University of Oklahoma-Accelerated BSN Program - page 56

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   hotegr
    Hi everyone,

    This is my first time to ever post here I just found out today I was accepted to the San Diego program this fall......I am curious about the CPR and immunizations. Are these required prior to starting classes next month? No one from the school has ever mentioned these to me before and I noticed a few posts about them. Will they send us information about all of this?

    Thanks
  2. by   RNkm84
    Congrats to all of you who have been accepted! You will find out everything you need to know about immunizations and CPR at open house. If you want to get a head start, there are some previous posts with all of the information about them.
    I would recommend checking your files for immunization records so you have an idea of where you are at. Since I was able to get records for everything from my old doctor, I only ended up having to get the two TB tests and a TD booster. Another option you will have if you can't get copies of the records and you know you have received the vaccines is a titer to show immunity. Like I said, they will give you all of that info at open house. Good luck!!
  3. by   SoCalNursingStudent
    Quote from LaLaws
    They don't send out accept/reject emails anymore; you just have to hope your paper letter isn't lost in the mail!

    Laura06baby, you did the right thing to call the person with all the answers! She's very friendly and helpful, but she can be extremely difficult to get ahold of because she is so busy (especially during high traffic times like immediately after letters are sent out). Poor woman is overworked! The person in charge of applications and actually sending out the letters can answer some questions, but I've never asked the other person a question she didn't know the answer to.

    Good luck everyone! Fingers crossed!
    Hey Laura or anyone else, did you all have any classes in progress when you applied? If so, what courses and did you all get accepted? Laura Congrats on your acceptance. Thanks for your help. Also did anyone take an online or distance learning Microbiology course with Lab? If so, can you help me with some schools that offer that?
    What are the school names?

    So Cal Nursing Studnet
    Last edit by dianah on Jul 16, '09 : Reason: TOS
  4. by   caliotter3
    I had lost my shot records, so I did titers for all of them. If your doctor orders the titers your insurance company probably will pay for them, as mine did. Or, you can see about getting immunizations at the health department or your current school's health clinic. Good luck for everyone starting.
  5. by   hotegr
    Quote from SoCalNursingStudent
    Hey Laura or anyone else, did you all have any classes in progress when you applied? If so, what courses and did you all get accepted? Laura Congrats on your acceptance. Thanks for your help. Also did anyone take an online or distance learning Microbiology course with Lab? If so, can you help me with some schools that offer that?
    What are the school names?

    So Cal Nursing Studnet
    I finished my prereqs prior to applying. I finished them in December and applied for the Fall 09 term. I did take Micro with Lab online with Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona. The total cost for that class was around 700 dollars and it started in September and ended in December. It was pretty good and of course a little demanding Hope that helps
  6. by   laura06baby
    thank you everyone

    When I applied for the program, all my classes were completed...

    I took micro and lab at ccconline ...excelent ...about $1000 plus lab...expensive

    I already took CPR class 2-3 weeks ago and going for my shots this week...I know they will tell us everything at the open house
    I wonder when orientation is...
  7. by   laura06baby
    sandiegohopefull
    can you please tell me where the labs take place?
    and also clinicals?
    thank you for all your help
  8. by   RNkm84
    Quote from laura06baby
    sandiegohopefull
    can you please tell me where the labs take place?
    and also clinicals?
    thank you for all your help
    Labs are on campus in the skills lab. Your first semester you will be in lab twice a week- once for clinical skills lab and once for health assessment.

    Clinicals can be at Sharp memorial, grossmont, chula vista, or coronado. I think that the only time you won't be in a Sharp facility would be for the peds rotation in 3rd semester. You probably won't get your clinical assignments and locations until close to the first week of school so be prepared for that. It can be frustrating not knowing exactly what your schedule will be, but they try to get it out as soon as they can. You'll get the rest of your schedule as far as testing and labs during orientation. We also found out who was in our clinical group at orientation, just not the dates and times.

    Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
  9. by   laura06baby
    thank you ...you are always so helpful...

    the campus is at that new location they have ?

    do you mind telling me what insurance did you purchase for the school?

    one silly question: lol what shoes did you buy?

    did you get a PDA ? do you think it is necessary? I am thinking to get a blackberry and use it as a phone as well...

    how much time did you feel you needed to spend studying for your classes???

    as you can see I have plenty of questions...I have 2 little kids and I am trying to organize myself as much as possible...I guess it is the unknown that kills me
    thanks
  10. by   RNkm84
    Quote from laura06baby
    thank you ...you are always so helpful...

    the campus is at that new location they have ?

    do you mind telling me what insurance did you purchase for the school?

    one silly question: lol what shoes did you buy?

    did you get a PDA ? do you think it is necessary? I am thinking to get a blackberry and use it as a phone as well...

    how much time did you feel you needed to spend studying for your classes???

    as you can see I have plenty of questions...I have 2 little kids and I am trying to organize myself as much as possible...I guess it is the unknown that kills me
    thanks

    No problem, I had a lot of questions too. The campus is the new one off of Aero Drive. I'm assuming that is where you will also be for your open house if you haven't seen it yet. There will be a representative from Ace uniforms there with scrubs, shoes, stethoscopes, etc. Definitely order the scrubs from them, but you probably want to shop around for the stethoscope and shoes. I was kinda annoyed becuase I was super excited and they talked me into getting a stethoscope there, but I ended up ordering a better one online for a better price. I was happy with the shoes that I purchased from them. They are sketchers work shoes (the shoes have to be all white). Some people prefer the Dansko (I think that is how you spell it) clog shoes and I've heard that they are really comfortable.

    As far as a PDA goes, I don't think that it is necessary at all. No one I know really uses one. I'm sure it would be handy to look up drugs and things, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy one. There are so many expenses being in nursing school and that is one that you can live without in my opinion.

    Studying... it all depends on how well you learn and are able to comprehend the material. For first semester I always took one full day off. On the other days I would take breaks, but maybe spent a total of 5 hours on school a day outside of skills labs and clinicals. I was very happy with my grades, but know if I had put in a few more hours I could have had all A's. I think it is different for everyone though, so be prepared for a period of trial and error at the beginning.

    For insurance, I went with Aetna. I just went to ehealthinsurance.com and compared plans. I know a lot of people who went through blue cross or blue shield, which are a little bit more affordable. Again, I think it will depend on if you just need basic coverage or if you need something a little bit more comprehensive. There are tons of plans out there though!

    I think I answered all of your questions! Let me know if there are any more.
  11. by   laura06baby
    thank you once again ...you are the right person to answer my question...very detailed I love it hehehe!!!!

    what stethoscope did you buy? I want a good one ...I want to make sure I hear things hahaha...I was reading about Littman cardio III or something like this...

    do you have any tips/advices about the program? anything you wished you have known when you started?

    should i purchase the insurance now? or wait for the open house?
    did you purchase the electronic books?
    I guess I am just nervous ...I just want to know everything now lol
    thank you again
  12. by   karree2000
    Hi everyone,
    Congrats to all who got accepted for this coming Fall. I was chosen as an alternate and have a couple of questions. Just wondering if anyone who was an alternate in the summer application cycle and actually got in the same term? Or if anyone who was an alternate last application cycle, reapply for this fall term and got accepted or didn't get accepted the second time around. I am just curious to see what the chance of me getting in this Fall term. I'm trying to remain hopeful. =)
    Thanks.
  13. by   deemalt
    Hi,
    I was not an alternate but a good friend of mine was (this was fall start 08). They started the same semester. In our cohort, a few people who got accepted decided not to enter the program after the open house/orientation. I think that they realized that the program was not for them. Keep your fingers crossed!

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