University of Oklahoma-Accelerated BSN Program - page 77

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
    thank you OU09
    one more question about the ebooks....I find it to be a great thing to have but I feel that if I use this I wont even use my actual books ...anyway my question is did you find the ebooks to be useful with the quizzes???
    thanks
  2. by   ou09grad
    Yeah, it's actually kind of funny. I could probably sell most all of my books as new and not used. I didn't even open half of them since the e-book package is such a fantastic tool. I'd say I used the e-books about 90% of the time since I started OU 12 months ago. You'll LOVE being able to cut and paste to make your study guides.
  3. by   ou09grad
    Oh sorry, I just realized you were asking about the e-books and the quizzes. Yes, we used the e-books for the quizzes. It's always best to read the material before taking the quizzes, since the idea is to test your knowledge, but looking something up is a breeze if you really get stumped.
  4. by   L&DNMe
    Quote from OU09GRAD
    I believe the San Diego Angel is set up a little differently than Glendale, so I can't give you much advice on how to find your calendar information. Our community module was always pretty much empty with no info, and definitely not a calendar. Angel has been up for a few days now, but I haven't explored it completely (enjoying my last few days of break before preceptorship starts).

    Studying for 1st semester - Use the module objectives as your guide. Read the material a couple times but focus on what the objectives are asking you and make a study guide from that and you will do well on the exams. Check to see if the text CDROM's have extra quizzes and materials. Wong's and Hockenberry's have helpful text quizzes for Family Focus in 2nd semester. We weren't told about those until it was pretty much too late. I'll see if I can come up with some more tips for 1st semester. It feels like a long time ago so I'm a little shady on that.

    Nancerino - I got your PM, but I don't have PM functions. As for help with the 3rd semester, I can certainly tell you NOTHING will be as bad as what you guys just went through. I found Psych relatively easy. Lot's of theory stuff to memorize, and not as much application as A&C I or II. The problem with Psych (as far as clinicals go) for most of us was the sheer volume of paperwork. It was overwhelming, or it may have just been because we were compacting it to 10 weeks. I'm not really sure. In any case, I found A&C II to be easier than A&C I. Definitely builds on everything you have learned up to now. If you have specific questions about 3rd semester let me know.

    The evolve book package wasn't as necessary during 3rd semester as 1st and 2nd. I barely even used it. The only book I really used was the Psych Foundations book, and it was pretty easy to just crack the book open the old fashioned way.
    Hey OUgrad. I am starting 3rd semester now. DO you by any chance have any module outlines to share? They broke up our groups, and we used to have a system in place for these things, but it looks like its all about to change!
    thanks!
  5. by   ou09grad
    Hmm, yeah there was a certain person who tried to break up our "cliques" last semester.....nothing ended up changing. So what did they do? Why can't you work with your normal groups?
  6. by   L&DNMe
    I think we might be able to, but everyone is going to have a different schedule which I think might make things more difficult to organize. We have been really great about it so far, but change worries me
    They actually did break us up this time. So it should be interesting!
  7. by   ou09grad
    Sorry, that can make things difficult when you are used to working and counting on certain people. I will see if I can drum up some hints and guidelines for Semester 3. Which classes?
  8. by   L&DNMe
    psych and a and c II. i think a and c II should be ok, but psych looks challenging.
    thanks!
  9. by   ou09grad
    Ok, I've got some "last weekend of freedom" errands to run and I will log on again tonight and post what I can find
  10. by   ou09grad
    Ok, I took a look at what I have and I didn't save much from 1st semester. I'm also pretty sure for liability reasons that I can't post anything specific from exams, even if I remembered anything. I can try to point you in the right direction though. Some of the best advice an instructor ever gave us: Identify what is wrong or what is the underlying cause of illness, what is the worst thing that can happen, and how do you correct it. Some advice from the students when answering questions on exams: Always apply the ABC's to each question that is applicable: A - airway, B - breathing, C - circulation, and use this model (as well as Maslow's), and ALWAYS consider safety as a top priority (both the nurses and the patients).
    1st semester:
    Health assessment 1st exam: I remember needing to know about ADL's very well, as well as communication (verbal/non-verbal). Also this was an exam to read all the assigned pages in Jarvis very well. Make sure you highlight the sections on the pages that identify what is WRONG when assessing. Such as....is it normal to feel 1mm, firm, non-tender lymph nodes in an adult patient or is this cause for concern. Do the objectives in the modules and use that as a study guide.
    Human Experience 1st exam: I don't have much on this one either. But definitely answer all of the objectives in each module and use that as a study guide. Some minimal help to you: know the different kinds of medicine, such as allopathic or idiopathic, and cultural medicines. Know herbs such as St. John's Wort and why are herbs cause for concern when taking a hx from the pt (most don't disclose for fear of judgment). Definitely don't overlook the Healthy People 2010 stuff...I remember stuff on that. Sprains vs strains. Know interventions for injuries. This may be more than what is on the first exam, so focus on the modules assigned and the objectives. Can't stress the objectives enough.

    Keep in mind that the professors may all be different for the classes and the materials they offer to the students vary greatly. One may offer a specific study guide they created, in which case use that to focus your studies. Otherwise, the objectives are still the best focus for your studies. I'm also assuming the exams are still the same as what I took. I really have NO idea if they are the same or not.

    Hopefully this was a little helpful. Sorry I don't have much else on first semester. Check with me later for the other exams and I'll see if I have something else for you guys.
  11. by   lnku26
    Hi everyone--

    I am new to this website. I applied for Fall 09 with one pre-req in progess and was selected as an alternate. I plan on re-applying for January though. In order to reapply, do we need to completely start over with a new application? Like submit a new email address and everything? Or can we use the same email? Then, I assume they transfer over all the transcript information, etc., from your old application to the new? Thanks!
  12. by   boogeysmomRN
    Quote from L&DNMe
    I think we might be able to, but everyone is going to have a different schedule which I think might make things more difficult to organize. We have been really great about it so far, but change worries me
    They actually did break us up this time. So it should be interesting!
    My original group got split up, but we're all still very close. We continued to work together and study together for exams despite being on completely different schedules for clinical. So, it can work. I know a lot of groups in our semester that have continued. We'll see how different it is in 4th. We're all still working together for all of our group projects for this semester as well. crazy to think its only 10 weeks long. Can't wait!!!
  13. by   L&DNMe
    Quote from boogeysmom
    My original group got split up, but we're all still very close. We continued to work together and study together for exams despite being on completely different schedules for clinical. So, it can work. I know a lot of groups in our semester that have continued. We'll see how different it is in 4th. We're all still working together for all of our group projects for this semester as well. crazy to think its only 10 weeks long. Can't wait!!!
    That is good to hear. I love my group. Don't know what I would have done without them!

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