Hi everyone out there...
I currently live in Colorado and am fed up with the 3-4 year wait-lists to get an associate's degree in nursing. BSN programs are very, very competitive. I started researching and I've read a lot of things about Oklahoma City University. I saw that they are taking students without a huge wait-list or impossible competition. Plus, it looks like a really nice school with a great population. Then I started looking at the cost of homes in the area and my mouth dropped open.
So, a few questions about the school... is it true that they are accepting everyone into the nursing program, if they have completed the requirements? It looks like they are trying to admit everybody who has above a 3.0 in prerequisites. I have about half of the apparent prereqs done right now. I would probably transfer to OCU and finish them next summer or fall. I had a 2.56 originally when I was younger (ouch!) and now I am enrolled in a community college and hoping to get a 3.5 or higher this semester to really bump up the 2.56. Plus, I am planning on attending here in the spring and working on boosting my GPA, so the 3.0 requirement for the nursing program doesn't frighten me much. If I were to take more classes at OCU before starting the nursing classes, does anyone know how they would calculate my GPA? It looks like they accept ALMOST everybody, but the last people admitted are transfer students, and I will have attended for a semester or two, so I don't know if I qualifiy as a transfer or not. And, one final question, how hard is it to actually get into OCU itself? Is it a fairly easy school?
I contacted the department of nursing but haven't heard back yet, so hopefully I get information soon. My husband and I would love to schedule a visit if it looks like a promising school. Luckily, he is able to transfer within his company if we decide to move to the area.
Also, what are some areas of Oklahoma City that are good for families? What areas would I want to avoid? I have two little ones right now and am looking for an area that is family-friendly. I don't know anything about the area. What is the city like?
I've asked SO many questions and I apologize for it! I guess I'm just excited and hopeful that there is more out there than what is being offered here. Thank you so much in advance.