Oklahoma introductions.... - page 3

Some of us in this forum have been here for a while, but there have been several new "faces" lately. :welcome: So maybe we can do introductions. Tell us : your first name (if you want) where you... Read More

  1. by   okstatemkw
    my name's mary. i grew up in okc. i got my bs in physiology at o-state in may, and i started in an associate's degree nursing program in august. i just found out that i got into ouhsc's accelerated bsn program, so i'm withdrawing from my old program and planning on working until my new program starts in the summer. even though i'll be at ou, let it be known that i bleed orange. happy holidays everybody!
  2. by   shotnbum
    Hello everyone! My name is Leah. I attended UCO for my BSN(go Bronchos!!!) and graduated in 2002. Prior to this, I was an LPN for 9 years. Currently, I work at INTEGRIS as Nurse Recruiter. I absolutely LOVE my job. I also work around 16-20 hours per month in the ER at SW Med Center to keep my skills current. I am getting married TOMORROW. I have two children...a son who is 19 and a daughter who is 17.
    Nursing has been a great profession for me. My advice to all here is never forget why you became a nurse. This keeps you centered and focused to achieve wonderful things!
  3. by   shotnbum
    oh, and I failed to mention I received my LPN from Tulsa Tech in 1993. It was a great program.....it prepared me well for the "real-world" and made my RN school so do-able!
  4. by   LanaBanana
    Welcome Shotnbum! And congrats on the wedding! I am a soon-to-be graduate of TulsaTech, and then doing the LPN-RN in the fall. Hope to see you around here a lot - but you can wait until after the honeymoon!!!!
  5. by   Goodoldnurse
    :hatparty: Hey Leah!! nice to see you here!!!! Congrats on getting married!
    Take care and talk to you soon!!
    Hope
  6. by   sergiol
    Hi! My name is Sergio, I have a wive and a kid, we live in Portland, Oregon, but my wife is from Norman, Ok. I am 31 and have a BS in General Science from Portland State University. It wasn't until I completed my degree that I decided to go into nursing. I wanted to go to one of the schools here, but my wife got homesick and we decided to move to Norman next Summer. I am applying to any school that would take me in. If all else fails, i will probably get an LPN and work my way from there, so... please wish me luck!
    By the way, thanks to all of you for all your answers, you have been great!
    See you soon!!!!
  7. by   Goodoldnurse
    Hello Sergio,

    You should apply to OU. They have an accerated BSN for those with a Bachelors in another field. The program is 11 months, start to finish with clinicals and all. Good luck wherever you go!
  8. by   myopportunity
    My name is Dana, I live in Chickasha and my first day of school is 1-4-2007.
    I have always wanted to work in the medical field; worked a couple of years as an RT tech then worked many years at Delta Faucet before they chose to close the facility and move work to China, this was upsetting but I am considering it an opportunity as my tution will be paid as well as Unemployment benefits while in school. My intentions are LPN then RN if my brain is up to it...thus...expect a lot of advice seeking from me in the future.

    We cant control the winds but we can adjust our sails!
  9. by   nepsys
    Hi, I am Nepsys from Nepal and I visit your site often because my wife is going to start her BS->BSN program in OCU from today !!! I am a computer professional and currently working in Los Angeles and she is in Edmond...It is so nice to read all the posts that encourage and make you feel that there are people who care and love even though they don't know you.

    I am bored, restless and sometime ponder if 'our decision' was the 'right one' (staying separate for 16 months and aways from kids...we have 2). But what keeps me going is the hope that when the whole thing is over...I will have a wife who is happy with her job. I hope all of you guys will find a way out of all the difficulties that you are currently facing.

    Have a great and very successful new year 2007 !!
  10. by   teebee
    Quote from saroj
    Hi, I am Nepsys from Nepal and I visit your site often because my wife is going to start her BS->BSN program in OCU from today !!! I am a computer professional and currently working in Los Angeles and she is in Edmond...It is so nice to read all the posts that encourage and make you feel that there are people who care and love even though they don't know you.

