Ohio University RN-to-BSN Program - page 9

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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    OU may be a good school but perhaps their online program has grown faster than they can manage. I have no patience for this when I've experienced the complete opposite from other institutions. I would rather pay a little more and have better communication than have this type of stress. I have changed my plans for school and I'm thrilled with my decision. Based on OU's incompetency in communication with potential students I can't help but feel it may bleed into the program itself. From other reviews of the program it appears this is not an issue; however I'd sooner take Texas gov't history than endure this maze of confusion. I hope you hear from UTA soon and can begin your program. I personally think OU's system has erected too many red flags for my comfort level. Keep us posted Chuckster.
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  3. Visit  SShannon81} profile page
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    Im getting more and more frustrated with OU by the week. I attempted to register today only to find that I need permission to register for my class. Im seriously getting discouraged by all of this. Having to search all over to get info then to piece it together and try to make sense of it. All I want to is sign up for courses and get started but dang this just seems like OU cant handle any of this. I called the nursing school and they continue to state they aer busy and to leave a message. Im pulling my hair out.I think I may need to look into other programs if I dont get info soon
  4. Visit  mtsteelhorse} profile page
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    SShannon81, please refresh my memory as to your long term goals. Do you want just a BSN? I've done a LOT of research and perhaps I can help. I'm going for RN-MSN for about $7200 plus books. Remind me what you need and tuition constraints, etc.
  5. Visit  SShannon81} profile page
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    I am in this program because my job will cover tuition 100%. I need a BSN. I cant skip over that. I did get a call back from Nursing division who told me that registration was down. I did dig through and find my award letter for Fin aid. I have decided to sign up for Nrse 300 and stats together.Im just gonna push forth. They also told me they have staff coming in on the weekends to work on DARs to get them done so again we shall see. I am ordering my books for class today. Hopefully they will be in by the start of class.
  6. Visit  mtsteelhorse} profile page
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    Well, it sounds like maybe things are coming together for you. I hope so! Just dig in and get it done. It's a major bonus that tuition is covered...lucky you! All the best to you!
  7. Visit  Sgraham0417} profile page
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    I am considering attending here, but have a few concerns. Why is it so cheap? Other online programs are way more expensive for the program and you have to take a lot more classes. Why is this? I eventually want to become a nurse practitioner, so I'd like a school that many schools recognize. When I transfer to do this will I need to take more classes than if I were to go to university of Pheonix? It just seems like you don't have to take as much here! Is it too good to be true?
  8. Visit  BrookeeLou_RN} profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  chuckster} profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  mtsteelhorse} profile page
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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.
  11. Visit  SShannon81} profile page
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    Looks like Im all scheduled and ready for class!! Im still nervous though. Ordering books as we speak.
    BrookeeLou_RN likes this.
  12. Visit  BrookeeLou_RN} profile page
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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.
  13. Visit  deltaroxxy2} profile page
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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.
  14. Visit  heathert_kc} profile page
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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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