Ohio University RN-to-BSN Program - page 12

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Since it seems that there's quite a bit of interest, I'm attempting to start a new thread devoted exclusively to the OU on-line RN-BSN program that will hopefully build on the comments on assorted previous threads. I'd like... Read More


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    Chuckster,

    WGU provides BSN on the way to MSN.. They do have that funny pass/fail...no GPA thing going..But if you were to go all the way for MSN a 3.0 GPA (which is supposed what pass stands for) might not make any difference. It is reasonably priced. Aspen would be cheaper but if you want BSN then Aspen is not for you. WGU is CCNE and regionally accredited if you are looking for that.

    If Ohio treats you this way and you are a prospective students..meaning more $$ to them.. I wonder what it would be like attending there. I just could not put up with such lack of professionalism. Gosh 2 months you could be finished a class or more in that time.

    Best of luck to you.
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    Quote from nlmoore
    Chuckster,

    WGU provides BSN on the way to MSN.. They do have that funny pass/fail...no GPA thing going..But if you were to go all the way for MSN a 3.0 GPA (which is supposed what pass stands for) might not make any difference. It is reasonably priced. Aspen would be cheaper but if you want BSN then Aspen is not for you. WGU is CCNE and regionally accredited if you are looking for that.

    If Ohio treats you this way and you are a prospective students..meaning more $$ to them.. I wonder what it would be like attending there. I just could not put up with such lack of professionalism. Gosh 2 months you could be finished a class or more in that time.

    Best of luck to you.
    Thanks for the suggestions. I ultimately want to get to FNP, so the MSN at WGU won't work for me. I've hedged my bets and applied to 2 schools (OU and UT-A). While neither gets a gold star from me so far, UT-A has been much better in actually communicating useful information. And even though I applied to UT-A several weeks after OU, based on what I've been told, I should have my academic evaluation from them in the next couple of weeks - way sooner than Ohio.

    I've taken college classes from 9 schools in 5 states and really have never seen such a poorly run admissions process as that at Ohio.
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    Ya know when they say something is too good to be true...well I think that's the case with OU...exceedingly frustrating.
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    Looks like Im all scheduled and ready for class!! Im still nervous though. Ordering books as we speak.
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    Quote from SShannon81
    Looks like Im all scheduled and ready for class!! Im still nervous though. Ordering books as we speak.
    Congrats to you and I hope the journey is a happy and fulfilling one.
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    Quote from SShannon81
    Looks like Im all scheduled and ready for class!! Im still nervous though. Ordering books as we speak.
    Do you work full-time? I'm currently in my 3rd session at OU and taking statistics. The teacher gives you the syllabus about 10 days in advance to get started on assignments, so my advice would be to get as many modules done before class starts. NRSE 300 is pretty time consuming, so if you can get as much stats out of the way the better.

    Good Luck on your journey.
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    I am soon to finish my lpn-rn program and think this might be the best option out there for a rn-bsn program for me considering price, being able to start even before having 100% of gen eds done, time to complete, etc. I just wanted to clarify one thing that just popped into my head looking at the requirements: do the degree specific require courses ( A&P, statistics, child development, etc.) Count toward your teir 2 courses that have to be from the six different areas? like would my child development/ psychology support course then cover complete my social science requirement.
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    I am just now beginning the adn program at Gulf Coast State College, but i am a planner, and have been scoping OU's RN-BSN online program.

    I am trying to confirm what i heard about OU accepting sociology as cultural perspective...
    ALso I have taken Understanding theater...I wonder where that will stand

    CAn some people give me an idea of exactly which classes were accepted for fine arts, and also junior composition?
    \I have taken english comp 1 already, i wonder if 2 would be sufficient? Has anyone had english comp 2 accepted, or any other class accepted for junior comp?
    I am trying to get an idea of what I can take at my local community college. Thank in advance

    ANyone who has had classes accepted for anything, can you tell me what they were? that would be a tremendous help.
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    ALso what does it mean where OU site says something about you cant take more than a specific number of credits in the six categories of general ed at the same school? thats confusing. Does that mean If I complete equivalents for all of those a t local cc, will they not accept all of them thanks again
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    It sounds confusing when you first read it, but it totally makes sense. Check this out: http://www.ohio.edu/univcollege/cour...i_fall2008.pdf

    It gives you the full list of all of the courses they offer that will fullfill said requirements for graduation. They talk about working in cooperation with local community college and accept transfer credits for equivalent courses, so if it is a freshman/sophmore course you should be able to transfer it from a CC. But upper division classes such as junior level english/writing that they require is a 300 level course so it has to be taken at a 4 yr college or university.

    Of coarse you would have to submit a transcript officially and have it evaluated by their registar and most schools won't 100% guarantee any specific credit will transfer until you have done that.

    My question was do the pre (or co) requisites that are required for the BSN program specifically, count toward the teir 11 general education requirement, those posted in the address above?
    Last edit by heathert_kc on Apr 13, '11 : Reason: adding info


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