in the heat of exams and now finals coming up and I'm still doing community stuff. But there isn't presentations and all that kind of stuff, you have to write 3 papers, they're short and easy and can be done in a group. So they're not a big deal.

    I have no idea what enrichment day is, we didn't have one last semester. Wish they'd share a little info about it. Eh, oh well, bigger things to worry about, haha.
    Its not standardized...I have a friend in OK doing the program and she said they had psych 2nd and family focus 3rd. It all depends on what the BRN requires too, in OK they don't have to do Peds where we do. They have a choice there. So each location is a little different.
  13. by   boogeysmomRN
    Quote from wannabe07
    Do you guys have enrichment day on your schedule? For 3rd semester we have it after finals. It will be a day where we learn all about how to apply for NCLEX, how to apply for licensure, resumes, job hunting, etc. This is a new thing that Dr Haley has started and I think it will be very beneficial. I am looking forward to it...means I'm one step closer to being done. :spin:
    Yeah, ours is on Friday after everyone is done. I wish they'd just share a little info every now and then. I'm sure they have the best intentions, but you know how it is, we kind of feel like we're always in the dark. And then they expect us to just adjust to whatever they say on a whim. (even if to them its not a "whim")

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