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Is there a decrease in the amount of general education classes we have to take?
Also, it says "While the rate per credit hour is higher effective in fall, fewer credit hours are needed to meet semester requirements. " What exactly does it mean when it says to meet semester requirements. What are the requirements? I've been doing the online RN to BSn and have been one class each 5 weeks. Will I be required to take more classes? I have only one nursing class left and then will be doing the rest of the general education classes.
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- Jul 16, '12 by cincinursemaryThe change to semesters is confusing to me too. What I understand that there is an equivelency formula when they convert quarter credit hours to semester credit hours. Something like 3 quarter hours equals 2 semester hours. So the credit hours given for courses will be less, but they count for more cause they are under semesters.
Overall, there will be less "credt hours" required for the degree. The nursing courses are essentially the same, but 2 or 3 of them were combined and the credit hours adjusted. So instead of having 11 courses to take there are 9 courses to take. But all of the nursing courses are still required, they just might be in a different format.
The nursing courses will still be in 5 week segments, there will be 3 per semester instead of 2 per quarter. There should not be a significant increase in the number of classes needed.
Does anyone else want to weigh in on this one?
luvtoshop85, you might want to email your advisor to see how the change to semesters will change your plan.
- Jul 17, '12 by Simply ComplicatedHave you done the required counseling thing? Basically, there used to be 12 core nursing courses, now there are 9. SO those who are partially through, or just starting have less classes to take. So that drops the number of overall credits. Also, some of the courses that remain single may have been 4 credits for example, they will now be 3. So they are saying at the new tuition, the class may be more for 3 credits, but it's 1 less credit than it would have been, so it's really not costing much more. Unfortunately, since you have completed most of your nursing courses, you will end up paying more for the total program because you won't see as much benefit as someone who hasn't taken all the courses.
This isn't affecting the requirement of the gen ed courses, but some of the courses may be less credits... again while it may have been 4, it could now be 3. Also though, if it's not a 5 week class, it will be given over a longer period of time.
- Aug 9, '12 by wendala64I was glad to see that some other students have the same questions as me. I have emailed a few nursing contacts and have not yet gotten a straight answer to a few simple questions, mostly they tell me to refer to the Quarters to Semesters web page which does not address these questions. I understand what your post says, however going from 192 credits needed for BSN to 120 ish is a big number and just changing the credit per class by one credit will not make 72 credits. The people already enrolled will be doing more than 120 credits. Everyone at my job who is in OU is frustrated that we are not getting a gen ed reduction, or something that will decrease needed credits for us. At this point that can be my only assumption as I have tried to ask different college staff and have been getting deferment and avoidance.