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Ohio University RN-to-BSN Program - page 6

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... Read More

  1. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
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    SShanon81, they accepted one of my D courses the second DARS review! They will re-evaluate and update things. Tell me again when you're slated to start??? I bagged it for this session but need to enroll if I'm going with OU. Keep me posted.
  2. Visit  SShannon81 profile page
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    mtstelhorse: Im starting May 8/9.Right now Im looking into classes that I need that Sinclair offers. I will see how the first class goes and then possiblely pick up courses the next time in gen ed.WE shall see. Im a little disappointed with the restrictions.
    Im wondering if I could take a junior level eng someplace else.Also do I need to have a certain number of credit hours done at OU?
  3. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
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    I just finished getting a TON of information from ASU. Total cost for BSN is $12,000 t/-. With military benefits under $11,000. They are CCNE accredited...but not regionally if that matters to you. 10 nursing courses...that's it. Courses start monthly and are 8 weeks in duration; can take up to 4 months off in a year if need be. PM if you want more info. I realize this is an OU thread. I got through all the red tape (I think) with OU but I'm still not real comfortable with the lack of information and the speed at which they do things.
  4. Visit  chuckster profile page
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    Quote from SShannon81
    Well now I did get confirmation emails that they had received my transcripts and I had been admitted prior to the 24th. By 2/7 they had gotten my application. By 2/18 they received my transcripts.3/16 I was accepted into the program and received my online orientation course.OAKID password creation to sign into OU email and black board.I called on the 23 stating I didnt see where to sign up for classes. Office told me they had just recieved my initial DARs. I asked that it be emailed to me that day.That is my time line. I am currently waiting for an updated DARs
    That's quite a bit different than my experience so far. I have not heard anything at all from OU since I sent my application on 2/21. I e-mailed the the OU "enrollment specialst" who originally contacted me about a week and half ago. Though he responded quickly, what he told me was not encouraging: "Once ALL of your documents have been received, you should receive a confirmation email from main campus letting your know all of your documents are in and you are under academic review."

    Since I haven't heard anything, I guess that means they have not gotten all of my documents. Of course the problem is that I have no way of knowing what, if anything is still outstanding. At this stage, I've given up worrying about things - I did not plan to start until summer anyway. I have also applied elsewhere just in case OU continues to be a riddle wrapped in an enigma and as a hedge against an unfavorable DAR.
  5. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
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    Like Chuckster I got very little info along the way. It's very frustrating. I assure you it will come through but not in a timely manner. This type of thing makes me nervous about how the curriculum will be. I ordered my text 2 weeks before the start of class (today, but delayed it) and it's still NOT here! ASU is looking better everyday.
  6. Visit  rninme profile page
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    They rec'd all my transcripts and I am "officially" under review. I am not slated to start until the Summer I session in June - so I won't receive an official acceptance until late May according to my enrollment advisor. And where are you ordering books from?? I ordered the required text for the Transitions 300 course from Amazon - had it in 2 days :heartbeat.
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  7. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
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    Well that's good to know. I went to their online bookstore. I will definitely check out Amazon in the future. I just purchased the one book for NRSE 300. I don't know when I'll start for sure. I'll shop around for books. Thanks! My book came today...about 2 weeks to arrive.
  8. Visit  SShannon81 profile page
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    Quote from chuckster
    That's quite a bit different than my experience so far. I have not heard anything at all from OU since I sent my application on 2/21. I e-mailed the the OU "enrollment specialst" who originally contacted me about a week and half ago. Though he responded quickly, what he told me was not encouraging: "Once ALL of your documents have been received, you should receive a confirmation email from main campus letting your know all of your documents are in and you are under academic review."

