Excellence with Clinical now - page 2

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From the FB page NRSE 4600 is an on-line class. There is a new accreditation requirement that we have to have one course with a clinical component in our RN to BSN. NRSE 4600 will have one project that will include working... Read More


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    Quote from modgoth1
    This is the email I received today from OU. I am not happy about this, like everyone else. They need to give us all of the details on this asap! For instance, preceptor of my choice???? Sounds like I am going to have to arrange this myself. SIGH!!!

    You are now enrolled into NRSE 4600 10911 for Spring Semester 12-13NRSE 4600 is an on-line class. There is a new accreditation requirement that we have to have one course with a clinical component in our RN to BSN.
    NRSE 4600 will have one project that will include working with a preceptor of your choice. It will not be for the whole five-weeks.
    We are being required to do this in order to maintain our accreditation with CCNE.
    I have NOT received an email. I wonder why some people have and others have not.
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    Quote from EmJeanRN
    I have NOT received an email. I wonder why some people have and others have not.
    This blows
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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    This blows
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    That is an understatement!
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    I have not got the email either. I'm wondering how involved this "project' is going to be. I'll have to arrange and pay for babysitting now, which gets expensive for 2 kids. Plus we were planning a trip out of state during this class, which now I can't plan because I have absolutely no info on what to expect. I understand it's a requirement for accreditation, but I would think people already so far into the program would be exempt, as it was not part of their educational plan in the start.
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    Hi EmJeanRN,
    I am registered for 4600 in Jan 2013 and there is a lab. I received an email from the nursing dept. stating:
    "NRSE 4600 is an on-line class. There is a new accreditation requirement that we have to have one course with a clinical component in our RN to BSN.
    NRSE 4600 will have one project that will include working with a preceptor of your choice. It will not be for the whole five-weeks.
    We are being required to do this in order to maintain our accreditation with CCNE". The school is working out the details and will email when more details are available. I received this information yesterday.
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    Frills, or anyone else who got this email, when were you admitted to the nursing program? I'm wondering if this may be why some of us got it and some us didn't. Perhaps it's based on whenever you started. Maybe some of us will be grandfathered in and dont' have to do the lab, I dunno. I was just curious if you started later that I did (I started Spring of this year).
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    Hi DidiRN,
    I started the program in May 2011. I also wondered if our start dates determined if we had to meet the new requirements. I'm guessing that the only students grandfathered in are the ones who have already completed the class. I can understand that requirements change but most of us work, have families, and are trying to finish our degrees. I had debated about taking excellence the last session of this year. I decided I needed a break, wish I had just done it now! I'm hoping we can choose a preceptor from our place of employment. I wonder how many hours this "project" will entail. I noted that the book for excellence has an online access card included in the price of the book. I was thinking about buying a used book but sometimes the online access is not included. Anyone have any info on this.
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    Okay...the nursing department had to enroll me this morning...I got the official reply with the clinical/lab component as part of my Nursing 4600. I have been in the program since January 2012 with two nursing classes left to take.
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    Quote from EmJeanRN
    If this is an accreditation issue...OU has no choice. It is bad timing for you. I was the first graduating class in my ADN program. We were the guinea pigs for that school. We were constantly told one thing and then it changed just as quickly. Our school still does not have accreditation and when they do we will NOT be grandfathered in, but, we were told for two years that we would be,...and therefore I am getting my BSN for that reason only. You have got to learn to let this go...and adjust. That is what we were told in nursing school...that is what nurses need to be able to practice in real life. That things change and you have to move on.
    Life is about change but that does not negate the fact that this program is deteriorating nearly daily. I would be mad as a wet hen if I were woodsyrn. All the prep that goes into just getting accepted, juggling your life schedule, electives, etc. and now this?!!! I totally get where everyone is coming from.
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    Quote from Frills
    Hi DidiRN,
    I started the program in May 2011. I also wondered if our start dates determined if we had to meet the new requirements. I'm guessing that the only students grandfathered in are the ones who have already completed the class. I can understand that requirements change but most of us work, have families, and are trying to finish our degrees. I had debated about taking excellence the last session of this year. I decided I needed a break, wish I had just done it now! I'm hoping we can choose a preceptor from our place of employment. I wonder how many hours this "project" will entail. I noted that the book for excellence has an online access card included in the price of the book. I was thinking about buying a used book but sometimes the online access is not included. Anyone have any info on this.
    I'm in the class so I'm guessing the change is for spring classes...


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