Excellence with Clinical now - page 2

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... Read More

  1. Visit  Simply Complicated} profile page
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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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  3. Visit  Frills} profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  DidiRN} profile page
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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).
  5. Visit  Frills} profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  EmJeanRN} profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  mtsteelhorse} profile page
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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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  8. Visit  mtsteelhorse} profile page
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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...
  9. Visit  mtsteelhorse} profile page
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    Quote from Simply Complicated
    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.
    You are right on with the grandfather thing. There has to be a clause for that.
  10. Visit  ryanpa} profile page
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    I just want to get done! I hate that it seems like every time you turn around they change the rules. From something as simple as getting marked off for something on a paper due to poor and unclear instructions from the instructor (not to mention it not being in the grading rubric!), to raising tuition, to this!! I feel I have come too far to just stop now and will just deal with whatever they throw at us. I am just so frustrated!!! (Thanks for letting me vent!)
  11. Visit  mtsteelhorse} profile page
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    Quote from ryanpa
    I just want to get done! I hate that it seems like every time you turn around they change the rules. From something as simple as getting marked off for something on a paper due to poor and unclear instructions from the instructor (not to mention it not being in the grading rubric!), to raising tuition, to this!! I feel I have come too far to just stop now and will just deal with whatever they throw at us. I am just so frustrated!!! (Thanks for letting me vent!)
    Vent away...that's how we all get through this, lol! Hang in there.
  12. Visit  EmJeanRN} profile page
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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    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.
    I agree and I might have been a bit harsh. I just don't think that one person has more cause to be irate than another.

    Because OU has definitely been a disappointment.
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  13. Visit  woodsyny} profile page
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    Yes EmJean you were a bit 'harsh' I have a right to my opinion as does everyone else, i have spent money on books and classes and been screwed up because of incompetence. i work hard for my money! Of course I will be 'angry' and 'yes' life has it's ups and downs but I am not a spring chicken and this pushes me back to try to get into programs i passed on because of OU. I agree to disagree with you. And 'yes' one person does have a right to be more harsh then others as this affected my future. I cannot even tell you the frustration I have had with OU just to get transcripts evaluated etc then to ask my advisor what nursing classes to take 'when' and gotten told people pretty much take what they want when they want. That cost me in this program.

    Yes life is about 'change'
    but every person DOES have a right to their own feelings and i am sure if you were in my shoes would of been mad as hell also. I have been a nurse for 30 years and been there done that. So please don't judge me or make rude remarks about my feelings. My opinion. I respect how you feel, please d the same for me. Peace out..................
  14. Visit  EmJeanRN} profile page
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    I had no qualms with you expressing your anger. Just you posted it about 5 times on Facebook and in this thread. I think the first few times people were sympathetic. Now you are just beating a dead horse. That was my only message to you.

    BTW: I am not a spring chicken either!


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