    Since I haven't heard anything, I guess that means they have not gotten all of my documents. Of course the problem is that I have no way of knowing what, if anything is still outstanding. At this stage, I've given up worrying about things - I did not plan to start until summer anyway. I have also applied elsewhere just in case OU continues to be a riddle wrapped in an enigma and as a hedge against an unfavorable DAR.
    Maybe your stuff is taking so long because your starting til Summer. I do know there are tons of people getting enrolled at my job. Maybe they figure your not starting til June so " he can wait". Who knows.
  9. Visit  chuckster profile page
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    Quote from SShannon81
    Maybe your stuff is taking so long because your starting til Summer. I do know there are tons of people getting enrolled at my job. Maybe they figure your not starting til June so " he can wait". Who knows.
    Hadn't thought of that but that would seem to be an unusual way of handling admissions. I have to believe that they have all of my documentation. Every thing was requested by 2 March and I have confirmation that all of it was sent. Also, I requested the same transcripts for my application to UT-A more than 2 weeks later. I confirmed today that they already have everything. UT-A says that they will have an evaluation done in about 2 weeks, so it's possible that I will have everything in place there before I hear anything from OU.

    Occams Razor: Most likley a combination of what looks like a poor admissions system at OU combined with a lot of applicants.
  10. Visit  chuckster profile page
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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    Well that's good to know. I went to their online bookstore. I will definitely check out Amazon in the future. I just purchased the one book for NRSE 300. I don't know when I'll start for sure. I'll shop around for books. Thanks! My book came today...about 2 weeks to arrive.
    Can you PM me with the name and ISBN of the text for NRSE 300?
    Don't know if the outrageous cost of textbooks is an issue for you but it is for me. One way of saving significant money on books is to buy the previous edition. I've often gotten brand new, unused texts this way for less than the cost of shipping and used for as little as $1. There is usually very little difference between the new edition and the previous version (for that matter, there is usually little difference among almost any of the previous editions). The only downside I've found is that if pages are referenced in the course syllabus, they won't be the same in the older edition and you'll have to hunt a bit.
  11. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
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    Sure Chuckster. I'll PM you later this evening when I can access that info for you. I hope you hear something soon.
  12. Visit  deltaroxxy2 profile page
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    I am SO HAPPY I found this post.

    I am currently enrolled at OU RN to BSN program. I started in Jan 11. Thus far I've completed Transitions (NRSE 300) and Cultural Diversity NRSE 414.

    The ISBN for Nursing 300 is ISBN-13: 978-1-55810-282-8

    I am NOT an online learner, so I was a bit nervous about taking classes via this route. However, my home life is quite busy, so it was the best option.

    Thus far I have made A's in the 2 classes I've completed. I found Transitions to be a bit challenging, because everything is new and you are really made to focus on why you are going back to school. I LOVED cultural diversity and learned so much in that class.

    Currently I am at a cross road. I work part-time so I plan on doubling up on classes. The term that started on Monday, I enrolled in Health Appraisal and Statistics. In Health Appraisal you have the opt out test option via taking a 100 question exam in 2hrs. The directions regarding studying were quite vague, so you were basically told to study everything. Well I took the exam today and got a 75.

    I personally know that I could probably do better in this class, if I took it for the 5wks, but not sure if I want to deal with the stress of taking it along with statistics. Statistics is VERY involved and although our instructor was nice enough to give us the lesson plan about 2 weeks in advance, it is beyond time consuming.

    Should I be happy with my 75 and walk away from Health Appraisal, or should I attempt to take it with statistics in hopes of making a better grade?

    For Spring 2, I plan on taking Family Nursing and Legal/Ethical Issues. How difficult is it taking these 2 classes together.

    Thanks for any input.
  13. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
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    I'd take the pass and walk! But of course that is a personal decision. Are you trying to make straight A's? The stress of Stats would be enough by itself I think. I don't know how you could begin to study for a test like that?! Does it cost the same to take the test as it does to take the course? I'm to start sometime in the coming months. Opted out of starting yesterday but kinda wish I had. Keep us posted on your decision. Do you like the program and format thus far?

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