Oklahoma City University - page 2

Ya'll might already know this, but they no longer require a separate application to their nursing school and they don't have a waiting list, so they are accepting all students who meet their... Read More

  1. by   teebee
    Quote from sjt9721
    That's me!

    The caps were only for the the picture and the ceremony at the end of each year, so that wasn't so bad.

    It was the light-blue & white, candy-striper-looking, little apron/bib-thing that we had to wear over our whites for clinicals...
    Ah, I see! Well, I guess we have it easy with our royal blue scrub uniforms!
  2. by   lioneyes
    Hi Everyone,

    Tracy, I took down your number and plan to call. Only on Thur/Fri. No weekends?

    Thanks for all of that information. I am currently waiting to get a financial aid award letter. I have been notified of one scholarship so far and have applied for a medcap loan. I might be limited in the amount of federal student loans because i have so many college credits (more than just a bachelors worth) and OCU counts any and all attempted units towards this maximum. Other schools I have talked to do not they only count the units that are being transferred in. So this may be a factor in my decision if I get accepted anywhere else. I would prefer to attend OCU.

    I appreciate the advice regarding the nearby housing. If I live on campus I'm hoping to get a quite room in a dorm instead of living in an apartment. The accelerated program will be very intense and I don't think apartment living will be a good way to go. Off campus I'd either get my own studio apt or find a room for rent in a quiet house.

    I'm hoping make a visit there pretty soon. I'd love to meet up with you Tracy if youhave the time. I'll talk to you about that when I call.

    Ann-Marie
  3. by   nepsys
    Lioneyes:

    Hopefully I will meet you in the class...my admisssion is not finalized yet
    but I had been assured that I will be given one as soon as my credentials
    are submitted there.

    I had not stopped looking for other colleges...That will stop as soon as I
    hear from them about my 'full admission'.

    Usha
  4. by   teebee
    Hi Ann-Marie:

    Oops - yeah, weekends are fine - I should have said that Thursday - Sunday are the best days to get a hold of me.

    I'm in essentially the same financial aid spot - this is my last semester of federal aid eligibility unfortunately and it looks like I will have to finance the remaining 1.5 yrs with private loans... Oh, and hopefully some additional scholarship money will come through. All of the schools that I've spoken to use your cumulative attempted hours to determine fed finaid eligibility, but the problem with OCU is that they do not have any sort of appeal process for that section of the satisfactory academic progress policy if you exceed max hours. I am still bugging them about this as they tried to tell me it's a "federal law" thing so it's not appealable - but I have submitted to them at least 10 other appeal forms from other universities in Oklahoma and other states that do allow students to appeal financial aid suspension based on maximum allotted hours. And I told them that I object to the wording of their policy which says my financial aid has been "suspended" which implies that reinstatement is possible given a certain process and standards are met- if that is not the case then they need to change it to "terminated"... Just my rant about OCU finaid... It's really been the only big negative about OCU. When I was attending U of Central Oklahoma I got essentially the same letter but was able to fill out an appeal form, was supposed to go to my advisor to get a degree check to ensure that I was on track for my degree and not just screwing around and then submit that to the finaid office... done deal! Still keeping fingers crossed I can get something accomplished with OCU but... I'm not counting on it.

    Anyhow, sounds like living in a dorm may be your best option at least for your first semester - then after that you can get a feel for what is working for you and where you want to be.

    I'd be happy to meet up with you whenever you come into town - talk to you soon!

    Traci
  5. by   kateb112
    I too am planning on moving to OKC to attend OKCU Acc. BSN program in january. I am coming from Kentucky and I am having problems finding a good apartment. Can anyone help? I am wondering if safety is a big issue there? IT has been a big help reading the replies to the original post.
  6. by   teebee
    Quote from kateb112
    I too am planning on moving to OKC to attend OKCU Acc. BSN program in january. I am coming from Kentucky and I am having problems finding a good apartment. Can anyone help? I am wondering if safety is a big issue there? IT has been a big help reading the replies to the original post.
    Hi Kate!

    Yay - so many new folks moving to OKC to go to OCU!!

    Okay, so are you wanting to live super close to campus? Other than Cokesbury Court, there really aren't any good apartments close-by. I wouldn't safety is a big issue - OCU is very safe and I've never personally felt unsafe in OKC either. But OCU is in an older part of town where some of the homes have been allowed to deteriorate and are kinda run down... but then you'll see home right across the street that are absolutely gorgeous and obviously well cared for. It's just a somewhat "sporadic" type of neighborhood - hard to describe - maybe I need to take pictures or something. Anyhow, it's not the 'hood but there aren't a lot of apartments and those few that are there - well, I don't see any students living there.

