Graduation Date...when will you be done with RN to BSN? - page 3

by EmJeanRN

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I know many of you are coming very close to being finished. Thought maybe we could have a roll call for those getting close and those not so close. Those getting close to the end...tell us when you started...how many classes,... Read More


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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    I haven't figured out how to navigate the online library. I end up with nothing. It's very frustrating. I don't have many textbooks...I rent mine. How about you?
    I actually think that ALICE is pretty good in terms of what's available on-line for students. Searching for subject matter on ALICE is a very frustrating and ultimately unsatisfying story though.

    I usually go to the NIH website and search PubMed or Medscape for abstracts for the subject matter I need. Once I have the info (the journal, number, date, author, title of article, etc), I go back to ALICE and see if the publications are available on-line. A surprising number of them are and frankly, I've never lacked for research and background material.

    As to textbooks, I've got tons of them. As I've said on AN before, I hate to spend money on things like textbooks, so I buy used, older editions and then hang on them. When the numbers get too large, I throw them in a box and bring them to Goodwill.
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    I will try the abstract search approach then go back to Alice. I've been renting my books because I hate a pile of stuff. But perhaps I will hang onto a few so I can use them as references IF I go on to grad school. Thanks chuckster. When are you officially done?
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    Quote from chuckster
    Both the admissions and DARS processes were very drawn out in my case. I applied in Feb 2011 but due to the "new computing system" did not get admitted until June and started in July. My final DARS was done sometime in September (in OU's defense, they had to process transfer coursework from 7 colleges and review graduate courses from 3 others). While the timeline was long, ultimately it was worth the wait: I either got credit for or was exempted from all of the none-nursing requirements. This nominally left the 12 nursing classes in the RN-BSN program but OU exempted me from Management & Strategic Planning on the basis of my MBA - I actually missed this on the DARS and only found out about it when we completed the TDCP.So, I've completed 5 classes so far and have 5 more to go. Because I'm in the office far more than the 40 hours I get paid for each week and because I have to travel fairly frequently, I only take one class at a time. Even so, I'll be done in the Fall - and that's only because I have to skip a session (either spring 2 or summer 1) because nothing I need is offered
    You can always throw in a basket weaving class just for kicks and giggles.
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    Quote from KellyP78
    I started January 2012 and I am hoping to be done end of September. I have to take all 12 nursing courses plus Nutrition and a Junior Comp. class. I'm still fighting the Comp course, so we'll see if I end up having to take it. Has anyone taken Nutrition through OU online? Just curious if it's worth taking or if I am better off going to my local community college.
    I just finished taking nutrition. IT's worth taking at OU. Not a bad class at all.
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    I started June 2011 and will finish April 2012 !!!
    Needed stats, FR Eng, JR Eng, fine arts, Phil, Soc, Dev Psych, and all the nursing.....I have been cruising LOL
    This next 5 weeks will be BORING with only 455 and 290M lol

    Steph
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    Quote from stephparm
    I started June 2011 and will finish April 2012 !!!
    Needed stats, FR Eng, JR Eng, fine arts, Phil, Soc, Dev Psych, and all the nursing.....I have been cruising LOL
    This next 5 weeks will be BORING with only 455 and 290M lol

    Steph
    What's 290M??
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    290M is a special nursing topics class - you can choose how many hours it is - I need to be half time for my work to reimburse me, so I had to have another class. I chose 290M because it is medical terminology and I thought it might be fun
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    Quote from linda93
    I started last June, 2010. I needed to take all 12 nursing classes and 7 electives. I have been doubling up and have a projected finished in Feb. That will be 19 classes in 20 months! I just pray that the program doesn't change in between by last class and the wait for a graduation date.
    Linda what were the 7 electives???
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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    I haven't figured out how to navigate the online library. I end up with nothing. It's very frustrating. I don't have many textbooks...I rent mine. How about you?
    I use CINAHL for my library searches. I have not had much trouble with that. I buy my books from amazon then sell them back at the end of the 5 weeks. When you use the library one you can email the article to yourself and it puts the reference in APA format. Of course you have to do the in text yourself, but it saves a little time.
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    Just wanted to say congratulations to all of you who are graduating soon! What will it be like for you to have your life back?


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