Ohio University RN-to-BSN Program - page 209

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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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    Thanks for your input! I actually did enroll in all 3 but have since dropped one of the classes. I was on the facebook website for the OU RN to BSN program and have read about the classes and how busy they are.
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    I know what you mean. I've been out of school for 20 years and am wishing that I would have just gone on for my Bachelor's after I got my Associate's Degree. Good luck to you!
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    Quote from bowman3811
    I know what you mean. I've been out of school for 20 years and am wishing that I would have just gone on for my Bachelor's after I got my Associate's Degree. Good luck to you!
    Well, I just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and eventually I guess I will get there. but an interesting comment from my manager today....was telling her how many more courses I have to take, and she said, "oh I don't know if I could do it, I would probably drop out"

    The only reason I'm doing this is b/c she pushed me into it. Geeze...
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    Quote from cincinursemary
    Well, I just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and eventually I guess I will get there. but an interesting comment from my manager today....was telling her how many more courses I have to take, and she said, "oh I don't know if I could do it, I would probably drop out"

    The only reason I'm doing this is b/c she pushed me into it. Geeze...
    Does any part of you want to do this? Or are you being forced? A friend forced me to start 15 years ago, took 1 class and realized I wasn't ready. I finally decided in 2011 as a personal goal and I just finished #13 of 18. You can do it if you really want to!!
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    Quote from michelemybell
    Does any part of you want to do this? Or are you being forced? A friend forced me to start 15 years ago, took 1 class and realized I wasn't ready. I finally decided in 2011 as a personal goal and I just finished #13 of 18. You can do it if you really want to!!
    I appreciate your input. I do feel forced into it. I like to learn, and I actually enjoyed classes up until this semester transitions changed everything for the worse. But I also am realistic about the cost benefit ratio. At my age, the financial cost of school and time away from my family, the added stress, and lack of sleep vs. a piece of paper that I can hang on a wall, ( not going to get a raise after I get the BSN), just wondering if it is worth it.
    The thing that is keeping me in, well 2 things are, I like to learn, and job security. Since our organization achieved Magnet status this year, the word is out you need to get a degree if you want to continue to work here. So that is a big motivator.

    But I hear you about it having to be a personal decision. Some times I guess I just have to gripe a bit.
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    Yes it's frustrating to know we get nothing extra for obtaining this degree. I don't think it's very fair to ask those who are within 10 years of retirement to do this. My place has not mandated it...yet...and we've been magnet for some time now. There's nothing wrong with venting, it's why we're here! You love to learn, but it should be on your terms! :-)
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    Quote from cincinursemary

    I appreciate your input. I do feel forced into it. I like to learn, and I actually enjoyed classes up until this semester transitions changed everything for the worse. But I also am realistic about the cost benefit ratio. At my age, the financial cost of school and time away from my family, the added stress, and lack of sleep vs. a piece of paper that I can hang on a wall, ( not going to get a raise after I get the BSN), just wondering if it is worth it.
    The thing that is keeping me in, well 2 things are, I like to learn, and job security. Since our organization achieved Magnet status this year, the word is out you need to get a degree if you want to continue to work here. So that is a big motivator.

    But I hear you about it having to be a personal decision. Some times I guess I just have to gripe a bit.
    Hang in there Cincinurse! I'm in the old goat boat right along with you! ;-). I started with 22 classes to take. I am down to 6. I think after you hit the halfway point, it gets easier to see the end. My motivation is job security and a little self pride. Going back to school in my 50s with a family and a full time job has been a challenge but I am motivated to prove to myself that I can do this. Like many of you, having my BSN will not get me a pay increase or promotion but it will give me the ability to keep my job. That is reason enough at this point. Focus on the class or classes you are taking, plot out your future courses and cross them off as they are completed. You can do this!
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    Quote from enuf_already
    Hang in there Cincinurse! I'm in the old goat boat right along with you! ;-). I started with 22 classes to take. I am down to 6. I think after you hit the halfway point, it gets easier to see the end. My motivation is job security and a little self pride. Going back to school in my 50s with a family and a full time job has been a challenge but I am motivated to prove to myself that I can do this. Like many of you, having my BSN will not get me a pay increase or promotion but it will give me the ability to keep my job. That is reason enough at this point. Focus on the class or classes you are ta
    king, plot out your future courses and cross them off as they are completed. You can do this!
    Yeah! Another old goat!
    I have a question. How did you plot out your classes? I don't know what is going to be offered when, so I dont know when to plan on taking them. I see the schedule for the NRSE courses, but what about the others? Did you take any at a community college, or all at OU? Did you have to take Chemistry? If so, where did you take it?
    Questions......... I got lots of 'em.
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    Quote from cincinursemary
    Yeah! Another old goat!
    I have a question. How did you plot out your classes? I don't know what is going to be offered when, so I dont know when to plan on taking them. I see the schedule for the NRSE courses, but what about the others? Did you take any at a community college, or all at OU? Did you have to take Chemistry? If so, where did you take it?
    Questions......... I got lots of 'em.
    Chiming in here...I took all my gen. ed courses at my local community college (online), except for Cultural Anthropology and Intro. to Sociology. I'll be taking a 4 wk format intro to soc. at Western Oklahoma State College and then a 6 wk Cult. Anthropology course in the summer. That's the last of my gen. ed.
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    What did you guys take online through OU for your Jr Comp, Humanities, Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Fine Arts requirements and how was it for you? Thanks


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