Ohio University RN-to-BSN Program - page 8

by chuckster

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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    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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    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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    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?
    An 80 would have made this decision so much easier. I slacked off my first go round at college, so I think I have a personal goal of a least a 3.5 this go round. Think I'll now put all of my attention into Stats to ensure an A. I still have to get grades in 10 more classes, so I'll be positive that my goal is still attainable. I also see graduate school in my future, so I don't want my GPA to be a hinderance.

    About 40 of my questions were able the eyes and ears. I mean, who REALLY focuses on those body parts. I'm sure the bulk of what I missed were from those areas. Opting out and taking the class were the same price, so it's really to your advantage to take the test to see how you do.

    I really like the program. I also have several coworkers in the program, so peer support has been amazing.
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    deltaroxxy2, I sent you a PM. I think you've made a wise decision to plow ahead with stats. Thanks for all the great info. It sounds like once you get through all the admission red tape it's a good program. Feel free to PM any time.

    Good luck! And congrats for passing that test!


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