I'm a 27 year old male (married, no children) in Tulsa, OK and I'm going to soon be making a fairly dramatic career change into the world of nursing. I graduated from OSU with a business degree in 2005 and I've been working as a project manager for a technology firm. Tulsa's technology climate has been a roller coaster for a while and I'm looking for a more stable career and one in which I feel like I can add value as opposed to the dog-eat-dog nature of the business world.
So, I'm going back to a career path that I chose directly out of high school only to change to business - the RN and possible CRNA career path. I love science and the medical field is so interesting to me but peer pressure drove me down the business path.
Anyway, I'm starting my pre-reqs at TCC this semester and really looking forward to it. The only struggle I'm having is to which ADN program to go with. My first 2.5 years of college were horrible for me as I had a little too much fun and not enough study/class time. I made a 3.2 GPA my last 2 years and ended up with about a 2.55 cumulative. I'm worried that I won't be able to get into TCC's program in the Fall of 2009 even if I make all As in my pre-reqs (which I'm very confident I can do). Whereas Rogers State University only looks at the grades in your 5 pre-reqs (I'd only have to take 4) and not your GPA so I'm confident I could get in at RSU. Only issue is that RSU is in Claremore, which isn't too far, but some of their clinicals are in Vinita, Pryor and other out of the way places for a Tulsa resident.
Do any of you have suggestions or recommendations for choosing an ADN program? I looked at the RN test pass % and both TCC and RSU are 90% and above so it seems like they are both good programs.
Thanks in advance for your help! By the way, this is an awesome site for a future RN!
today was my first day in the rn program at rsu.
i agree that rsu is a good choice. they only look at the grades for the 5 pre req classes. it is worth a call to make an appointment to come in and talk to them. awesome supportive people.
i took comp i and bio at tcc and the rest at rsu.
i am in the saint francis scholarship program. i don't know what all they look at but i believe they have changed the 2.5 to 3.0. i get a check cut out right to me for 1750 a semester and a job when i'm done with school. that has given me a great deal of peace of mind.
oh i was told that i can use the general ed classes i have for my bachelors in bio program as the gen ed for the bachelors in nursing....so that's only the core nursing courses and 1 additional year to go to get the bsn.
i dont know what tcc cost is but my tuition and fees for 12 hours was just over 2000 and my books (books for the entire 2 year program) was about 1300. now my books for the next few semesters will be nothing compared to 1300!
Last edit by iwillact on Aug 13, '09
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