Oklahoma City University accelerated BSN acceptance? - page 2

Hi! I just got my letter of acceptance from Oklahoma City University :)! I will be starting the accelerated BSN program in January 2012, and I was wondering if anyone else is in the same boat as me? It would be great to meet or... Read More

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    I too will be entering the accelerated program in January, thanks for the feedback and insight, I know its going to be hard, but I am desperate. Good luck to everyone!

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    I know it has been a little bit since people have posted but I just wanted to post on here from an alumni perspective. I graduated in May 2010 from the Accelerated BSN program and I am more than happy with the education I received at OCU. Some of the professors are young in their career or have been out of the workforce for awhile but things are like that no matter what program you are in. Either way most are more than willing to go out of their way to help you learn. I have used Professors as professional references that is how close of a bond you can get, I did not get that in my first degree. I feel they prepared me as best they could for the real nursing world, there is only so much you can learn in a classroom nursing is definitely a "on the job training" kind of gig. The program is expensive but that is because it is at a private university, I basically thought of it as I would rather spend the money up front and get out into my career than wait around on a waiting list to get into a more affordable program. There are ways to cut down on costs of text books by renting them online from Chegg.com or other places. If you are in the program and make it through you will be very happy when all is said and done and you get your "passed" results for NCLEX. Good luck!!
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    For those of you currently in the program or recent grads - what have you experienced about getting that first RN job? I keep hearing that hospitals don't want to hire RN's with less than a year experience. Is this reality? Is it easier to get a position in the hospitals you've done your clinicals in? Are there cities/states that have greater need? I'm currently weighing if the cost of the Accelerated Programs are going to be worth it if there are no jobs out there. Any advice is appreciated!
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    Hi! I just applied to the accelerated program for Fall '13 start. I am curious what people think about this program? I know it's expensive, but I am hoping that since the cost of living is lower (I believe) than where I currently live it will all work out. Does anyone have any advice, pros/cons about any aspects of the program besides the cost? I really know next to nothing about it? Any suggestion and/or concerns would be appreciated!
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    Skcvt do you know exactly how much the program costs? I know someone who might be going there but trying to compare between this school and Urochester in NY. Thanks!
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    Hi.. would love to hear anyone's experiences if they are in the program right now!

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