    I am bored, restless and sometime ponder if 'our decision' was the 'right one' (staying separate for 16 months and aways from kids...we have 2). But what keeps me going is the hope that when the whole thing is over...I will have a wife who is happy with her job. I hope all of you guys will find a way out of all the difficulties that you are currently facing.

    Have a great and very successful new year 2007 !!


    Hi there! Congratulations to your wife for starting her new adventure!! Wow, I can't imagine what a difficult decision that must have been for you two... Well, hopefully you will both be so busy that the time will fly by and it will be totally worth it in the end.

    I'm starting my 2nd semester on Monday in the traditional BSN program at OCU and I'm really happy there - I hope that your wife will enjoy it there too.
  11. by   nepsys
    Teebee:

    The decision had been very very difficult. We even talk about 'backing-out' but we try to put it into perspective and encourage eachother. I even thought about flying there every weekend but that is something I could do anytime I feel like it. Only issue is the money...

    Thanks for your words and I am glad that you liked it there. Hopefully she will as well. She just started an orientation and seem to be excited about the school.

    One more thing...how difficult is the accelerated BSN ? Any idea ? She is from Computer Engineering and I am confident that she will be able to get it though but she seem little nervous...specially for the summer classes. SOme of her seniors told her that 'is you can pas the summer school, you can definitely pass the rest of the schooling'. Is this something of a concern ?

    Thanks again,
  12. by   teebee
    Quote from saroj
    Teebee:

    The decision had been very very difficult. We even talk about 'backing-out' but we try to put it into perspective and encourage eachother. I even thought about flying there every weekend but that is something I could do anytime I feel like it. Only issue is the money...

    Thanks for your words and I am glad that you liked it there. Hopefully she will as well. She just started an orientation and seem to be excited about the school.

    One more thing...how difficult is the accelerated BSN ? Any idea ? She is from Computer Engineering and I am confident that she will be able to get it though but she seem little nervous...specially for the summer classes. SOme of her seniors told her that 'is you can pas the summer school, you can definitely pass the rest of the schooling'. Is this something of a concern ?

    Thanks again,
    Well, I personally don't have a great deal of knowledge about the accelerated program, but I've discovered over the last semester is that if you ask 10 different seniors about something, then you are likely to get at least 5 different answers!

    I've had seniors tell me that the first semester is the easiest. Then some seniors have said that the first semester is the the most stressful but not the hardest, others have said it's by far the hardest because its such a big adjustment and stressful... The experience and perception of nursing school seems to vary widely between individuals.

    I think that with your wife's background, she will be up for the challenge of the accelerated program and the summer semester. I for one, have generally done very well during summer semesters because I tend to get burnt out aver a long stretch of 16 weeks - during a shorter semester I can better maintain my focus and attention.

    And, while it will be difficult for your wife to be separated from her family, it will give her an advantage in some ways because she will have fewer distractions and responsibilities outside of her schoolwork. To me, a great deal of one's success in nursing school comes down to attitude - motivation and dedication - more than anything else. And those, like your wife, that have some real world experience and are seeking a second career often have a better understanding of their goals and what is at stake and therefore, have the necessary drive to succeed.

    One other thing, tell her that it is perfectly normal for her to be nervous about all of this. I and all of my classmates were practically terrified!!! And her professors know this and are very understanding and will do whatever they can to help her succeed as long as she is trying.

    My best advice is to really thoroughly read exam questions, but don't second guess herself, and tell her that for her pharmacology quizzes and tests, to study the professor's powerpoints, the 'client teaching guidelines' boxes and end of chapter questions in the textbook.

    Best of luck to you both and I know she will do just fine - I'm off to finish my reading for tomorrow's class!!

    ~teebee~
  13. by   Goodoldnurse
    Just as with any program, you have to prioritize. This being an 11 month program with clinicals is hard. Reading will be one of the keys to your success.

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