    Depending on what kind of apartment you're looking for, aside from Cokesbury, I would suggest looking at least a mile or two from campus. In and around our neighborhood, there are several small apartment buildings - but not complexes - just a few buildings with 4-8 apartments. If you can go just a little farther away, there are plenty of large complex type apartments to choose from. One thing to keep in mind is that OCU is not far away from 2 major highways and so if you find an apartment you like that is close to a highway, it wouldn't take longer than 15 minutes to get to school. It all depends on what kind of apartment and environment you want - smaller, quaint and historic building? newer big complex? pool? golf course? lots of amenities? etc.

    Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions or if you're interested I could grab an Apartment Guide and send it to you or something? And I'll keep my eyes open a little more now that I know all of you guys are headed to OKC soon and needing housing - I haven't paid a lot of attention to apartments in the last several years since I've had a house.
  7. by   teebee
    Hi Ann-Marie! I got your PM (good news - yipee!!) and sent a reply but your Inbox is full - I don't know if it will be resent as soon as there is room but I will try again later - just thought I'd let ya know!

    Traci

    Quote from lioneyes
    Hi Everyone,

    Tracy, I took down your number and plan to call. Only on Thur/Fri. No weekends?

    Thanks for all of that information. I am currently waiting to get a financial aid award letter. I have been notified of one scholarship so far and have applied for a medcap loan. I might be limited in the amount of federal student loans because i have so many college credits (more than just a bachelors worth) and OCU counts any and all attempted units towards this maximum. Other schools I have talked to do not they only count the units that are being transferred in. So this may be a factor in my decision if I get accepted anywhere else. I would prefer to attend OCU.

    I appreciate the advice regarding the nearby housing. If I live on campus I'm hoping to get a quite room in a dorm instead of living in an apartment. The accelerated program will be very intense and I don't think apartment living will be a good way to go. Off campus I'd either get my own studio apt or find a room for rent in a quiet house.

    I'm hoping make a visit there pretty soon. I'd love to meet up with you Tracy if youhave the time. I'll talk to you about that when I call.

    Ann-Marie
  8. by   lioneyes
    Hi Tracy,

    I just cleaned out my inbox so try to sent it again.

    Or you can write directly to my

    ann-marie
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Sep 1, '08 : Reason: TOS
  9. by   Back2School4RN
    hello!

    is anyone currently attending ocu? i have applied for the january start date. i'm a little confused because no one on campus can give me a estimate of tuition and books. they said after i enroll they will tell me. i don’t want to enroll if i don’t have the money! with it being private i know its going to be very expensive but if i wait and try to go to a community college there will be a wait list so i figure its best to get in and get it over with so i can start work.

    also, does anyone know of hospitals that will pay for your school? i am trying to decide if i should get loans (i don’t want to though because i have previous student loans i am swimming in) but if it keeps me from being stuck at someplace that i may not like for 2-3 years then i guess its worth it. my goals are to go to school, work for a year, and then travel. so if i do a loan with a hospital i don’t want to be stuck with them for a long time.

    are there any nice apartment complexes around? i drove down to look at the school and it was in a very scary looking area.

    anyone have any words of advice??? i feel a bit lost right now and it seems like i keep running into obstacles!
  10. by   Bolus of Courage
    I was accepted at OCU and had to decline. It was going to cost me $53,000 (just for tuition, not including books, the required laptop, uniforms, etc.) and I have undergrad loans to pay for.


    I decided on Grad School instead. (in a different field)


    ETA: I was working at Baptist at the time (quit when I realized that nursing wasn't for me) and they pay for about $2,000 per year. So, it would have been a whopping $4,000 toward a $53,000 debt. couldn't do it. I looked into Mercy and they paid about the same. A couple thousand a year seems to be the going rate.
  11. by   endersgrl
    I was wondering was the 53K for the BS to BSN program or just the traditional BSN program. Because I was thinking about going there but not for that price.
  12. by   Ambitiouz
    OCU is crazy expensive. It wasn't worth the price to me, there are so many other expenses besides the tuition such as the required laptop. I got minimal aid from that school. I rather get my ADN from a community college, and get my RN-BSN through OU. It may take an extra year to get that BSN but at least I won't have to sell my soul to pay back those loans. If I had stayed I would've considering joining the military to offset the loans.
  13. by   huntfishrn
    Where does it say 100% NCLEX pass rate? I know when I was looking into OCU my concerns were there pass rates for the past few years: 77%, 63%, 58%, 57% and then they jumped to 92% for 2005.
    I went to the
    bachelors to BSN program and i know for that program in 2005 was 100% pass rate, the web site pass rate lumps all the programs together, traditional, rn-bsn, etc.... you have to call and get the pass rate for the specific program you are taking....


    grad 2005

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